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  • Cyclist killed on KY248

    A Taylorsville man was killed Thursday morning when he was struck while riding his bicycle on KY248/Briar Ridge Rd.

    Paul Pelgram, 40, was riding a blue mountain bike traveling west on KY248 when he was struck by a motorist. Pelgram, an eight-year veteran with the Louisville Metro Police Department, was pronounced dead by the Jefferson County Coroner after arriving at University of Louisville Hospital by helicopter. The accident occurred shortly before 9:30 a.m. Sept. 30 just east of Taylorsville opposite Captain's Cove Boat Storage.

  • Beware of roadside backpacks

    Spencer County Sheriff Steve Coulter is warning residents that backpacks found along the side of the road could explode or give off toxic fumes.

    Coulter said that methamphetamine manufacturers and users have begun storing ingredients to make the illegal substance in backpacks and stashing them to evade the law. The sheriff said that sometimes a group of users each contribute some of the ingredients and then hide the backpack at the side of the road until the next person picks up the bag in a relay fashion.

  • Murder suspect sought

    FRANKFORT -- Police have now identified a man they believe is connected to the murder of 40-year-old Mount Eden resident Obie Murphy.

    An arrest warrant has been issued for Frank Robert Witkowski, 44, of Detroit on charges of complicity to commit murder. According to a Frankfort police media release, Witkowski allegedly assisted the individual who caused Murphy’s death, but no motives or other possible suspects have been identified.

  • $1M in marijuana found

    One million thirty-six thousand. That is what law enforcement officers are estimating as the potential street value of more than 500 marijuana plants that were eradicated last Wednesday night. Police are basing the dollar amount on a statistic that one illegal plant has the earning potential of $2,000.

    Sheriff Steve Coulter said the quantity was equally substantial for Spencer County.

    “It’s been several years since we found a patch this big,” said Coulter, adding that typically local law enforcement work cases involving a dozen or so plants.

  • UK engineer studying tobacco curing structures

    In a volatile tobacco market, producers are looking for ways to cut operating costs. A University of Kentucky agricultural engineer is working on a new concept for curing tobacco that may save producers money.

    Since the 2009 growing season, John Wilhoit, UK College of Agriculture associate extension professor, has worked with two Central Kentucky producers to test the curing capabilities of outdoor structures called pallet racks for burley tobacco.

  • 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.