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  • PHOTO: Hail the king and queen

    Submitted to The Spencer Magnet

    Spencer County royalty – Congratulations to the reigning king and queen of the Spencer County High School prom. Seniors Joshua Ballinger and Breanna Ries proudly donned their crowns and posed for a photo together.

    Photo by Belinda Sheeley

  • Rumpke plans for acquisition of Republic Services in Ohio

    Regionally located (Louisville) Rumpke Consolidated Companies, Inc. entered into an agreement to purchase certain waste collection, hauling and disposal assets from Republic Services, Inc. in Mansfield and the Cleveland area.

  • City hopes to triple street fund

    Taylorsville City Commissioners are putting tax dollars to work and to prove it, they have decided to spend nearly three times more on street projects during the next fiscal year.

  • Magistrates question EDA

    “This is not an inquisition. You are not in court,” said Judge Executive David Jenkins.

    He was addressing members of the Spencer County Economic Development Authority (EDA) that had been invited by the court to attend last Wednesday’s meeting. A few of the magistrates had requested to ask the EDA some questions about their funding and business structure.

    As the meeting progressed, the three EDA members that attended indicated that they did feel somewhat on trial.

  • Trails group awarded $25,000

    TREK was recently awarded a $25,000 grant to improve Spencer County trails as part of a larger $1.3 million package to develop recreational trails statewide.

    The announcement was made during a ceremony at the Salato Wildlife Education Center in Frankfort in conjunction with National Travel and Tourism week earlier this month.

    “Tourism is an important industry in Kentucky and this is great news for our adventure efforts to make adventure tourism and economic development tool across the state,” said Governor Steve Beshear.

  • New addition at Boatworks

    It was a year in the making, but Boatworks Pro Shop finally celebrated their newly-finished addition just in time for the boating season.

    “I think we’ve got one of the best boat shops in the state,” said Greg Loeser, who owns the Spencer County boat retail store with his wife, Patty and business partner Steve Tichenor. Since the in-board motor boat store opened 10 years ago just outside Taylorsville, boating enthusiasts have been traveling from as far away as Michigan and Mississippi to purchase high-end watercraft.

  • Taylorsville bids goodbye to a true public servant

    Taylorsville mourns the passing of one of her true public servants with the death of 85-year-old J.C. Smith. He died Monday at home in the city he served.

  • Minor injuries to homeowner, horse at Monday fire

    ROBIN BASS/The Spencer Magnet

    Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Department responded to an early morning fire Monday in the 1000 block of Highway to Heaven. The homeowner, who refused to give her name, stated that she was awakened by the light from the fire. After calling 9-1-1, she went out to move several horses that were corralled in the paddock near the barn. In the excitement, she suffered a minor injury to her hand and one of her horses injured his leg when he ran into a fence.  No information was available on how the fire started.

  • PUBLIC RECORD: District Court

    District Court

    The Honorable Linda Armstrong presided over the following cases in District Court on March 13, 2009.

    Traffic:

    Natasha A. Aubrey. Charge #1, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs, 08 with aggravator, first offense. Pled guilty. Sentenced to 4 days, credit for time served, 30-day suspension of operator’s license, enroll in ADEP, $728 fine and court costs.

  • PHOTO: Training inside the box

    Submitted to The Spencer Magnet

    Mt. Eden firefighter Tim Herndon works his way through a wooden maze during a training session Monday night. The scenario was designed to help firefighters deal with becoming entangled in a tightly-confined area. Photo by Morgan Bass.