Today's News

  • COLUMN: Spend wisely this holiday season

    With the holiday season upon us, it’s important to remember to reduce holiday stress and the after-holiday bills by developing a budget for gift giving, food and entertainment expenses.  

  • COLUMN: Just six days until Christmas

    When I was a kid newspapers and TV news always had a countdown to Christmas. Back then they used to say things like “12 more Shopping days until Christmas.” Of course these days every day is a shopping day, and every hour of the day in many cases. But, just in case you didn’t already know, six days from now is Christmas.

  • Church Happenings — Week of Dec. 19

    Finchville Baptist Church recently announced the following events:
    •The church’s music department will present the cantata, “All is Well,” tonight at 7 with a dinner beforehand at 5:30 and a dessert reception afterward. The reception will feature story reading for the kids and a certain jolly ol’ elf will make an appearance.

  • COLUMN: ‘Helpers’ show up at local elementary schools

    When I left The Spencer Magnet office on Thursday, I had the images of happy, dancing children with brand-new shoes on their feet fresh in my mind, courtesy of the One Sole Purpose campaign’s recent work at Spencer County and Taylorsville Elementary schools.
    Because I only work part time, I left work that day not to return until Tuesday. I had already made plans with my editor to write a column on the exciting experience of witnessing hundreds of local preschool, head start and elementary-aged children receive a free pair of Converse tennis shoes Thursday.

  • Bivens family named KFB ‘Outstanding Young Farm Family’

    Ryan and Misty Bivens of LaRue County were honored as Kentucky Farm Bureau’s 2012 “Outstanding Young Farm Family” during the organization’s 93rd annual meeting in Louisville.

  • What's Happening — Week of Dec. 19

    ‘Love My Neighbor’ to open Saturday
    Love My Neighbor, a local ministry that offers clothing, shoes, accessories and appliances to those in the community in need, will open to the public on Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon. Love My Neighbor is located in the old Bullfrog Nursery building on Taylorsville Road.
    Items are provided at low costs, but no one will be turned away, organizers said.
    Also, from 9 a.m. to noon, the ministry will accept drop-off donations at the same location.

    Chamber to award best dressed holiday businesses

  • PHOTO: New board of education member sworn in

    Debbie Herndon, right, was sworn in Friday by Judge Linda Armstrong. Herndon was appointed by the state’s education commissioner to fill the vacant Waterford seat on the Board of Education. No one filed to run for that seat in this fall’s election, so applications were accepted and Herndon was chosen from the applicants after a short interview process.

  • Montgomery graduates from criminal justice training

    Tim Montgomery, a deputy with the Spencer County Sheriff’s Department, was among a class of law enforcement officers from many agencies across the state who graduated in October from basic training at the Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training.

  • Labor cabinet penalties against county reduced

    During Monday night’s meeting, the Spencer County Fiscal Court made public a notice from the Kentucky Labor Cabinet stating that penalties levied against the county had been amended and reduced.
    Initially facing $11,200 in penalties, the county’s penalty was reduced to $5,250 via an informal settlement — with all citations regarding the county’s recycling center.

  • Numerous individuals facing charges in Spencer County in court Dec. 6

    Several local people who are facing criminal charges in Spencer County appeared in Spencer Circuit Court on Dec. 6. The results of several of those appearances appear below:
    • Robert Anthony Divine, 33, of Taylorsville, who faces charges of first-degree sexual abuse, first-degree sodomy and incest, had been presented a plea offer from the Commonwealth’s Attorney, but declined that offer and his attorney presented a counteroffer.
    The terms of those offers were not disclosed in court, but Divine is scheduled for a disposition hearing on Thursday at 9 a.m.