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  • ‘Segregation of duties’ primary issue in sheriff’s audit

    The Spencer County Sheriff’s Office received a primarily clean audit from Kentucky’s auditor of public accounts with only one issue cited in the report — segregation of duties.

  • Local horse industry rooted in state park

    For horse tourism in Spencer County, the industry begins and ends with Taylorsville Lake State Park. With 24 miles of trails that can be used for horseback riding, the park is still working to improve on an already strong foundation.
    The state park currently has 24 miles of multi-purpose trails, along with 10 campsites that are specifically reserved for horse riders. Plans are currently in the works to create an all-weather trail system for at least one portion of the park.

  • County fair kicks off this weekend

    Small town tradition will meet big time fun at the 2013 Spencer County Fair, set to kick off this weekend.
    The fair is scheduled for July 12-13 and 16-20 at the Spencer County Fairgrounds and will feature several new attractions this year, including Friday’s main event: Wildcat Championship Wrestling out of Lawrenceburg. Wildcat Championship Wrestling is a professional wrestling establishment and will put on five matches in the pavilion starting at 7:30 p.m.

  • More days worked equals more pay for superintendent

    The Spencer County Board of Education has granted Superintendent Chuck Adams’ request to add 20 additional paid work days to his contract after Adams told board members he regularly worked beyond the 240 days required of him.

  • High water quenches fireworks fun

    The Fourth of July fireworks show originally planned for last Saturday is now in jeopardy after Taylorsville Lake swelled to 17 feet above normal summer levels this weekend.

  • Missing Mount Eden teen found safe

    A missing Mount Eden teen has been located and is safe after allegedly running away with a 19-year-old Louisville man last Monday.

  • Main Street parking time limits lifted, for now

    The Taylorsville City Commission voted unanimously last Tuesday to take down the city’s parking-related signs until its current parking ordinance, approved in 1980, can be reviewed.

  • City develops sewer tap payment plan for property owner

    At least one commercial property owner will get a little assistance from the City of Taylorsville in paying his sewer tap-on fee.
    That assistance will come in the form of extra time — six months to pay a balance of $2,500, to be exact.
    Jonathan O’Dell, who owns the property on Ky. 44, which houses the Mexican restaurant, Fiesta Brava, appeared before the city last Tuesday and asked for time and/or a payment plan to pay to tap onto the city’s sewer system.

  • UPDATED: Man rescued from river near Delta Road

    First responders successfully rescued a man from the river off Delta Road on Tuesday evening.

    The man, identified as Charles Kummer of Mount Washington, somehow managed to get his truck stuck in the river and ended up downstream himself.

    The Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Department, Spencer County Sheriff's Department and Spencer County EMS responded to the scene and set up their staging area on the back part of a farm owned by Anthony Travis.

  • UPDATE: Rescheduled time for lake fireworks show unknown

    According to the Friends of Taylorsville Lake State Park, it will be at least two weeks until the fireworks at the lake take place due to continuing high water levels at the docks.

    For additional information, read this Wednesday's Spencer Magnet.