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  • Flash flooding closes roads, strands one motorist

    Flood waters closed roads and left one motorist stranded after a thunderstorm Monday evening.

    Spencer County Sheriff’s Deputy Christopher Martin helped a man get out of his truck as water swept across KY 44/Mt. Washington Road near River Heights subdivision. Martin said the man was attempting to drive through the flooded roadway when his engine stalled.

    Martin said even as the rain and flood were subsiding, water still hit just below his knees as he escorted the man to safety.

  • Deputies respond to burglary in progress

    Spencer County Sheriff’s deputies were called to a burglary in progress at a Mt. Washington Road home Thursday afternoon that ended in a foot chase.

    Christopher Ferguson, 24, of New Albany, Ind., was seen by police leaving the rear of a home in the 6000 block of Mt. Washington Road. Deputy Kyle Bennett said that the back door had been pried open and broken glass lay on the ground.

  • Clashing over sewer boundaries

    The plans have been drawn up for three years, but efforts to extend Taylorsville Water Department’s sewer service area finally came to a critical point when the county denied their support at Monday’s fiscal court meeting.

    City water department representatives approached fiscal court this week asking for a letter of support at the request of Kentucky’s Division of Water.  The proposed 201 boundary line would have extended the water department’s service area northward on KY 55 toward Elk Creek Road and along Hardesty Ridge back to KY 44.

  • Springfield man struck by lightning dies

    Brian Larsh, 44, of Springfiled, was struck by lightning last Wednesday while waiting for a ride home from his job at Shelby Industries on McDaniels Drive.

    He died Friday at Jewish Hospital in Louisville after his family made the difficult decision to have him removed from life support, said Wayne Allen, vice president of Shelby Industries.

    “He had too much internal damage from the lightning and his organs hadstarted to fail,” Allen said.

    Larsh was initially taken to Jewish Hospital Shelbyville, but was moved to Louisville later that day.

  • Helping the Henry family

    While the Henry family has been taking time off from work to stay by their critically-injured son in the hospital, neighbors have been hard at work thinking of ways to help.

    Just days after 15-year-old Nicholas Henry collided with an SUV while riding his dirt bike, fellow residents along Whitetail Drive set up an account at Citizens Union Bank to help his family with what they see as an inevitable financial strain.

  • Grand jury indictments

    Rape, incest and sexual abuse lead off a long list of indictments placed on various individuals earlier this month by Spencer County’s grand jury.

    • James Hahn, of 307 Washington Street, Apt. 3, in Taylorsville was indicted on one felony count of rape and one felony count of incest for offenses that allegedly occurred between June 1999 and June 2002. Hahn is accused of raping a child less than 12 years old and engaging in incest with a family member less than 18 years old.

  • Promote your business at cycling event

    Greater Louisville Sports Commission will be sponsoring the Master’s Cycle Time Trial to be held in Spencer County on Wednesday, July 1.  These folks are looking to hand out a welcome packet filled with information and promotional items from businesses in Spencer County.

     The Spencer County-Taylorsville Chamber of Commerce will be working together with the Economic Development Authority, Spencer County Business Association and Taylorsville/Spencer County Tourism Commission in putting the packets together for the cyclists.

  • Ribbon cutting: 47th Avenue

    ROBIN BASS/The Spencer Magnet

  • Drop out rates on the rise in Spencer County

    More Spencer County high students dropped out of school in 2008 than the previous year. Recently released non-academic data also reveals that fewer students graduated and fewer are moving on to a successful adult life when compared to 2007 figures.

  • Teen critically injured after collision with SUV

    Nicholas Henry, 15, remained listed in critical condition at University of Louisville Hospital Tuesday afternoon following a dirt bike accident that occurred near his home in Little Mount.

    Emergency services were called to the home of Bruce Henry, located at 440 Whitetail Drive, Sunday at 6:30 p.m. in response to a teenager that had been hit by a sports utility vehicle while riding his motorbike. The caller to 9-1-1 told Spencer County Dispatch that the teen was not breathing.