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  • Five arrested in meth lab bust

    The Kentucky State Police is investigating after an anonymous tip led officers Tuesday evening to two active methamphetamine labs in Taylorsville that led to five arrests.

    According to KSP, officers responded to a trailer on Dogwood Circle where Christopher J. Clark, 35, of Taylorsville, was found in the front yard of the residence with an HCL generator used to manufacture meth.

  • A promise to serve: Bentley joins department

    The Spencer County Sheriff’s Department welcomed deputy  Jonathan Bentley recently to its staff. Bentley, pictured above in middle, is sworn in by Judge David Hayse of Fayette County.

  • Waits joins Magnet

    The Spencer Magnet welcomes Taylorsville resident Michael Waits as our new graphic designer and production assistant – bringing with him many years of fruitful experience in the field of advertising and graphic design.

    Michael joins the Magnet staff after having worked for nearly 10 years as an artist at Hillsdale Furniture, LLC., located in Louisville, KY.

  • Bears in action Sunday at Bullitt East, scouts expected

    Spencer County’s game against Bullitt East has been rescheduled for Sunday, Jan. 30 at 4 p.m. as part of a double-header that is expected to attract several Division I coaches, scouts and plenty of media.

  • Judge Executive appoints Waterford constable

    Spencer County Judge-Executive Bill Karrer administers the oath of office to Terry Herbstreith, the newly appointed Constable for the Waterford District during Monday evening’s fiscal court meeting.

  • City sewer system being smoke tested

    From January 24th until the end of February, the city of Taylorsville will undergo a state-mandated test of its sewer system. Using a method known as “smoke testing,” workers will be looking for leaks through which excess water could feasibly enter the system. Excess water – called “inflow” – dilutes the sewage and makes treatment more difficult.

    “Hopefully, once we take care of this main issue, most of the problem will be solved,” City Clerk Steve Biven said.

  • Fiscal Court has first night meeting

    The Spencer County Fiscal Court made good on a promise to exercise a little scheduling flexibility and held its first night session Monday evening, an opportunity for citizens who may have difficulty attending morning meetings of the court as has been the standard for so many years.

  • EMERGENCY: City/county emergency operations plan outdated

    Efforts to update city and county emergency and evacuation plans continue as officials representing Spencer County and Taylorsville discuss the community’s ability to respond to a disaster.

    The issue was addressed in early January at a Taylorsville City Commission meeting, when resident and floodwall commissioner Gary Kehne expressed his concerns for the city’s lack of an appropriate emergency and evacuation plan, especially in the case of a breeched floodwall.

  • Will Bancroft live or die if convicted?

    LAWRENCEBURG – The family of a Mount Eden woman brutally murdered in Anderson County last September has made it clear: They want the man charged with killing her to be executed.

    Even if Gary Bancroft were convicted in her death, his fate would be decided not only by a jury but also on a series of 15 factors set forth by state law.

    Called aggravating and mitigating circumstances, each offers legal language to help prosecutors determine if they should move forward with a death penalty or seek a sentence of up to life in prison.

  • City discusses evacuation plan

    If a major flood occurred in Taylorsville, where would everyone go? And how would they get there?

    Those are questions that local officials want to get answers for soon after the idea for a comprehensive evacuation plan was discussed at the Jan. 5 Taylorsville City Commission meeting.

    “I don’t feel like, and Gary, I know you don’t feel like we have an adequate evacuation plan for the city,” Mayor Don Pay said to Floodwall Commissioner Gary Kehne at one point in the meeting.