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Today's News

  • What's Happening — Week of Oct. 31

    Curbside junk pickup starts this week
    Running through Friday, Nov. 2, Rumpke will host Spencer County’s fall curbside junk pickup on the same day as customers’ regular garbage collection.
    No hazardous materials or items such as old oil, tires, old paint and old antifreeze will be picked up.
    For more information, call Curtis Ochs, Spencer County solid waste coordinator, at 502-477-3218 or stop by 220 Main Cross between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.

    No driver’s license processing at clerk’s office Thursday

  • Hickstock’s annual music festival celebrates fourth year

    The Spencer County Fairgrounds was the place to be this past Saturday as singers and musicians shared their talents before an impressive crowd in the main pavilion.

    Hickstock is a music festival that showcases the middle and high school choirs as well as soloists and local bands in a full day celebration to bring awareness to the arts in Spencer County.  Along with the middle and high school choirs were performances from student soloists as well as an acoustic set by Josh Bogard, and a concert from the band who founded Hickstock, Van Waylon.

  • Trageser to be arraigned in district court Friday

    A Spencer County man, known locally for his public critique of elected officials, is set to be arraigned in Spencer District Court on Friday.
    Lawrence S. Trageser, 47, of Elmers Court, was arrested at his home Oct. 10 and charged with second-degree unlawful access to a computer, which is a Class D felony. Trageser paid his own $5,000 bond and was released.
    Trageser was arrested again Oct. 15 and charged with harassment (no physical contact), which is a Class B misdemeanor. His wife, Danita, paid his $1,500 bond and he was released from custody.

  • Wrecks numerous in last few days

    Any route that ends with a car parked on the sidewalk outside a Dairy Queen is unconventional, but the route a red Cadillac CTS took to get there Monday afternoon was especially so.

  • Taylorsville man indicted on charges of promoting sexual performance by a minor

    A 36-year-old Taylorsville man has been arrested and indicted on two counts of promoting a sexual performance by a minor and one count of tampering with physical evidence, all felonies.

  • Commission candidates speak out at forum

    The six candidates vying for Taylorsville City Commission next Tuesday all participated in a community forum Thursday evening that revealed the candidates’ feelings on the issues of water rate increases, bidding professional services, unsafe structures, economic development and the commission’s policy for accepting public comment.

    Questions for the candidates

  • Fogle found not guilty in death of off-duty Louisville Metro police officer

    Collapsing into the arms of family members, Daryl Fogle, 42, sobbed Thursday afternoon after a Spencer County jury acquitted him in the Sept. 30, 2010, death of cyclist Paul Pegram on Ky. 248 outside of Taylorsville.

  • Back in Time: Briar Ridge Christian Church

    Yet another photo from the files of Finchville resident David Clark, this depicts the congregation of the Upper Briar Ridge Christian Church in the 1940s. Clark said he can pick out his father in the picture and knows that he, himself, is in there, but isn’t sure where he is. Do you know anyone in this photo? Email us at editor@spencermagnet.com or call 477-2239 ext. 24 to share your memories of this day or if you see yourself or a relative in the photo.

  • Soccer Association ends season with 'Fun Day'

    The most recent Spencer County Soccer Association “Fun Day” event was perfect. This event is held at the end of each soccer season for all members of the club.  Everyone could enjoy jumping in the inflatables, challenging themselves at the kicking inflatable, watching exciting soccer matches throughout the day, taking a chance at winning a raffled item, having their faces painted, purchasing spirit wear, and enjoying a bite to eat with the family. 

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