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Today's News

  • Gone Forever? Subjects in nameless photos are lost in history

    If you have family pictures, but have never taken the time to identify them for future generations, you are doing the people in the photos, as well as their kin, a terrible injustice. Pictures without identifications are many times lost forever, erasing solid evidence that a family ever existed.

    Here’s a suggestion that will pay dividends to your children, grandchildren and generations to come.

  • City approves 2011 tax rates

    Real property tax rates will remain the same in the city of Taylorsville this year, and personal property tax rates will drop 20 percent.
    The Taylorsville City Commission approved an ordinance establishing the rates on second reading Friday afternoon at a special meeting – one day after hearing the ordinance on first reading at a meeting on Thursday.
    The real property tax rate will stay at 14.8 cents per $100 of assessed value for the fifth consecutive year, according to documents provided by the city.

  • SPICE IT UP: Veggie chili with avocado salsa an unlikely but tasty dish for any season

    Chili does not really sound like a summer dish, unless it’s one of those nights when you just want to pretend it is winter and crank the air conditioning. This summer, though, I found a chili that I consider to be perfect for summer, in part because it can be made with fresh ingredients.

  • Man indicted for murder of Mount Eden native

    A Michigan fugitive has been indicted by a Franklin County Grand Jury for the 2010 murder of Mount Eden native Obie Murphy.

  • School board to discuss tax rate Thursday

    Property owners in Spencer County won’t have to deal with an increased tax rate if the Spencer County School Board heeds Superintendent Chuck Adams’ advice to implement the compensating tax rate at Thursday’s board meeting.

  • PUBLIC RECORD: District Court Records Feb. 2011

    The following cases were heard by Judge Donna Dutton in Spencer District Court Feb. 4, 2011:

    Traffic:

    Jennifer L. Sisco, speeding 10 miles over the limit, guilty, contempt of court, $25, $180 fine to be paid in installments.

    Corry E. Adams, failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security, first offense, guilty, $500 fine.

    Amanda J. Arnold, speeding 14 miles over the limit, guilty, state traffic school and $143 court cost.

  • Best of show: Local man brings home State Fair winemaking prize

    If you prod Ed Whitworth into revealing the secret ingredient in his award-winning homemade wines, he’ll answer, “Passion.”

  • Deputy resigns

    Deputy Gordon Miles submitted his resignation to the Spencer County Sheriff’s Department on Wednesday, Sheriff Buddy Stump confirmed Thursday morning.
    “Dear Sheriff Buddy Stump, it is with my deepest regret to inform you that as of today I am resigning from the Spencer County Sheriff’s Department effective immediately,” Miles wrote in his resignation letter, obtained by The Spencer Magnet on Thursday afternoon through an open records request. “It was an honor to serve under you and to work with a great group of people.”

  • Fugitive arrested in Spencer County

    A Waddy woman wanted by the Kentucky State Police for several offenses was arrested Wednesday in Spencer County.

  • Deputy resigns following suspension

    Deputy Gordon Miles submitted his resignation to the Spencer County Sheriff's Department on Wednesday, Sheriff Buddy Stump confirmed Thursday morning.

    "Dear Sheriff Buddy Stump," Miles wrote in his resignation letter, obtained by The Spencer Magnet on Thursday afternoon through an open records request. "It is with my deepest regret to inform you that as of today I am resigning from the Spencer County Sheriff's Department effective immediately. It was an honor to serve under you and to work with a great group of people."