Local News

  • Bank honors loyal employees


    Three long-time employees of the Peoples Bank of Taylorsville were recognized for their years of dedicated service to the bank.

  • New Realtors
  • What’s happening - Week of March 23, 2016

    Brunch and painting

    Create a fun spring painting and enjoy brunch March 26 at the Spencer County High School cafeteria, from 9 a.m. - noon. Tickets are $15. Proceeds go to the SCHS girls soccer team, the softball team and the art club.

    Historical & Genealogical Society annual dinner meeting

  • Red Cross seeking disaster response volunteers for Spencer County

    Fires, floods, storms and other natural disasters can create hardships on families who may suddenly find themselves without food, shelter or clothing.

    That’s where the American Red Cross shines, and the organization long known for providing relief and encouragement during disasters, is in need of help in Spencer County.

    Barbara Shirley, Health Services Lead for the Red Cross, was in Taylorsville last week, and said she is hoping to find some people willing to volunteer to help respond to those in need in their own community.

  • Magnet wins KPA First Place General Excellence award


    The Spencer Magnet was awarded First Place General Excellence, which is the overall award for the best newspapers in the state, at the 36th annual Kentucky Press Association Advertising Contest held recently at the Hyatt Regency in Lexington.

    A total of 33 overall awards were brought home, including 31 awards in the advertising contest and 2 in the news contest.

  • Drugs and our youth


    Spencer County has a drug problem and local school officials are refusing to ignore it. That’s the impetus behind a town hall meeting scheduled for Thursday night, March 24, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Spencer County Middle School.

    A recent survey conducted at both the high school and middle school, reveal that drugs are easily accessible to youth in Spencer County, and an alarming number of youth have already experimented with them.

  • Seven Counties offers help from heroin


    Over the past couple years, heroin addiction has wreaked havoc on numerous Spencer County families. The scourge has come as part of a state and national epidemic.

    The heroin that people buy on the street may or may not be blended with some other drug, Spencer County Sheriff Buddy Stump said. So users can easily end up with a dose much stronger than they’d imagined. In the last 12 months, heroin overdose has taken multiple Spencer County lives.

  • Citizen input wanted for future planning


    What will Taylorsville look like in five or ten years? Local residents will have a chance to chart the course of the city into the future at a public hearing scheduled for next Thursday, March 31, at the Spencer County Extension Office. A light supper will provided at 6 p.m., with the actual meeting beginning at 6:30 p.m.

  • No compromise on sheriff’s payroll

    There was motion but no real movement in the impasse over the sheriff’s office salary cap during Monday night’s meeting of the Spencer County Fiscal Court. The cap must be approved before the county can prepare its 2016-17 budget that must be approved by the state in June.

    Judge-Executive John Riley once again stated his concerns with a sheriff’s payroll budget that nearly tripled from $275,000 in 2010 to $782,000 in 2013. He said at a time when county revenues are decreasing, maintaining the sheriff’s payroll budget is increasingly difficult.

  • April is Child Abuse Prevention Month


    Spencer County Judge-Executive John Riley, center, signs a proclamation declaring April as Child Abuse Prevention Month in Spencer County. Last year, there were 192 reported cases of child abuse in Spencer County, and April has been declared as a time to call for awareness to the issue.