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  • Last day for students May 29

    Spencer County won’t accept a governor’s pardon for school days missed because of winter ice storms. Instead, the district will extend its calendar to account for lost instructional time, according to Superintendent Chuck Adams.

    The last school day for students will likely be May 29, he said.

    Gov. Steve Beshear signed a bill late last month to allow districts to waive up to 10 missed days of school because of February’s havoc-wreaking ice storm. At its peak, the storm left almost 800,000 without power and cut off drinking water to more than 200,000.

  • New Snappy Tomato franchise to employ 20

    Snappy Tomato Pizza –– the Northern Kentucky-based franchise specializing in homemade pizzas, hoagies, salads and “snappetizers “ –– will open a site here as early as May. It will occupy a more than 1,000 square-foot unit in Settlers Center off KY 155. The restaurant will offer carry-out service and home delivery within a 10-mile radius, a company spokesperson said. 

  • Petitioning for alcohol sales

    Wet versus dry – the issue has not been voted on in more than 30 years, but residents may soon be able to voice their opinion on the sale of alcohol in Spencer County if enough signatures are collected on a petition being introduced today.

  • Grand jury: Woman indicted with food stamp fraud

    A Taylorsville woman is facing a felony charge after allegedly lying about her monthly income so she could collect more than $6,300 in food stamps.

    The Spencer County Grand Jury indicted Mary Blankenship, of 519 Kelly Drive, on one count of making false statements/misrepresentation in order to receive public assistance benefits. According to court documents, Blankenship attempted to defraud the Cabinet for Health and Family Services when she failed to disclose her correct household size and income level.

  • PHOTO: Paving progress

    ROBIN BASS/The Spencer Magnet

    Paving projects continue to pop up all around the city streets of Taylorsville as warmer weather gives way to the construction season. Residents on Washington Street should expect to see work on that road in the coming months after the area is surveyed for a sidewalk and repairs to drainage issues.

  • Career Day opens minds at SCES

    “What do you want to be when you grow up?” is likely the question most asked of children.

    Last week, students at Spencer County Elementary were able to ponder the possibilities of that question and go beyond dreams of becoming ballerinas and astronauts.

  • Tax revenue to fund city upgrades

    Visitors to Taylorsville may soon be greeted by some welcoming new signs.

    During his annual State of the City address last Thursday, Mayor Don Pay unveiled several projects planned to improve the town’s appearance, including several new sidewalks and signage throughout city streets.

    “We want to see a beautiful city, a great city,” said Pay, by building on what he believes Taylorsville founders envisioned so long ago.

  • Building moratorium in Shelby

    Shelbyville City Council has approved an ordinance declaring a building and zoning moratorium on the east end of Shelbyville.

    The motion, brought in a special- called meeting of the Council on Tuesday, covers all building and zoning issues from Fourth Street to the Mt. Eden Road, including the initial burst of Frankfort Road where the Hilltop Produce property is located.

    The moratorium, effective today, encompasses all building permits, demolition permits, zoning map amendments, planned unit developments, and development plans within the area.

  • PUBLIC RECORDS: District court

    The Honorable Judge Donna Dutton presided over the following cases in District Court on January 23, 2009.

    Misdemeanor:

    Roy H. Wyatt. Assault 4th degree, no visible injury. Amended to harassing. Found guilty. $250 fine, $153 court costs.

    Felony: