Local News

  • 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.

  • POLL: Should the county ban synthetic marijuana?

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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.

  • County takes step to ban fake pot

    Following the lead of other counties across Kentucky, the Spencer County Fiscal Court approved on first reading an ordinance to ban the possession and sale of synthetic marijuana.

    Synthetic marijuana, often marketed as herbal incense and sold over the counter in convenience stores, can be smoked, snorted or injected to produce a marijuana-like high.

    Reports have surfaced across the state, including in neighboring Anderson County, of deaths and violent illnesses occurring after using the drug.

  • Speed, DUI among factors in fatal crash

    New information released from Kentucky State Police last Thursday brought little comfort but offers some insight on what might have caused the tragic double-fatality that claimed the lives of Spencer County High School juniors Michaella “Mikie” Monroe and Shelby Bockting.

  • Old South gets neighborhood watch

    This month, Old South Plantation joined Early Wyne and Highview to bring the number of Neighborhood Watch Programs in Taylorsville subdivisions to three.