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  • ‘One Sole Purpose’ tackles impressive ‘feet’

    In less than two months, approximately 1,250 Spencer County Public School preschool, head start and elementary school students will receive an early Christmas present: a brand-new pair of tennis shoes.
    The initiative, known as One Sole Purpose, is headed up by podiatrist Dr. William Beasley, his wife Pat, and First Assembly of God Pastor Chad Goodlett. It is expected to cost $32,500 to purchase 1,250 pair of Converse tennis shoes for the children, and funds are currently being raised to support the cause.

  • Judge-executive makes offer to buy city police new radios

    Following last week’s declaration of emergency regarding the radio communications system in the county, Judge-Executive Bill Karrer made an offer to the Taylorsville City Commission on Monday evening that would put law enforcement officials in the county and the city on equal ground where communications are concerned.

  • 'Just another vacant building'

    Anyone driving near the intersection of Jefferson and Main streets over the past 10 days would have found the scene at the Sanctuary Arts Center hard to miss.

  • Taylorsville woman, vet arrested for stealing $170,000 from her mother

    A Taylorsville woman  employed as a Mount Washington veterinarian was arrested Monday afternoon and charged with stealing approximately $170,000 from her mother and wiring it to a man she met online, according to a news release from the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office.

  • Public Record: District Court Sept. 21 and Sept. 28

    The following cases were heard in Spencer District Court Sept. 21, 2012, by Judge Linda Armstrong:

    Misdemeanor:
    Donald R. Naylor (no birth year provided), second-degree disorderly conduct, guilty, $50 fine and $153 court costs, to be paid in installments/deferred payment; alcohol intoxication in a public place, first and second offense, guilty, $25 fine.

    Gina M. Waldridge (1965), possession of marijuana, guilty, sentenced to 15 days, 15 days credit for time served.

  • Judge declares an emergency, county to purchase new digital radio system

    The Spencer County Fiscal Court voted Monday night to urge Judge-Executive Bill Karrer to declare a state of emergency with the county’s radio communications system and move forward to purchase new digital equipment.
    The vote, which came on a motion from Magistrate Hobert Judd and seconded by Magistrate Jerry Davis, passed with all magistrates voting yes and Karrer abstaining since he would be the one to declare an emergency.

  • Independent study names local district as one of state’s most efficient per-pupil spenders

    The Spencer County School District has recently been named one of the 10 most efficient per-pupil spenders based on ACT composite scores by independent think-tank the Bluegrass Institute, based in Bowling Green.

  • City commission forum is Oct. 25

    Taylorsville voters will have a chance to get their questions answered by candidates running for City Commission this fall as The Spencer Magnet partners with the Taylorsville-Spencer County Chamber of Commerce to host a candidate forum on Thursday, Oct. 25.
    The forum will take place at the Chamber building on Main Street from 6 to 8 p.m.

  • No new trial for Susan Jean King

    A Mount Eden woman serving time for killing a Shelbyville man in 1998 will not get a new trial, despite another man’s confession, and later recantation, to the murder, according to an opinion and order entered in Spencer Circuit Court last Friday by Judge Charles Hickman.
    Susan Jean King, 52, of the 2000 block of Van Buren Road, was indicted on murder charges for the death of Kyle “Deanie” Breeden in April 2007.
    Two months after the initial indictment, a grand jury also charged King with tampering with physical evidence.

  • A country homecoming: J.D. Shelburne to return home Saturday for free concert

    Spencer County’s own up-and-coming Nashville star J.D. Shelburne will return to his roots Saturday evening with a free concert and CD release party in the Country Mart parking lot.