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Local News

  • City starts census appeal process

    After what could be described as a boundary mix-up, the City of Taylorsville is taking the first steps to appeal its population as reported by the 2010 census.
    The census reported 763 people in Taylorsville, down from 1,009 in 2000.
    That 24 percent decrease didn’t make sense, said City Clerk Steve Biven, who, along with Mayor Don Pay and other city officials, started to ask questions when the census results were released.
    Some information from the Secretary of State’s office started to clear things up, Biven said.

  • Woman dies in accident at Louisville business

    A Taylorsville woman tragically died at her Louisville workplace Monday afternoon after becoming trapped under a large slab of granite, according to Louisville Metro Police.
    Sylvia Walters, 50, of Taylorsville, was reportedly found by a business patron at her workplace, KBR Selections, at 3899 Produce Road.
    According to a media release provided to The Spencer Magnet by Louisville Metro Media Relations Officer Carey Klain, officers reported to the business at 4:01 p.m. Monday after receiving reports that a person was down inside the business.

  • Students sponsor recycling contest

    Spencer County seniors Jake Walker and Andrew Dockery are making a statement that recycling can indeed be cool, especially when you’re raising money to increase awareness about animal abuse and support local animal rescue efforts.

  • Family Resource, Youth Service Centers facing cuts in funding

    The Spencer County Resource and Youth Service Centers – which assist Spencer County Public School students and their families – are facing cuts in state grant funding for next school year that threaten the services offered by the centers.
    The FRYSC services are available in each of the district’s schools. Many of FRYSC programs help students and their families overcome barriers that hinder learning, such as meet nutritional needs, assistance with essential items such as school uniforms, and offer referrals to medical and counseling services.

  • POLL: Are we healthy?

    Would you say Spencer is a healthy county?

    Click here to vote!

  • Note from the Magnet regarding a possible email scam

    It has come to our attention that an email may be circulating that could appear to be affiliated with The Spencer Magnet.

    This email addresses a job opportunity in the area and directs the recipient to a link from the "local paper."

    Be assured we are not affiliated with this email and are not distributing it.

    Anything you receive from The Spencer Magnet would be clearly marked as such.

    As always, if you are unsure or have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us at 477-2239.

  • Barlow receives DAR Good Citizens Award

    Steven Konnor Barlow, representing Spencer County, recently received the Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizens Award.

  • Conservation district offering free seedlings

    The Spencer County Conservation District at 118 Taylorsville Road will be giving away free tree seedlings April 14 and 15 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.
    The seedling packs will consist of a combination of Flowering Dogwood, Eastern Redbud, Yellow Poplar, Pin Oak and White Pine. The public may pick up the seedlings and planting instructions on a first-come, first-serve basis.

  • Working the runway

    The Spencer County High School PRIDE club hosted its annual Prom Fashion Show last Tuesday. The PRIDE club promotes drug abuse prevention, education and anti-violence campaigns throughout the school. The club is encouraging all SCHS students planning to attend the prom to do so drug and alcohol free. The fashion show featured fashions by Colonel Quick and Blackstones Bridal in Louisville, as well as previously-owned fashions that were donated for auction.

  • Recycling Center faces growing pains

    The increase in demand for the Spencer County Recycling Center’s services tells that more families are taking an interest in recycling, but the center is also experiencing growing pains.