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  • Five indicted on multiple burglary, theft allegations

    The Spencer County Grand Jury recently handed down indictments on five individuals accused of involvement with local burglary and theft reports.

    Two indicted in Mount Washington Road burglary
    Michael A. Peak Jr., 20, of Mount Washington, and Sarah Dalton, 18, of Shepherdsville, have both been indicted on two counts of theft by unlawful taking, one count of first-degree burglary, one count of tampering with physical evidence and one count of third-degree criminal mischief.

  • Know what to look for in contractors

    Violent storms rolled through the state on March 2 leaving everything from hail damage in Spencer County to total devastation in other areas across Kentucky.
    Following the storms were many contractors looking to help those affected pick up the pieces, but how should citizens know who to trust?
    Although no scamming contractors have been reported to law enforcement in Taylorsville or Spencer County, Taylorsville Police Chief Toby Lewis has some advice for citizens moving forward.

  • Spencer will have 16 voter precincts in primary election

    When this year’s primary election rolls around on May 22, some Spencer Countians will find themselves voting in new precincts at new locations and in new districts.

  • Mayor discusses economic development, rental property in ‘State of the City’ address

    During the State of the City address Thursday afternoon, Taylorsville Mayor Don Pay spoke to Chamber of Commerce members about the city’s wastewater treatment plant, rental property within the city and economic development, even calling out his own commissioners for their lack of support of his efforts to upgrade Taylorsville to a fourth-class city.

  • Men suspected in local theft ring

    Two men arrested in connection with the theft of a plow from a field near Thomas Nelson High School are suspected in a Spencer County scrap metal theft ring.

  • KSP: Man suffers heart attack before accident Saturday

    A Louisville man was found dead following a one-vehicle accident Saturday afternoon after police say he suffered a heart attack and wrecked.
    Michael W. Proctor, 45, was traveling northbound on Ky. 155 about five miles north of Taylorsville when motorists reported he had his flashers on and was weaving on the roadway, said Kentucky State Police Public Affairs Officer Ron Turley.
    Turley said Proctor left the southbound side of the highway and struck a tree around 1:15 p.m. He was driving a 1997 Mercury Mountaineer.

  • Plans for disc golf dead?

    Not even a year ago, the Possum Ridge Disc Golf Club was working to clear a 24-hole disc golf course at Taylorsville Lake State Park. With many volunteers, donated equipment and approval from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, it seemed as if plans to bring the free outdoor recreational activity to Taylorsville Lake State Park were just months from reality.

  • Police Chief: Beware text message scam

    Taylorsville Police Chief Toby Lewis contacted the Spencer Magnet on Monday afternoon to help alert citizens of a text message scam making its way around Taylorsville and Spencer County.

  • March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month

    March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month, an observance created to educate the public about the prevalence of colon cancer and to promote screening and prevention strategies.
    Gov. Steve Beshear on Thursday joined health advocates and survivors of colon cancer at a rally on the steps of the state Capitol to raise awareness of the disease.
    During the rally, Beshear signed a proclamation designating March 2012 Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. In his current budget proposal, the Governor is seeking to fund colon cancer screening for 4,000 uninsured Kentuckians.