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  • PHOTO: New arrival in Mt. Eden

    Mt. Eden Fire Department recently purchased a new tanker with the help of a FEMA grant. The tanker comes with a 2000 tank gallon and 750 gallon/minute pump. It will replace an older tanker which is now out of service. This tanker gives firefighters the ability to not only haul water but also be used as a pumper with pre-connected attack lines.

  • Prosecution requests change of venue

    David Jenkins sat quietly Friday afternoon as a judge debated moving the Spencer County judge executive’s DUI trial to a neighboring county. Jenkins, who is seeking re-election this November, was cited for driving under the influence of alcohol April 10.

  • Local gal changing the dating rules

    NEW YORK, New York – You’re on a crowded street, at the shopping mall or in a restaurant. Suddenly a stranger approaches you and slips you a small black card that reads “I’m free this weekend” Before you have time to turn around, the mysterious person is gone.

  • PHOTO: Guthrie greets voters

    U.S. Congressman Brett Guthrie took part in a candidate question and answer session during a Spencer County Republican Party meeting August 2. Also available that evening to take citizen questions were candidates for state representative Kim King and for state senate Paul Hornback.

     

  • PUBLIC RECORD: Property transfers

    Property transfers

    The following property transfers were recorded in the Spencer County Clerk’s office during the month of  June 2010.

    Geoffrey P. Mallett and Denise R. Mallet,, Louisville to Nathan t. Lindsey and Janet R. Lindsey. Property located in Spencer County as described in deed book 234, page 387. $157,500.

    Loretta Ann Reed and David W. Reed, Sr., Taylorsville to Mark D. Kirk and April D. Kirk, Taylorsville. Lot 183 Hillsborough Estates. $235,000.

  • Sheriff's audit in compliance

    State Auditor Crit Luallen found no instances of noncompliance in an audit of the 2009 financial statement of the sheriff’s office.

    “The sheriff’s financial statement presents fairly the revenues, expenditures, and excess fees of the Spencer County Sheriff in conformity with the regulatory basis of accounting,” stated a press release from Luallen’s office.

    The report also stated that no significant problems involving internal control over financial reporting or in the operation were cited.

  • What's Happening: Spencer County's community calendar

    Chamber events

    In partnership with the Small Business Development Center, the Chamber of Commerce is able to bring the following events:

    • Small business counseling

    Small business owners can participate in a private session with an expert from the SBDC September 13. This event is free and will be held in the chamber building. RSVP today to save a time slot by calling 477-8369.

    • Business seminar series

  • KY 44 plan: Officials ask, where's the sidewalks?

    Opinions were not in short supply at the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s public meeting Thursday night, but for some Spencer Countians, the topic was centered on pedestrian traffic not the vehicular variety.

    Taylorsville Mayor Don Pay was one of many officials that questioned state engineers about the plans to reconstruct KY-44 – plans that, Pay said, did not include the community’s request for sidewalks.

  • Ribbon cutting: Taylorsville Florist

    Taylorsville Florist owners Jessica Nation and Diana (Shafer) Hilbert recently celebrated the renaming of their business with a ribbon cutting. Formerly Home Store Florist and Gifts, Taylorsville Florist offers the community a wide selection of fresh and artificial flower arrangements, as well as gifts for every occasion. Taylorsville Florist is located at 26 West Main St. in Taylorsville and can be reached at 477-8439.

     

  • Lightning strikes again

    Residents and workers in downtown Taylorsville had the scare of a lifetime last week when lightning struck First Baptist Church, temporarily knocking out power in many parts of the city and producing a startling thunderclap.

    “I thought somebody had dropped a bomb,” said Susan Collins, who was working in the office of The Spencer Magnet on Thursday afternoon as sunlight began disappearing behind ominous storm clouds.