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Today's News

  • City police, fire department decline to sign agreement with sheriff’s department, EMS

    Four agencies have agreed to and signed the memorandum of understanding from the Spencer County Sheriff’s Department and Spencer County EMS regarding the use of their radio frequencies, but the Taylorsville Police Department and the Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Department are not on that list.
    Thus far, Mount Eden Fire and Rescue, Northeast Nelson Fire Department, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Mount Washington Police Department have returned signed copies of the MOU, Spencer County Sheriff Donald “Buddy” Stump said Thursday.

  • After four-year battle, Taylorsville finally fourth class

    After discussion and votes on multiple resolutions over the past four years, Taylorsville will officially become a fourth-class city in a matter of four months.
    The Kentucky General Assembly approved a bill, cosponsored by Reps. Brad Montell and Kim King on Taylorsville’s part, according to a memo from Mayor Don Pay to the city commissioners. The commission unanimously approved a resolution supporting the move in January.
    Pay provided The Spencer Magnet a copy of the memo to commissioners, which reads:

  • School board, city move closer to strike a deal for school resource officer

    Spencer County Public Schools and the city of Taylorsville could soon reach a partnership to place a school resource officer on a rotating schedule within the district’s schools.
    Both the board of education and the city commission have been in discussions since December about the possibility and it appears the agreement might come in the form of two part-time Taylorsville Police Department officers fulfilling the 172-school-day commitment desired by the board.

  • Taylorsville woman accused of stealing money from senior citizen indicted on separate drug charges

    A Taylorsville woman indicted in January on charges for allegedly stealing more than $12,000 from a local senior citizen’s checking account has now been indicted on separate charges for illegally obtaining or attempting to obtain controlled substances from doctor’s offices and pharmacies around the area.

  • What's Happening — Week of March 13

    Candidates needed for levee commissioners
    An election will be held in the first week in April for commissioners of the levee district in Taylorsville. Candidates must own property within the levee district. Anyone interested in being a candidate can contact Deputy Judge Karen Curtsinger at 477-3206.

    Finchville Ruritan plans fish fries

  • PHOTO: Mayor honors police chief with proclamation

    Mayor Don Pay and Taylorsville Police Chief Toby Lewis pose for a picture during last Tuesday’s City Commission meeting. At the meeting, Pay presented Lewis with  a proclamation specifically honoring him and participants of the Shelby County Detention Center’s Class D felon program for the work completed around Taylorsville over the past few months.

  • COLUMN: The three legs of open government

    My mom used to have a small, three-legged wooden stool. I don’t remember the stool being used for any reason, just something to set a newspaper or magazine on for a minute.
    It was small and thus not sturdy enough to hold anything of weight.
    But no matter if it was strong and sturdy, the three-legged stool was no good if something happened to one of the legs. It couldn’t stand on just two.
    You’re probably already wondering what a three-legged stool has to do with the newspaper business.
    Open government is a three-legged stool.

  • ONLINE ONLY: County building committee rejects remodel bids, asks for plan from architect

    Spencer County Fiscal Court's building committee Monday rejected all bids received thus far and decided to obtain plans for the Spencer County EMS headquarters remodel from an architect.
    Monday marked the second time the committee had met to discuss the bids submitted for the project, but the committee voted to take no action at its first meeting until a building inspector could be present and certain questions were answered about the bids received.

  • Bruner’s trial postponed

    Mark Bruner, charged with the brutal beating of a woman left by the side of the road, was scheduled for trial Monday, but prosecutors say it has been postponed.
    Instead, he has a status conference scheduled for next Monday, according to online court dockets.
    Shelby County Assistant Commonwealth Attorney Melanie Carroll, who is handling the case, did not return phone calls from The Sentinel-News. Shelby County Commonwealth Attorney Laura Donnell said that Bruner’s trial had been postponed but that she did not know why.

  • COLUMN: Rupp Arena’s Gentlemen’s Quarterly

    Rupp Arena was transformed last weekend into a Gentlemen’s Quarterly. Billy Donovan almost hurried to congratulate Kentucky’s coach and players after Florida cost itself a possible number one seed in the NCAAs.
    Seven points up, the Gators squandered possessions, fired blanks and lost more than Kentucky won.
    Typically, the dean of SEC coaches made no excuses, but instead praised the Wildcats.