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  • COLUMN: Get crafting – and organized – this spring

    To tell you the truth, I didn’t know I had a crafting, creative side until I took a jewelry-making class in town last summer. Since then, I’ve made countless pairs of earrings and even ventured outside the world of jewelry thanks to the help of Pinterest.

  • Retirement is not the end, but a new beginning

    For a lot of people, retirement represents freedom from schedules and the end of those long days spent toiling in jobs that provide income for the necessities of life. It’s a time to slow down, sit back and watch the world go by.
    But that’s the worst thing a retiree can do, particularly anyone who is used to being busy and active, mentally and physically, according to Dr. John Lapp, a licensed professional clinical counselor in Taylorsville.

  • Funeral arrangements set for 11-year-old Dawson Moore

    Dawson Moore, the 11-year-old boy whose battle with diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma — a tumor on the brain stem — captivated the hearts of Spencer Countians over the last nine months, died on Thursday.

    Visitation for Dawson will be Sunday, April 7, from 1 to 8 p.m., and Monday, April 8, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Hall-Taylor Funeral Home.

    Dawson's funeral will be Tuesday, April 9, at 2 p.m. at Spencer Christian Church.

    For more information see the April 10 edition of The Spencer Magnet or visit the obituary section of our website.

  • Spencer among healthiest counties in Ky.

    Even though Spencer County dropped one position from 2012 to 2013, it still ranks among the state’s top five on a list of healthy counties.

  • Former firefighter to face trial for rape

    A former Spencer County volunteer firefighter is set to go to trial this summer after being accused of raping a teenage girl at one of the Taylorsville-Spencer County fire stations.
    Joshua M. Crowe, 22, of the 200 block of Sugarberry Lane in Taylorsville, was indicted on a charge of third-degree rape in early December 2012, when, according to the indictment, “on or about May 28, 2012, [Crowe] being 21 years old or more ... engag[ed] in sexual intercourse with a person less than 16 years old.”

  • Police seek help to ID park vandals

    Three males are responsible for vandalizing Ray Jewell Park on March 24 and the Taylorsville Police Department is seeking information from the community to help identify the suspects.

  • PHOTOS: Putting out the heat
  • Spencer County Fiscal Court Notebook ~ April 1 meeting

    • No citizens showed up to speak at the Spencer County Fiscal Court’s County Road Aid hearing early Monday morning, but a couple of magistrates and Judge-Executive Bill Karrer called into light a petition recently received by residents of Cecil Noel Road who ask that their road be one of those paved.
    Karrer said nearly all of the residents, the mail carrier and the bus driver for that road signed the petition.

  • Contempt of court motion ‘remanded’ in Trageser case

    A motion filed last month by County Attorney Ruth Hollan to hold Taylorsville resident Lawrence Trageser in contempt of court was orally remanded by Hollan’s office Monday, April 1.
    A hearing scheduled for Tuesday afternoon in Spencer District Court was cancelled as a result.
    Trageser’s attorney William Stewart said Tuesday morning that he was given no other information about the recent turn of events, and said it is unclear what this means for his client.

  • Election for flood control commissioners, secretary is Monday

    Votes in the election of flood control commissioners and secretary can be cast Monday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the office of the Spencer County judge-executive on Main Street.
    A commissioner from each of the three precincts will be elected, along with a secretary from the district at large.
    The one-year term begins May 1.
    Votes are limited to property holders within the levee district.