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  • State looks for local suggestions on bridge, KY 44 projects

    With two major road projects on tap for Spencer County in 2011, engineers from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet held a public meeting last Tuesday to give residents not only the first glimpse of the plans, but also the chance to voice suggestions for improvements.

    “We are trying to build projects that fit the community’s structure,” said state highway engineer Mike Hancock. “We will take all public comments because good ideas can come from anywhere.”

  • Light Up Salt River donations falter

    Light Up Salt River has become a tradition for families in Spencer and surrounding counties. Pack up the car with kids, lawn chairs and a few snacks, then head to Overlook Road just in time for the fireworks show.

    Enjoy it this year, said committee member Kathy Spears, because it might just be the last.

    “Donations just aren’t coming in like they have in the past,” said Spears. “Right now we have half of what we usually receive.”

  • Grand jury indicts two

    Spencer County Grand Jury has indicted two Taylorsville residents on manufacturing methamphetamine.

    Joshua L. Carney and Tina S. Carney, both of 4709 Little Union Road, each will be tried in court on two felony counts involving methamphetamine. Their first indictment is for manufacturing methamphetamine complicity, a class B felony that carries with it the possibility of 10 to 20 years in prison. Their second indictment of possession of methamphetamine is a class D felony and has the potential sentence of one to five years.

  • 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.