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Today's News

  • Five area teens charged by police

    Five teens were arrested at Spencer County schools last week, said Taylorsville Police Chief Toby Lewis, making it one of the busiest weeks on record for the “thinly-stretched” law enforcement unit.

    “The schools do take a lot of our time,” Lewis said. “This was a higher arrest volume than normal. We may make one arrest a week at the school” on average.

    ASSAULT AND TEACHER ABUSE

  • Teachers: Show us results or lower our taxes

    Representing hundreds of teachers that work and pay taxes in the city limits, Ruth Ann Sweazy voiced concerns to Taylorsville city commissioners last week over what she described as a lack of results when it comes to utilizing the $240,000 collected in occupational fees.

    “I do not mind paying any tax as long as I know the money is being used,” said Sweazy to commissioners Thursday night. “It appears maybe the OLT (occupational license tax) was not needed if the projects are not going to be completed. People want to see results.”

  • Let them entertain you...

    Submitted to The Spencer Magnet

  • Ribbon cutting: New tax office
  • Shelby landfill will not accept dead animals

    Farmers with dead livestock on their hands will not be able to get rid of them by sending them to the convenience center in Waddy.

    The 109 (solid waste) Board voted last Monday no longer to accept dead livestock at its facility on Kings Highway near Waddy. Citing costs to the county and uncertainty about how to deal with potentially diseased animals, the board voted unanimously to bar farmers from bringing in dead livestock.

    “I just don’t think we should go there,” board chair Don Cubert said.

  • LETTER: Action must be taken to help dogs

    I was just appalled at the letter last week from Lois Allen of Taylorsville about the way the dogs in her neighborhood are being treated.

    Has anyone reported them to the ASPCA or animal control???  Has your newspaper tried to do anything??

    One dog stuck all alone in a back yard and his only shelter is a tree, left out in the cold and rain. Another in a five by five pen way in the back yard in the cold and rain and then the black dog tied in his front yard with a chain.

  • Legislative Updates: Representative Brad Montell

    This week the major discussion and media emphasis in Kentucky have been on the funding that we will receive from the federal stimulus package. It is anticipated that Spencer County will be given money for road, education, health and welfare, sewer and water issues. While the stimulus money will no doubt help with the projected budget shortfall in the near-term, I am concerned about the incredible debt this plan creates, which will take decades for our kids and grandkids (the taxpayers) to repay.

  • Legislative Updates: Senator Gary Tapp

    This week, as the 2009 Session resumed, we passed or moved along bills aimed at holding your government and electoral processes visible and publically accountable, from campaigns to officeholders to lobbyists.

  • Main Street: Second phase right around the corner

    The second phase of the Main Street renovation project was shifted into drive after Taylorsville City Commissioners approved a design concept last Tuesday night.

    Presenting the design was Main Street Committee Chairman John Shircliffe, who provided commissioners with a glimpse of what the area could look like using several computer-generated drawings. Shircliffe said plans now are to contact private property owners and businesses along the affected area to make sure they are still in agreement with the parking configuration between Main Cross and Jefferson Street.

  • Local students make 2009 all-state choir

    Submitted to The Spencer Magnet

    Spencer County High School students Danielle Curtsinger and Christi Shindlebower were selected to the Kentucky Music Educators Association 2009 All State Choir. The two joined other Kentucky music students selected for participation following auditions, and spent three days rehearsing in Louisville, culminating with a performance at the Kentucky Center for the Arts last month.