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  • Confusion among extension board while setting tax rate actually equals lower rate for citizens

    Confusion apparently worked in favor of Spencer County taxpayers last week.
    A misunderstanding among the Spencer County Cooperative Extension District Board members caused a higher tax rate to be published in last week’s Spencer Magnet than what was actually levied.

  • STALEMATE: Court can’t decide on option for EMS building

    The Spencer County Fiscal Court made no progress Monday night in deciding how to move forward in terms of a new facility for Spencer County EMS.
    The court again was split on a motion to award the contract for building a new EMS facility to Eagle Construction and the Kehne Company, and a motion to enter into negotiations with the Extension Board to purchase the Extension building failed by a 2-4 vote — but not without an incident that ended with County Attorney Ruth Hollan refusing to sit at the head table with Magistrate Jerry Davis.

  • ONLINE ONLY: Coxs Creek woman stat flighted after motorcycle crash

    Two Coxs Creek residents were transported to University of Louisville Hospital on Sunday following a motorcycle accident on Ky. 44.
    Charles E. McMahan, 55, of the 11300 block of Louisville Road, was driving the motorcycle and was transported from the scene via Spencer County EMS.
    Victoria S. McMahan, 40, of the 11300 block of Louisville Road, was his passenger and was airlifted.
    Taylorsville Police Chief Toby Lewis said he was told that at the scene Victoria McMahan couldn't move her extremities, and a witness also said she had an open wound on her head.

  • Boy Scouts pull 135 tires from Salt River over weekend

    Ten Louisville Boy Scouts, their troop leaders and two concerned Spencer County property owners combined their resources and skills to make the Salt River a cleaner place over the weekend.

  • RESTORING TAYLORSVILLE: Officials want to see Main Street move forward and hope that private businesses will occupy vacancies

    Editor’s note: This story is the third in a three-part series. First, The Spencer Magnet looked at buildings that have been dubbed “unsafe structures” in the City of Taylorsville. Last week’s story explained the city’s unsafe structure ordinance, including how it has been applied lately, and today, we’ll present some of the plans in motion and visions for restoring Taylorsville.

  • Fourth-class city resolution gets tabled; Commissioner asks mayor if he’s ‘playing politics’

    One of the last items on last Tuesday’s agenda for the Taylorsville City Commission was a familiar one — a resolution to support Taylorsville being reclassified as a fourth-class city.
    “Hallelujah,” Mayor Don Pay said when he came to the topic on the agenda. “I’m glad to see this. I’m glad Commissioner [Nathan] Nation wanted to put this on the agenda.”

  • Horse show to benefit local boy with cancer

    Friends and family are pulling together to offer financial and moral support for the family of 6-year-old Blake Hundley, who was diagnosed recently with cancer.

  • District judge recuses herself in Klotz case

    Spencer County District Court Judge Linda Armstrong recused herself from hearing the case of Deborah Klotz, and now a special judge will be assigned to the case.
    Klotz, 53, of Taylorsville, who is known in and around Spencer County for attempting to have Family Court Judge John David Myles arrested in open court, faces a felony charge of intimidating a participant in the legal process.

  • More than 500 say no to privatizing Spencer County EMS

    Last Wednesday’s Spencer County Fiscal Court meeting was packed with nearly standing room only.
    The crowd appeared to be interested in what the court would say, if anything, about possibly privatizing the county EMS service because after that issue was addressed, the crowd thinned out.
    As far as the court was concerned, little was reported on that issue, but several citizens in attendance spoke their opinions to the court.

  • Polling places to remain the same as May primary

    Spencer County voters who cast ballots at the Little Mount, Little Union, Ashes Creek and Taylorsville fire houses in the May primary election will vote there again this fall.
    The Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Protection Board of Trustees agreed to make its fire houses available to the Spencer County Board of Elections at its meeting Monday morning.
    “If they don’t use the fire stations, it will be a big problem to the voters,” Trustee G.W. Washburn said during Monday’s meeting.
    Trustee Bill Greenwell agreed.