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  • ELECTION 2010: Travelstead, Fulkerson file

    Last week, two more political newcomers filed their intentions to run for public offices in 2010.

    Richard Travelstead will be running as a Republican for the Taylorsville magisterial seat and Laura Nation Fulkerson has chosen to run for county clerk on the Democratic ticket.

  • Silver Dollar Cafe is open for business

    ROBIN BASS/The Spencer Magnet

    Silver Dollar Cafe, located in the heart of Mt. Eden, is a family-owned and operated restaurant. They feature daily specials Monday through Friday and are open seven days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

    Several people joined owner Jim Henson and his wife, Linda, recently in celebrating their opening with a ribbon cutting.

  • Recourse to a dead end

    Hardin Court property owners are looking for alternatives to a plan that will make their narrow street a dead end when construction begins on a new Salt River bridge.

    Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s Department of Highways has proposed closing the one-lane street and installing a retaining wall so that the new bridge can be realigned with Jefferson Street. 

  • PUBLIC RECORD: District Court

    District court

    The Honorable Judge Donna Dutton presided over the following cases in District Court on September 29, 2009.

    Civil:

    Winterwood Inc. v Cynthia Hill. Eviction notice. Judgment for Winterwood.

    Richard L. Yates v Chris Neater. Judgment for Richard L. Yates.

    Winterwood Inc. v Brandi Stiles. Eviction notice. Judgment for Winterwood.

    Small Claims:

    Country Day Apartments v Betty Chesser. Judgment for Country Day Apartments.

     

  • Tourism slogan contest

    Taylorsville Spencer County Tourism is searching for a slogan or tag line that best describes what we have to offer tourist. They need a slogan that is creative and memorable, something that “sticks” out in everyone’s mind.  For example, the Dairy Farmers created “Got Milk” and almost everyone knows that and remembers it.

  • Hillview students face drug charges

    Two juveniles were arrested at Hillview Academy last Wednesday after police reportedly discovered they smoked marijuana prior to coming to school.

    The juveniles, whose names were withheld because of their ages, were both charged with public intoxication, said Taylorsville Police Chief Toby Lewis.

    The 16-year-old was also charged with possession of a prescription drug not in its proper container.

    The 13-year-old was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.

    Both students were later released to their parents.

     

  • PUBLIC RECORDS: Property transfers

    Property transfers

    The following property transfers were recorded in the Spencer County Clerk’s office during the month of August 2009.

    Robert M. and Janice S. McLain, Fisherville to J. Norman and Angela K. Weaver, Fisherville. 320 Benjamin Blvd. $280,000.

    Toni S. Gordon, New Concord and Timothy K. Howell, LaGrange to Mark S. and Mindy M. Dowell, Taylorsville. Lot 67 Hillsborough Estates. $208,000.

  • City questions use of water towers for antennas

    Spencer County Fiscal Court is prepared to receive $86,000 from the state to improve emergency communications between police, fire and EMS. Now, the question on Taylorsville City Commissioners’ minds is where the county expects to install all that equipment.

    Judge Executive David Jenkins said Monday that while all the details have yet to be worked out, “theoretically, we want to use water towers.”

  • PHOTO: Fire destroys barn

    Taylorsville-Spencer County Firefighters responded to a barn fire Saturday night owned by Ben Tinsley at 2200 Yoder Tipton. The fire is under investigation by the Kentucky State Police.

    Photo provided by TSCFD

  • Cattlemen address issues facing industry

    The Kentucky Cattlemen’s Association local branch held its annual meeting Monday night at the Spencer County Agriculture Extension office.

    Attendees from Spencer, Bullitt and Jefferson counties enjoyed a steak dinner and entertainment by stand-up comedian and “Cattle Baroness” Pam Dickman of Henry County before getting down to the business of the beef industry.

    Presentations were made by UK Extension Agent Kenny Burdine and the Kentucky Farm Bureau’s Danny Wilkinson.