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  • Native American gathering this weekend

    History comes alive this weekend as Native Americans from across the country gather at Waterford Park for the 10th annual Ohio River Native American Intertribal Community festival.

    “We put on these gatherings for the public,” said Jerry “Two Feather” Thornton. “It provides a true picture of our Native American ways and culture.”

  • Water shutoff closes offices

    County offices will be closed next Wednesday due to a scheduled disruption in water service for residents and businesses located within Taylorsville’s floodwall.

    Spencer County Judge Executive David Jenkins said the decision was made Tuesday afternoon to close all county offices primarily because employees would not have access to functioning restroom facilities.

    “I know this may cause some inconvenience but please bear with us as the City of Taylorsville makes necessary repairs to the water system in Taylorsville,” said Jenkins.

  • PHOTO: All hail the new king and queen of homecoming

    Photo by JOHN SHINDLEBOWER for The Spencer Magnet

    Spencer County High School crowned a new Homecoming king and queen during last Friday’s game against Bullitt East. Taking top honors during the festivities were Devon Hatzman (left) and Andy Tinsley.

  • Adventures in trailriding

    First Lady Jane Beshear and Lt. Governor Daniel Mongiardo were in Taylorsville last Friday to kick off the AQHA Ride 2008 and show how such events could boost Kentucky’s economy as a part of their Adventure Tourism program.

    “Our goal in Adventure Tourism is to have a trail that will go from north to south, east to west,” said Beshear. “Spencer County is already cooperating with surrounding counties to connect trails. You are already ahead of the game. That’s why you have this 2008 Freedom Ride.”

  • Private vs. public

    Now that Spencer County Board member Sandy Clevenger  has retained a Louisville attorney to represent her in the suit recently filed by the Spencer County Board of Education, the other side of the story can now start to be unveiled.

    Clevenger’s attorney, Valerie L. Shannon, of the law firm Borowitz & Goldsmith, will be responding to the appeal on behalf of her client. 

  • PHOTO: Eagle honors

    Boy Scout Troop 176, of Taylorsville, recently held an Eagle Court of Honor for Tyler Greenwell, a junior at Spencer County High School. ABOVE: Mayor Don Pay presented Eagle Scout Greenwell with a proclamation for his dedication and service to the community of Taylorsville.

  • District court

    The Honorable Judge Linda Armstrong presided over the following cases in District Court on August 26, 2008.

    Civil:

    Winterwood Inc. v Jessica Edwards. Eviction granted.

    Winterwood Inc. v John and Melissa Rogers. Eviction granted.

    The Honorable Judge Stephen P. Ryan presided over the following cases in District Court August 29, 2008.

    Traffic:

  • Property transfers

    The following are property transfers from the month of August.

    Kentucky Housing Corporation; Jeremy L. Chesser; and Melissa Chesser by Charles S. Tichenor, Master Commissioner of the Spencer Circuit Court, Taylorsville to Kentucky Housing Corporation, Frankfort. Lot 29 Hickory Ridge Estates. $80,100.

    Darrin and Stephanie Neuling, Mount Eden to Ronald and Mary J. Pancari, Fisherville. 720 Nevin Lane. $312,000.

    Nick and Amy Fears, Louisville to Chris E. and Kelley E. Brady, Fisherivllle. Lot 84 Stoneridge Estates. $193,700.

  • PHOTO: POW/MIA Ceremony

    VFW Post 11426 and the Ladies Auxiliary held a POW/MIA Ceremony at the Wall of Honor in Taylorsville September 19 to honor those still missing-in-action.  Representative Brad Montell (at left) spoke about how these soldiers should never be forgotten. County Judge David Jenkins read a proclamation declared by President Bush that “this day be declared National POW/MIA Day.” Magistrates Hobert Judd and Bill Drury also spoke on the importance of never forgetting what our soldiers in the past and today are doing to keep our country free.

  • Blue Bridge project cut

    Kentucky Transportation Cabinet officials announced Monday that the $17 million bridge replacement plans in connection with the KY 55 realignment project has been scrapped for a less expensive alternative.