Local News

  • Rain dampens hope for local crops

    Spencer County farmers are getting a bit nervous as last month went down in the history books as Kentucky’s wettest on record, hindering crop and vegetable planting.

  • ONLINE ONLY: West River Road repairs rescheduled

    UPDATED FRIDAY, MAY 6: State road crews are planning repairs between mile points 6.5 and 6.7 on Ky. 2885 – also known as West River Road – for Wednesday night, according to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.

    "Due to equipment availability, the repairs on Ky. 2885 in Spencer County have been postponed until Wednesday evening," spokesperson Andrea Clifford said in an email to the Spencer Magnet. "Work is expected to be complete by 6 a.m. on Thursday."

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  • Middle, high school students to present ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’

    Katie Smith, left, an eighth-grader, Makaiah Lyons, an eighth-grader, and Robert Shaw, a seventh-grader, rehearse a scene from the Spencer County Middle School production of ‘To Kill a Mockingbird.’

    The students are portraying Scout, Calpurnia and Dill, respectively. The show debuts Thursday, May 12 at 7 p.m. at the middle school. Admission is $4 for adults and $2 for students. Students from both the middle school and Spencer County High School are participating.

  • Circuit Court Clerks recognized by governor

    On April 13, Gov. Steven L. Beshear recognized the circuit court clerks of Kentucky for their efforts to raise awareness about organ donation. He urged all Kentuckians to join the Kentucky Organ Donor Registry.

  • Two arrested on meth charges

    Two people were arrested at a Taylorsville residence Sunday on methamphetamine-related charges, according to Spencer County Sheriff Buddy Stump.

  • Main Street Arts Fair to include food, crafts, music

    The Kentucky Gourd Society Art Show won’t be the only event attracting artists and art lovers to Taylorsville May 14.
    For those looking to experience a full spectrum of what the town has to offer, the Main Street Arts Fair in downtown Taylorsville will include food, crafts and music to attract visitors and natives alike.

  • Gourd show starts May 14

    Gourd enthusiasts from around the country will flock to Spencer County next weekend for the Kentucky Gourd Society’s annual art show.

  • Judge: Charter government statute is constitutional

    The question about a possible charter government – which could merge the city and county governments – is an old one in Taylorsville and Spencer County.
    More than 1,800 initially endorsed a petition to explore a unified government between the City of Taylorsville and Spencer County Fiscal Court.
    That petition was filed with the Spencer County Clerk’s office in late 2007 and called for voters to ultimately decide the fate of a unified charter government in an upcoming general election.

  • City issues update on Salt River, Brashears Creek levels

    UPDATED: The City of Taylorsville issued a news release at 9 p.m. regarding the water levels of the Salt River and Brashears Creek.

    That statement reads:

    "Emergency Management officials met at 7 p.m. at the City Hall Annex to examine the current water levels at the Taylorsville Lake Dam, the Salt River and Brashears Creek.

    "The waters are expected to rise slower than previously predicted. Local officials will continue to monitor the situation and are scheduled to meet again at midnight.