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  • New business: Taylorsville Machining

    ROBIN BASS/The Spencer Magnet

     Bruce Deigl, owner of Taylorsville Machining, celebrated the opening of his business with a ribbon cutting. Joining in the festivities were: (from left) Annette King, Jim Henry, David Jenkins, Michelle Brown, Bruce Deigl, Janice Deigel, Barbara Morris and Cara Lewis.

    Deigl has 33 years experience in tool and die, mold-making, fixtures, jigs and welding. He specializes in prototypes. Taylorsville Machining is located at 906 Taylorsville Rd. Phone: 502-475-4231.

  • Jury reduces robbery charge

    A Spencer County jury reduced second degree robbery charges for a Mt. Washington man that used a hand-written note to get money from a Country Mart gas station employee last September.

    Curtis A. Blandford, 20, was found guilty of theft by unlawful taking of over $500 Monday in Spencer County Circuit Court.

    The jury recommended that Blandford be sentenced to one and a half years in jail.

    Judge Charles Hickman set Blandford’s sentencing date as May 6.

  • Grand jury indictments

    A Louisville pair was indicted by a Spencer County grand jury Mar. 4 on weapons and theft charges.

    The grand jury delivered a total of six counts against Ned E. Davis, of Louisville, including: tampering with physical evidence, theft by unlawful taking over $300, theft of services under $300, third-degree burglary, carrying a concealed deadly weapon and being a persistent felony offender in the first-degree.

  • County officials eye new ethics ordinance

    County officials will soon unveil a 14-page ethics ordinance that could replace an older, vaguer one.

    The proposed ordinance strengthens and clarifies the county’s existing policies, which were adopted in 1995. It also establishes policies for officials to avoid conflicts of interest.

    “It’s a much more updated ordinance than we’ve had before,” said magistrate David Henry, who helped draft the proposed codes. 

  • Seniors Center facing cutbacks

    Spencer County seniors are appealing to state lawmakers after financial cutbacks have threatened to sever many crucial services.

    Multi-purpose Community Action Agency – which provides a number of benefits to those 60 and older – plans to cut operation hours at its Taylorsville senior center beginning July 1. Deep cuts to the agency’s budget will likely impact transportation to the center, as well as its on-site meal and home delivery programs.

  • GOP sick over health care reform

    Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway said state House Republicans lodged a “political stunt” in their effort to block Congressional health care reform last week.  

    Members of the state’s House Republican Caucus on Thursday urged Conway to join 13 other states in filing a lawsuit against health care reforms, signed into law by President Barack Obama on Mar. 23.

  • CUB CEO steps down

    Citizens Union Bank announced that Billie Wade, its CEO since 1991, will retire from that position and as a member of the bank’s board of directors, effective Friday.

    The bank had been under review by both the state and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation for what bank officials have said was a series of problem loans.

    The announcement was delivered in a terse press release. It is not known if Wade’s decision is related to those examinations.

  • Youth minister gets five years

    Once a minister to youth, Derek Coulter will now spend the next five years as a prison inmate after being sentenced on charges of reckless homicide and wanton endangerment in Nelson County Circuit Court Thursday.

    Coulter’s eventual trip to jail began 10 months ago with a weekend church camping trip with youth from Big Springs Assembly of God, Bloomfield. Driving back from the outing with two boys, 15-year-old Jordan Keeling and 13-year-old James Mitchell, Coulter’s vehicle overturned on Old Bloomfield Road, a wreck that claimed Mitchell’s life.

  • Risen Lord Lutheran asks and receives

    “Wanted: free steeple for a church in Taylorsville, Ky.,” read the small advertisement.

    Pastor Steve Gettinger admitted to his congregation Sunday that when his request was placed in the Reporter – official newspaper to Lutheran churches – he had little faith that it would ever be answered.

    “What‘s the chances that someone had a steeple to give away,” said Gettinger.

  • PUBLIC RECORD: District Court

    District court

    The Honorable Judge Donna Dutton presided over the following cases in District Court on January 8, 2010.

    Traffic

    Stephen M. Johnson (b. 1989) Speeding 15 mph over limit. Traffic school. $143.

    Amanda K. Moore (b. 1977) Speeding 16 mph over limit. Traffic school. $143.

    Kenneth A. Jucoff (b. 1993) Speeding 16 mph over limit. $143 court costs.

    Penny M. Price (b. 1968) Speeding 16 mph over limit. $175.

    Steven Douglas D. Purkey (b. 1963) Speeding 20 mph over limit. Traffic school. $143 court costs.