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  • Schools celebrate Read Across America Week

    Students at Spencer County and Taylorsville elementary schools celebrated Read Across America week and Dr. Seuss’ birthday last week with multiple events.

  • Law enforcement’s reaction to gun at high school questioned

    After receiving questions as to why the Taylorsville Police Department didn’t do more or didn’t carry the case that led to the arrest of two teenagers for having a gun on school property on Feb. 26, Police Chief Toby Lewis addressed the issue publicly at last Tuesday’s City Commission meeting.
    “To clarify that we did not do our part, I think we very much did our part,” Lewis told the commission.

  • City police, fire department decline to sign agreement with sheriff’s department, EMS

    Four agencies have agreed to and signed the memorandum of understanding from the Spencer County Sheriff’s Department and Spencer County EMS regarding the use of their radio frequencies, but the Taylorsville Police Department and the Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Department are not on that list.
    Thus far, Mount Eden Fire and Rescue, Northeast Nelson Fire Department, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Mount Washington Police Department have returned signed copies of the MOU, Spencer County Sheriff Donald “Buddy” Stump said Thursday.

  • After four-year battle, Taylorsville finally fourth class

    After discussion and votes on multiple resolutions over the past four years, Taylorsville will officially become a fourth-class city in a matter of four months.
    The Kentucky General Assembly approved a bill, cosponsored by Reps. Brad Montell and Kim King on Taylorsville’s part, according to a memo from Mayor Don Pay to the city commissioners. The commission unanimously approved a resolution supporting the move in January.
    Pay provided The Spencer Magnet a copy of the memo to commissioners, which reads:

  • School board, city move closer to strike a deal for school resource officer

    Spencer County Public Schools and the city of Taylorsville could soon reach a partnership to place a school resource officer on a rotating schedule within the district’s schools.
    Both the board of education and the city commission have been in discussions since December about the possibility and it appears the agreement might come in the form of two part-time Taylorsville Police Department officers fulfilling the 172-school-day commitment desired by the board.

  • Taylorsville woman accused of stealing money from senior citizen indicted on separate drug charges

    A Taylorsville woman indicted in January on charges for allegedly stealing more than $12,000 from a local senior citizen’s checking account has now been indicted on separate charges for illegally obtaining or attempting to obtain controlled substances from doctor’s offices and pharmacies around the area.

  • ONLINE ONLY: County building committee rejects remodel bids, asks for plan from architect

    Spencer County Fiscal Court's building committee Monday rejected all bids received thus far and decided to obtain plans for the Spencer County EMS headquarters remodel from an architect.
    Monday marked the second time the committee had met to discuss the bids submitted for the project, but the committee voted to take no action at its first meeting until a building inspector could be present and certain questions were answered about the bids received.

  • Bruner’s trial postponed

    Mark Bruner, charged with the brutal beating of a woman left by the side of the road, was scheduled for trial Monday, but prosecutors say it has been postponed.
    Instead, he has a status conference scheduled for next Monday, according to online court dockets.
    Shelby County Assistant Commonwealth Attorney Melanie Carroll, who is handling the case, did not return phone calls from The Sentinel-News. Shelby County Commonwealth Attorney Laura Donnell said that Bruner’s trial had been postponed but that she did not know why.

  • Circuit Court: Several updates from court Thursday

    A 37-year-old Taylorsville man facing charges of promoting a sexual performance by a minor and possession of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor appeared in Spencer Circuit Court on Thursday.
    Chad M. Rahrig of the 200 block of Courtney Lane was arraigned on five counts of possession of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor and entered a not guilty plea.

  • Former Spencer Magnet owner, well-known citizen dies at 91

    Laura G. “Dolly” Brock, 91, passed away at 5:05 p.m., March 4, 2013, at Signature HealthCare in Taylorsville.  She had been a resident of Signature for the past year, and resided at the Chapel House in Taylorsville for over 10 years prior to her residency at Signature. She lived in Spencer County for more than 65 years.