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  • Election changes court

    The votes have been counted, some hotly contested races have been decided, and Spencer County residents will get a brief respite from electioneering before the November General Election.
    The voters were clear that they wanted change in some races, while they opted for the incumbent in others. One major change coming to Spencer County government in 2019 will be that fiscal court will see at least four new faces.

  • Budget debate begains

    Old wounds continue to fester among the members of the Spencer County Fiscal Court, and that became evident during a special meeting held last week to discuss the 2018-19 budget.
    Issues that have plagued the court, from the mold issue at the sheriff’s office two years ago, to the purchase of a vacant lot next to the courthouse, were raised as some magistrates reacted to an austere budget proposal put forth by Judge-Executive John Riley.

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  • Decision 2018

    EDITOR’S NOTE: In an effort to help citizens make an informed decision during the  upcoming elections, The Spencer Magnet is conducting surveys of candidates who will be facing opposition in the upcoming May Primary.
    Two candidates have filed for the office of Spencer County Circuit Court Clerk. Both are Republicans and the winner will not be opposed in the November election.

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  • Budget debate begins

    Old wounds continue to fester among the members of the Spencer County Fiscal Court, and that became evident during a special meeting held last week to discuss the 2018-19 budget.
    Issues that have plagued the court, from the mold issue at the sheriff’s office two years ago, to the purchase of a vacant lot next to the courthouse, were raised as some magistrates reacted to an austere budget proposal put forth by Judge-Executive John Riley.

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  • Loop road already on the fast track as state budgets $2 million for study

    A project to build a loop road from Interstate 65 to Interstate 71 is on the fast track to getting started.
    Gov. Matt Bevin’s budget included $2 million for a study on the road.
    Bullitt County Judge/Executive Melanie Roberts announced on Tuesday that a request for proposal for the study has been let and the deadline to submit quotes will be May 30.
    The notice to proceed will be given by Aug. 10, 2018, with the final report due by Oct. 2, 2019.

  • Court throws support for new loop road plan

    Spencer County officially joined the effort to study the future of a proposed new highway that could link I-65 in Shepherdsville to I-71 near LaGrange. Members of the fiscal court Monday night voted unanimously to pass a resolution supporting the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s study and planning of the route, and committed $2,500 toward the planning effort.
    The money will go toward Kentuckiana Regional Planning and Development Agency’s part in the study and Riley said the investment would give Spencer County a seat at the table as the plans are being made.

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