Local News

  • ‘Tree’ gets new life at First Baptist

    While most trees lose their leaves and go into hiding for the winter, one ‘tree’ will see new life this December.
    This tree – a steel, tree-shaped structure large enough to hold at least 50 standing, singing people – spent the past 25 years at Bloomfield United Methodist Church in Nelson County.

  • Hearing set Sept. 7 for former sheriff

    Former Sheriff Steve Coulter is set to appear in circuit court next Wednesday at 1 p.m.
    Coulter, who is charged with tampering with public records and official misconduct, is on the docket for a disposition hearing.
    Though still a Spencer County case, the hearing will take place in Shelby County before Judge Stephen Mershon.

  • SCHS Pep Rally - 8/19 (with video)

    Spencer County High School football players get ready to bust through a banner during a pep rally Friday afternoon.

    The school’s fall sports teams were introduced during the pep rally, and class of 2011 graduate Andrew Dockery passed along his school spirit torch to junior Gage Mertz.

  • Firefighters battle two house fires in two days

    Taylorsville-Spencer County firefighters responded to two serious house fires in two days last week, one of which resulted in the total loss of a home.

  • Davis family is now at home on Little Mount Road

    At 7 p.m. Saturday, Melissa Davis held something in her hands that she had been waiting a long time to hold – the keys to her new home.

  • City approves 2011 tax rates

    Real property tax rates will remain the same in the city of Taylorsville this year, and personal property tax rates will drop 20 percent.
    The Taylorsville City Commission approved an ordinance establishing the rates on second reading Friday afternoon at a special meeting – one day after hearing the ordinance on first reading at a meeting on Thursday.
    The real property tax rate will stay at 14.8 cents per $100 of assessed value for the fifth consecutive year, according to documents provided by the city.

  • Man indicted for murder of Mount Eden native

    A Michigan fugitive has been indicted by a Franklin County Grand Jury for the 2010 murder of Mount Eden native Obie Murphy.

  • School board to discuss tax rate Thursday

    Property owners in Spencer County won’t have to deal with an increased tax rate if the Spencer County School Board heeds Superintendent Chuck Adams’ advice to implement the compensating tax rate at Thursday’s board meeting.

  • Best of show: Local man brings home State Fair winemaking prize

    If you prod Ed Whitworth into revealing the secret ingredient in his award-winning homemade wines, he’ll answer, “Passion.”

  • Deputy resigns

    Deputy Gordon Miles submitted his resignation to the Spencer County Sheriff’s Department on Wednesday, Sheriff Buddy Stump confirmed Thursday morning.
    “Dear Sheriff Buddy Stump, it is with my deepest regret to inform you that as of today I am resigning from the Spencer County Sheriff’s Department effective immediately,” Miles wrote in his resignation letter, obtained by The Spencer Magnet on Thursday afternoon through an open records request. “It was an honor to serve under you and to work with a great group of people.”