Local News

  • Medical facility may have new owner soon

    With one large medical provider closing its doors in Taylorsville, another has expressed interest in filling that void.
    Last month, Kentucky One Health announced that it would be ceasing operations at a number of locations around the region, including the practice on Main Street in Taylorsville.

  • Spalding completes training


    U.S. Air Force Airman Kaleb L. Spalding graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

  • summer Salt River canoeing


    Local teens enjoyed a trip down the Salt River thanks to a summer program at the Library. More than two dozen teens paddled down the river about six miles, enjoying the scenery and checking out the wildlife. last Wednesday. Despite the chilly weather, the paddlers enjoyed a swim near the part of the river where Brashears Creek enters it.

  • You’ve done the genealogy research, now what?

    You’ve gathered documents, photos, and notes about your family. So you stick it in a drawer or binder, or save it in a computer file, or even make a scrapbook and store that away. NO, NO, NO!

    That’s just the first step. Analyze what you have. Prepare a timeline for each of your ancestors. Record the year of birth, marriage, death; add in other dates you’ve found – where did they live (census, tax lists, deeds, family information). Are there large gaps in the time line, pointing to needed research?

  • What’s Happening - Week of June 14, 2017

    Knights of Columbus Chicken Dinner

  • Sarah Elizabeth Tipton graduates from Cornerstone Christian Academy


    Sarah Elizabeth Tipton recently graduated from Cornerstone Christian Academy and was valedictorian of her class. She will be attending the Mahurin Honors College at Western Kentucky University majoring in Finance with plans to go on to  Law School after WKU.  She was a 2016 Governor’s Scholar,  Class President,  Student Council President,  National Honor Society president, and member of the Beta and spirit clubs.

  • Gray retires after 29 years with Spencer Co. schools


  • First Baptist continues tradition of morning VBS


  • A giving community - Annual Crusade nets over $36,000 locally


    Spencer Countians proved generous again this year, contributing more than $36,000 in an annual fundraising campaign that is spearheaded locally by area firefighters and volunteers.

    The Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Department hit the streets with a mission to beat last year’s total for the WHAS Crusade for Children.

    The fire department continues to show their support for the Crusade for Children by collecting donations for the non-profit at popular intersections and by going door-to door.

  • Pettway joins Magnet as intern


    Hello Spencer County, I’m Shantel Pettway, a recent graduate of Western Kentucky University. I’ve studied Journalism throughout my high school and collegiate career – a long journey, I know; but I’m pleased to have a chance to increase my ability here at The Spencer Magnet.

    I was born and raised in Louisville, home of the Kentucky Derby, college basketball and some of the best sweet tea, if you leave it up to my grandma. I have a lot of Louisville pride, but I do like to get outside of the borders of Kentucky to travel.