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  • New Dollar General store planned for Elk Creek

    Elk Creek residents could be getting their first major retail chain store this summer if building plans continue for a Dollar General store at the intersection of Taylorsville Road and Plum Ridge Road.

    Excavation crews could be seen last week pushing dirt around the 1.28 acres of uneven land – making a level spot for what contractor Randy Smith said will be a 9,200 sq. ft. metal structure with a front, brick facade.

  • Carnival for juvenile diabetes expected to attract hundreds

    What’s better than a huge carnival? How ‘bout a huge carnival with a cause?

    That’s what you’ll find in downtown Taylorsville this Saturday during the first annual Carnival for a Cure, an event that will help raise awareness and funds for the fight against Juvenile Diabetes.

    Debby Cannon has worked with other families in the community with children dealing with this disease and have banded together to create the event.

  • Foreclosure intervention help for residents

    Judge Charles Hickman, circuit court judge for Anderson, Shelby and Spencer counties met with members of the Spencer County Foreclosure Intervention Program on April 9.  While Judge Hickman clearly stated his commitment to neutrality regarding petitioners of the court, he also encourages efforts to save their homes through counseling, modifications or other means. 

    In Judge Hickman’s words, “…most of the cases where I issue judgments are due to default of appearance by the homeowner.” 

  • Farmers Market opens Saturday

    The Farmers Market in Taylorsville will open up this weekend and organizers are hoping for bigger and better things this growing season.

    Sandy Deutsch said there more than a dozen local growers who brought their plants and produce to sell at market last year, and that number could expand this season.

    “We’ve had more people ask about it so I expect to have that many or more this year.”

  • Elk Creek traffic at a stand-still after Friday car wreck

    ROBIN BASS/The Spencer Magnet

    Emergency personel responded to a two-car accident Friday afternoon on Taylorsville Road in front of Elk Creek Grocery. The accident occurred at 4:50 p.m., just as most folks were heading home from work. Traffic was  blocked in both directions for over 30 minutes while EMS transported one patient to the hospital. No  information on injuries was given.

  • Revard indicted for murder

    A Spencer County Grand Jury has decided that there is enough evidence to place Raymond Revard. Jr. on trial for the murder of his wife.

    Revard, 41, was charged in January for the alleged shooting death of his wife,  Lea Revard. When police arrived at the couple’s Normandy Station Road home, they found the 39-year-old woman laying on the kitchen floor with a gun shot wound at the back of her head. In his call to 9-1-1, Revard reportedly told dispatchers that his wife had shot herself.

  • Two trucks ignite call to fire dept.

    Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Department firefighters work to extinguish a pick-up truck fire last Thursday on Briar Ridge Road. The owner of the truck had been making repairs at the time and left the truck running. When he returned, the owner discovered not one, but two of his vehicles on fire. No one was injured.

    Provided by TSCFD

  • KFB: Food prices decrease for a second quarter

     Retail food prices at Kentucky’s supermarkets dropped for the second consecutive quarter, according to the latest Kentucky Farm Bureau Federation Marketbasket Survey.

  • Responding to car crashes

    The Taylorsville -Spencer County Fire Department responded to an accident on Little Union Road Friday and had to remove the roof before EMS could transport the one patient.  On Saturday, TSCFD were called to a second one-car accident on Little Mount Road.

    Provided by TSCFD

  • PUBLIC RECORDS: Propery transfers and District court

    District court

    The Honorable Judge Linda Armstrong presided over the following cases in District Court on February 24, 2009.

    Civil:

    Robinson’s Insulation and Drywall v Darren Neuling. Judgment for Robinson’s Insulation for $2200 plus interest and costs.

    The Honorable Judge Linda Armstrong presided over the following cases in District Court on February 27, 2009.

    Traffic:

    Terry M. Stout. Speeding 15 mph over the limit. Amended to defective equipment. Pled guilty. $193 fine and court costs.