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  • Inghram indicted for pointing gun at police

    Spencer County’s grand jury has indicted Ronald Inghram on two counts of wanton endangerment following an incident in February when he allegedly pointed a deer rifle at police.

    Inghram, of 3616 Ashes Creek Road, faces a total of four felony indictments, including theft of a firearm and possession of firearm by a convicted felon.

  • Alcohol petition draws concerns

    Battle lines are just beginning to form as supporters and opponents claim their side in the verbal grabble over legalizing alcohol sales in Spencer County.

    At Monday morning’s fiscal court meeting, several preachers stepped down from their pulpits and petitioned magistrates in person to see their side of the issue.

    “Since some magistrates have put their name on the list of supporters, I think it is appropriate that we address the court,” said Jeff McCarty, Spencer County resident and pastor of Fisherville Baptist.

  • Fire destroys Mt. Eden home

    Mt. Eden Fire Department responded to a house fire at 14286 Mt. Eden Road around 2 a.m. Tuesday morning and discovered the second story fully involved. Mt. Eden Fire Chief Doug Herndon said that because a cause could not be determined, the incident has been turned over to ATF and Kentucky’s fire marshal office. The apparent vacant home was a total loss. One firefighter was taken to Jewish Shelbyville for evaluation. Herndon said he was treated and released. Assisting Mt. Eden were Waddy, Shelby County and Anderson County fire departments.

     

  • 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