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  • Carnival for a cure

    Load up the kids. The carnival is coming to town.

    This Saturday promises non-stop thrills for all ages as the second annual Carnival for a Cure rolls into Taylorsville bringing fun with a purpose.

    Organizers hope to surpass last Spring’s success and raise $10,000 toward finding a cure for juvenile diabetes. Proceeds will be donated to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International (JDRF), the world’s largest charitable organization advocating diabetes science.

  • PHOTO: Suspicious fire

    ROBIN BASS/The Spencer Magnet

     A firefighter with the Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Department prepares to extinguish a shed fire last Wednesday afternoon. The incident is under investigation by the Taylorsville Police Department. Anyone with information related to this fire is encouraged to call TPD at 477-3231.

  • Grand jury indictments

    Trafficking illegal drugs within site of a school topped the list of indictments handed down by the Spencer Grand Jury April 8.

    Bryan Baldwin, of 5273 Lilly Pike in Cox’s Creek, was indicted with three felony and four misdemeanors for an event that allegedly occurred Jan. 18.

  • PUBLIC RECORDS: Property transfers

    Property transfers

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

    Chase Home Finance, LLC and John W. Nagy by Charles S. Tichenor Master Commissioner of the Spencer Circuit Court, Taylorsville to Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Nashville, TN. Lot No. 8 Point View Subdivision. $65,000.

  • New business: Taylorsville Pools

    Brent Schanding/Landmark News Service

  • Jenkins cited for DUI

    Spencer County Judge Executive David Jenkins was arrested by Kentucky State Police early Saturday morning for driving under the influence of alcohol. Jenkins, who is seeking his fourth term in office this election year, was also cited for speeding and failure to produce an insurance card.

    On Tuesday, Jenkins declined to comment about the charges on the advice of his attorney.

  • Cheerleading coach charged with felony

    Spencer County Middle School’s cheerleading coach was charged Monday with a felony for theft by failure to make required disposition of property.

    April D. Moore, 36, has been accused of allegedly refusing to turn in an estimated $5,000 to $8,000 in funds to the school’s athletic account. She was taken to Shelby County Detention Center Monday and released later that day on her own recognizance.

  • Jenkins addresses state of Spencer County

    Spencer County Judge Executive David Jenkins presented his annual State of the County address Thursday. Below are the highlights of his speech given at the Spencer County-Taylorsville Chamber of Commerce luncheon.

    TAXES:

    Spencer County is looking at a 9.2 percent decrease in revenue because of lower-than-projected tax base.

    “For far too long, property tax has been the main source of revenue for the county,” Jenkins said.

  • Century-old barn destroyed by winds

    Strong winds destroyed an Elk Creek livestock barn Wednesday night, scattering planks and debris more than 100 yards from the site of the century-old structure.

    Nathan Lawson–whose family has owned the barn since the 1950s–said it was used daily to feed cattle. It also stored hay and equipment.

    “It was in good shape,” he said. Repairs had been done to the foundation and posts just last year.  

    Lawson initially believed a tornado caused the damage.

  • Top Flight burglary

    Spencer County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a burglary that occurred in the Top Flight subdivision April 7.

    A homeowner on Wills Way returned from work last Wednesday evening to discover several items missing.

    “It was a typical daytime burglary,” said Deputy Kyle Bennett.

    The suspect, or suspects, had pried open the back door to the residence. Missing items included a 47-inch flat screen television, a 24-inch flat screen television, a Dell computer and jewelry.