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  • Springfield man struck by lightning dies

    Brian Larsh, 44, of Springfiled, was struck by lightning last Wednesday while waiting for a ride home from his job at Shelby Industries on McDaniels Drive.

    He died Friday at Jewish Hospital in Louisville after his family made the difficult decision to have him removed from life support, said Wayne Allen, vice president of Shelby Industries.

    “He had too much internal damage from the lightning and his organs hadstarted to fail,” Allen said.

    Larsh was initially taken to Jewish Hospital Shelbyville, but was moved to Louisville later that day.

  • Helping the Henry family

    While the Henry family has been taking time off from work to stay by their critically-injured son in the hospital, neighbors have been hard at work thinking of ways to help.

    Just days after 15-year-old Nicholas Henry collided with an SUV while riding his dirt bike, fellow residents along Whitetail Drive set up an account at Citizens Union Bank to help his family with what they see as an inevitable financial strain.

  • 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.