Local News

  • Zika risk low in state

    The risk of the Zika virus causing a mosquito-borne outbreak in Kentucky this year is low, say state public health officials.

  • Candidates file for commission, school board

    Tuesday, August 9, was the deadline to file for several non-partisan positions, including Taylorsville City Commission and two school board seats.

    Six individuals had filed for City Commission, including all four incumbents – Ellen Redmon, Kathy Spears, Beverly Ingram and Jack Proctor. Also filing as candidates for city commission were Matt Douglas and Abigail Nation. The four candidates receiving the most votes will serve.

  • School year off to smooth start


  • TES on lockdown after phone threat


    Taylorsville Elementary School is on a soft lockdown after a phone threat was received Friday morning indicating the caller intended to bring a weapon to the school. The school immediately contacted the city police who arrived within minutes to begin securing the building.

    Taylorsville City Police have an officer at the school and extra district personnel are on site to provide extra security. TPD Lt. Rick Jewell said Friday morning that the call appears to have been made from out of state, but the security has been increased just as a precaution.

  • Spencer Magnet Delay

    Due to issues at the printing plant, the Spencer Magnet will be a day late for subscribers.

    Our subscribers should receive their Magnet in the mail tomorrow, and copies should be delivered to our vendors and in our various racks this afternoon. We are sorry for any inconvenience.

  • Levee trail on hold?


    The top priority project from the recently unveiled Strategic Planning Program conducted by the City of Taylorsville, in conjunction with the Kentucky League of Cities, may be delayed a little while longer.

  • Suspect in kidnapping still at large

    The Spencer County Sheriff’s Office has reported one additional arrest and the continued search for another man wanted in connection to a kidnapping in Mt. Eden two weeks ago.

    Lt. Colonel Jonathan Bentley confirmed Monday that Benjamin Mobley, 63, of 2185 Murphy Lane, is in custody. Mobley is charged with kidnapping, possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, and intimidating a participant in the legal process.

  • City hires compliance officer

    The Taylorsville City Commission voted last Tuesday night to hire a compliance officer in a 3-2 vote that was not without controversy.

    Commissioner Ellen Redmon pushed for the hiring of Tammy Gaines, who is currently hired as a part-time administrative assistant for the Taylorsville Police Department. The move makes her a full-time employee whose duties will include checking out local businesses, contractors and others to ensure they are in compliance with city ordinances.

  • Teen artists put their mark on downtown wall


    Mention teenagers painting on a downtown brick wall, and the cynic in us may think of graffiti or vandalism. But what Hannah Hart is creating on the corner of Main Street and Washington Street is art.

  • Speaker has fond memories of Van Buren


    As Kent Stevens spoke, many of the former residents of Van Buren gathered for the monthly Spencer County Historical Society’s meeting last month began to recall the familiar names, faces and places of the spot they used to call home.