Local News

  • What’s happening - Week of April 19, 2017

    Friends of Taylorsville Lake work day

    The Friends of Taylorsville Lake State Park will have a work day this Saturday, April 22, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. with various projects at the park to be worked on. For information, contact Troy Koon at 424-8868.

    City of Taylorsville spring clean-up

  • Civics Lesson


    U.S. Representative Brett Guthrie, R-KY, spoke to fifth graders at Spencer County Elementary School last week about the function of government and how the Constitution set up the balance of powers that provides a more equal voice for everyone in Washington, D.C.  Guthrie’s civic lesson was well-received by the students, who seemed to be prepared and knowledgable as they answered his questions and asked some good ones of their own.

  • Earth Day 2017

    The importance of environmental literacy

  • Online voting could net Stidger House $100,000 for repairs

    Efforts to help refurbish the Stidger House and establish a museum for Spencer County history could get a boost from social media, thanks to the work of some volunteers who trying to bring attention to the historical site.

  • Community-wide Easter Event


    Saturday provided a picture-perfect day for the community to celebrate Easter. Spencer Christian Church and Taylorsville Community Church came together to host a community-wide event at the high school that featured egg hunts, free food, activities and fun for area families.


  • SCHS musicians take honors


  • Murder in Cottonwood Estates

    A Spencer County man is dead and his wife has been arrested on murder charges following an Easter afternoon shooting. Spencer County Coroner Danny Hilbert said 51-year-old Mark Bennett died at his home in Cottonwood Estates. An autopsy was being performed but Hilbert said Bennett had suffered multiple gunshot wounds., Kentucky State Police arrested 40-year-old Kandy Bennett and she has been lodged in the Shelby County Detention Center., Look for more details in this week’s Spencer Magnet.

  • City votes to pursue role with Edgewater plant


    The City of Taylorsville appears to be willing to play a key role in providing both a short-term and long-term solution to issues with the wastewater sewage plant that, if unresolved, could jeopardize business at the Taylorsville Lake State Park, the Taylorsville Lake Marina and Edgewater Resort.

  • Restaurant tax proposed


    Lynda Huckleberry has been serving the same customers for years, arriving as early as 3 a.m. to begin breakfast and staying open until 9 p.m. during the week. Many of the customers at Lynda’s Grill  are blue-collar types who are loyal and order several times a week, if not daily, from her menu that includes home-cooked specials or short-order items like hamburgers.

  • Restoring Spencer’s historic records


    Reminiscent of historical documents you might find protected by glass in a museum, records that define much of the history of Spencer County are still available for the public to view, but some are nearly 200 years old and time and use have taken their toll.

    That’s why County Clerk Lynn Hesselbrock is embarking on an effort to begin restoring some of books. She wants to ensure that the pages and the information inscribed on them will never be lost.