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  • Spencer among healthiest counties in Kentucky

     

  • Man indicted for lying that he was FBI agent

    A Lexington man charged with impersonating an F.B.I. agent and a Lexington Metro police officer was indicted by a Spencer County Grand Jury on those and other charges earlier this month.
    Robert Anthony Powell, 38, was pulled over after he was witnessed traveling at a high rate of speed on KY 155. Spencer County Deputy John Miller clocked him on a radar reaching speeds of 111 miles per hour and pursued  him into Taylorsville. The driver continued to speed in a congested area with pedestrians, but later pulled over in the McDonald’s parking lot.

  • New fee proposed for dispatch funding

    The Spencer County phone directory continues to get smaller, even while the county’s population gets bigger. That’s the result of the national trend of fewer and fewer homeowners utilizing a landline phone.
    That may seem inconsequential, but the county funds much of its emergency communications from a fee imposed on landlines. That decrease in home phones has resulted in a decrease in that funding by $40,000 and Judge-Executive John Riley says it’s time to revisit an alternative many other counties have used to offset those losses.

  • Showing support for schools
  • County turns over funds

    The Spencer County Fiscal Court turned over a little more than $16,000 to a nonprofit group, whose mission is to provide care for stray animals, following a vote at Monday night’s meeting. The 3-2 vote came over the objections of Judge Executive John Riley who said the county was holding the funds to ensure they would be used specifically for the building of a new shelter.

  • Court ruling enabling pay for kindship care will assist families

    For Kentucky grandparents raising their grandchildren, or other relatives tasked with raising children not their own, the job of parenting these children can be challenging enough. It’s often made even more difficult with the new financial burden it can bring.

  • A PLAN IN PROGRESS

     

  • 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.
    Each week, we will feature candidates for various races. This week, we begin with the race for Spencer County Sheriff. Steve Coulter, a Democrat, is running unopposed. The survey begins on page A6.

  • Man shoots self during traffic stop

    A traffic stop last weekend ended in a bizarre shooting that claimed the life of a Fisherville man.
    According to Kentucky State Police Trooper Bernis Napier, of public affairs, Taylorsville City Police pulled over a vehicle driven by Harley Ford, 61, in the early morning hours of March 10. Napier said that Ford, got out of his vehicle with a handgun in his hand, and shot himself in the head. Napier said the incident took place “in just a matter of a few seconds.”

  • County turns over funds

    The Spencer County Fiscal Court turned over a little more than $16,000 to a nonprofit group, whose mission is to provide care for stray animals, following a vote at Monday night’s meeting. The 3-2 vote came over the objections of Judge Executive John Riley who said the county was holding the funds to ensure they would be used specifically for the building of a new shelter.