Local News

  • What's Happening — Week of Nov. 14

    Trick or Treat photos available for pickup
    If you purchased a photo (or two, or three) at Trick or Treat on Main Street, the photos are available for pickup at the Spencer Magnet office, 100 W. Main St. in Taylorsville.
    Our office is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    Board of elections to meet
    The Spencer County Board of Elections will meet Thursday at 3 p.m. in the County Clerk’s office.

    SCHS cheerleaders to host ‘competition for a cause’ Saturday

  • Drugs believed to be a factor in weekend crash that injured one

    A Louisville man was injured in a one-vehicle accident Saturday afternoon on Plum Creek Road. Factors in the crash are believed to be drug involvement, medication and overcorrecting, according to the collision report.

  • Four arrested on drug charges indicted

    Four individuals arrested in mid July on multiple drug-related charges have been indicted by a Spencer County Grand Jury.
    Raymond Birdsong, 62, and Margaret F. Tingle, 75, both of the 100 block of Hardin Court in Taylorsville, were indicted on one count of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, cocaine; one count of possession of drug paraphernalia; and one count of possession of marijuana. The trafficking charge is a class C felony, while the others are misdemeanors.

  • Sheriff’s department, EMS move forward with radio plans

    The Spencer County Sheriff’s Department and Spencer County EMS are moving forward with their switch to ICOM digital radios, and the county expects work to begin soon on its own radio tower, Judge-Executive Bill Karrer said last week.
    Karrer also said that it has already been determined who owns the existing radio equipment, which can be sold to recoup costs of the new equipment.

  • State test results a mixed bag, elementary schools come out on top locally

    Editor’s note: This is the second article in a two-part series about how Spencer County Public Schools faired in the first-round of the new Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress — known as K-PREP — assessment. The K-PREP assessment replaces the Commonwealth Accountability Testing System, and, according to state and local educators, has raised academic expectations for public school students across Kentucky. This week’s story takes an individual look at how each school within the district performed.

  • Local firefighter recounts his service here, abroad

    Editor’s note: The Spencer Magnet aims to feature throughout the month of November first responders in the Spencer County community who are also veterans. This week, we talked to Capt. Charles Partin of the Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Department.

  • Local veteran knows the realities of combat

    For many, Nov. 11 is just another holiday—a day to think about our soldiers, the vague concept of “freedom,” and how war has impacted our country. Most people don’t know what it’s like to leave for work in the morning and not know if they will be coming home. Most people don’t know what it’s like to be away from their family for months; to celebrate their birthday in Middle Eastern sand; or to endure the unpredictable strain of post-traumatic stress disorder.

  • ‘I-96 shooter’ has Taylorsville ties

    A former Taylorsville resident was arrested in Michigan last week and charged in connection with what are being dubbed the I-96 shootings.

  • PHOTOS: Tricks and Treats abound on Main Street

    Spencer County property taxpayers who reside within the city should disregard the large $918.26 total printed at the bottom of their corrected tax bill.
    Sheriff Donald ‘Buddy’ Stump  said the corrected bills — which taxpayers within the city limits should receive this week — have the value $918.26 largely printed on the bottom of each of the bills. This is an error.  Stump said the property owner’s accurate amount owed is listed in smaller print at the top of the bill, and that the bills will not be recirculated a third time.