Local News

  • State of the County address gets heated

    Recent actions by city leaders represent one way to make sure economic development will fail — that was the crux of Judge-Executive Bill Karrer’s message during his State of the County address at Thursday’s Taylorsville-Spencer County Chamber of Commerce luncheon.

  • Six candidates now confirmed for clerk forum May 10

    Do you have a question for the Spencer County clerk candidates? Are you still trying to decide who will get your vote? Well, here’s your chance to get the answers you want.
    The Spencer County-Taylorsville Chamber of Commerce is partnering with The Spencer Magnet to host a county clerk forum during the May Chamber luncheon, May 10, from noon to 1 p.m.

  • School board members visit potential land sites for new school

    The Spencer County Board of Education met collectively March 30 to visit three pieces of property being considered for a new elementary school, and perhaps the only conclusion made from the visit is that there is no “perfect” location for the district’s newest school.

  • Additional development in attempted murder case

    A bizarre story of alleged domestic violence and attempted murder in Mount Eden has become even more strange as the suspect’s nephew now faces charges in the case for attempting to run the alleged victim over with his motorcycle.

  • State police announce traffic safety checkpoints

    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.

  • Jefferson Co. man accused of sexually abusing local minor

    A 22-year-old Louisville man was arrested last week and will face a Spencer County Grand Jury for allegedly sexually abusing a 15-year-old girl at a Spencer County residence in February.

  • PHOTO: Dance until you drop

    The Spencer County FFA and Spencer County High School dance team again attracted a packed crowd to the joint fundraising effort known as SCHS Dancing with the Stars last Thursday evening. Pictured are Bill Dunning and Natalie Hall, who earned perfect scores on their dance routines and were forced to participate in a dance off. Both ran out of steam at the end and asked that the music be cut. See more photos by clicking here.

  • A bunch of bologna?

    Taylorsville and Spencer County have been abuzz with the possibility of a meat packing plant moving its operation into the community. However, the Taylorsville City Commission took action last Tuesday to prevent it from coming into city limits, and Judge-Executive Bill Karrer said he has had no discussions with a company of that type.

    Commission says ‘no’

  • POLL: Will you shop at the Farmers Market?

    The Taylorsville Farmers Market opens April 21 — will you shop there?

    Click here to vote!

  • Sheriff’s office now has 24-hour coverage

    The Spencer County Sheriff’s Department now offers full-time coverage — that’s 24 hours, seven days a week.
    Sheriff Donald “Buddy” Stump said his office has been operating 24/7 since Jan. 25.
    What that means is, an officer is on duty 24 hours a day instead of just being on call 24 hours a day, Stump said at his office Monday morning.
    “Twenty-four-seven, we have someone patrolling, making traffic stops, enforcing the laws and responding to 911 calls,” he said.