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  • Three Democrats file for magistrate

    Three more local Democrats added their names to a growing list of candidates in Spencer County’s primary election.

    Little Mount/Mt. Eden Magistrate David Goodlett (D) will be seeking re-election. He is currently serving his fifth term in office.

    “My constituents have stayed after me,” said Goodlett, 63. “There always seems to be a lot more we can do.”

  • Trailer fire on West River Rd.

    ROBIN BASS/The Spencer Magnet

    Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Department responded to an unoccupied trailer fire in the 3000 block of West River Rd. Thursday. Fire Chief Nathan Nation said the blaze started because of an electrical short. The home was in the process of being remodeled. No injuries were reported.

  • District's site search continues

    In a special-called meeting December 10, the Spencer County Board of Education voted to re-advertise for a location for the future elementary school and discussed student achievement with principals and Site Based Decision Making representatives.

    The re-advertisement would drop 5-miles from the city center criteria for the property. Board member Scott Travis said he took a recent ride around and outside of Taylorsville.

  • Montell supports fourth class move

    Representative Brad Montell (R) pre-filed a bill last Monday that, if passed by the 2010 General Assembly, would change Taylorsville’s status from a fifth class to a fourth class city. The reclassification would allow the city commission to adopt ordinances to regulate and tax alcohol sales within the city limits.

    Montell said earlier this week that he anticipated the bill would pass.

  • Judge denies Revard's request

    Raymond Revard, Jr. will still have to wear a monitoring device around his ankle, but can now attend church and school events with his children, said Circuit Judge Charles Hickman Friday. Revard remains on a home incarceration program after being charged in January for the shooting death of his wife, Lea Revard.

  • PUBLIC RECORD: District Court

    The Honorable Judge Donna Dutton presided over the following cases in District Court on October 2, 2009.

    Traffic:

    Gerald Washburn Jr. (b. 1989) Charge #1, failure to wear seat belts. Guilty. $25 fine. Charge #2, failure to notify address change to department of transportation. Guilty. $20 fine plus $25 contempt of court fine and $148 court costs.

    Jeremy R. Baumgardner (b. 1983). Operating on suspended/revoked operator’s license. Amended to no license in possession. Guilty. $20 fine plus $143 court costs.

  • State gives second phase the go-ahead

    The City of Taylorsville has been approved by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet to move forward with the second phase of the Main Street renovation project. Mayor Don Pay recently received a contract from the state that will allow the city to begin spending a $360,000 transportation enhancement grant awarded October 2008.

    “This is what we were waiting for,” said Pay. “If we had not had to wait on the stimulus decision, we would probably be done by now.”

  • Barkham indicted in teen's death

    Angela Barkham, 38, has been indicted for reckless homicide in the death of Donald C. DeJesus, Jr. during a prom party in May. The Spencer County Grand Jury handed down the indictment Dec. 10.

    Barkham, of 449 Inghram Ln., is facing one to five years in prison if convicted of the class D felony.

  • Subway is a backpack buddy

    The idea of a single child going without food for a day struck Kathy Wheeler as unacceptable. So Wheeler, owner of the Taylorsville Subway, is stepping up her involvement with the Backpack Buddies Program, and hoping to inspire more help around the community.

    “What we want to do is become a drop-off location,” Wheeler said. “I want this to be an ongoing thing.”

  • Teen found dead after prom party

    A nineteen-year-old man was found dead in his vehicle Sunday morning after allegedly attending a prom party in southern Spencer County.

    Police said that Donald “Donnie” C. DeJesus, Jr. had attended a party Saturday night at 449 Inghram Lane. He was discovered sometime after 9:30 a.m. Sunday morning lying in the back seat floorboard of an extended cab truck. Police said that a woman described as the homeowner called 9-1-1 to report that the teen was unresponsive.