Today's News

  • Get prepped for back to school with ReadiFest

    Summer just started, right? But suddenly it’s already time to start thinking about sending the young ones back to school and Spencer County Public Schools os ready to help.

    The district’s annual Health Fair and ReadiFest is set for 9-11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, at Spencer County High School.
    Students will receive free school supplies donated by area churches, businesses and organizations, said Vonda Martin, head of the Youth Services Center at the high school and middle school.

  • Widening of US 31 underway

    A multimillion dollar road widening project on US 31E aims to increase traffic capacity and improve road safety, but could cause some delays for local motorists traveling through the area.

    The project, which has been underway since April, stretches from just south of Whitesides Road in Nelson County and extends north to the Salt River bridge in Spencer County. According to a press release from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, “Increasing traffic capacity and improving safety are the primary goals of this widening project.”

  • What’s happening - Week of July 22, 2015

    Taylorsville Main Street hosting event to celebrate National Girlfriends Day

    Taylorsville Main Street is hosting its third-annual celebration of National Girlfriends Day on Saturday, August 1, beginning at 5 p.m. in the courtyard in front of T & R Antiques on Main Street. Bring a friend and a lawn chair, or come alone and meet some new friends, while you enjoy an evening of free food, giveaways, games, and more.

    Historical Society monthly meeting

  • Horse trail cleanup this Saturday

    Volunteers will gather at Taylorsville Lake State Park this Saturday to assist with cleaning up the horse trails.

    The work will start at 8 a.m. and volunteers should meet at the day ride lot at the park with gloves, garbage bags and any other tools and equipment that could be used to remove trash, debris and overgrowth on the trails.

  • Kindergarten registration underway

    Kindergarten registration is going on now for Spencer County and Taylorsville Elementary schools. Parents and guardians should register now to receive teacher placement letters and supply lists, resource packets for you and your child and invitations to school activities this year.

    Parents should bring the following items to register:

  • Local news matters

    Twice a year, we do a county-wide mailing of the Spencer Magnet. That means every address in the county receives a copy of our newspaper, whether you subscribe or not.

    For many of you, receiving the Magnet is a weekly occurrence. You’ve grown accustomed to opening up your mailbox each week, then opening up the pages to find out what’s happening in your community.

  • Fighting for Kentucky jobs

    For years, the Obama administration and its overzealous bureaucratic regulators at the EPA have waged a war against Kentucky coal jobs, miners, and their families. And I’ve vowed to do all I can to stop them. I’m pleased to report that recently the Senate Appropriations Committee, on which I serve, took an important step towards using Congress’s power of the purse to rein in the agency on several fronts, efforts that should help those not only in the coal industry but also farmers and Kentucky job creators.

  • From our readers: Show respect for veterans

    Growing up in a military family, I was taught to respect a veteran, because they risk their lives to protect us so we could be free.

    So how do we thank them? We put up flags and tombstones. Then we feel good about ourselves, pat each other on the backs. Then what happens? No one remembers to maintain it. And in time, it begins to show its age.

  • From our readers: City strives to improve

    This letter is being written to make the public aware of issues that the County and City face on a daily basis. Spencer County has been an agriculture county since the pioneer days. The impounding of Salt River and the creation of Taylorsville Lake in 1982 by the U.S. Corps of Engineers has brought in millions of dollars in needed revenues related to “boating and fishing” activities.

  • Agriculture - Local students attend FFA Leadership Camp


    Forty-one members of the Spencer County FFA Chapter attended the Kentucky FFA leadership Training Center in Hardinsburg the week of June 6-10. While there, members participated in a variety of leadership development classes, special interest classes, and recreational activities.