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  • What’s happening - Week of December 23, 2015

    Spencer Magnet closed for the Christmas holiday

    The Spencer Magnet’s office will be closed on Thursday and Friday, December 24th and 25th, in observance of the Christmas holiday. The office will reopen at 9 a.m. on Monday, December 28th.

    Spencer County Habitat in need of silent auction items

  • 350 jobs coming to Bullitt County

    British nutrition supplement maker Cend LLC plans to open a production facility in Bullitt County bringing up to 350 jobs and an investment of $17 million, Gov. Matt Bevin announced Monday.

  • Three killed in Nelson wreck

    Three young Bardstown men were killed and a fourth Bardstown man was seriously injured in a head-on collision on Louisville Road (U.S. 31E) Sunday morning. Late in the afternoon, Nelson County Coroner Field Houghlin confirmed the identity of the three deceased: Tyler Foster, 25; Keaton Hall, 24; and Jordan Hickman, 24.

  • KSP urging seat belt use

    The Kentucky State Police request a unique Christmas gift from Kentuckians this year. They are asking for the gift of life. Simply put, they want motorists to wear their seat belts every time they get in their vehicle.

    Sgt. Michael Webb, spokesperson for the agency, says performing the simple click of a seat belt will save lives.

    “We are seeing an increase in traffic deaths in Kentucky this year and several of those tragedies could have been avoided if the motorist would have been wearing a seat belt,” says Webb.

  • A book of their own


    Surrounded by eager kindergartners, 11-year-old Valerie Pucko is self-assured. As she reads to them, their rapt eyes meet her caring watch.

    In this Spencer County Elementary School classroom, you’d nearly take Pucko for the teacher. A few steps away, Jessica Wood is keeping an eye on her students. But she knows Pucko’s got this.

    Seeing that Ms. Wood is busy, Pucko rises instantly when the phone rings. Without missing a beat, she takes the call and relays information from it to the appropriate student.

  • Teen’s birthday goes to the dogs


    When most families gather to celebrate a birthday, they bring cake, candles and presents. However, when the McIver family gathered to celebrate 19-year-old Amanda’s birthday Saturday morning, they came carrying dog leashes, cleaning tools, and compassion for animals that are often forgotten.

  • County considers 911 fee

    An added fee may be coming to local residents and businesses to help pay for emergency services in the county.

    During Monday’s fiscal court meeting, magistrates received notice that the Spencer County 911 Committee has recommended that the court consider an ordinance that would establish a universal fee to every residential and commercial dwelling to help fund the 911 operation.

  • Sheriff refuses to turn over ID equipment

    Without even discussing the looming Sheriff’s budget battle, there was no shortage of tense moments during Monday night’s Fiscal Court meeting, with Sheriff Buddy Stump once again denying a request to turn over a county-owned ID making machine he’s had at his office for the past year or so.

  • Board looks to cut cost of new school project


    As anticipation has increased lately for a new Taylorsville Elementary School, so has the project’s potential price tag.

    That has superintendent Chuck Adams concerned.

    “Now is where the proverbial rubber meets the road,” he said at a Dec. 21 special meeting of the Spencer County Board of Education.

    Initial estimates had the cost of construction at around $14 million, but the current plan puts it just under $15.4 million.

  • New year, new hope as legislature starts work

    As 2015 winds down, we are approaching a festive time to celebrate the birth of Christ and also look back on this past year while developing a sense of optimism for the new year.

    Christmas is often time to get together with family and exchange gifts in the same spirit that recognizes the reason for the season.  For many of us, the spirit of Christmas is a time of celebration, reflection on the good and bad of the year, and how our faith helps us celebrate those happy times and get through the low points during the year.