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  • Teen dies three days after graduating

    The excitement following Tuesday’s 2011 Hillview Academy graduation ceremony quickly turned to tragedy Friday when family and friends learned that 17-year-old Taylorsville resident Paige Wimsatt – who had just three days earlier given a tearful graduation speech about overcoming her life’s obstacles – had died.

  • County cuts EDA funding

    Despite comments from visitors and testimony from local business owners favoring the Taylorsville-Spencer County Economic Development Authority, the Spencer County Fiscal Court voted 4-2 on Monday to discontinue its funding of the EDA and opt out of the interlocal agreement that created it.
    During discussion of the proposed 2011-12 budget, Judge-Executive Bill Karrer said he would be the first to propose an amendment.
    Karrer said he knocked on over 5,000 doors in the community while running for office, during what he called his “job interview.”

  • Severe boating accident at Taylorsville Lake Thursday

    The fate of a Louisville woman is still unknown this afternoon after a severe boating accident at Taylorsville Lake Thursday left her critically injured.

    Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife spokesperson Mark Marraccini was unable to confirm the status of 33-year-old Natasha A. Murrell, who was thrown from a 1997 15-foot Sea-Doo watercraft after it crashed into an embankment near Possum Ridge Boat Dock. Murrell was riding the watercraft with 45-year-old Michael C. Bailey, who had no reported serious injuries, Marraccini said.

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  • Guthrie field rep. to visit county June 13

    Steve Miller, field representative for Congressman Brett Guthrie, will hold office hours in Spencer County on Monday, June 13 at the judge-executive’s office at 12 W. Main St.  from 1-2 p.m.
    Individuals from the area are encouraged to meet with Miller, who will be available to answer any questions and address concerns regarding current issues or problems with federal agencies.  He will forward all comments to the congressman, according to a news release.
    For more information or with questions, call 270-842-9896.

  • Social Security stopping visits to Taylorsville

    Effective this month, the Social Security Administration will no longer visit the contact station located at the Kentucky Department for Community Based Services office in Taylorsville.
    “We are discontinuing service at this location because Congress significantly cut our administrative budget,” according to a news release.

  • Commission gives police chief a raise

    In an effort to put Police Chief Toby Lewis’s salary on par with other city department heads, the Taylorsville City Commission voted May 18 to give the chief a $7,575 pay increase for the new fiscal year, starting July 1.
    Lewis’s salary will increase from a base pay of $44,325 to $51,900. This number does not include any incentives.

  • Fairfield post office fate still unknown

    The Spencer Magnet reported in mid-March that the United States Postal Service hosted a community meeting to discuss the possible closure of the Fairfield post office.
    As of Friday, no decision had been made on that office’s fate, said David Walton, a spokesperson for USPS.
    However, Walton said to expect a decision by the end of this month.

  • Samples lead to questions on water quality

    One local family’s concern about the quality of the drinking water running through Taylorsville City Water Works pipes near and on Ochs Lane has brought to light some issues with city water in that area.

  • Mount Eden post office faces closure

    The United State Postal Service is considering closing its Mount Eden office, but Mount Eden residents are doing everything they can to make sure that doesn’t happen.