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  • Mayor discusses economic development, rental property in ‘State of the City’ address

    During the State of the City address Thursday afternoon, Taylorsville Mayor Don Pay spoke to Chamber of Commerce members about the city’s wastewater treatment plant, rental property within the city and economic development, even calling out his own commissioners for their lack of support of his efforts to upgrade Taylorsville to a fourth-class city.

  • Men suspected in local theft ring

    Two men arrested in connection with the theft of a plow from a field near Thomas Nelson High School are suspected in a Spencer County scrap metal theft ring.

  • KSP: Man suffers heart attack before accident Saturday

    A Louisville man was found dead following a one-vehicle accident Saturday afternoon after police say he suffered a heart attack and wrecked.
    Michael W. Proctor, 45, was traveling northbound on Ky. 155 about five miles north of Taylorsville when motorists reported he had his flashers on and was weaving on the roadway, said Kentucky State Police Public Affairs Officer Ron Turley.
    Turley said Proctor left the southbound side of the highway and struck a tree around 1:15 p.m. He was driving a 1997 Mercury Mountaineer.

  • Plans for disc golf dead?

    Not even a year ago, the Possum Ridge Disc Golf Club was working to clear a 24-hole disc golf course at Taylorsville Lake State Park. With many volunteers, donated equipment and approval from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, it seemed as if plans to bring the free outdoor recreational activity to Taylorsville Lake State Park were just months from reality.

  • Police Chief: Beware text message scam

    Taylorsville Police Chief Toby Lewis contacted the Spencer Magnet on Monday afternoon to help alert citizens of a text message scam making its way around Taylorsville and Spencer County.

  • March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month

    March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month, an observance created to educate the public about the prevalence of colon cancer and to promote screening and prevention strategies.
    Gov. Steve Beshear on Thursday joined health advocates and survivors of colon cancer at a rally on the steps of the state Capitol to raise awareness of the disease.
    During the rally, Beshear signed a proclamation designating March 2012 Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. In his current budget proposal, the Governor is seeking to fund colon cancer screening for 4,000 uninsured Kentuckians.

  • Hornback’s bill would loosen telecom regs

    If you are one of the ever-dwindling homes with a traditional land telephone line, you may have to start looking for an alternative.
    Senate Bill 135, also referred to as the “AT&T Bill,” is scheduled to come up before the Senate this week and appears to have the needed support.
    Sen. Paul Hornback (R-Shelbyville), the sponsor of the bill, said he has worked closely with the Public Service Commission to make sure its officials agree with the bill and that the residents of the commonwealth will continue to have adequate phone service.

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  • Habitat for Humanity to offer ‘A Brush with Kindness’

    Spencer County homeowners will now have the opportunity for their very own “brush with kindness” thanks to a new program kicking off from Spencer County Habitat for Humanity.
    The program, titled “A Brush with Kindness,” “helps low-income homeowners to maintain their homes, allowing them to reclaim their homes with pride and dignity,” according to literature provided by Habitat for Humanity President Scott Street.
    The local Habitat affiliate wanted to start the program to better use its resources, Scott Street said.

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