Local News

  • Water rate increase coming down the pipe as city commission passes ordinance to raise rates

    City and county customers of Taylorsville Water Works can expect to see their bills go up next month.
    Monday, the City of Taylorsville approved on second reading an ordinance to raise water rates for all customers by 3.5 percent.
    The ordinance passed 4-1 with Mayor Don Pay, commissioners Larry Waldridge, Kathy Spears and Beverly Ingram voting yes and Commissioner Nathan Nation voting no.
    Approving the ordinance was merely a formality because the commission approved its 2012-13 budget, which included the 3.5 percent water rate increase, earlier this month.

  • Puppet time with Aretta


    During the Spencer County Public Library’s summer reading program on June 12, Aretta told the Mexican tale about an ant who finds his confidence. At the end, all the children were given simple ant puppets and sang ‘The Ants Go Marching.’ The story introduced many Spanish words to the children.

  • Spencer County Public Library announces upcoming summer adult reading activities

    • Bingo: Complete a square by reading the type of book indicated. Submit a mini-review and have a staff member stamp the card. Each review enters the reader in a raffle.
    Prizes include a one-year subscription to The Spencer Magnet, book lights, Books A Million gift card, book bags and more.
    • Spencer County Public Library is offering free Yoga classes in July on Monday mornings and Tuesday evenings.
    Yoga starts July 2 at 10 a.m.  Register to reserve a spot and walk-ins are welcome if space is available.

  • Rifle raffle raises $7,000


  • American Red Cross issues emergency call for blood donors

    Want to donate?
    A blood drive is scheduled for Tuesday from 2 to 7 p.m. at the First Baptist Church fellowship hall.

    The American Red Cross blood supply has reached emergency levels with 50,000 fewer donations than expected in June, according to a news release. This shortfall leaves the Red Cross with half the readily available blood products on hand now than this time last year.

  • Alzheimers patients eligible for scholarship to provide ‘safe return’

    A grant from the Kentuckiana Regional Planning and Development Agency is once again enabling the Alzheimer’s Association’s Greater Kentucky and Southern Indiana Chapter to offer 15 scholarships for enrollment into its MedicAlert + Safe Return program.  
    MedicAlert + Safe Return is a nationwide identification and support program that activates local law enforcement agencies and Alzheimer’s Association chapters when a person with Alzheimer’s or a related dementia wanders and becomes lost, either locally or far from home.

  • Local library trustee attains state certification

    Natalie Cecil, a member of the Spencer County Public Library Board of Trustees, has completed the Kentucky Public Library Trustee Certification Program.
    The program is the first of its kind in the state and is available to all Kentucky public library trustees through the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives. It was created to provide trustees with tools to help them fulfill their responsibilities to the libraries and their communities.

  • What's Happening

    Tea Party to meet Thursday
    The Spencer County Tea Party will meet Thursday at 7 p.m., at the Farm Bureau Insurance Building (next to Dairy Queen), 695 Taylorsville Rd.  A 30-minute documentary of up-to-date information on the Muslim Brotherhood and Shariah Law will be shown, followed by guest speaker Ed Holloway, former Kentucky state representative.
    The dangers of Shariah Law will be the topic of discussion.

  • BACK IN TIME: Churches band together for VBS parade in 1962


  • Police: You probably haven't won the lottery

    The Taylorsville Police Department is warning residents that despite what they may receive in the mail, they probably haven't won the lottery.
    Tuesday afternoon, Lt. Rick Jewell shared details about the latest scam hitting Spencer County mailboxes.
    A local resident recently received a letter from the "National Lottery Corporation" in Annapolis, Md., stating she had won part of $550,000.
    "Part of the scheme is, she was sent a very official looking check," Jewell said.