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Today's News

  • What's Happening

    Annual Gourd Show coming
    up May 19-20

    The 24th annual Kentucky Gourd Art Show will be May 19 and 20 at the Spencer County Elementary School. Times are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday.
    The Kentucky Gourd Society is still looking for outside booth vendors, such as crafters and non-profits for the show. Contact Lois Platt at 422-1302 for information.

  • This Week at the Library

    Every Monday and Wednesday
    9:30 a.m. - Walk Wise: light exercise program for adults that would like to remain active.
    10:00 a.m. - Noon - Kentucky Career Center is available in the Quiet Study to assist with job searching, resumes, etc.
    10:30 a.m. - Lapsit Storytime (Ages 0-3)
    Every Tuesday
     10:30 a.m. - Storytime (Ages 3-5)
     1 p.m. - Dulcimer: Listen, play, and learn!
     3 p.m. - Guitar Lessons (13 and older) - Free group lessons, participants will need to provide their own guitar

  • Spencer eligible for FEMA funds

    Heavy rains in February and March that produced some significant flooding and damage in Spencer County has resulted in President Donald Trump authorizing federal assistance.
    Last week, it was announced the president authorized the disaster declaration that will allow the county to potentially recover some of the expenses incurred from damage to roads and bridges.
    “That means we can move forward with some of our FEMA claims,” said Spencer County Judge-Executive John Riley.

  • An Angel in the Outfield

    The Spencer County Youth Baseball Association honored the memory of Stephanie Bleemel-Huff Saturady during a ceremony at Ray Jewell Park. Huff, a dedicated volunteer for youth baseball, died unexpectedly earlier this year. Her family, which included her husband Chuck, pictured at right, and their three children, along with her parents and siblings,  stood on the field as teams participated in a balloon release in her honor. Afterwards, the  teams filed by the family for handshakes and hugs.

  • 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.

  • An Angel in the Outfield
  • 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.

    PRIOR EXPERIENCE:

  • An Angel in the Outfield

     

  • 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.

  • What's Happening

    Memorial Day Service to be held
    Saturday at 10 a.m.

    AMVET Chapter 129 will conduct a Memorial Day Honor Service at 10 a.m. on Saturday at the Veterans Memorial on Main Street in Taylorsville. Chuck Adams, Superintendent of Spencer County Public Schools will be the guest speaker.

    Help sought to place flags on graves of Veterans Friday