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Today's News

  • Services set for victim of fatal accident

    Funeral services have been scheduled for the victim of Tuesday's fatal accident on Ky. 55.
    Jason Scott Thompson, 36, of Mount Eden, was pronounced dead at the scene of a three-vehicle accident near the intersection of Ky. 55 and Ky. 1633.
    Visitation for Thompson is set for 1 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Hall-Taylor Funeral Home in Taylorsville.
    The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Hall-Taylor.

  • COLUMN: Election or popularity contest?

    This week, I am personally applauding Jack Proctor and Richard Johns, who, you may have seen, are the only two candidates who have filed, thus far, to seek a seat on the Taylorsville City Commission.
    Why am I applauding? Because they’re not playing games and waiting until the last possible second to declare their intent.
    When I’ve asked different officials in city and county government why they think most everyone is waiting until the final minute, I get the same response — they all want to see who else is running.
    Seriously?

  • Man about EMS: ‘these guys saved my life’

    Roger Fox is alive today and, based on events that unfolded last Friday evening, he credits his livelihood to the employees of Spencer County EMS.
    Fox, 56, a resident of Rolling Trail in Hillsborough, contacted The Spencer Magnet office on Monday in hopes of expressing his thanks to the EMS crew that responded to his address on Friday.
    “These guys literally saved my life,” Fox said. “I just want to tell people, these guys are professionals.”

  • Library announces August events

    The Spencer County Public Library invites the community to its Adult Summer Reading Open House on Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon.
    “Enjoy coffee and pastries while talking about your recent reading adventures,” organizers said. “Prizes for the Book Bingo will be awarded. Stop in even if you didn’t enter the contest we’d love to see you.”
    Other upcoming events (with descriptions provided by the library):

  • FFA successful at dairy judging

     

    The Spencer County High School FFA team placed first at the Eastern Kentucky University dairy judging contest. Team members are, from left, Shane Greenwell, Bryce Martin, Cecilia Petersen and Marianne Gaddie. Marianne was named high individual, Bryce came in second and Cecilia was third overall.

  • This year's tomato crop: Heath, drought and blossom end rot

    Normally, a hot dry year would favor vegetable production as long as growers have adequate irrigation. However, when daytime temperatures inch up over 100 degrees Fahrenheit like we’ve seen several days this year, we begin to see problems with many vegetable crops.

  • To can or to freeze: Which is better?

     Soon, many vegetables and fruits will be ready for harvesting, and many gardeners will have more produce than they can readily eat. Those who want to preserve fresh, summer foods for later consumption will consider either freezing or canning the harvest. But is one way of preservation better than the other? The answer depends on the type of food you want to preserve.
    If proper techniques and correct temperatures are used, frozen foods retain greater amounts of their vitamin content, natural color, flavor and texture.

  • Woman who attempted to have family court judge arrested is apprehended

    A Taylorsville woman known in Spencer and surrounding counties for a failed attempt to have Family Court Judge John David Myles arrested has herself been arrested and charged with a felony — intimidating a participant in the legal process.
    Deborah Klotz, 53, of Taylorsville, was arrested July 27 at 4:30 p.m. by Spencer County Sheriff Donald “Buddy” Stump after Master Commissioner and local attorney Charles Tichenor reported that an attempt to follow a court order to execute an auction contract on behalf of Klotz pursuant to a divorce settlement went awry.

  • Business briefcase: Chamber monthly meeting

    The Taylorsville-Spencer County Chamber of Commerce will host its monthly meeting Thursday from noon to 1 p.m.
    The luncheon will feature guest speakers Betty Darnell of the Spencer County Historical and Genealogical Society and John Lilly. The catered lunch is $10 for members and $13 for nonmembers.
    To RSVP, contact Cara Lewis at clewis@tpbtaylorsville.com or call 502 477-2244.

  • County’s civil case against previous county clerk returns to court Thursday

    A lawsuit in which the county is working to recoup thousands of dollars from past county clerk Judy Puckett is scheduled for a hearing in Spencer Circuit Court Thursday morning.
    A 2010 audit conducted by previous state auditor Crit Luallen’s office identified $64,717 that Puckett needed to pay back in undeposited receipts, disallowed expenditures and personal non-sufficient fund checks.