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Local News

  • Fairfield post office fate still unknown

    The Spencer Magnet reported in mid-March that the United States Postal Service hosted a community meeting to discuss the possible closure of the Fairfield post office.
    As of Friday, no decision had been made on that office’s fate, said David Walton, a spokesperson for USPS.
    However, Walton said to expect a decision by the end of this month.

  • Samples lead to questions on water quality

    One local family’s concern about the quality of the drinking water running through Taylorsville City Water Works pipes near and on Ochs Lane has brought to light some issues with city water in that area.

  • Mount Eden post office faces closure

    The United State Postal Service is considering closing its Mount Eden office, but Mount Eden residents are doing everything they can to make sure that doesn’t happen.

  • Racing to graduation

    When asked about the legacy Spencer County High School’s Class of 2011 will leave behind, class president Arden Gregory said her class will be remembered for its spirit, friendliness and academic competitiveness.

  • Local student wins national essay contest

    Jacob Summerhill, a fifth-grader at Taylorsville Elementary School, got a visit Thursday from the daughter of one of Major League Baseball’s greatest players.

  • Judge to pull his support of EDA

    In an announcement made to a less-than-likely audience, Spencer County Judge-Executive Bill Karrer said last Wednesday that he will not support the county allocating $30,000 in the next fiscal year to help keep the Taylorsville-Spencer County Economic Development Authority afloat.

  • Storm wreaks havoc in Mount Eden

    Erica Barnes woke up around 4:30 Monday morning to a feeling and a sound unlike any she had ever experienced.
    “You could feel the pressure on the house – like something just sat down on it,” Barnes said of a storm that ripped through Mount Eden. “It literally sounded like a train.”

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  • School board approves next year’s staffing plan

    Fluctuating student populations at three of the district’s five schools will cause two certified staff positions to be eliminated and one certified staff position to be created for the 2011-2012 school year.

  • Nixle gets nixed

    The service that provided Taylorsville residents with text message and email alerts of emergency situations has been at least temporarily discontinued.
    The web-based service, called Nixle, had been provided free of charge to the Taylorsville Police Department.
    However, because it has been so successful, Chief Toby Lewis told city commissioners at last week’s meeting that the company that provides it has decided to start charging a yearly fee.