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  • Judge sets next court date for former sheriff

    After appearing in circuit court last Wednesday, former sheriff Steve Coulter is scheduled for a pretrial conference on Wednesday, Nov. 9, at 1 p.m.

    Coulter is charged with tampering with public records and second-degree official misconduct.

    Though still a Spencer County case, last week’s disposition hearing took place in Shelby County before Judge Stephen Mershon.

    Judge Charles Hickman, who normally presides over circuit court cases in Spencer County, disqualified himself from the case.

  • Progressive Dinner to feature music, Italian cuisine

    Although questions arose about its future earlier this year, the third-annual Taylorsville Progressive Dinner will once again bring upscale character to downtown on Sept. 24.

    The dinner is a six-course semi-formal meal that showcases local businesses, organizations, music, cuisine and historical Main Street locations. Participants move at their own pace from stop to stop, enjoying appetizers, salad, soup, a main course, a wine and cheese tasting and desserts.

  • 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.