Local News

  • Board revisits drug intervention, prevention

    Spencer County schools continue to examine ways to prevent substance abuse among some of the county’s most vulnerable population — its youth.

  • Turning back the clock on zoning?

    The Taylorsville-Spencer County Joint Planning and Zoning Commission will consider turning back the clock on several zoning classification ordinances at a meeting Thursday night.
    The meeting, which will be held at 7 p.m. in the Fiscal Court meeting room on Main Street, will serve as a second reading of the proposed repeal of Articles III, V, VI and VII pertaining to agricultural, residential, commercial and industrial zoning classifications adopted as county ordinances and city ordinances in 2010.

  • Escareno now home in Arizona

    After three and a half months at the University of Louisville Hospital, much of that time spent in a coma in the intensive care unit, Denisse Escareno finally was going home.

  • County to vote Monday on fake pot ban

    The Spencer County Fiscal Court is scheduled to hear the second reading of an ordinance that would ban the possession and sale of synthetic marijuana countywide.

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  • Ky. 1392 reopens

    The Simpson Creek bridge on Ky. 1392, known as Gray’s Run Road, is again open and ready for traffic.

  • School district considers summer enrichment program

    A summer enrichment program could be the Spencer County school district’s next big step in addressing information retention and achievement gaps in local public school students.
    Since November, the Board of Education has been discussing the possibility of implementing a summer program that would initially target at-risk students. Although the particulars of exactly what the program might look like have yet to be approved by the board of education, discussions among administrators and principals are actively underway.

  • Main Street faces challenges with new state structure

    The Taylorsville Main Street Program has a lot of work to do, but the program is in good company.

    At a statewide conference last month, local Main Street leaders learned that the Kentucky Main Street program was restructuring into a three-tier program.

    Those three tiers are designated communities, affiliate communities and network communities.

    Taylorsville and 33 other communities — including Bardstown, Elizabethtown, Lexington, Pineville and Williamsburg — were dubbed as affiliates.

  • UPDATE: Woman attacked by pit bull won't lose arm

    Editor's note: The following was provided as an update to the story that ran in Wednesday's Spencer Magnet. The original story can be found below.

    A Mount Eden woman is recovering at the University of Louisville from an attack from her pit bull.

    But the good news is that family members say that Regena Whitaker will not lose her arm, as had been feared.

  • City plans sewer extension on Ky. 44 East

    A current proposal to extend city sewer from Highview Drive to Settler’s Trace Lakeside is just a few steps away from becoming reality.

    The City of Taylorsville will host a public hearing Thursday at 5 p.m. to give citizens a chance to ask questions about a sewer expansion on Ky. 44 East.

    The expansion will be paid for entirely by grant funds, City Clerk Steve Biven said in his office on Friday.