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  • City police active in county

    Taylorsville City Police Chief Phil Crumpton said his department has noticed an increase in calls for assistance and responses in the county since Spencer County Sheriff Buddy Stump announced that his deputies would no longer be offering 24/7 patrols early last month.

    Crumpton told members of the Taylorsville City Commission last week that his officers have probably doubled their runs out in the county. Upon researching the actual statistics, Crumpton said Monday the increase is even greater than that.

  • Stiffer penalties for DUI in KY

    A recent change in Kentucky’s drunken driving laws will bring harsher penalties for some re-offenders.

    Senate Bill 56 extends the look-back period for DUI offenses from five years to 10 years.

    In the Kentucky court system, driving while under the influence is an enhanceable offense, meaning penalties and fines become stiffer for each charge accrued within a certain time period. At the fourth DUI within that time period, the charge is upgraded from a misdemeanor to a felony.

  • What’s happening - Week of May 11, 2016

    Legislative Update at Farm Bureau May 14

    A legislative update with Sen. Jimmy Higdon and Rep. James A. Tipton will be held at the Farm Bureau office to discuss issues affecting Spencer County on Saturday, May 14, at 9 a.m. Coffee and doughnuts will be served, and the community is invited to attend.

    Kentucky Gourd Art Show

  • SCHS Senior has a heart and head for business

     

    On the brink of graduating from Spencer County High School, Rachel Ferriell has big plans. She knows what degrees she wants to earn and where she wants to earn them. She has an exact career in mind.

    She has a business plan – a minutely detailed plan – for a specific store she intends to open.

  • Students to present Mary Poppins

     

    Spencer County high school and middle school students are bringing one of the most beloved movie characters to the stage this week.

    The drama programs at both schools have collaborated to produce Mary Poppins, with showings beginning Thursday and going through Sunday.

    Drama teacher Shelby Steege, who is over the theater departments for both schools, said there are over 75 young people involved in the musical.

  • Public Record - Week of May 11, 2016

    Property Transfers

    Deed Book 273, pages 201 to 500

    Taylorsville Development LLC, Taylorsville, KY to Larry M. Roark Jr., Taylorsville, KY, Lot 4 of Cochran Hills Subdivision. $25,000.

    One for the Road, LLC Crestwood, KY to Larry and Paula Wheatley, Taylorsville, KY. Property in Spencer County. $85,000.

    Allen F. Stewart and Rita Stewart, and Joann Sageser and Danny Sageser, Mt. Eden, KY to Ronnie Joseph and Patricia Joseph, Mt. Eden, KY. Property in Spencer County. $213,750.

  • Dozens join National Day of Prayer

     

    The chill in the air was no match for the spirit of those who gathered in front of the Spencer County Courthouse Thursday at noon for the annual National Day of Prayer.

    More than 60 residents, representing numerous churches across the county, bowed their heads and lifted up prayer to God for the nation and the community.

    “We have a country worth praying for,” said Pastor Ken Jackson of Elk Creek Baptist Church, who was tasked with praying for government.

  • Woman charged in axe attack

     

    A Spencer County woman is facing two counts of attempted murder after she allegedly went after her boyfriend and her 13-year-old son with knives, an axe, a hammer and a vehicle, during an incident at their Mt. Eden home last month.

    Natasha Ann Aubrey, 39, was arrested by Kentucky State Police on April 13, nine days after the alleged attack that took place at 361 Cooper Lane in Mt. Eden on April 4 around 11:30 p.m.

  • New bridge opens to traffic

     

    Traffic began crossing the new bridge over the Salt River in Taylorsville Friday morning. Near the same time, crews were beginning to close access to the Blue Bridge, which was built in 1932.

    The Kentucky Department of Transportation announced on Friday that traffic to West River Road would be closed at KY 55 for up to two weeks as crews finish the approach work to the new bridge and prepare for the demolition of the Blue Bridge.

  • 2016 SCPS Teachers of the Year recognized

     

    The teachers at each of Spencer County’s public schools recently voted to select one of their peers as Teacher of the Year. Superintendent Chuck Adams and board chair Debbie Herndon recognized the five teachers at a school board meeting last week. Each teacher received a plaque and will be assigned a reserved parking spot.

    The Spencer Magnet contacted each of those teachers to get their take on what it means to be an exceptional teacher and to find out what inspires them to excel.