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  • ON STRIKE: Taylorsville IMI employees strike with Teamsters Local 89

    The effects of a strike involving Irving Materials Inc. workers are being felt this week at the concrete supplier’s Taylorsville plant on Ky. 55 south.

    Members of the Teamsters Local Union 89 declared a strike last week after negotiations between the union and IMI failed to produce a new three-year contract. The terms of the negotiations, which were not made public, included wages, seniority benefits and cutting incentive pay, according to picketers at the Taylorsville site Monday afternoon.

  • Man indicted in cycling death

    A Taylorsville man was indicted last Wednesday as a result of a collision that killed a Louisville Metro Police officer last September.

    A Spencer County grand jury indicted Daryl Fogle, 38, of Taylorsville, with second-degree manslaughter following an almost yearlong investigation by the Kentucky State Police.

    Taylorsville resident Paul Pegram was struck by a vehicle driven by Fogle on Sept. 30, 2010 as he was riding his bike along Ky. 248. Pegram later died at a Louisville hospital.

  • Mt. Eden Post Office to close Friday

    Another link in the Mount Eden community chain will be removed Friday when the post office closes its doors.

    A notice has been posted on the office doors for some time and United States Post Office officials confirmed Monday that the office will close at the end of business Friday.

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  • Octoberfest to bring 'Nashville to Taylorsville'

    It isn’t officially fall in Spencer County until the Octoberfest/Homecoming festival – and it’s less than a month until the annual event that attracts hundreds of locals into the streets of downtown Taylorsville to celebrate the perks of small-town living.
    The 2011 Octoberfest is scheduled for Sept. 30-Oct. 1 and the theme is “Down Memory Lane.” This year’s festival will pay tribute to Spencer County’s rich history.

  • Board to create new position at Hillview

    The Spencer County Board of Education voted at its August meeting to create the position of Alternative School Director, but what exactly that position would entail is still being determined.

  • Remembering Sept. 11

    Sunday marks the 10th anniversary since four commercial airplanes changed the course of American history. Two flew into the World Trade Center, one hit the Pentagon and another went down in Pennsylvania.

    While Spencer County wasn’t among the cities directly struck by tragedy, its citizens and leaders – along with Americans across the nation – banded together, and can still recall the almost unbelievable details.

  • William Roy Brewer 1941-2011: County loses familiar face

    Roy Brewer was known for a lot of things in Spencer County.
    Whether it was for driving around in his 1972 Chevy Malibu or taking photos at local sporting events, Brewer touched the lives of many people.

    “I just enjoy being around the people of Spencer County,” Brewer told The Spencer Magnet in 2003. “I just know so many people, and everybody knows me. I’ve always been known for my smile.”

    William Roy Brewer died last Tuesday at the age of 70.

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  • Spencer County Public Library announces list of ongoing events

    The Spencer County Public Library has something for everyone. Check out some of the activities that are currently going on at the library:
    • Story Time is a great way to expose your child to reading and letter recognition.  There are crafts to encourage small motor skills and lots of physical play to get moving.  Join us every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. when school is in session for toddlers thru first grade story time.  We welcome all ages to join in the fun of reading and learning on Tuesday nights at 6:30 p.m.