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    As 2014 begins, The Spencer Magnet staff reflects on the year that was 2013. Here you will find our top 10 stories of the year, in no particular order. These are stories of significance that created a buzz in and around the county from January to December.

    Brock, Glasscock among lives lost in 2013
    2013 took the lives of many notable Spencer Countians — too many to have an all-inclusive list — but the following citizens left their mark on the county in a big way.

  • Another injury accident at Normandy and 55

    A Taylorsville woman was injured in a two-vehicle accident Sunday morning at the intersection of Normandy and Taylorsville roads.
    Autumn J. Leber, 23, of Briscoe Lane, was driving a 2002 Volkswagen Cabriolet north on Taylorsville Road, according to a collision report filed by Spencer County Sheriff’s Deputy Rob Thomas.
    Philip L. Fox, 74, of Van Dyke Mill Road, was sitting at the stop sign at the intersection in his 2013 Chevrolet Silverado.
    Fox pulled out in front of Leber, the report says.

  • $44,000 spent, but drainage study still incomplete

    An active contract still exists between the city, county and a Frankfort engineering firm to perform the certification of the levee surrounding Taylorsville, even though the city has been told the funding for which it has applied cannot be used for those purposes.
    Taylorsville Mayor Don Pay and former Spencer County Judge-Executive David Jenkins signed a contract in 2010 with DLZ, an engineering firm based in Frankfort, to complete a drainage study on Houston Court and for levee certification.

  • PHOTO: None injured in wreck on Ky. 44

    Taylorsville Police officers keep an eye on traffic while attending to this one-vehicle accident on Friday afternoon.

  • Couple threatens killing spree over custody of grandchildren

    Two Bloomfield grandparents were arrested last week after a family member told the sheriff’s department they threatened to go “on a killing spree” if they lost custody of their grandchildren.


    A 15-year-old Fisherville teen who had been missing for more than two weeks has been found and is safe, his father confirmed Sunday evening.

  • Shelby couple charged with extorting local off-duty police officer

    Two Shelbyville residents are facing multiple charges including allegedly extorting money from a man with Taylorsville ties.

  • A home for Christmas

    A year from now, two Taylorsville families will celebrate in their very own homes for Christmas for the first time. This year, they’re celebrating the fact that they’re about to start building those homes.

  • Plea agreement offered to two men charged in huge pot bust

    A plea agreement has been extended to two men charged in a 900-pound marijuana bust last month, their attorneys said in Spencer Circuit Court on Thursday.
    Hector Montes Serrano, 25, and Gabael Jimenez-Suarez, 22 — both not legal U.S. residents — were arrested following a multi-agency drug bust that uncovered $11,000 of cash and 900 pounds of processed marijuana at a rental property in the 600 block of Hickman Lane in the Highgrove area.

  • Citizen asks board of education to buy business park land, building for bus garage

    A private citizen and well-known Taylorsville businessman is hoping to convince the Spencer County Board of Education that his Taylorsville Business Park property is the perfect spot for a new bus garage and compound.