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  • Man's decision to burn unwanted mobile home could lead to fines

    The Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Department responded to a report of a fire on Murray Road on Saturday, but they didn’t find an ordinary fire.
    This fire had been set intentionally, yet not maliciously, but still illegally.
    The owner of a mobile home located at 1304 Murray Road decided to dispose of the residence by attempting to burn it as a controlled burn.

  • Man arrested for sex abuse to be arraigned Thursday

     

  • Spencer County Octoberfest 2012: SUPER HEROES

    It’s a bird, it’s a plane — no, it’s the Spencer County 2012 Octoberfest flying into town this Friday and Saturday with a super hero theme that is sure to please children and adults alike.
    The annual family festival will kick off Friday evening with pageants including a baby and tiny tots show, followed by the Little Mister and Miss, Pre-teen, Junior Miss and Miss Spencer County Octoberfest pageants. The pageant winners are expected to ride in the Octoberfest parade Saturday morning.

  • School board reverses vote, prom can be held off campus

    Spencer County High School students will have the option to hold prom off campus this spring, as the Spencer County Board of Education has reversed its initial vote requiring that the event be held on campus.

  • Candidate forum, meet-and-greet set for Oct. 25

    The Spencer Magnet and Taylorsville-Spencer County Chamber of Commerce are co-hosting a forum for City Commission candidates on Oct. 25 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Chamber building.
    All six commissioner candidates are confirmed to attend.

  • What's Happening -- Week of Oct. 3

    Martin selected for Europe trip; account set up for community donations
    Javen Martin, a Spencer County Middle School student, was recently selected by his teachers as an ambassador with the People to People Program. Through the program, Javen will have a chance to explore the heart of Europe.
    A donation account, the Javen Martin Ambassador Account, has been set up at The Peoples Bank in Taylorsville for community members to help fund Javen’s trip.

  • Extension board moves to negotiate building sale

    During Thursday’s meeting of the Spencer County Cooperative Extension District Board, board members voted unanimously to give member Glen Goebel the authority to negotiate some type of agreement between the Board and the Spencer County Fiscal Court.
    Goebel informed fellow board members who were in attendance — Chair Sandi Deutsch, Shirley Thomas and Davis Lee Downs — that he had already been in discussions with Judge-Executive Bill Karrer.

  • Louisville man crashes vehicle in Spencer County and is charged with DUI

    A Louisville man was arrested and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol after crashing his vehicle on Louisville Road last week.
    Donald Buchanan, 53, of Iroquois Gardens Drive in Louisville, crashed his blue 2000 Ford SE on Louisville Road, also known as U.S. 31E, at 11:40 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 23.
    “Unit one hit two guard rails at a high rate of speed before coming to a stop,” according to the collision report filed by Spencer County Deputy Darren McClease.

  • Lights, camera, action: Progressive Dinner brings HOLLYWOOD to downtown Taylorsville

    This year’s Progressive Dinner brought the glitz and glamour of Hollywood to Main Street. Attendees enjoyed six courses from appetizers to desserts Saturday evening. Organized by Jan Kehne of the Main Street Committee, the event benefits the committee.

  • Library board, conservation district levy tax rates

    Often the local government boards that bring in the most tax revenue are those that get the most attention around tax time, but there are several special taxing districts in Spencer County that may not be familiar to the taxpayers.
    Three of those districts include the Spencer County Public Library Board, the Spencer County Conservation District and the Plum Creek Watershed Conservancy District — which is assisted by the conservation district.