Local News

  • Levee pipes installed


    Work began last week on installing permanent pipes through the floodwall that will eliminate the need to  lay temporary pipes and hoses during heavy rain events in Taylorsville. The project was one of the requirements of the levee recertification process.

  • County approves budget

    The Spencer County Fiscal Court voted unanimously last week to approve the 2017-18 county budget, even though it didn’t meet the preferences of everyone voting for it.

    The court voted 6-0 to approve the $6.582 million spending plan after only brief discussion in the special meeting Wednesday morning.

  • Public record - Week of June 21, 2017

    It is the policy of The Spencer Magnet to publish public records as they are reported by various agencies. This policy has been established to preserve the fairness and impartiality of The Spencer Magnet. Names appearing in the public records will be published without exceptions. Public records are published as a news service to our readers. District court records are published as defendants enter pleas (guilty or Alford) or are found guilty.

    Judge J. R. Robards heard the following cases on March 3, 2017 in Spencer District Court:

  • Man passes counterfeit money


    Taylorsville City Police are hoping the public may be able to help identify a man who allegedly tried to pass counterfeit money at a local business over the weekend.

    Chief Kenny Stewart said a white male came into the Fiesta Mexicana Restaurant in Settler’s Center on Sunday around 7 p.m. and tried to exchange six counterfeit $5 bills for a $10 and a $20.

  • Lake sewer lines approved

    With assurance that the state would be financing the project, the City of Taylorsville Monday night signed off on a project to link the sewage pump station at Edgewater into the city’s system.

    City Attorney Dudley Dale assured city commissioners about the funding and suggested the city move ahead with plans to start laying the new lines that will hook the system to the city sewer.

  • Medical facility may have new owner soon

    With one large medical provider closing its doors in Taylorsville, another has expressed interest in filling that void.
    Last month, Kentucky One Health announced that it would be ceasing operations at a number of locations around the region, including the practice on Main Street in Taylorsville.

  • Spalding completes training


    U.S. Air Force Airman Kaleb L. Spalding graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

  • summer Salt River canoeing


    Local teens enjoyed a trip down the Salt River thanks to a summer program at the Library. More than two dozen teens paddled down the river about six miles, enjoying the scenery and checking out the wildlife. last Wednesday. Despite the chilly weather, the paddlers enjoyed a swim near the part of the river where Brashears Creek enters it.

  • You’ve done the genealogy research, now what?

    You’ve gathered documents, photos, and notes about your family. So you stick it in a drawer or binder, or save it in a computer file, or even make a scrapbook and store that away. NO, NO, NO!

    That’s just the first step. Analyze what you have. Prepare a timeline for each of your ancestors. Record the year of birth, marriage, death; add in other dates you’ve found – where did they live (census, tax lists, deeds, family information). Are there large gaps in the time line, pointing to needed research?

  • What’s Happening - Week of June 14, 2017

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