Local News

  • Taylor Swift has ushered in new love for guitar

    Taylor Swift has been in the spotlight for a decade now. Ten years ago, Swift released her first (self-titled) album at 16 years old. What stands out about her is that she was writing her own songs and they were good.

    Since she plays guitar, Taylor Guitars (unrelated) has made several successful Taylor Swift models. She actually wrote her first album using a Baby Taylor guitar.

  • Heated hearing in Stump suit


    For nearly three hours Monday afternoon lawyers for Spencer County Sheriff Buddy Stump and Judge-Executive John Riley squared off, sometimes heatedly, in Spencer Circuit Court to determine if the fiscal court has neglected to provide Stump with adequate office space following an apparent outbreak of mold in the sheriff’s office earlier this summer.

  • Waterline woes leave Chamber high and dry

    The Spencer County-Taylorsville Chamber of Commerce is seeking help to repair a water line issue in its building, but got few results this past week from city and county officials.

  • Riley, Stump butt heads over grant

    As if the current dispute over his building isn’t enough, Sheriff Buddy Stump and Judge-Executive John Riley clashed again during Monday morning’s fiscal court meeting, this time over a grant application the court approved two weeks ago for body armor.

    Stump told the court that Riley has not yet signed the application that would allow him to apply for a grant for new body armor for his deputies, and it appears the squabble is over wording on the applications.

  • Fire District seeks to annex City of Taylorsville into service area

    The Taylorsville City Commission renewed the contract for fire protection service with the Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire District last week, and also heard a request from the district about annexing the city into their district.

    Prior to 2008, the city and county had separate fire districts, who then merged. However, the city of Taylorsville was outside the fire district’s coverage area, which meant the city contracted with the district for fire protection.

  • Dracula play a success


  • The people speak


    After a contentious election season, voters finally got a chance to go the the polls and cast their ballot in national, state and local elections on Tuesday.  In addition to the hotly contested presidential election between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, there were seats in U.S. Congress being elected, as well as a couple of local elections for City Commission and the school board. The Magnet will have all vote totals in our next issue.

  • Honoring Spencer County’s Veterans


  • China1A now open


    China1A is a restaurant serving authentic Chinese food which opened recently in Taylorsville for dine in or carryout. This is the first restaurant for Nicole Jiang, pictured above. China1A is located at 99 Settlers Center and the business hours are Mon. - Sat. 11 a.m. - 10:30 p.m., and Sun. from noon - 10 p.m. The phone number is (502) 902-6255.

  • Police warn of internet counterfeit money scam

    Taylorsville City Police are warning against a possible counterfeit money scam that’s been reported in Shelby County that could target people here.

    TCP Chief Kenny Stewart said a Shelby County resident met a person on the internet who told her he was in the military, serving overseas, and was unable to wire money from their location and was wanting to send $2,000 to his daughter.