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  • Local woman launches grassroots effort to promote seat belt safety in Spencer County and across Kentucky

    In the wake of the tragic Jan. 18 accident that claimed the lives of two Taylorsville teenagers, local officials and citizens have seat belt safety on their minds.

    Spencer County High School juniors Michaella “Mikie” Monroe, 16, and 17-year-old Shelby Bockting were killed after being ejected from the 1990 Ford pickup truck in which they were riding. Jenna Rigsby, 16, was also in the vehicle at the time of the incident. She escaped the scene with non life-threatening injuries and has been released from the hospital.

  • SpencerMagnet.com to be down Sunday for maintenance

    SpencerMagnet.com will be down for 60 to 90 minutes on Sunday for maintenance.

    We apologize for any inconvenience, but wanted to let readers know in advance.

    Aside from this scheduled down time, please let us know if you have any questions regarding our website.

    We can be reached Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 502-477-2239.

  • Law enforcement look for man posing as police

    Local law enforcement officials are warning citizens of a male subject who stopped a car posing as police on Wednesday.

    According to a Nixle alert, a female was stopped Wednesday on Ky. 44 East at Stevens Lane by a white male with a blue light on his dash.

    He looked at her license, and as another car approached, he threw her license at her and fled to his car, the alert said.

    The incident was not reported until Thursday.

    The car was dark colored with a gold stripe, the alert said.

  • Police: Beware callers claiming to be from H&R Block

    Someone has been calling residents of Spencer County claiming to be with H&R Block and asking for personal information, according to a Nixle text alert from the Taylorsville Police Department.

    "It is not H&R Block," the alert said. "It's a scam."

    The local H&R Block has got a number of calls about this and Taylorsville Police are working with H&R Block in this investigation.

    The calls show up on caller IDs as H&R Block, the alert said.

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  • Spencer County Sheriff’s Department 2011 Activity Report

    Traffic stops, warnings - 228
    Traffic stops, citations - 118
    Highway safety checkpoints - 9
    Non-injury accidents - 129
    Injury accidents - 45
    Fatalities - 3
    Other calls for service - 2,573
    CCDW permits - 288
    Vehicle inspections - 467
    Total arrests - 285
    Subpoenas, criminal summons and civil summons served - 1,490
    Recovered property - $70,800
    Total contacts - 5,486

  • Fiscal Court notes from Jan. 17 meeting

    •The Spencer County Fiscal Court voted Jan. 17 to enter into an interlocal agreement with Bullitt County that would give the Spencer County Sheriff’s Department jurisdiction in Bullitt County and vice versa.
    Before the agreement becomes valid, it must also be approved by the Bullitt County Fiscal Court and signed by both counties’ judge-executives and attorneys.

  • Hornback's territory grows

    Spencer County’s state senator is going to be covering a few more miles this term.

    The redistricting plan passed last Wednesday by the Senate extends District 20 served by Sen. Paul Hornback (R-Shelbyville) from three counties (Spencer, Bullitt and Shelby) to Spencer, Shelby and a long swathe of northern and western counties.

    In fact, the map looks like most of the territory covered by the 8th Region in high school basketball.

  • State police launch arson investigation

    Kentucky State Police are looking for information regarding a house fire on Binkley Lane in December.

    The morning of Sunday, Dec. 4, 2011, a residential structure fire was reported at 780 Binkley Lane, according to a news release from KSP.

    The property involved was a two-story log cabin style residence located at the end of Binkley Lane near Taylorsville Lake.

    Javan Montgomery owns the residence, which was in the final stages of construction.

  • COACH OF THE YEAR: Ware earns state honor from Special Olympics

    Lynn Ware of Mount Eden was named the Special Olympics Kentucky 2011 Coach of the Year, Saturday, Jan. 14, at the organization’s State Leadership Conference in Lexington.

    The award recognizes a coach who not only provides skilled training for athletes, but also sets an example of the highest ethical and moral conduct; acting as a role model, giving their athletes the most immediate awareness of their own worth, ability, courage and capacity to grow and improve, according to a news release from the organization.