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  • Local UPS driver honored for 25 accident-free years

     

  • Quilt auction to benefit new public library

     

    Several local quilters have spent the last several months designing and sewing book-themed quilts to raise money for the new Spencer County Library. Quilts range from popular children’s books like Dr. Seuss and Curious George to young adult books like Harry Potter and there’s even a Dr. Who quilt from the popular television show. The quilts will be up for auction at the library’s author fair on April 18 from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m.

  • SCHS Band receives donation

     

    Members of the Spencer County High School Band were thrilled to receive a shipment of 40 new music stands that were purchased thanks to a $1,000 donation from The Peoples Bank and the Porter family recently. The band has been trying to raise funds to replace aging equipment, some of which dates back more than 30 years.

  • National Service Recognition Day

     

    Spencer County Judge-Executive John Riley, signs a proclamation last week recognizing April 9 as National Service Recognition Day. With him are Alex Mattingly, left, and Courtney Cox, who are currently serving at the Taylorsville Elementary Family Resource Center as literacy tutors through Americorps.

  • Tractor-trailer accident on KY 55

     

    Members of the Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Department used the jaws of life to help extricate a victim of a two-vehicle accident that occurred last Tuesday.  The accident caused a tractor-trailer to overturn and left the driver of this pickup truck entrapped. She suffered non-life threatening injuries. The accident was investigated by the Spencer County Sheriff’s Office but no report was ready as of press time.

  • Stump irked by questions

    While repairs to the sheriff’s office near completion, there seems to be no mend in the rift between Sheriff Buddy Stump and some on the fiscal court.

    In a contentious moment during Monday morning’s regular meeting of the court, Stump indicated he was through answering questions posed to him by County Attorney Ken Jones and Magistrate Roger Moore concerning an inventory of ammunition for his office and where it is stored.

    “I’m not going to have a conversation about how I run my office. This conversation is over,” said Stump.

  • Elk Creek house fire claims one life

     

    A Spencer County man died Monday evening after sustaining injuries in a house fire last week in Elk Creek.

    Gary Pace, 61, passed away shortly before 6 p.m. at the University of Louisville Hospital.

  • Sheriff’s Office free of mold says Co. Attorney

    The Spencer County’s Sheriff’s Office is safe, declared County Attorney Ken Jones, as the fiscal court approved spending up to $5,500 for painting and up to $3,000 for new carpet as workers complete the repair work following mold remediation efforts.

    Magistrate Hobert Judd questioned whether the repairs were being done correctly, and the court then recessed for a few minutes as magistrates walked next door to view the areas that are being repaired. During this site visit, Stump asked the Spencer Magnet reporter to leave the building.

  • Spencer County Elementary School hosts STEAM day

     

    Spencer County Elementary School hosted their STEAM day which was an event designed to demonstrate to students how their lives are impacted by Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics. More than two dozen stations were set up where students could see first hand how these disciplines have shaped their lives.