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  • Forcing Charter to meet

    The Charter Commission must reconvene, said Attorney Carol Petitt, and she’s asking a Spencer County court to make it happen.

    “They never should have stopped. They are required by statute to meet and they are violating the law,” said Petitt, a lawyer with KACo (Kentucky Association of Counties).

  • Fall Harvest goes to Grand Jury

    The 14 individuals that were arrested during the Fall Harvest round up by local authorities, as previously reported in The Spencer Magnet, all went before the Grand Jury of Spencer County on November 6 and were indicted as follows:

    Terry L. Farris, 105 Davis Lane, Taylorsville : one Count - trafficking in a controlled substance in the second degree, schedule III Hydrocodone complicity; Class D felony.

  • What's Happening

    Gingerbread houses due this Friday

    Time to get out those aprons and rolling pins. It’s the annual Gingerbread House Contest at the Red Scooter. Past entries have ranged from an elaborate reproduction of the courthouse to miniature homes made of graham crackers and icing. Creativity is encouraged, but remember that all entries must be your own creation and of edible products.

    Categories:

    Adult 18+; over 6”, under 6”, made from kit

    Junior; ages 5 & under, 6 - 8, 9-12, 13-17

    School Project; 6th grade, 7th grade, 8th grade

  • Clevenger defense: Board was instructed to keep superintendent meeting open

    Attorney Valerie Shannon stated in a response filed on behalf of Sandy Clevenger, that the Spencer County School Board had recently received instruction from Amye Bensenhaver of the Attorney Generals Office concerning open meetings in which superintendent evaluations were not an exception to the open session rules.

    “In spite of this training,” stated records, on about June 17, 2008, the board voted to go into closed session to conduct the superintendent’s evaluation. Clevenger was the only dissenting vote.

  • Early morning fire displaces family

    A mother and two children were left homeless after an early morning fire Sunday in their rental home on Washington Street in Taylorsville.

    Kathy Jamison, of 305 Washington Street, said she was awakened by her 9-year-old son who heard their smoke detector sounding. After investigating, Jamison said she saw flames in the bathroom.

    “We just got out,” said Jamison, who found shelter for her family with a neighbor down the street while firefighters worked to extinguish the blaze.

  • PUBLIC RECORDS: District court

    The Honorable Judge Linda Armstrong presided over the following cases in District Court on October 10, 2008.

    Traffic:

    John Bradley Farris. Operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs, etc., .08 first offense. Pled guilty. Sentencing 10/24/08.

     

    Misdemeanor:

    Arturo Adrian Zapien-Acedo. Guilty of assault 4th degree domestic violence minor injury (8/19/05). Found in contempt of court. 30 days in jail. $145.50 court costs.

  • The art of stained-glass is easy to learn

    Local resident Jim Weed does not rely on ads to get the word out about his art.

    “It is mostly just by word of mouth,” said Weed. “I’ll get a call. They might say ‘I am so-and-so’s cousin and you did this, or that, for them.’”

    Weed began working with stained-glass about 23 years ago. He saw an advertisement for adult education classes in Jefferson County and one class in particular caught his eye as it piqued his interest. The class was working with stained-glass.

  • Help with home heating

     

    The cost of home heating is a problem for many low-income Kentuckians. Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency, Inc. may be able to help. Qualifying Kentucky residents may apply for help through the low-income home energy assistance program. Under this program subsidies provide assistance to all eligible households. Applications will be taken by the last name of the Head of Household from November 3, 2008, until December 12, 2008.

  • Bank robbery suspect found

    Tips from local authorities have led to the arrest of a suspected Springfield bank robber by Louisville Metro Police Wednesday morning.

    Taylorsville Police Chief Toby Lewis said his department has been relaying information about the possible whereabouts of  Ledrick Shontay Edwards, 29, to Louisville Police since the Springfield State Bank was robbed last Friday. Such information included descriptions of Edwards, his vehicle and his tendency to hang out in "sleazy motels," said Lewis.

  • Community rallies to help lung transplant patient

    In a lot of ways Mike Simpson is a typical man. He is a hard worker, hates to sit still and he’s never been one to rely on others for help. But that all changed when he was diagnosed with a hereditary lung disease 14 years ago called Alpha -1.

    “I loved going to work. I loved the traveling. It was fantastic,” said the former Purnell’s sausage salesman. “Then I got to where I was having trouble breathing and I couldn’t figure out what it was.”