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Local News

  • Road access to Salt River now open to the public

    Road access to a section of Salt River above Taylorsville Lake is now open for vehicles in preparation for the coming white bass spawning run.

    The gated accesses at Palmer Road and Old River Road off KY 44 at Taylorsville Lake Wildlife Management Area (WMA) will remain open from daylight until dark through summer, except for closures during youth and spring turkey seasons.

  • Mumps vaccination urged for college students

    The Kentucky Department for Public Health warns parents of college students to make sure their child is up-to-date on vaccination for protection against mumps, an infectious disease that has been reported recently at Kentucky universities – as well as other college campuses around the country.

  • Work on new 16,000 sq. ft. library well underway

     

    Before the end of the year, expect to browse through books and surf the Internet in a spacious setting.

    Work is well underway on the Spencer County Public Library’s 16,000-square-foot future home. Louisville-based Woodbine Construction Co. expects to finish the building by the end of September, project manager John Walsh said.

    Library director Debra Lawson said it will then take about a month for the library to move all its books, computers and other materials into the new space.

  • Bank honors loyal employees

     

    Three long-time employees of the Peoples Bank of Taylorsville were recognized for their years of dedicated service to the bank.

  • New Realtors
  • What’s happening - Week of March 23, 2016

    Brunch and painting

    Create a fun spring painting and enjoy brunch March 26 at the Spencer County High School cafeteria, from 9 a.m. - noon. Tickets are $15. Proceeds go to the SCHS girls soccer team, the softball team and the art club.

    Historical & Genealogical Society annual dinner meeting

  • Red Cross seeking disaster response volunteers for Spencer County

    Fires, floods, storms and other natural disasters can create hardships on families who may suddenly find themselves without food, shelter or clothing.

    That’s where the American Red Cross shines, and the organization long known for providing relief and encouragement during disasters, is in need of help in Spencer County.

    Barbara Shirley, Health Services Lead for the Red Cross, was in Taylorsville last week, and said she is hoping to find some people willing to volunteer to help respond to those in need in their own community.

  • Magnet wins KPA First Place General Excellence award

     

    The Spencer Magnet was awarded First Place General Excellence, which is the overall award for the best newspapers in the state, at the 36th annual Kentucky Press Association Advertising Contest held recently at the Hyatt Regency in Lexington.

    A total of 33 overall awards were brought home, including 31 awards in the advertising contest and 2 in the news contest.

  • Drugs and our youth

     

    Spencer County has a drug problem and local school officials are refusing to ignore it. That’s the impetus behind a town hall meeting scheduled for Thursday night, March 24, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Spencer County Middle School.

    A recent survey conducted at both the high school and middle school, reveal that drugs are easily accessible to youth in Spencer County, and an alarming number of youth have already experimented with them.

  • Seven Counties offers help from heroin

     

    Over the past couple years, heroin addiction has wreaked havoc on numerous Spencer County families. The scourge has come as part of a state and national epidemic.

    The heroin that people buy on the street may or may not be blended with some other drug, Spencer County Sheriff Buddy Stump said. So users can easily end up with a dose much stronger than they’d imagined. In the last 12 months, heroin overdose has taken multiple Spencer County lives.