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Today's News

  • City develops sewer tap payment plan for property owner

    At least one commercial property owner will get a little assistance from the City of Taylorsville in paying his sewer tap-on fee.
    That assistance will come in the form of extra time — six months to pay a balance of $2,500, to be exact.
    Jonathan O’Dell, who owns the property on Ky. 44, which houses the Mexican restaurant, Fiesta Brava, appeared before the city last Tuesday and asked for time and/or a payment plan to pay to tap onto the city’s sewer system.

  • UPDATED: Man rescued from river near Delta Road

    First responders successfully rescued a man from the river off Delta Road on Tuesday evening.

    The man, identified as Charles Kummer of Mount Washington, somehow managed to get his truck stuck in the river and ended up downstream himself.

    The Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Department, Spencer County Sheriff's Department and Spencer County EMS responded to the scene and set up their staging area on the back part of a farm owned by Anthony Travis.

  • UPDATE: Rescheduled time for lake fireworks show unknown

    According to the Friends of Taylorsville Lake State Park, it will be at least two weeks until the fireworks at the lake take place due to continuing high water levels at the docks.

    For additional information, read this Wednesday's Spencer Magnet.

  • Police seek info on vehicle, man who reportedly impersonated an officer

    Police in Spencer and Shelby counties are looking for information regarding a blue and gray dual-wheeled pickup truck with a white door.
    Taylorsville Police Chief Toby Lewis was contacted Wednesday by Detective Sgt. Bruce Gentry of the Shelbyville Police to inquire if the TPD had a similar pickup truck as a patrol unit. Neither TPD or the Spencer County Sheriff's Department has such a vehicle.

  • UPDATE: Missing Mount Eden teen found, few details available yet

    A Mount Eden teen reported missing has been located and returned to her family, according to the Spencer County Sheriff's office. 
    Few details are currently known regarding the case, but a call to the sheriff's office Friday confirmed that the girl had been located and returned to her father, John Ray, in Mount Eden.

  • Jones named third runner-up in Miss Kentucky pageant

    Spencer County’s Laura Jones, 20, was named third runner-up of the three-day Miss Kentucky pageant over the weekend in Lexington. Jones qualified for the scholarship pageant by winning the title of Miss Appalachia Area. A daughter of Tom and Pamela Jones of Fisherville, Jones participated in the event for the second time.

  • Spencer County Elementary School SBDM to meet today in media center

    The Spencer County Elementary School site-based, decision making council will have a special-called meeting today at 2 p.m. in the school’s media center.
    Two items are on the agenda. In executive session, the SBDM will have discussions, which could lead to the appointment, discipline or dismissal of an employee, member or student. In open session, the SBDM will set its regular meeting day and time for the 2013-14 school year.
    These meetings are open to the public.

  • Tobbe graduates fourth in class at Saint Xavier

    Joseph R. Tobbe, son of Joseph and Sherry of Little Mount, graduated from Saint Xavier High School fourth in his class of 347 with a 4.0.

  • Students earn academic honors at WKU

    The following Western Kentucky University students were named to the dean’s or president’s lists for the spring 2013 semester:

    Bloomfield
    Amanda L. Rowlett*
    Kelley M. Covert*
    Steven E. King
    Rachel A. Barnett*

    Coxs Creek
    Jessica P. Gies
    Susan R. Livers*
    Patrick D Portman*
    Elizabeth A. Avis*
    Carol-Ann L. Eckenfels*
    Chasity N. Newberry
    Olivia L. Alm
    Lindsey M. Shain

    Fisherville
    Olivia C. Higdon*

  • Two named to dean’s list at Georgetown College

    These local students made the dean’s list for spring 2013 at Georgetown College:
    Joseph Matthew Snider of Taylorsville
    Allyson Patricia Wilbourn of Fisherville
    The dean’s list honors undergraduate students who completed the semester with at least 12 credit hours and a 3.7 GPA, according to Rosemary Allen, Ph.D., Georgetown College’s Provost and Academic Dean.