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  • Search continues for missing boater

    Divers are continuing their search for the body of a Bullitt County man who has been missing since Friday morning at Taylorsville Lake.

    Thirty-six-year-old Anthony W. Reynolds, of Shepherdsville, was last seen around 10 a.m. Friday after apparently losing control of the boat he was driving, said Lt. Shane Carrier of the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife. Carrier said that Reynolds was test driving a client’s boat that he had repaired, when witnesses said the vessel made an abrupt right turn causing Reynolds to be ejected from the port, or left, side.

  • The day our nation stops to remember

    “O beautiful for heroes proved,

    In liberating strife,

    Who more than self their country loved,

    And mercy more than life!”

    - from “America the Beautiful,” published in 1895,

    writen by Katharine Lee Bates,

    composed by Samuel A. Ward

    A service for remembering – that is how Pastor Bill Dunning described the community Memorial Day ceremony at Valley Cemetery Sunday afternoon.

  • PHOTO: Hay baler catches fire

    The Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Department responded to hay baler on fire last Thursday on Highview Drive.  Firefighters used a mixture of water and foam to extinguish. Chief Nathan Nation said that the fire to the new baler is under investigation.

    Submitted to The Spencer Magnet by TSCFD

  • PUBLIC RECORD: District Court

    District Court

    The Honorable Judge Donna Dutton presided over the following cases in District Court on April 3, 2009.

    Traffic:

    Joshua H. Champion. Driving on DUI suspended license, first offense. Guilty. $100 fine, sentenced to 10 days conditionally discharged, KAPS.

    John P. Chesser. Speeding 16 mph over the limit. Guilty. Traffic school. $143 court costs.

    Kristin L. Davidson. No/expired registration plates. Guilty. $20 fine plus $143 court costs.

    Steven L. Dial. Speeding 25 mph over the limit. Traffic school. $143 court costs.

  • Hillview graduates overcome obstacles to earn diplomas

    Hillview Academy’s graduation may not have had the pomp and circumstance that many high school students experienced this week, but their accomplishment is no less momentous.

  • 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.