Local News

  • Spencer County Habitat for Humanity fundraising effort


    Spencer County High School students helped put the Spencer County Habitat for Humanity over the top in a recenty fundraising effort. Habitat had been challenged to raise $5,000, which an anonymous donor agreed to match if successful. The organization was just short until a group of students got together and raised enough to help the group reach their goal.

  • Armstrong retires after 58 years


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

    Friends of Taylorsville Lake State Park to meet Thursday

    Join the Friends of Taylorsville Lake State Park this Thursday as we discuss membership and upcoming volunteer opportunities. This is your chance to become involved, make new friends from surrounding counties and be part of the exciting things that will be taking place this year.

  • Bevin opens door for felons to be hired

    Seeking to lead by example and give convicted felons a chance at meaningful employment, Governor Matt Bevin issued an executive order Wednesday that removes questions about criminal history from the initial application for state jobs in the executive branch.

    The order – known as the Fair Chance Employment Initiative –  means that applicants will not be required to check the box for criminal convictions on the initial state application.

  • Clean-up nears completion at S.O.


  • New library opens today


    Spencer County’s new public library will finally open to the public on a limited basis today as the staff plans a soft opening of the 16,000 square foot facility.

    Library Director Debra Lawson said library patrons can come in and check out books, use computers and have access to other services at the library, although many of the conference and meeting rooms are still being completed and the full slate of library programs are still a few weeks away from resuming.

  • City ethics complaint did not get hearing

    An ethics complaint filed by a city employee against members of the Taylorsville City Commission was reviewed by the ethics commission administrator, but was not forwarded to the full ethics commission for a hearing.

    The Spencer Magnet last Thursday filed an open records request for the complaint but as of Monday afternoon, had not received any reply. By law, an agency has three full business days to respond to such a request.

  • New focus on local tourism


    A revamped tourism commission hopes to spur new energy and enthusiasm into the efforts to lure more people and more money in to Spencer County.

    Stacey Koon, who was elected Chairperson of the Taylorsville-Spencer County Recreation, Tourist and Convention Commission, said the county has never fully tapped into its tourism potential and the new group hopes to change that.

  • Local unemployment office to close as part of consolidation

    Shelby County’s unemployment office, which also serves Spencer County, is slated to either close or have reduced hours as early as this month as part of a state consolidation to save millions of dollars and will eventually result in 12 hubs scattered throughout the state.

    The nearest one to Shelby County would be located in Louisville.

    Andy Hightower, policy advisor for the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet, said that much collaboration must be done before the move takes place, which will involve 31 unemployment centers.

  • DAR members donate items to VA hospital


    The National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution, John  Fitch Chapter, donated 160 pairs of socks, six toboggans, 11 pairs of gloves, 18 washcloths, monetary cards and other items to support veterans and their families for the Robley Rex VA Medical Center Christmas Project.  Many veterans are struggling at this point in their lives and without this kind of support their holidays may not have been as bright and joyful.  John Fitch Chapter continues to have compassion and respect in support of those who served to protect our freedom.