Local News

  • Titans shooting too much for Bears in 66-48 loss


  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day January 15


    Celebrating the courage to speak up about things that matter

    "The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy."

    – Martin Luther King Jr.

    To remember a dream: the importance of non-violence

  • Letters policy for election season

    If you’ve been following The Spencer Magnet over the past several weeks, you’ve noticed that the list of candidates for public office has been growing week by week. The four-year election cycle has spun and we find ourselves in the middle of another campaign season, and that typically means an increase in letters to the editor.

    We welcome those letters and feel that part of a community newspaper’s job is to provide a forum for citizens to speak out on the issues that will play a vital role in the upcoming election.

  • Fire Dept. offers tips on dealing with bitter cold

    The bitter cold not only brings discomfort, it can also bring danger. As homeowners work to keep their houses warm in this frigid air, there are safety reminders that the Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Department would like to share with residents.

  • Kentucky State Police battling with old, outdated vehicles and other equipment

    It’s easy to spot drivers zipping down Kentucky highways well above the speed limit. But stopping them isn’t as simple as you might think.

    Troopers must push their cruisers up to 120 mph or beyond, often crossing grassy medians and fishtailing to catch up.

    Experiencing this adrenaline-fueled bumpy ride, one thing becomes clear — you want to be in a car you trust.

    And that’s a “dire” problem for Kentucky State Police. They don’t trust their aging cars.

  • Taylorsville Lake Park manager removed over internal matter

    The former manager of Taylorsville Lake State Park has lost his job and is facing criminal charges after an internal investigation by the Department of Parks. However, County Attorney Ken Jones said it doesn’t appear the manager had any criminal intent and the charges may be dropped.

    Troy Koon took over as the park’s manager back in June. At some point in September, there were questions about receipts for firewood purchased by the park. Ultimately, Koon was charged with providing “unsworn falsification to authorities.”

  • New Year’s mayhem


    One person received minor injuries and was arrested following a New Year’s Day pursuit by Taylorsville City Police around 3:30 a.m. Monday morning. The car was observed traveling at a high rate of speed, and police began pursuing him near the Early Wyne Subdivision. He continued on the four-lane, crossed the intersection and then ran into a business on Walter Hahn Blvd.

  • One more files for office in 2018 election

    Abbigail Nation, who in 2012 lost a narrow race to Lynn Hesselbrock for the office of County Clerk, has filed again to run for the same office in 2018.

    Nation, who is currently serving her first term as a Taylorsville City Commissioner, said it’s a decision that’s been weighing on her since she was edged out six years ago.

    “I stewed over it over the years and contemplated doing it again. I’ve had several people approach me and ask me if I would run. I think it’s the best thing for me to do, to give it another run.”

  • Loop highway proposed

    Local legislators and highway officials are entering the discussion phase of a proposed new interstate-style loop that could eventually connect I-65 south of Shepherdsville to I-71 near LaGrange, and it could impact Spencer County.

    Officials in Bullitt County have been struggling for years to widen and/or improve KY 44 from Mt. Washington to Shepherdsville, but the cost of right-of-ways and utility relocation has all be eliminated that plan from consideration.

  • Quilting passed down to generations


    Abbey Daugherty is not your typical teenager. At 16, she has interests that many in her age group might call old-fashioned.

    She is an accomplished baker, making pies with skill and precision. But a few months ago, when her mother asked how she planned to spend her summer break, Daugherty did not hesitate: “Learn to make a quilt!” She wanted to learn the craft from the very best—her 78-year-old grandmother, Edith Judd, who also lives in Taylorsville.