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Today's News

  • Local man involved in Lexington train accident

    Colby G. Loeser, 21, of Taylorsville was seriously injured after being struck by a train in Lexington Sept. 18.

    He was taken to the University of Kentucky Hospital where he was treated for head wounds. Loeser has since been released.

    Reports are that Loeser fell asleep between a set of train tracks and awoke to the sound of screeching metal as a train moved above him.

    Lexington Police responded to the call at Waller Ave. and the railroad tracks at 3:56 a.m.

     

  • Regional health officials wait for H1N1 vaccines

    Public health officials are seeing an increased demand for seasonal flu vaccinations in addition to H1N1 (swine flu) vaccinations, which will not be available for another week or two.

    “We’re patiently waiting,” said Renee Blair, Public Health Director for the North Central District Health Department including Spencer, Shelby, Henry and Trimble counties.

  • LETTER: Vote no to what?

    Has anyone seen the yellow signs that have begun to plague our beautiful county? “Vote NO” they say.

    My question is, vote no to what? Vote no to the transportation of alcohol into Spencer County? Vote no to the consumption of alcohol in Spencer County?

    I don’t think that people really understand the meaning of the vote. The vote is only about selling alcohol in Spencer County.

  • Fire department: grants and new stations

    Fire department awarded grant

    The Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Department has been awarded $5,000 from the Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program. The funds will be used in the education of fire prevention. Teaching supplies purchased with the grant money will be used in schools and throughout the community to educate citizens about fire safety and accident prevention.

    Elk Creek fire station bid awarded

  • Cox's Creek man charged in stabbing

    A Cox’s Creek man has been charged in the stabbing of a man residing on Gordon Drive in Spencer County.

    Donald G. Byrn, 52, has been charged with assault in the first degree and terroristic threatening of Donald Carey, also of Cox’s Creek.

    Witnesses at the scene told police that the two men had been involved in a verbal disagreement, when allegedly Byrn pulled out a hunting knife, cutting Carey on the face and hand. Neither the victim nor the suspect was at the residence when police arrived at 10:40 p.m.

  • Property transfers

    The following property transfers were recorded in the Spencer County Clerk’s office during the month of July 2009.

    Tony Curtsinger, executor of the estate of Vernon Curtsinger, Fisherville to Lindsey Lanham, Fisherville. Property located in Spencer County on Hochstrasser Road as described in deed book 228, pages 27-30. $75.000.

    Moore Built Homes, Fern Creek to Steve L. and Peggy A. Hagerman, Taylorsville. Lot 138 Early Wyne Plantation. $320,000.

  • County awarded $86,000 grant

    Spencer County has been awarded $86,133 through the Homeland Security Grant Program, announced Judge Executive David Jenkins Monday.

    The funds will provide for several radio repeaters, receiver stations and the installation of the emergency communication equipment. Hopes are that “dead spots” experienced by Spencer County Sheriff’s deputies and EMS will be eliminated with the better radio coverage.

  • Boys Soccer postseason set

     The Spencer County Boys soccer season will continue into the district playoffs when they take on North Oldham at South Oldham on Monday, October 12.

    The Bears stand at 5-8-1 on the season after splitting two games on Saturday in Carroll County. The boys dropped their first game to Evangel Christian, 5-2 and then bounced back with a victory over Henry County, 6-2.

    Spencer County was back in action Tuesday night when they were to travel to Bardstown and will celebrate Senior Night with their final home game on Wednesday against Holy Cross.

     

  • LETTER: Lack of balance in newspaper stories

    For the last three weeks I have read with interest the articles in the Magnet concerning the Wet/Dry vote.  After the first one I thought, well the next one will be more balanced.  After the second one I thought, I really ought to write a letter to the editor.  But after the last article, I simply had to respond.

  • LETTER: Please call it, "Separation of Church and State"

    I believe in the separation of church and state - but maybe not like you do.  I believe in the way it was originally intended. Most people don’t even know how this came about, so I’ll quote the author, Pres.Thomas Jefferson, as he wrote a letter to the local Baptist association after they requested he step it up and take a stand...