Local News

  • COLUMN: Newspapers are a powerful classroom tool

    Long before I pursued a career in journalism, I remember using our hometown newspaper — The Spencer Magnet — as a valuable information and education tool. I can remember several of my teachers throughout my 13 years in the Spencer County school system using the community newspaper and other print media sources as learning tools in the classroom. As I continued on to college, the use of newspapers in the classroom only increased as professors pushed for students to be locally, nationally and globally minded.

  • Taylorsville man admits to receiving, possessing child pornography

    A more than year-long investigation by local and federal law enforcement has resulted in a Taylorsville man pleading guilty in United States District Court to charges of knowingly receiving and possessing child pornography.

  • ‘HAIL’acious storm pummels region

    Thunder, hail and funnel clouds to a blanket of snow between two and four inches thick — in a matter of three days. Such is Kentucky weather, and such was weather in Spencer County over the weekend.

  • Supreme Court sides with King

    It took only three hours last week for the Kentucky Supreme Court to confirm what state Rep. Kim King has been saying all along — that a redistricting map approved by the state legislature and signed into law by the governor earlier this year was unconstitutional.
    That ruling means King, who represents the 55th District comprised of Anderson, Mercer and a portion of Spencer County, will be able to seek re-election here this fall.

  • Audit finds no issues of noncompliance with Fiscal Court

    State Auditor Adam Edelen recently released the audit of the financial statements of the Spencer County Fiscal Court for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2011.
    State law requires annual audits of county fiscal courts.
    The audit found that the county’s financial statements, in all material respects, fairly present the county’s assets, liabilities, and net assets arising from cash transactions and revenues received and expenditures paid in conformity with the modified cash basis of accounting.

  • Sewer extension questions answered at public hearing

    Will current sewer pumps in place in Highview Estates and Early Wyne be able to handle the additional sewage that would result from a sewer extension on Ky. 44?

  • Board revisits drug intervention, prevention

    Spencer County schools continue to examine ways to prevent substance abuse among some of the county’s most vulnerable population — its youth.

  • Turning back the clock on zoning?

    The Taylorsville-Spencer County Joint Planning and Zoning Commission will consider turning back the clock on several zoning classification ordinances at a meeting Thursday night.
    The meeting, which will be held at 7 p.m. in the Fiscal Court meeting room on Main Street, will serve as a second reading of the proposed repeal of Articles III, V, VI and VII pertaining to agricultural, residential, commercial and industrial zoning classifications adopted as county ordinances and city ordinances in 2010.

  • Escareno now home in Arizona

    After three and a half months at the University of Louisville Hospital, much of that time spent in a coma in the intensive care unit, Denisse Escareno finally was going home.

  • County to vote Monday on fake pot ban

    The Spencer County Fiscal Court is scheduled to hear the second reading of an ordinance that would ban the possession and sale of synthetic marijuana countywide.