Local News

  • What’s happening - Week of March 20, 2016

    Strategic Plan session

    The public is encouraged to attend the Strategic Plan – Community Listening and Design Session, on March 31 at 6 p.m. at the Spencer County Extension Office.

    The Strategic Plan is an effort by the City of Taylorsville, along with the Kentucky League of Cities, to help the community develop plans for improvement to the community. This first session is to facilitate discussion from the public about areas that need to be addressed, and ideas for improvement.

  • Lee’s Quick Stop struck by a vehicle


    No injuries were reported, but there was some structural damage done to the side of Lee’s Quick Stop on Jefferson Street Tuesday morning after it was struck by a vehicle shortly before 9 a.m.

    Taylorsville City Police Officer Damon Jewell said the driver said his car jumped out of gear and struck the building. As he tried to back the car away from the building, the tires spun, creating a lot of smoke that filled the building. Firefighters from the Taylorsvsille-Spencer Co. Fire Department set up fans to blow the smoke out of the building.

  • Road access to Salt River now open to the public

    Road access to a section of Salt River above Taylorsville Lake is now open for vehicles in preparation for the coming white bass spawning run.

    The gated accesses at Palmer Road and Old River Road off KY 44 at Taylorsville Lake Wildlife Management Area (WMA) will remain open from daylight until dark through summer, except for closures during youth and spring turkey seasons.

  • Mumps vaccination urged for college students

    The Kentucky Department for Public Health warns parents of college students to make sure their child is up-to-date on vaccination for protection against mumps, an infectious disease that has been reported recently at Kentucky universities – as well as other college campuses around the country.

  • Work on new 16,000 sq. ft. library well underway


    Before the end of the year, expect to browse through books and surf the Internet in a spacious setting.

    Work is well underway on the Spencer County Public Library’s 16,000-square-foot future home. Louisville-based Woodbine Construction Co. expects to finish the building by the end of September, project manager John Walsh said.

    Library director Debra Lawson said it will then take about a month for the library to move all its books, computers and other materials into the new space.

  • Bank honors loyal employees


    Three long-time employees of the Peoples Bank of Taylorsville were recognized for their years of dedicated service to the bank.

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  • What’s happening - Week of March 23, 2016

    Brunch and painting

    Create a fun spring painting and enjoy brunch March 26 at the Spencer County High School cafeteria, from 9 a.m. - noon. Tickets are $15. Proceeds go to the SCHS girls soccer team, the softball team and the art club.

    Historical & Genealogical Society annual dinner meeting

  • Red Cross seeking disaster response volunteers for Spencer County

    Fires, floods, storms and other natural disasters can create hardships on families who may suddenly find themselves without food, shelter or clothing.

    That’s where the American Red Cross shines, and the organization long known for providing relief and encouragement during disasters, is in need of help in Spencer County.

    Barbara Shirley, Health Services Lead for the Red Cross, was in Taylorsville last week, and said she is hoping to find some people willing to volunteer to help respond to those in need in their own community.

  • Magnet wins KPA First Place General Excellence award


    The Spencer Magnet was awarded First Place General Excellence, which is the overall award for the best newspapers in the state, at the 36th annual Kentucky Press Association Advertising Contest held recently at the Hyatt Regency in Lexington.

    A total of 33 overall awards were brought home, including 31 awards in the advertising contest and 2 in the news contest.