• by Sen. Jimmy Higdon

  • Another week, another discussion regarding that pesky 911 services contract with the Kentucky State Police. This time the meeting was held in the city hall annex with representatives from the city, county and 911 commission present.
    Once again politics reared its ugly head and participants argued over whether or not to stick with KSP or go a different route. Members of the 911 commission were annoyed that their voice was being drowned out by what Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Chief Nathan Nation said was in essence the loud bellowing of one solitary person.

  • Sen. Jimmy Higdon

  • Border must be

  • Just when we thought we had a nice new contract with the Kentucky State Police, the Spencer County Fiscal Court pulls the rug out from under us.
    For the last several months there had been an ongoing debate regarding whether the county should continue using the Kentucky State Police for its dispatching services or whether it should bid the contract out in the hopes of getting a lower bid.

  • courtesy of the Frankfort State Journal

  • It is with bittersweet emotions that I am bidding The Spencer Magnet goodbye this week. Today, in fact, is my last day.

  • Jimmy Higdon,

  • This week we ran a story involving convicted Class-D felons working to collect money for the Crusade for Children during the first week in June. At the time we originally provided the information to the public regarding the Crusade we had no idea that some of the participants were in fact class-D felons.

  • Thanks from Spencer County Habitat

  • We would like to congratulate the city of Taylorsville for going above and beyond the call of duty in its most recent search for a police chief to fill the position being made available by the retirement of current chief Toby Lewis.

  • Summer is finally here, for real this time. After an exceptionally long winter, (luckily I was able to avoid my first full Kentucky winter) spring thaws have led into summer heat. This week the mercury is rising to 90 degrees and as such the true start of summer is here. I wanted to take this opportunity to say that a little over three months into my time here in Kentucky I have already been behaving quite a bit like it was already summer.

  • Magnet should get facts straight

  • We are proud to see that the community is getting involved in events. This Friday evening, Relay for Life will be having their annual event which promises to be very entertaining. The event is for an excellent cause and will include activities for kids and adults alike. Be sure to check out our article on page 6 on the event.

  • Our county government at work

  • In an attempt to avoid a circus Thursday evening the Spencer County Fiscal Court accomplished just that, and seriously brought into question whether the court represents the people or themselves.
    We here at the Spencer Magnet take no direct position on whether the budget should or shouldn’t have been cut as we have not, as of yet, done a detailed analysis of the budget. Our concern is more in regards to what has been recently portrayed by magistrates and how these meetings could actually be conducted.

  • We want to congratulate both Spencer County Habitat for Humanity and the Spencer County Board of Adjustment for their work in coming together for the approval of a single family home on Maple Avenue. In a previous editorial we urged the parties to work together to find common ground and voiced our support for a single family dwelling on the corner lot owned by Habitat.

  • by Jimmy Higdon

  • The date of the election is fast approaching. Candidates are now doing their last minute push to garner all of the votes they can in the hopes it will take them over the top on May 20.

  • Last week we presented our election section, which included in person interviews of candidates running for house district 53, county judge executive, sheriff, county attorney and various magistrate positions. In each particular case we brought candidates in to be interviewed by staff and each candidate was run through a series of general questions in their particular race.