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  • PUBLIC RECORD: District Court

    The Honorable Judge Linda Armstrong presided over the following cases in District Court on October 9, 2009.


    Byron S. Ball (b. 1978). Charge #1, merged. Charge #2, no/expired registration plates. Pled guilty. $20 fine plus $143 court costs. Charge #3, failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security, first offense. Pled guilty. $500 fine. Charge #4, merged.

    Nicholas M. Risen. Unauthorized parking in a handicapped zone. Pled guilty. $250 fine, 40 hours community service in lieu of fine, plus $143 court costs.

  • Five car pile up on KY 155/55

    Five cars were involved in a chain reaction accident early Thursday morning. No serious injuries were reported.

    The incident occurred when a driver made a right-hand turn on KY 155/55 from Plum Creek Rd. in Elk Creek around 7:20 a.m. Deputy Kyle Bennett said the driver of the first vehicle was struck in the rear by a vehicle headed south on KY 155/55. The second driver was then struck by a third vehicle, also headed south. The chain reaction of accidents involved two more vehicles, bringing the total to five.

  • Smith announces run for district judge

    Darby L. Smith has announced his 2010 bid for District Court Judge, Division II encompassing Anderson, Shelby and Spencer counties.

    Smith, a Shelby County native, has maintained a general private practice in Shelbyville since 1997 and has had an office in Lawrenceburg since 2008.

    “I have gained considerable practical experience from a diverse group of clients and have handled many types of claims,” said Smith. “Managing my own law office for over a decade has well prepared me for the District Judge position.”

  • Christmas song composer puts words of hope to music

    Matt Hodge is a bona fide celebrity. For the past week and a half, his life has been a whirlwind of newspaper interviews (six, so far) and yesterday, the son of Taylorsville residents even made a television appearance on WHAS-11.

    For what? A song.

    Matt, 23, composed an original holiday song three weeks ago, titled “What is Christmas?” Since then, the three-minute melody has generated an Internet buzz with over 2,300 views on YouTube.

  • Taylorsville man wrecks during police chase

    Jesus Rodriguez, of Taylorsville, was involved in a collision early Saturday morning while fleeing from police. He was taken to University of Louisville Hospital for non-life threatening injuries.

    Kentucky State Trooper H.L. Martin reported that he was attempting a traffic stop on Rodriguez in Shelbyville for the suspicion of DUI (Driving Under Influence) just after midnight Dec. 19. Rodriguez fled from the officer and led him on a 10-mile chase along LaGrange Road. Unable to navigate a curve, the suspect crashed and was ejected from the 2001 Jeep he was driving.

  • Three Democrats file for magistrate

    Three more local Democrats added their names to a growing list of candidates in Spencer County’s primary election.

    Little Mount/Mt. Eden Magistrate David Goodlett (D) will be seeking re-election. He is currently serving his fifth term in office.

    “My constituents have stayed after me,” said Goodlett, 63. “There always seems to be a lot more we can do.”

  • Trailer fire on West River Rd.

    ROBIN BASS/The Spencer Magnet

    Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Department responded to an unoccupied trailer fire in the 3000 block of West River Rd. Thursday. Fire Chief Nathan Nation said the blaze started because of an electrical short. The home was in the process of being remodeled. No injuries were reported.

  • District's site search continues

    In a special-called meeting December 10, the Spencer County Board of Education voted to re-advertise for a location for the future elementary school and discussed student achievement with principals and Site Based Decision Making representatives.

    The re-advertisement would drop 5-miles from the city center criteria for the property. Board member Scott Travis said he took a recent ride around and outside of Taylorsville.

  • Montell supports fourth class move

    Representative Brad Montell (R) pre-filed a bill last Monday that, if passed by the 2010 General Assembly, would change Taylorsville’s status from a fifth class to a fourth class city. The reclassification would allow the city commission to adopt ordinances to regulate and tax alcohol sales within the city limits.

    Montell said earlier this week that he anticipated the bill would pass.

  • Judge denies Revard's request

    Raymond Revard, Jr. will still have to wear a monitoring device around his ankle, but can now attend church and school events with his children, said Circuit Judge Charles Hickman Friday. Revard remains on a home incarceration program after being charged in January for the shooting death of his wife, Lea Revard.