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  • City approves 2011 tax rates

    Real property tax rates will remain the same in the city of Taylorsville this year, and personal property tax rates will drop 20 percent.
    The Taylorsville City Commission approved an ordinance establishing the rates on second reading Friday afternoon at a special meeting – one day after hearing the ordinance on first reading at a meeting on Thursday.
    The real property tax rate will stay at 14.8 cents per $100 of assessed value for the fifth consecutive year, according to documents provided by the city.

  • Man indicted for murder of Mount Eden native

    A Michigan fugitive has been indicted by a Franklin County Grand Jury for the 2010 murder of Mount Eden native Obie Murphy.

  • School board to discuss tax rate Thursday

    Property owners in Spencer County won’t have to deal with an increased tax rate if the Spencer County School Board heeds Superintendent Chuck Adams’ advice to implement the compensating tax rate at Thursday’s board meeting.

  • Best of show: Local man brings home State Fair winemaking prize

    If you prod Ed Whitworth into revealing the secret ingredient in his award-winning homemade wines, he’ll answer, “Passion.”

  • Deputy resigns

    Deputy Gordon Miles submitted his resignation to the Spencer County Sheriff’s Department on Wednesday, Sheriff Buddy Stump confirmed Thursday morning.
    “Dear Sheriff Buddy Stump, it is with my deepest regret to inform you that as of today I am resigning from the Spencer County Sheriff’s Department effective immediately,” Miles wrote in his resignation letter, obtained by The Spencer Magnet on Thursday afternoon through an open records request. “It was an honor to serve under you and to work with a great group of people.”

  • Fugitive arrested in Spencer County

    A Waddy woman wanted by the Kentucky State Police for several offenses was arrested Wednesday in Spencer County.

  • Deputy resigns following suspension

    Deputy Gordon Miles submitted his resignation to the Spencer County Sheriff's Department on Wednesday, Sheriff Buddy Stump confirmed Thursday morning.

    "Dear Sheriff Buddy Stump," Miles wrote in his resignation letter, obtained by The Spencer Magnet on Thursday afternoon through an open records request. "It is with my deepest regret to inform you that as of today I am resigning from the Spencer County Sheriff's Department effective immediately. It was an honor to serve under you and to work with a great group of people."

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  • District faced with new testing system

    Spencer County students are just a week into the new school year, but the Spencer County Board of Education and local teachers are already thinking  toward the end of the year and how to prepare students for a new state accountability testing system.

  • Main Street reorganizes

    Taylorsville’s Main Street Committee is moving forward with a reorganized structure and new leadership.
    The reorganization and leadership, recommended by the committee itself, were approved during the Aug. 2 Taylorsville City Commission meeting.
    The committee – which was previously made up of leaders from different areas, i.e., tourism, schools, etc. – will have the same number of voting members (12), but those voting members have new titles and responsibilities.