• Historical society dinner to feature talk from U of L professor on civil war

    The Spencer County Historical Society will present its dinner program March 26, featuring the topic of “The Civil War — Irrepressible Conflict or Avoidable Tragedy?”

  • PHOTO: Bee-utiful spelling, Riley!

    Taylorsville Elementary student Riley Collins-Schultz, pictured above, recently claimed the grand prize in the school’s spelling bee. She will be advancing on to the next level of competition.

    Grade level winners were:
    Third grade:  Riley Collins-Schultz, Brenton Galeoti, Colin Bradham
    Fourth grade:  Caden Little, Hunter Chesser, and Allie Roberts
    Fifth grade:  Kenny Stewart, Taylor Ward, and Eli Sherrard

  • IN CASE YOU WONDERED: Cranes, waterfowl on way back to northern homes

    Spencer County resident Patti Grubb recently stopped by The Spencer Magnet to inquire about the large number of sand hill cranes she and her husband had been noticing in the area.

  • PHOTO: Snider recognized as historical society’s 2011 scholarship essay winner

    Spencer County High School student Joseph Snider, pictured at left, receives recognition from the Spencer County Historical and Genealogical Society’s President Betty Darnell at Monday night’s meeting. Snider was the 2011 winner of the society’s annual scholarship essay contest. The contest is open to juniors. Snider is a senior this year and will receive $500 from the society to go toward his college education.

  • PHOTO: Stilts serves as Senate Page

    Evan Zachary Stilts, a fifth grade student at Spencer County Elementary, served as a Page for Senator David Givens on Tuesday, Feb. 14. While in Frankfort he and his Pa, Harold Stilts, visited with Senator Givens in his office and toured the Capitol and the Capitol Annex. Evan is the son of Tabitha Tuck of Taylorsville, and Chris Stilts of Louisville, KY. He is the grandson of Harold and Patricia Stilts of Summer Shade, and Rocky and Dorcas Comito of Shepherdsville; and the great grandson of Mary Crumpton of Summer Shade and Marilyn Dickenson of Louisville.

  • KSP to conduct traffic safety checkpoints in area

    Kentucky State Police Post 12, which provides police coverage for Anderson, Fayette, Franklin, Scott, Shelby, Spencer and Woodford counties, will be conducting periodic traffic safety checkpoints at locations approved by the Kentucky State Police Policy and Procedures Manual. There will also be special traffic enforcement in high collision areas using radar, laser and saturation patrols.

  • Life of Fairfield Post Office draws to a close

    The Postal Regulatory Commission signed and delivered the fate of the Fairfield Post Office Feb. 9 with a split decision. In the event of a split, the commission sides with the Postal Service’s decision. The decision means the post office’s retail services will end on Friday, May 18.

  • Police searching for owner of recovered bicycle

    Taylorsville police have recovered a bicycle that was located within the city. Anyone in the community that has lost or had a bicycle stolen and believes they could be the owner, please contact Taylorsville Police at 502-477-3231. The caller must be able to give an accurate description of the bike before it will be returned.

  • PHOTOS: Legislators at work
  • PHOTO: Discussing charter schools

    Rep. Brad Montell (right), R-Shelbyville (58th District) listens as Dr. Howard Fuller, Director of the Institute for the Transformation of Learning testifies about charter schools to the House Education Committee in Frankfort. House Bill 77 is sponsored by Montell and seeks to allow charter schools in Kentucky. It discussed but not voted on by the committee during its Feb. 14 meeting.