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Local News

  • Passage of redistricting bill unlikely in 2013 session

    A bill that would piece Spencer County back together into one representative district passed in the state House of Representatives earlier this month, but doesn’t appear to be moving any further during the current legislative session.

  • Fiscal Court votes in favor of obtaining architectural design; approves ambulance remount

    The Spencer County Fiscal Court unanimously approved recommendations of both the building committee and equipment committee at its meeting Monday night, giving the OK for an architectural plan of the EMS building remodel and to spend upward of $83,000 for an ambulance remount.
    The Fiscal Court’s building committee met March 11 to discuss bids submitted to remodel a portion of the former Extension Service building, which is on its way to becoming the new EMS headquarters.

  • Board of Adjustments grants permit to bring Taylorsville Machining downtown

    The Taylorsville-Spencer County Board of Adjustments voted unanimously on Thursday to grant a conditional use permit that would bring an existing Spencer County business downtown.
    Taylorsville Machining, currently located next to Daugherty’s Body Shop on Taylorsville Road, is now expected to move to Main Cross.
    Taylorsville machining is owned and operated by Bruce Deigl.
    Steve Goodlett, who currently owns the Main Cross building, applied for the conditional use permit on Deigl’s behalf.

  • AG rules on two Spencer open records complaints

    Two open records decisions have been issued from the Attorney General’s office thus far in 2013 regarding complaints filed in Spencer County — the most recent says Judge-Executive Bill Karrer violated the Open Records Act, and another released in January says the Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Protection District did not.

  • Former teacher enters Alford plea

    The former Spencer County Middle School teacher and coach accused of breaking into the home of his ex-girlfriend and holding her against her will entered an Alford plea to the misdemeanor charge of unlawful imprisonment in Spencer District Court on Friday.
    A felony charge of first-degree burglary was dismissed against Todd Andrew Bonds, 36.
    An Alford plea means the accused does not admit guilt, but recognizes enough evidence exists that a jury might find him guilty.

  • Schools celebrate Read Across America Week

    Students at Spencer County and Taylorsville elementary schools celebrated Read Across America week and Dr. Seuss’ birthday last week with multiple events.

  • Law enforcement’s reaction to gun at high school questioned

    After receiving questions as to why the Taylorsville Police Department didn’t do more or didn’t carry the case that led to the arrest of two teenagers for having a gun on school property on Feb. 26, Police Chief Toby Lewis addressed the issue publicly at last Tuesday’s City Commission meeting.
    “To clarify that we did not do our part, I think we very much did our part,” Lewis told the commission.

  • City police, fire department decline to sign agreement with sheriff’s department, EMS

    Four agencies have agreed to and signed the memorandum of understanding from the Spencer County Sheriff’s Department and Spencer County EMS regarding the use of their radio frequencies, but the Taylorsville Police Department and the Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Department are not on that list.
    Thus far, Mount Eden Fire and Rescue, Northeast Nelson Fire Department, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Mount Washington Police Department have returned signed copies of the MOU, Spencer County Sheriff Donald “Buddy” Stump said Thursday.

  • After four-year battle, Taylorsville finally fourth class

    After discussion and votes on multiple resolutions over the past four years, Taylorsville will officially become a fourth-class city in a matter of four months.
    The Kentucky General Assembly approved a bill, cosponsored by Reps. Brad Montell and Kim King on Taylorsville’s part, according to a memo from Mayor Don Pay to the city commissioners. The commission unanimously approved a resolution supporting the move in January.
    Pay provided The Spencer Magnet a copy of the memo to commissioners, which reads:

  • School board, city move closer to strike a deal for school resource officer

    Spencer County Public Schools and the city of Taylorsville could soon reach a partnership to place a school resource officer on a rotating schedule within the district’s schools.
    Both the board of education and the city commission have been in discussions since December about the possibility and it appears the agreement might come in the form of two part-time Taylorsville Police Department officers fulfilling the 172-school-day commitment desired by the board.