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  • Look out for flying discs

    Scott Ringham confessed Monday that he was uncertain disc golf would ever be a reality at Taylorsville Lake State Park. As an avid player, the park manager had the drive to see a championship course built, but with costs shooting up to $22,000 plus labor – well, it was beginning to look like an improbability.

    That was before he learned that one park’s misfortune would be his stroke of good luck.

  • Health department busy in the community

    As summer ends and fall begins, North Central District Health Department has been working diligently to bring about awareness of health-related issues within the community.

    Here are some examples of what we have been working on and ideas on how you can participate within your community.

  • ELECTION 2010 ANALYSIS: What went wrong?

    The Republican Party’s sweeping victory in the general election last week successfully altered Spencer County’s long-held political identity – and has left many of the Democrat faithful feeling strangely out of place.

  • Religious order moves in

    Several months ago, if you went to Captain’s Cove Resort on Taylorsville Lake, you might have found a party or a wedding reception underway.

  • PHOTO: Head-on collision

    Motorists were re-routed for more than an hour on KY 55 at Yoder Tipton Rd. last Wednesday while crews worked to rescue two victims in a head-on collision. Both motorists involved were transported to UofL Hospital: Phyllis Green, of Taylorsville, by helicopter; Joseph Scott, of Bloomfield, by ambulance. Police reports indicate that Green allegedly crossed the center line, striking Scott’s SUV.

  • Parents question coat rule

    As the weather gets cooler outside, the debate about Spencer County High School’s outerwear policy is heating up.

  • KARRER TAKES RACE

    The fact has long been established among politicians that the majority of Spencer County votes for Democrats. Not any more – at least, not for judge executive or sheriff.

    Republican challenger Bill Karrer soundly defeated Democrat incumbent David Jenkins, 4,480 to 2,451 in the 2010 general election Tuesday.

    Donald “Buddy” Stump, Jr., also a Republican challenger, narrowly defeated long-serving Democrat Sheriff Steve Coulter, 3,643 to 3,365.

  • WHAT'S HAPPENING: Spencer County's Community Calendar

    Trick-or-Treat on Main photos

    Photographs taken by the Spencer Magnet during Trick-or-Treat on Main will be available for pick up Monday, Nov. 8. The Spencer Magnet is located at 100 West Main St. in Taylorsville. Office hours are 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. weekdays.

    Tree Auction to benefit the Taylorsville Main Street Renovation Project

  • New to the Taylorsville police office

    Daniel Wills and Kenny Bledsoe were recently sworn in as Taylorsville Police officers.

    They will be filling in as temporary, part-time with department.

  • Work on floodwall could begin soon

    The process of re-certifying the Taylorsville levee is expected to begin later this month, said Mayor Don Pay – now that an engineering firm has been selected. Pay announced in Spencer County Fiscal Court Monday morning that DLZ Engineering, of Frankfort, was chosen from a list of three company proposals.

    “Once the work begins, we’re going to see a start and complete date that’s shorter than it took to get to this point,” said Pay.