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Today's News

  • Floodwall failure

    The levee that wraps around the city of Taylorsville stands as a quiet centurion against the rising waters of Brashears Creek and the Salt River. Many within those walls have taken its protection for granted – believing that the 60-year-old floodwall will forever shield both life and property.

  • Lady Bears claw their way to regionals

    The month of March has meant little to Spencer County Lady Bears basketball in years past, mostly because it was usually just a time to look back on disappointing seasons capped by disappointing finishes.

    But this March is different. This March the Lady Bears are playing and winning and advancing farther in the postseason than they ever have.  With last Wednesday’s thrilling 42-38 win over 30th District dynasty Shelby County, the Lady Bears not only advanced to the championship game, but also qualified for the 8th Region Tournament.

  • Church happenings

    Marriage Tune-up Sessions

  • Weight team takes third

    The Spencer County High School Weight Team recorded its highest finish to date with a 3rd place finish at the Fern Creek High School “Rumble in the Jungle”. Fern Creek’s weight meet had a total of 14 teams competing in the bench press, power clean, and squat. Spencer County was in position to win the weight meet outright, but some late scratches on the squat cost them some valuable team points and individual finishes.

  • Five area teens charged by police

    Five teens were arrested at Spencer County schools last week, said Taylorsville Police Chief Toby Lewis, making it one of the busiest weeks on record for the “thinly-stretched” law enforcement unit.

    “The schools do take a lot of our time,” Lewis said. “This was a higher arrest volume than normal. We may make one arrest a week at the school” on average.

    ASSAULT AND TEACHER ABUSE

  • Teachers: Show us results or lower our taxes

    Representing hundreds of teachers that work and pay taxes in the city limits, Ruth Ann Sweazy voiced concerns to Taylorsville city commissioners last week over what she described as a lack of results when it comes to utilizing the $240,000 collected in occupational fees.

    “I do not mind paying any tax as long as I know the money is being used,” said Sweazy to commissioners Thursday night. “It appears maybe the OLT (occupational license tax) was not needed if the projects are not going to be completed. People want to see results.”

  • Let them entertain you...

    Submitted to The Spencer Magnet

  • Ribbon cutting: New tax office
  • Shelby landfill will not accept dead animals

    Farmers with dead livestock on their hands will not be able to get rid of them by sending them to the convenience center in Waddy.

    The 109 (solid waste) Board voted last Monday no longer to accept dead livestock at its facility on Kings Highway near Waddy. Citing costs to the county and uncertainty about how to deal with potentially diseased animals, the board voted unanimously to bar farmers from bringing in dead livestock.

    “I just don’t think we should go there,” board chair Don Cubert said.

  • LETTER: Action must be taken to help dogs

    I was just appalled at the letter last week from Lois Allen of Taylorsville about the way the dogs in her neighborhood are being treated.

    Has anyone reported them to the ASPCA or animal control???  Has your newspaper tried to do anything??

    One dog stuck all alone in a back yard and his only shelter is a tree, left out in the cold and rain. Another in a five by five pen way in the back yard in the cold and rain and then the black dog tied in his front yard with a chain.