Local News

  • FFA claims four state titles


    The Spencer County High School Future Farmers of America continued their string of excellence last week, winning multiple contests at the Kentucky State Fair, including first place finishes in four categories.

    “We were the only school to win multiple contests this year,” said Darryl Matherly, agriculture teacher and FFA sponsor at the high school.

  • City and school both hint at tax rate increases

    The City of Taylorsville and the Spencer County School District are both considering tax hikes for the coming year, although neither have officially set their rates yet.

    The city commission voted last week to approve a raise in both real and personal property tax property rates for 2016. The current property tax rate is .1670 cents per hundred dollars, with the proposed raise taking it to .1750. The real property rate would rise from .2116 cents per $100, up from .2088. The estimated increased revenue would be $9,142.

  • Spider-plagued post office back in service


    After the unexpected closure of the Fisherville Post Office nearly four months ago, the office officially opened Monday, August 24.

    The Post Office, located at 15125 Old Taylorsville Road, was forced to close its doors on April 27 due to safety concerns after brown recluse spiders were discovered inside the building.

    Post Office Box customers who had been picking up their mail at the Eastwood KY Post Office will now be able to resume pick up at the Fisherville Post Office.

  • What’s happening - Week of August 26, 2015

    Friends of library group to meet

    Due to the Labor Day holiday, the Friends of the Spencer County Library’s September meeting will be held on Monday, August 31, at the temporary library at 513 Taylorsville Road. The meeting is open to the public.

    Spencer Magnet Labor Day deadlines

    The Spencer Magnet will have early deadlines for the September 9 edition. The early Retail and Classified Advertising Deadline (incl. KYANA & KCN Readers) is Thurs., Sept. 3rd at 12 p.m.

  • Fire destroys a home on Airport Road


    Officials were still on the scene Wednesday afternoon after a fire destroyed a home on Airport Road hours earlier. It’s not known if anyone was home at the time of the blaze and firefighters began searching the rubble after extinguishing the flames.

    The fire began around 9 a.m. and spread quickly. Neighbors said they called 9-1-1 immediately after noticing smoke and flames, and within minutes the house was fully engulfed.

  • Body discovered in home destroyed by fire


  • A smooth return to school


    Summer vacation came to an end for Spencer County students last Wednesday as they headed back to school.

    Spencer County Superintendent Chuck Adams reported that the first day was very smooth without any major problems.

    For most students, it was simpy a return to class, but for the youngest, it was a milestone as they began Kindergarten to begin their educational journeys. The step proved emotional for children and parents alike, with a few tears mixed with a lot of smiles and hugs.

  • County tax rate unchanged

    That fleeting flirtation with raising property taxes at the last meeting of the Spencer County Fiscal Court was just a memory Monday night, as members of the court voted unanimously to keep the rate at 8.8 cents per $100 of assessed property.

    Earlier this month, there was some discussion of a possible hike in the tax rate with some members of the court making the case that a slight adjustment could be justified. However, when it was time to set the rate at Monday’s meeting, the vote was quick and with little discussion. The vote was to keep the tax rate as it is.

  • Court nixes cell phone plan for sheriff’s office

    Spencer County Sheriff Buddy Stump issued a memorandum Tuesday morning advising Kentucky State Police dispatchers that his deputies would no longer be accessible by cell phones. The move came the morning after the Spencer County Fiscal Court voted against a measure that would have provided a $2,500 stipend to Stump’s office for the cell phones.

  • City Police join national DUI effort


    If you choose to drink and drive in Taylorsville, beware. The Taylorsville Police Department is joining with law enforcement agencies across the nation for the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign that runs from August 21 through Labor Day.

    The strong, national impaired driving crackdown will include high-visibility enforcement, high-profile events and will be supported by national paid advertising, creating a comprehensive campaign to curb impaired driving.