.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Local News

  • Woman struck by train while hunting for mythical Pope Lick monster

    Two young Ohio tourists, searching for the Pope Lick Trestle monster while in Louisville, saw a train barreling their way with no time to run.

    Safety was about 40 feet away, but Roquel Bain, 26, and her boyfriend didn’t have time to make it off the train trestle Saturday night. He dangled off the edge until the train could pass, but she didn’t make it.

    A Norfolk Southern train fatally struck Bain, who was then knocked more than 80 feet to the ground below.

  • What’s happening - Week of April 27, 2016

    Kentucky Gourd Art Show May 14-15

    The 22nd annual Kentucky Gourd Art Show will be held on Saturday, May 14, from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., and Sunday, May 15, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. The show will be located at Spencer County Elementary School, located at 1265 Mt. Washington Rd., on Highway 44 West, (west of downtown Taylorsville). Adult daily admission is $4, or a weekend pass may be purchased for $6; children ages 12 and under are admitted free. For more information, please call (877) 765-8594 or visit the website at www.kygourdsociety.org.

  • SCMS Leadership students put lessons into action

     

    A leadership-focused club at Spencer County Middle School gives students the chance to put their learning to practice by planning activities. Last Thursday, they followed through on a big idea they’d been working on all year.

    The Student Lighthouse Team, one of many Lighthouse teams across the country, coordinated a gathering of like-minded students at the school. Drama teacher Shelby Steege, who coaches the Lighthouse Team, said it was the first time such an event has ever been put on, anywhere in the nation.

  • Primary Care facility opens in Taylorsville

     

    Nurse Practitioners Melody Presley and Mina Bear have joined KentuckyOne Health Primary Care Associates located at 83 West Main Street in Taylorsville. The practice previously employed Thomas Crain, MD, who recently retired.

    In honor of these new additions to the facility, a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house was held Tuesday, April 19. Community members attend to meet the two nurse practitioners, tour the facility and provide farewell comments to Dr. Crain.

  • Robbery suspect in court; Hilbert violates parole

    Zachary Haydon, the Mt. Eden man indicted in connection with an attempted robbery last November at the Settlers Center Dollar General, is scheduled to stand trial Oct. 12 and 13 in Spencer County Circuit Court.

    A pre-trial hearing is set for Sept. 22.

    His attorney, Robert Charles, has previously argued that the victim’s identification of Haydon is unreliable because it was based on his voice.

    Haydon was initially lodged in the Shelby County Detention Center, but has been released.

  • Taylorsville Police arrest reports

    The Taylorsville City Police Department reported the following activity last week:

    • Arrested Gregory Vogt, 26, of Taylorsville, on two counts of failure to appear.

    • Arrested Ronald L. Harkin, 71, of Taylorsville on two Jefferson Co. District Court warrants for terroristic threatening, 3rd degree.

    • Arrested Daniel Parsons, 36, on a Spencer Co. District Court warrant for failure to pay fines for resisting arrest.

  • Cracking pot myths

    Today, April 20, is a national holiday of sorts for many around the nation and likely in this community who regularly smoke marijuana and/or support it’s legalization. The number 420 is code for those who protest the criminalization of marijuana and who celebrate its use. Those people claim the drug is harmless, but is it?

  • Ethics queries raise questions of their own

    Over the past year and a half, the Spencer County Ethics Commission’s handling of ethics complaints has left room for questions about the three-person agency itself, a Spencer Magnet investigation has found.

    Former Spencer County Ethics Commission chairman Hoyt Higgins may have violated the county ethics code when he conducted his own inquiries without convening the commission. But in so doing, Higgins was following instructions from Judge Executive John Riley and county attorney Ken Jones, Higgins told The Magnet.

  • Traffic may cross new bridge by end of April

     

    Motorists will soon be able to cross over the Salt River via the new bridge on KY 55 in Taylorsville, as crews finish up the project begun last summer. Contractors are working on the roadway approaches and plan to switch traffic onto the new bridge by the end of the month.

    Once traffic is traveling on the new bridge, construction efforts will shift to building the approach from KY 2885 (West River Road) to the new KY 55 alignment. West River Road will be closed at KY 55 for approximately two weeks during this work.

  • Residents cite concerns about sheriff’s coverage

    Two weeks after Sheriff Buddy Stump announced the end of 24/7 patrols following a cut in his payroll budget, citizens took to the floor during Monday night’s fiscal court meeting to express concern.

    “I’m disgusted and I’m not alone,” said Bill Kyser, who said he has lived in Spencer County for fifty years.

    He asked the three on the court who voted for the cut to explain their decision, and said the move not only was bad for public safety, but also economically.