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Today's News

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  • Pre-filed bills in Frankfort deal with pension, state employment

    State government is shrinking under Gov. Matt Bevin, and state Sen. Julian Carroll, D-Frankfort, pre-filed a bill last month that aims to address that decrease.

  • Policy on election letters coming soon

    Over the next couple of weeks, The Spencer Magnet will be reviewing and publishing our new letters policy that will cover letters during the upcoming primary election season.

    Our intent is to allow the free exchange of ideas and opinions, but not to permit this newspaper to be used as a tool by those who wish to cast personal campaigns. We will also be looking at limits to how often and when actual candidates can submit letters to the editor.

  • Kentucky State Police battling with old, outdated vehicles and other equipment

    It’s easy to spot drivers zipping down Kentucky highways well above the speed limit. But stopping them isn’t as simple as you might think.

    Troopers must push their cruisers up to 120 mph or beyond, often crossing grassy medians and fishtailing to catch up.

    Experiencing this adrenaline-fueled bumpy ride, one thing becomes clear — you want to be in a car you trust.

    And that’s a “dire” problem for Kentucky State Police. They don’t trust their aging cars.

  • Taylorsville Lake Park manager removed over internal matter

    The former manager of Taylorsville Lake State Park has lost his job and is facing criminal charges after an internal investigation by the Department of Parks. However, County Attorney Ken Jones said it doesn’t appear the manager had any criminal intent and the charges may be dropped.

    Troy Koon took over as the park’s manager back in June. At some point in September, there were questions about receipts for firewood purchased by the park. Ultimately, Koon was charged with providing “unsworn falsification to authorities.”

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  • New Year’s mayhem

     

    One person received minor injuries and was arrested following a New Year’s Day pursuit by Taylorsville City Police around 3:30 a.m. Monday morning. The car was observed traveling at a high rate of speed, and police began pursuing him near the Early Wyne Subdivision. He continued on the four-lane, crossed the intersection and then ran into a business on Walter Hahn Blvd.

  • One more files for office in 2018 election

    Abbigail Nation, who in 2012 lost a narrow race to Lynn Hesselbrock for the office of County Clerk, has filed again to run for the same office in 2018.

    Nation, who is currently serving her first term as a Taylorsville City Commissioner, said it’s a decision that’s been weighing on her since she was edged out six years ago.

    “I stewed over it over the years and contemplated doing it again. I’ve had several people approach me and ask me if I would run. I think it’s the best thing for me to do, to give it another run.”

  • Loop highway proposed

    Local legislators and highway officials are entering the discussion phase of a proposed new interstate-style loop that could eventually connect I-65 south of Shepherdsville to I-71 near LaGrange, and it could impact Spencer County.

    Officials in Bullitt County have been struggling for years to widen and/or improve KY 44 from Mt. Washington to Shepherdsville, but the cost of right-of-ways and utility relocation has all be eliminated that plan from consideration.