Today's News

  • SIDEBAR: Local builders, realtors say no inspector immediately hurts business

    The absence of a local building inspector has put builders and realtors at a standstill since Wednesday.
    Local realtor Susan Arnold told The Spencer Magnet she found herself in a bind with a unique situation early last week.
    Arnold, who is listing a bank foreclosure, said the bank that owns the home wanted to have the utilities turned on.
    Arnold said she called Clark early last week and he told her a licensed electrician needed to inspect the home and then he would be able to issue a permit to get the utilities turned on.

  • SIDEBAR: No inspector leaves county building committee in lurch

    The building committee of the Spencer County Fiscal Court has also been stalled because of the absence of a local building inspector.
    The committee met last Friday to review bids for the renovations required at the former extension office, which is in the process of becoming the county’s new EMS headquarters.
    Magistrate David Goodlett, who sits on the committee, had specifically asked for the building inspector to be present at the committee meeting on Friday, but because inspector Steve Clark was terminated on Wednesday, there was no local inspector.

  • Mount Eden fire could point to arson

    The most recent fire in an eerie rash of Mount Eden blazes is being investigated as possible arson — but the fire claimed a building that most agree will not be missed.

  • SHOOTING STRAIGHT, PART 2: Local school board, government officials talk safety, propose legislation

    Editor’s note: In this week’s story, read about how local education officials are addressing school safety concerns and how second-amendment rights are being addressed in state and federal government.

    School safety discussions surface following Sandy Hook shooting

  • What's Happening — Week of Feb. 27

    Love My Neighbor to open on Mondays
    The Love My Neighbor community mission store is extending its hours to Mondays. The store will now be open Monday-Friday from noon to 5 p.m. and on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon.

    Finchville Ruritan plans fish fries
    The Finchville Ruritan Club will be have a fish fry on the following dates: this Friday and March 15 and 22. The time will be 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Finchville Community Center on Ky. 55, four miles south of the I-64 Taylorsville exit.

  • EDITORIAL: With current available details, magistrates commended for reinstating Clark

    We’ve been flooded with information regarding the firing and re-hiring of County Building Inspector Steve Clark over the past week.
    Within hours (maybe minutes?) of Clark’s dismissal, our phones started ringing and accusations of retribution were flying from one side while accusations of “false documentation and reporting” came in from the other.

  • PHOTO: 5, 10, 15, 20...

    The Taylorsville Elementary kindergarten class of Mrs. Hickerson and Mrs. Forberger poses for a picture in front of its ‘Counting by Fives’ poster. The handprint poster helps students learn to county by fives, Hickerson said. The class is also learning to count nickels.

  • PHOTO: Brown initiated into DTA
  • PHOTO: Spencer named high school student of the month

    Spencer County High School recently recognized Joshua Spencer as the January Student of the Month. He was nominated by Mrs. Tracy Shouse for being an ‘awesome young man’ and for being the BETA Club president who is depended on greatly to be a positive influence on his peers.

  • Clean up or pay up

    The Lawrenceburg Code Enforcement Board recently fined a Main Street property owner about $8,680 in contested nuisance ordinance violations, with the board saying it will waive all fines if the land owners clean up the property within the next 45 days.