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  • Sheriff’s Department to conduct traffic safety checkpoints

    The Spencer County Sheriff’s Department will conduct periodic traffic safety checkpoints through Sept. 30 at locations approved by the sheriff’s department policy and procedure manual.
    Special traffic enforcement and saturation patrols will be dispatched to high collision areas.
    The checkpoints will be conducted in an effort to enforce traffic laws, with special attention paid to occupant protection, sobriety, insurance and registration violations. Occupant protection will include seat belt adherence.
     

  • PHOTOS: Candidates draw for ballot position

    Candidates running for office in the November election drew for their ballot positions at the County Clerk’s office last Thursday. Two city commission candidates were present to draw — Jack Proctor and Beverly Ingram. Candidate Ellen Redmon sent her daughter-in-law, Megan, to draw in her place.

  • Six to vie for four spots on commission

    Six candidates have signed up to run for the four available spots on the Taylorsville City Commission.
    Those candidates are incumbents Kathy Spears and Beverly Ingram, and Jack Proctor, Richard Johns, Paul Gaddie and Ellen Redmon.
    Spears did not return messages in time to be included in last week’s article about the candidates on the ballot for November, but has since provided the following statement regarding the reasons she decided to seek re-election.

  • Local woman named White House ‘Champion for Change’

    Taylorsville resident and long-time proponent of the Parent Teacher Association Sharon Whitworth is a behind-the-scenes type person. She enjoys equipping others to lead, while watching in the background as those leaders become successful student and parent advocates.

  • 4-H program brings Japanese exchange student to Taylorsville

    It’s safe to say that the Hanik family was just as excited to learn from Ayu Hosimi as Ayu was to learn about America and the culture in Kentucky.

  • Middle school student attends academic summer camp

    Tamara Humphrey, a student at Spencer County Middle School, attended the 30th annual Summer Camp for Academically Talented Middle School Students (SCATS) June 10 to June 22, hosted by The Center for Gifted Students.
    Humphrey was one of nearly 200 in attendance.
    Located on the campus of Western Kentucky University, SCATS provides enhanced learning opportunities for academically talented sixth, seventh and eighth grade students.  

  • PHOTO: Watson and Hardin attend reunion

    Tom Watson and Tom Hardin of Taylorsville attended a recent reunion of former WAKY and WKLO news and disc jockey personnel in Louisville. Watson was a news director and newscaster at WAKY for 12 years. Hardin was a personality at WAKY. Watson led a news teams that won several national awards and teamed with Mike Summers for award-winning documentaries. Watson was inducted into the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame in 2009. Watson, right, is pictured with Mike Summers and Mason Lee Dixon.

  • Henderson completes basic training

    Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Charles H. Henderson graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio.
    The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.
    Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

  • City police department joins national crackdown to reduce impaired driving fatalities

    If you drink and drive in Taylorsville beware, the Taylorsville Police Department is joining with law enforcement throughout the nation for the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign Aug. 17 to Sept. 3.
    The strong nationwide impaired driving crackdown will include high-visibility enforcement, high-profile events, and will be supported by national paid advertising, creating a comprehensive campaign to curb alcohol impaired driving from Aug. 17 through the Labor Day holiday weekend.

  • Man about EMS: ‘these guys saved my life’

    Roger Fox is alive today and, based on events that unfolded last Friday evening, he credits his livelihood to the employees of Spencer County EMS.
    Fox, 56, a resident of Rolling Trail in Hillsborough, contacted The Spencer Magnet office on Monday in hopes of expressing his thanks to the EMS crew that responded to his address on Friday.
    “These guys literally saved my life,” Fox said. “I just want to tell people, these guys are professionals.”