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  • 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.

  • Fisherman discovers remains of missing Taylorsville Lake boater

    The remains of Anthony “Tony” Reynolds, 36, were discovered early Saturday morning by a fisherman in the area where authorities began their search for the missing boater, said Officer Doug Detherage, lead  investigator for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife.

  • SCMS student dies in wreck

    Thirteen-year-old James Douglas Mitchell, of Waterford, died Saturday afternoon in Nelson County after being ejected from a vehicle in which he was a passenger.

    Mitchell would have been an eighth grader at Spencer County Middle School this fall. Principal Ed Downs described Mitchell as a happy-go-lucky child that was well liked by his classmates.

    “You couldn’t help but like him,” said Downs.

  • KFB Certified Farm Markets

    Spencer County is home to two of the 92 markets across the state that are members of the 2009 Kentucky Farm Bureau Certified Roadside Farm Market Program. The Spencer County Certified Roadside Market members are: Cheek’s Produce and Deutsch Farm.

  • Honor Flight: Spencer County veteran saluted for WWII service

    In the basement of Vincent Heuser’s home in western Spencer County are scrapbooks, files, photos and other records that detail his three plus years of service in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

    But the thing a visitor’s eyes turn to first is a large painting of a sea battle that shows ships ablaze, Japanese planes diving toward U.S. vessels and serves as a vivid reminder of the sacrifices made over 60 years ago in a war that defined an entire generation.

  • New SCHS principal named

    Jocelyn Lyons, a former Spencer County Middle School administrator, has been selected as the new high school principal.

    “We are so pleased to welcome her back to the community,” said Assistant Superintendent Norma Thurman. “I think she’s a very good choice.”