Local News

  • Bullitt teen killed in Mt. Eden crash

    An accident late Tuesday night in Shelby County has taken the life of a Mount Washington teen, who was also a junior at Shelby County High School, according to a report filed by the Kentucky State Police.

    The one-vehicle incident, which remains under investigation by KSP, occurred around midnight last Tuesday at 8151 Mount Eden Road.

    State police officials did not return messages seeking more information.

    Shelby County EMS, Mount Eden Fire and the Shelby County Sheriff’s Departments assisted at the scene.

  • State, local officials say voting system was safe from Russian hack

    Did the Russians hack the November presidential election? That’s been one of the top stories nationwide since Donald Trump’s upset win last year, as allegations of tampering by the Russians spurred congressional hearings and federal investigations.

    While it’s hard to wade through the partisan politics, it does seem clear that Russia did try to hack into some voter rolls, but local and state officials say our systems here in Kentucky were not impacted.

  • Campground ribbon cutting


    Local officials  and the Spencer County-Taylorsville Chamber of Commerce joined with the owners of the Taylorsville RV Park and Boat Storage for a ribbon cutting to dedicate the opening of the refurbished campground  located at 11 Hunter Rd. The owners of the facility are Charlie and Sheila Fields, and David and Paula Roe.

  • State Transportation Cabinet prioritizing road work

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Monday released a data-driven list of statewide transportation projects that will help guide development of the next Highway Plan.

    Over the past several months, KYTC evaluated and scored more than 1,100 projects across the state using the new Strategic Highway Investment Formula for Tomorrow (SHIFT). The formula is an objective approach that uses data on safety, congestion, asset management, economic growth and cost-benefit ratios, a state news release said.

  • Robinson earns Master’s degree


    Chelsey Joan Robinson of Taylorsville recently received her Master’s degree in Social Work from Campbellsville University.  The graduation ceremony was held on May 12th, 2017 at the Ransdel Chapel on the Campbellsville University campus.  Chelsey had previously received her Bachelor’s degree in Social Work in May of 2016 and is currently employed at Oaklawn Health and Rehabilitation Center in Louisville.

  • What’s Happening - Week of June 28, 2017

    Spencer Magnet holiday hours

    The Spencer Magnet will be closed on Tuesday, July 4, to observe Independence Day. Our deadlines this week will be moved up one day. For sports or church news, you must submit items by this Thursday. For community news, the deadline is Thursday at noon. Advertising deadlines are Thursday at noon.

    Circuit Clerk’s office closed for July 4th

  • Guthrie ready to talk issues at meeting July 5

    Voters want congress to begin focusing on the issues that matter to them, said Congressman Brett Guthrie Monday afternoon during a phone interview with The Spencer Magnet. Guthrie, a Republican representing the 2nd Congressional District, which includes the southern portion of Spencer County, will be in Taylorsville next Wednesday to hear constituent’s concerns during a meeting scheduled for 11 a.m. at the Spencer County Extension Office.

  • Bridge work on KY 2885 delayed


  • Slaughter earns FFA Degree

    Leslie Slaughter of Taylorsville was awarded the Honorary State FFA Degree at a special ceremony during the 88th State FFA Convention in Lexington.  The Honorary Degree is awarded to adults who have made a significant contribution to the state association.

    Past recipients of the award have included several Kentucky Governors, various leaders in agriculture and education, and numerous individuals who have provided service to the organization over the course of multiple years.

  • Teacher retiring to his farm