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Today's News

  • King hired as Main Street Manager

    The City of Taylorsville and the Taylorsville Main Street Program recently announced the hire of a familiar face as the Main Street manager — Annette King.
    A Spencer County resident, King served as Main Street manager for several years before choosing not to renew her contract at the beginning of the fiscal year in July 2011.
    King declined an interview with The Spencer Magnet and instead, the Main Street Committee issued the following regarding King’s hiring into the position:

  • Water report reveals some contaminants but no EPA violations

    The new Taylorsville water quality report cites the existence of 12 contaminants in the water supply, none of which are an EPA violation.
    For each possible contaminant in the water supply, there is an “accepted range” of detected values that is allowed. Everything detected in the Taylorsville water supply was in its respective acceptable range.

  • Two-hour parking? City to discuss parking on Main Street

    Parking on the stretch of Main Street from the bridge at Ky. 44 to the intersection with Ky. 55 is governed by a 33-year-old ordinance, which is no longer enforced — a topic of discussion expected to appear on the next agenda for the Taylorsville City Commission.

  • What's Happening — Week of June 26

    JDRF yard sale
    The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation is hosting its eighth annual fundraising yard sale locally the next two weekends — this Friday and Saturday and July 5-6.
    The yard sale begins at 8 a.m. each day at 314 Lanter Lane in Taylorsville.
    All proceeds will benefit JDRF.

    Drivers license testing moved to July 3
    Due to the July Fourth holiday being on Thursday, drivers license permit testing will be on Wednesday, July 3 between 8:30 and 10 a.m. Road skills testing will be at noon.

  • Sport shorts — 6/26/13

    SCMS football practice starts July 8
    Spencer County Middle School football practice will begin July 8 from 6 to 8 p.m., Monday through Friday. Players are asked to bring their cleats and tennis shoes.

    Travel team tryouts
    The Kentucky Bomb Squad Travel Team is looking for highly competitive travel players.  The age group is for 8- to 9-year-olds with a date of birth between May 2004 and May 2005.

  • Drama students to present their own take on 'Scooby Doo'

    Editor's note: The following announcement was inadvertently left out of this week's paper:

  • Charges dismissed against Trageser

    Charges that a Spencer County man attempted to access the county’s computer system and harassed a Spencer County sheriff’s deputy were dismissed Tuesday morning in Spencer District Court.
    The charges were dismissed without prejudice against Lawrence S. Trageser, 47, of Elmers Court, less than a month after the special prosecutor assigned to the case, Rebecca Schroering, assistant county attorney in Jefferson County, first appeared in the case.

  • ‘Polarizing’ figures in college hoops have Ky.-Ind. link

    An Internet basketball opinion piece from Bleacher Report last month offered for discussion the “10 Most Polarizing Figures in College Basketball.”
    There were some good, some not and naturally, a few debatables from writer Doug Brodess.
    Four have ties to our basketball triangle. No. 7 Rick Pitino, No. 6 Adolph Rupp, No. 4 John Calipari, and of course, Bob Knight at No. 1.
    A (Brodess) sampling.
    PITINO teams have always played with an in-your-face brashness, applying huge amounts of pressure on both ends of the court.

  • Athletics named division champs
  • Amazing Alpacas

    Down a back road off Ky. 55, sprawling country houses hide behind winding gravel driveways and expansive green lawns. A few man-made ponds divide the acres and provide further detail to the picturesque scene.