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  • Business expansion draws questions

    A permit error has left one prominent local business owner’s building on Reasor Avenue possibly spilling onto city property near the street.

    For several months, some local government agencies have debated if Mic-Zee’s Ice owner Mike Driscoll legally constructed an addition at his ice house on 313 Reasor Avenue. Driscoll – who also owns O’Driscoll’s Spirits and Mic-Zee’s Car Wash – said the addition is being used for loading and unloading ice machines and it is not a docking station for trucks.

  • Uncontrolled burn ends in field fire

    The Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Department responded to a field fire off John Henry Road in the Indian Ridge neighborhood shortly before 1 p.m. Tuesday.

    Firefighters arrived on the scene to find more than 25 acres burning with flames nearing homes.
    According to officials and neighbors at the scene, the fire was started due to uncontrolled agricultural field burning. According to a neighbor, the fire department had not been notified ahead of time by the land’s tenant, Nathan Smith, son of landowner Mike Smith.

  • Re-election notes in State of Commonwealth address

    By AMANDA VAN BENSCHOTTEN, The Kentucky Enquirer

    FRANKFORT — Up was down and down was up at the state Capitol last week.

    On Tuesday, Gov. Steve Beshear took jabs at the Obama administration and made overtures to the tea party in a State of the Commonwealth Address that sounded a lot like a re-election speech.

    The Democratic governor praised coal, criticized “reckless spending in Washington,” and warned federal environmental regulators to “get off our backs.”

  • Governor undecided on meds-for-meth bill

    By AL CROSS, Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues

    Gov. Steve Beshear says he hasn’t made up his mind about the bill that would require prescriptions for decongestants used to make methamphetamine, but he sounds skeptical. And he doesn’t think Kentucky is ready for a statewide smoking ban, but he might endorse legislation to better protect residents of nursing homes.

    Beshear addressed the three health issues under questioning from Bill Bryant of Lexington’s WKYT-TV on the latest “Kentucky Newsmakers.”

  • SUV veers off road in collision near Bloomfield

    A collision last Wednesday morning in Bloomfield near the Spencer County line has left one woman with local ties dead.
    According to Kentucky State Police, Pamela J. Chapman, 48, of Bloomfield, was pronounced dead at the scene of an accident on Highview Church Road around 11 a.m. Chapman was a Spencer County native, according to her obituary.

  • City commission focuses on Taylorsville flood wall

    The Taylorsville City Commision continues to work to recertify the flood wall that protects city residents from waters of Brashears Creek and the Salt River, but progress continues to move slowly and the city is facing new challenges from the state.

  • Court rejects Clerk's budget

    After being discussed extensively during the last two meetings, the Spencer County Fiscal Court rejected Judy Puckett’s proposed budget for the County Clerk’s office, citing questions about the salaries and benefit compensation for her deputies.

  • Magnet brings home 15 awards at Ky. Press Association contest

    The Spencer Magnet recently garnered 15 Kentucky Press Association awards at the annual Excellence in Kentucky Newspapers competition, including first place General Excellence in the weekly class 2 category.

  • Neighborhood block watch program now a reality

    Mayor Don Pay has been working with local citizens and law enforcement officials to establish “Neighborhood Watch Programs” for over a year — with a goal of having programs completed throughout all of the City of Taylorsville by the end of the year.

    “I believe this will prove to be a positive deterrent to crime in our community,” said Pay. “It is that simple — when folks drive into a neighborhood with a Block Watch program they notice — and it does make a difference,” he said.

  • BUSTED: Police arrest five in meth case

    Five suspects — including three Taylorsville residents — are behind bars after Kentucky State Police responded to an anonymous tip last Tuesday evening leading to the discovery of two active methamphetamine production labs in the Ridgeview neighborhood.