Local News

  • Living like a dog to prove a point

    A TV news report about conditions in several area animal shelters has cast a misleading shadow on Spencer County’s facility said local officials. To combat that negative image, a volunteer is going to live in the shelter this weekend to prove that conditions are safe and healthy.

  • A Century worth of living - Hormann still active at 100


    If you want a glimpse into the last 100 years of American history, you can pick up a book or you could sit a spell and talk to Harold Hormann, who on Saturday, turned 100 years old.

    The Spencer County man has lived here with his son, Ed, since late 1999, but his life touched those across the Midwest and the nation because of his work during World War II.

  • What’s happening - Week of March 15, 2017

    Relay for Life

    There will be a Relay For Life meeting on Tuesday March 21st at 6:30 p.m. at the Taylorsville United Methodist Church on Main St. in Taylorsville. It’s free to register. Everyone is welcome to attend this meeting and discuss this year’s Relay for Life event.

    Library programs this week

    Here is the schedule of library programming for March 15-21.
    March 15
    9 a.m. - Walk Wise: a light exercise program

  • Reflecting on 54 years behind a barber’s chair


  • Girl Scout Troop 1199


    The members of Girl Scout Troop 1199 had the privilege to be Kentucky State Representive James Tipton’s personal pages for the General Assembly Session recently. The girls were given an historic tour of the Capitol, and Tipton spent some time talking to the girls about Kentucky’s most famous leaders. Later during the day, State Senator Jimmy Higdon talked to the troop about the pathway to becoming a State Senator.

  • Community mourns teen - SCHS Junior killed in Saturday night accident


    “The halls were so quiet and filled with tears today.”

    That was the message that accompanied a photo sent to The Spencer  Magnet on Monday, showing students dressed in flannel to show their respect for one of their classmates killed in a car accident Saturday night.

    Joseph Sheeley, 16, died from injuries he sustained in a single-vehicle accident in the Hillsborough subdivision Saturday evening a little before 9:30 p.m. He was transported to the University of Louisville Hospital, where he passed away a short time later.

  • Volunteers prepare for flood scenario


    Mike Woodford had his eyes on Brashears Creek last Wednesday after severe storms dumped large amounts of rain to the area, causing the creek to quickly overflow its banks.

    Woodford wasn’t concerned about any property damage, as the storms moved out too quickly to cause severe flooding. But watching the levels helped him track how quickly the water could rise as he continues to help the community plan for a worst-case scenario that could mean sandbagging areas to protect Taylorsville and even a potential evacuation.

  • Privacy issues still bog nuisance rules

    Questions over privacy rights and government overreach again delayed any action on a county nuisance ordinance during Monday’s fiscal court meeting.

  • What’s happening - Week of March 8, 2017

    SCHS Band pancake breakfast

    The Spencer County High School Band will have a pancake breakfast on Saturday, March 11 from 8 a.m. until 10 a.m. in the high school cafeteria. All proceeds will benefit the band.

  • Flake wins Miss Teen Kentucky