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  • Martin among KSP's largest class

    FRANKFORT - The Kentucky State Police Academy presented diplomas to 63 new troopers at ceremonies held Friday in Frankfort. Their addition to the force brings KSP’s strength to a total of 917 troopers.

    Christopher Martin, of Taylorsville, was among the troopers receiving diplomas.  Martin is a former Spencer County Sheriff’s deputy.

    The new troopers started a 23-week training cycle on April 11, in a class that consisted of 90 cadets.

  • Funbrellas to provide much-needed shade at parks

    Twenty-foot tall umbrellas will soon be popping up at county parks thanks to the health department, said Spencer County Judge Executive David Jenkins.

    Known as Funbrellas, the structures will each provide a five-foot circle of shade. Two are planned for Waterford Park, while three more will be installed at Ray Jewell Park.

    “It’s great that we can partner with other agencies in the community to get what we need,” said Jenkins. “I think they will be enjoyed a lot by people.”

  • Fisherville man appointed by governor

    Gov. Beshear has appointed Danny Y. Tsai to the Hemophilia Advisory Committee to serve for a term expiring Nov. 30, 2012.

     

    Tsai, of Fisherville, is a pharmacist with Humana.  He represents the Kentucky Pharmacists Association.  The appointment replaces Zahra Farhoudi, whose term has expired.

  • Spencer County College? It is for some

    Spencer County High School senior Erico Smith spends part of his day at Jefferson Community and Technical College’s Shelby County campus taking introductory college courses and the other part at the high school.

    Is Smith a college student or a high school student?

    Technically he is both. He’s hoping that completing some college courses now will make him better prepared after graduation when he plans to pursue a nursing degree.

  • PUBLIC RECORD: District Court

    Editor's note: The following public records have been continued from the August 9, 2010, edition of the Spencer Magnet.

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Hon. Linda Armstrong in Spencer County District Court August 27, 2010.

    Misdemeanor:

    James A. Carney, failure to wear seat belts; possession of marijuana; and use/possess drug paraphernalia, first offense. $228 court cost and fines; and marijuana education class.

  • PUBLIC RECORDS: Grand jury indictments

    Bradley Mills, of 110 McGee Avenue in Bardstown, was indicted by a Spencer County Grand Jury Sept. 9 on one felony count of theft by failure to make required disposition of property over $500.

    On or about Oct. 1, 2009, Mills allegedly obtained property valued at $500 or more from Harold Whitworth, upon agreement or subject to a known legal obligation to make payment or disposition. Mills allegedly intentionally dealt with the property as his own and failed to make the required payment or disposition.

  • Paul to speak Saturday

    Some big names in Kentucky politics are planning to make a stop in Taylorsville this weekend.

    U.S. Senate candidate Rand Paul will be attending the Spencer County Republican Party Family Picnic and Barbecue this Saturday, said Lynn Hesselbrock, party chair.

    Paul, who is facing democratic challenger Attorney General Jack Conway this fall, is scheduled to speak sometime between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m.

  • Mount Eden man killed

    FRANKFORT-- A Mount Eden man is dead after suffering gunshot wounds near a Frankfort apartment complex Monday afternoon.

    Frankfort police are investigating a series of events including the alleged shooting death of Mount Eden resident Obie Murphy, 40, who was transported by EMS to University of Kentucky Medical Center and pronounced dead on arrival.

  • Mayoral debate Thursday

    The general election is seven weeks away. Do you know who you will select as mayor of Taylorsville?

    In an effort to help citizens make that decision, the Spencer County-Taylorsville Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with the Spencer Magnet, is hosting a mayoral debate tomorrow evening. Doors will open at the Chamber building at 5:30 p.m. with the event beginning at 6 p.m.

  • Cornhole King

    At 12 years old, it’s pretty impressive to be named world champion of almost anything and Spencer County’s own 12-year-old Derrick King can say that he is a world champion in the wildly popular game of Cornhole.

    Cornhole is a lawn game in which partners take turns tossing corn-filled bags at raised platforms with a hole in the end. Although rules differ from competition to competition, teams generally play to 21. A bag on the board is worth one point where a bag in the hole is worth three.