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  • The faces of Relay

    Tommy Akins walked around the parking lot of the Spencer County Middle School with a video camera rolling, catching the sights of little children playing, the sounds of music and people laughing, and capturing the mood that surrounded the annual Spencer County Relay for Life.

    For Akins, the event that raises money for cancer awareness and research has special meaning. It took on special meaning ten years ago when his wife Mary was diagnosed with breast cancer, and then again a year later when their daughter received the news that she was afflicted as well.

  • Thursday's brief storm makes mess

    A brief, but powerful thunderstorm rolled through Taylorsville last Thursday flooding streets and snapping tree limbs.

    Spencer County Dispatch said that trees could be found blocking roads in every direction. Like cardinal points on a weather vane, the roads of Yoder Station (north), Little Union (south), Lilly Pike (east) and Little Mount (west) were each reported to have large limbs impeding traffic.

  • PUBLIC RECORD: District Court

    The Honorable Judge Donna Dutton presided over the following cases in District Court on April 28, 2009.

    Civil:

    GP Enterprises LLC v Barbara Didier. Eviction notice. Judgment for GP Enterprises LLC.

    Winterwood Inc v Amanda Howell. Judgment for Winterwood.

    Sterling Built Homes LLC v Stacy Allen Taylor. Judgment for Sterling Built Homes LLC.

    The Honorable Judge Linda Armstrong presided over the following cases in District  Court on May 8, 2009.

    Traffic:

  • Caution: cyclists ahead

    Taylorsville and Spencer County will host a portion of the 2009 USA Cycling Master Road National Championship when hundreds of cyclists plan to use a 7-mile stretch of KY 44-West for the timed-trial part of the event.

    For the second year in a row, amateur cyclists will converge on Louisville for seven days of competition in the road race, individual time trial, and criterium events. Louisville’s Cherokee Park will host the first three days of competition with men’s and women’s road races.

  • Burglary spree spans 6 counties

    A suspect arrested last week in Shelbyville is believed to be responsible for more than 30 burglaries across six counties – including Spencer.

    Robert Eugene Weathers, 40, of Springfield was arrested Wednesday night after allegedly confessing to committing burglary at Big O Tires on U.S. 60 west of Shelbyville. Earlier that morning, police had apprehended Weathers after he was witnessed running from the scene of the crime.

  • RIBBON CUTTING: American Lenders Service Co.

    ROBIN BASS/The Spencer Magnet

  • Barnes joins Magnet as summer intern

    Catherine Barnes is joining the Spencer Magnet as a summer intern for the next five weeks. Barnes is a Bardstown native and a 2005 graduate from Bardstown High School.

    She is a recent graduate of the University of Kentucky, where she majored in journalism and minored in political science. She plans to continue her education in the fall when she will begin attending the University of Louisville Louis D. Brandeis School of Law.

  • Grand jury indictments

    Jason Morgan, of 3449 Love Lane, in Taylorsville was indicted on seven counts that occurred about March 31, 2009; one felony count of manufacturing methamphetamine, three felony counts of trafficking illegal substances, two counts of illegal possession of a controlled substance and one count of illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • Superintendent Adams earns high marks

    Chuck Adams has mastered his role as superintendent. That’s essentially what the Spencer County School Board said when they presented his evaluation Monday night.

  • Relay for Life begins Friday

    There’s probably not a person in Spencer County that has not been affected by cancer. You’ve heard the numbers cited before and there’s no real reason to repeat them because the truth is, everyone reading this has or will know someone who will be inflicted by this terrible disease.

    But rather than brace for the inevitable, many in the community find the best way to address the disease is head-on, and that’s what will be taking place this weekend at the Spencer County Middle School parking lot on KY 44 during the annual Relay for Life.