Local News

  • Acupuncture for animals

    Anyone who loves animals knows the helpless feeling that comes when a pet is in pain or not well.

  • Planning to preserve?

    What needs to be done in the spring in order to prepare for food preservation through the harvest?

  • Farmers Market opens April 20

    Spring has arrived, and local residents are itching to put on their gardening gloves. Before long, the Taylorsville Farmers Market will once again plant its vendors on Main Street, ready for sunshine and sales.
    This is the 13th year Spencer residents have been able to enjoy buying fresh, locally grown produce and fruit downtown. For many, it’s a routine part of spring.

  • PHOTOS: Fun with gourds

    Several Spencer County children and adults took a chance to get creative with gourds during a “Share Our Selves” class on Thursday at the Spencer County Cooperative Extension office.

  • COLUMN: Get crafting – and organized – this spring

    To tell you the truth, I didn’t know I had a crafting, creative side until I took a jewelry-making class in town last summer. Since then, I’ve made countless pairs of earrings and even ventured outside the world of jewelry thanks to the help of Pinterest.

  • Retirement is not the end, but a new beginning

    For a lot of people, retirement represents freedom from schedules and the end of those long days spent toiling in jobs that provide income for the necessities of life. It’s a time to slow down, sit back and watch the world go by.
    But that’s the worst thing a retiree can do, particularly anyone who is used to being busy and active, mentally and physically, according to Dr. John Lapp, a licensed professional clinical counselor in Taylorsville.

  • Funeral arrangements set for 11-year-old Dawson Moore

    Dawson Moore, the 11-year-old boy whose battle with diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma — a tumor on the brain stem — captivated the hearts of Spencer Countians over the last nine months, died on Thursday.

    Visitation for Dawson will be Sunday, April 7, from 1 to 8 p.m., and Monday, April 8, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Hall-Taylor Funeral Home.

    Dawson's funeral will be Tuesday, April 9, at 2 p.m. at Spencer Christian Church.

    For more information see the April 10 edition of The Spencer Magnet or visit the obituary section of our website.

  • Spencer among healthiest counties in Ky.

    Even though Spencer County dropped one position from 2012 to 2013, it still ranks among the state’s top five on a list of healthy counties.

  • Former firefighter to face trial for rape

    A former Spencer County volunteer firefighter is set to go to trial this summer after being accused of raping a teenage girl at one of the Taylorsville-Spencer County fire stations.
    Joshua M. Crowe, 22, of the 200 block of Sugarberry Lane in Taylorsville, was indicted on a charge of third-degree rape in early December 2012, when, according to the indictment, “on or about May 28, 2012, [Crowe] being 21 years old or more ... engag[ed] in sexual intercourse with a person less than 16 years old.”

  • Police seek help to ID park vandals

    Three males are responsible for vandalizing Ray Jewell Park on March 24 and the Taylorsville Police Department is seeking information from the community to help identify the suspects.