• What's Happening — Week of Oct. 17

    JD Shelburne to perform free concert Saturday
    JD Shelburne will return to his hometown of Taylorsville on Saturday at 5 p.m. to perform a free concert at the Country Mart parking lot for his fans and community.
    Shelburne will release his Nashville debut album first in Taylorsville that afternoon and will perform a full band show. The concert is free to the public and all ages are welcome.
    This will mark Shelburne’s first return to his hometown since July 2009 to perform an actual concert. Shelburne will be hitting the road in 2013.

  • PHOTO: Now, that's a SWEET potato!

    Lilly Long sits atop the counter at Bennett’s Hardware on Monday afternoon with a 5.5-pound sweet potato, grown by her grandfather, Joe Maupin, on Plum Ridge Road. George Hughes stands in the background at the store, which is where the sweet potato slip was purchased. Lilly’s grandmother, Patty Maupin, said the sweet potato will definitely be eaten, likely at Thanksgiving or Christmas.

  • ANNIVERSARY: Thompsons to celebrate 65 years

    Phyllis and Ken Thompson of Elk Creek will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary this week. The Thompsons were married in Lexington in 1947 and moved to Spencer County upon retirement in 1988.

  • Jewell receives ‘Governor’s Occupant Protection Award’

    The second annual Governor’s Occupant Protection Awards ceremony was held at the Hilton Lexington/Downtown Hotel. Awards were presented to officers with the most occupant protection citations in each agency and division. There are six divisions, broken down according to the number of officers within the agency, plus a division for Kentucky State Police.

  • PHOTO: Local Guard members get visit from Grimes

    Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes visits with Kentucky Air National Guard members serving in the Middle East in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Taylorsville residents Maj. Wes Robinson (second from left) and Master Sgt. Collin King (second from right) are pictured with Grimes.

  • Magnet, Chamber to host forum for city commission candidates

    Taylorsville voters will have a chance to get their questions answered by candidates running for City Commission this fall as The Spencer Magnet partners with the Taylorsville-Spencer County Chamber of Commerce to host a candidate forum on Oct. 25.
    The forum will take place at the Chamber building on Main Street from 6 to 8 p.m.

  • Hesselbrock to serve on Secretary of State’s special task force

    Spencer County Clerk Lynn Hesselbrock recently announced her inclusion in a special task force launched by Kentucky Secretary of State, Alison Lundergan Grimes.

  • PHOTO: Little Stars classroom collects supplies, backpacks to send to Honduras

    On Monday, Aug. 27, Ms. Brittney Pilcher’s 2-year-old classroom (The Monkeys) at Little Stars Preschool and Development Center sent off backpacks and school supplies to Honduras. The class collected supplies and backpacks for a month and received enough supplies to fill eight backpacks. The backpacks will be sent to Honduras for a “Backpack Buddies” program that aids in school supplies for orphans. Pictured from left are Celia-Grace Pullium, Tristan Crenshaw (front), Lawson Pund, Mack Brady and Madelynn Ramey. Not pictured are Gwyn Lucas and Adam Pack.

  • 2012 Spencer County Fair results

    Editor’s note: The following results are published exactly as they were submitted.



    Lady’s Suit
    Patti Davis        Blue 1st

    Lady’s Dress
    Patti Davis        Blue 1st

    Child’s Dress
    Shirley Thomas    Blue 1st

    Baby Dress

  • Spencer County represented well in Little Miss and Mister pageant at State Fair

    Spencer County was well-represented at the 2012 Kentucky State Fair, especially in the Little Miss and Mister Pageant.