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  • District judge recuses herself in Klotz case

    Spencer County District Court Judge Linda Armstrong recused herself from hearing the case of Deborah Klotz, and now a special judge will be assigned to the case.
    Klotz, 53, of Taylorsville, who is known in and around Spencer County for attempting to have Family Court Judge John David Myles arrested in open court, faces a felony charge of intimidating a participant in the legal process.

  • More than 500 say no to privatizing Spencer County EMS

    Last Wednesday’s Spencer County Fiscal Court meeting was packed with nearly standing room only.
    The crowd appeared to be interested in what the court would say, if anything, about possibly privatizing the county EMS service because after that issue was addressed, the crowd thinned out.
    As far as the court was concerned, little was reported on that issue, but several citizens in attendance spoke their opinions to the court.

  • Polling places to remain the same as May primary

    Spencer County voters who cast ballots at the Little Mount, Little Union, Ashes Creek and Taylorsville fire houses in the May primary election will vote there again this fall.
    The Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Protection Board of Trustees agreed to make its fire houses available to the Spencer County Board of Elections at its meeting Monday morning.
    “If they don’t use the fire stations, it will be a big problem to the voters,” Trustee G.W. Washburn said during Monday’s meeting.
    Trustee Bill Greenwell agreed.

  • Brandenburg man dies in crash on 31E

    A Brandenburg man died last Wednesday in a one-vehicle accident on U.S. 31E.
    According to a Kentucky State Police news release, a 2004 Jeep operated by Joseph D. Powers, 50, of Brandenburg, was traveling south on U.S. 31E when it crossed into the north and south lanes several times. The driver lost control and struck a tree on the northbound side of the roadway.
    The 911 call reporting an injury collision came into the KSP Post 12 at approximately 12:21 p.m. Wednesday.
    The Spencer County Coroner pronounced the driver dead at the collision scene.

  • PHOTOS: Block party honors 9/11 memories

    A large crowd gathered at Waterford Park on Sunday afternoon to remember lives lost on 9/11/01 and honor local heroes. Children and adults alike enjoyed a car show, face painting, music and more.
    Take a look at some of the images from Sunday’s event.

  • Superintendent to board on raising tax rate: ‘Either we act, or we do without’

    In an action that many Spencer County Board of Education members believed was inevitable in order to keep the district afloat, the board moved to raise 2012 tax rates at a special meeting following a public hearing on the matter Thursday night.

  • Board, students butt heads on prom plans

    If a Spencer County Board of Education decision stands, local high school students will not be allowed to travel off campus for the junior-senior prom.

  • Klotz arraigned in Spencer District Court, to appear again on Friday

    A Taylorsville woman known in Spencer and surrounding counties for a failed attempt to have Family Court Judge John David Myles arrested was arraigned Friday on a felony charge of intimidating a participant in the legal process.
    Deborah Klotz, 53, of Taylorsville, was arrested July 27 at 4:30 p.m. by Spencer County Sheriff Donald “Buddy” Stump after Master Commissioner and local attorney Charles Tichenor reported that an attempt to follow a court order to execute an auction contract on behalf of Klotz pursuant to a divorce settlement went awry.

  • Big changes on horizon for Spencer school board

    The Spencer County Board of Education will change drastically in January when three seats are vacated by current members not seeking reelection.

  • RESTORING TAYLORSVILLE: City ordinance sets forth guidelines for structure safety and violation penalties

    Editor’s note: This story is the second in a three-part series. Last week, The Spencer Magnet started a look at buildings that have been dubbed “unsafe structures” in the City of Taylorsville. This week’s story explains the city’s unsafe structure ordinance, including how it has been applied lately, and next Wednesday, we’ll present some of the plans in motion and visions for restoring Taylorsville.