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  • Three file for magisterial races in county

    With incumbent magistrates David Goodlett and Hobert Judd already announcing that they will not be seeking re-election next year, candidates are lining up to take their place.

    In Judd’s Waterford District, two more candidates have filed to fill that seat, joining Tim Brewer who filed last month.

    Brewer’s competition in the May Republican primary will come from Bill Wood and Timothy “Ryan” McClure.
    Wood filed last week and said Judd’s decision to step aside helped prompt his decision.

  • School resource officers offer more than security

     

    Following the tragic shooting at an elementary school in Newtown, CT several years ago that left 26 people dead, including 20 children, many communities worked to place armed police officers inside schools as a deterrent.

    The City of Taylorsville and Spencer County Schools partnered together for such a program and for the past four years, two school resource officers have become familiar sights inside the halls of the local schools.

  • The Spencer Magnet's Sesquicentennial Open House

     

    Thank you to the community

  • What’s Happening - Week of December 13, 2017

    Making Spirits Bright seeks donations

  • Park Duvalle’s new center will add services

     

    Local officials joined with executives from Park Duvalle Health Center last week to break ground on their new facility in Spencer County.

    Park Duvalle purchased the property across from the Spencer County High School last January, and will soon begin construction on a 8,500 square foot facility that will replace the existing facility that’s been in place on Reesor Avenue for several years.

  • Phony cop arrested

     

    A Lexington man was arrested last week and charged with impersonating a law enforcement officer after he was observed driving over 100 miles per hour in an unmarked Ford Crown Victoria.

  • Pit bull attacks woman; dog to be euthanized

    A Taylorsville woman required medical treatment after she was attacked by a pit bull last Wednesday afternoon on Mill Street.

    Spencer County Animal Control Officer Melvin Gore said the incident happened shortly after 1 p.m. when the woman came into contact with the dog at a residence on Mill Street. He said the woman was visiting a home where the dog had been staying, and it attacked her, biting her across the neck. Spencer County EMS responded to the scene and she was transported to a hospital where Gore said she required about 30 staples and 20 stitches.

  • Two more file for 2018 election

    Two more candidates filed to run for office in the 2018 Primary Election this week.

    Jim Travis, a local builder, threw his hat into the ring to run for Magistrate in Elk Creek. Travis ran in 2014 as a Democrat and lost in the general election to Republican Brian Bayers. However, Travis has switched parties and is running as a Republican. Bayers has yet to file papers to seek re-election, but Travis already has one primary opponent in Jerry Davis.

  • Judge addresses old arrest after bizarre stunt in court meeting

    In a bizarre scene at Monday morning’s Spencer County Fiscal Court meeting, a former magistrate from Campbranch attempted to embarrass current Judge-Executive John Riley using props, CDs and documents that may be related to a four decade old drug arrest that involved Riley when he was a college student.

    Riley, later in the meeting, went on record to explain that he indeed did have an arrest on his record while in school.

  • What’s Happening - Week of December 6, 2017

    Christmas on Main Street December 9

    The annual Christmas on Main celebration is scheduled for Saturday, December 9, 6:30 p.m. - 9 p.m. There will be a lighting of the trees, followed by a parade, visits with Santa, food, games, music, crafts, decorated trees inside the Chamber building, and bike giveaways at First Christian Church.