Today's News

  • Agriculture - Two local students among Ag Club scholarship recipients


    Jacob Barnett dreams of researching new advances in agriculture. Rachel Sibert loves animals and would like to care for them as a veterinarian. Taylor Nash believes nothing would be better than teaching future generations about the science he loves — agriculture. All three of these young people will begin following those dreams with the scholarship help of the Louisville Ag Club.

  • Agriculture - Bold, blooming tropicals

    There is nothing like a tropical plant for bold, bright blooms in your summer outdoor living space. It is the perfect environment because most tropicals like the bright light, heat and humidity that summer brings. We baby them through the winter months, waiting for the threat of frost to past so we can bring them outdoors for a breath of fresh, warm air.

  • Agriculture - Students recognized at annual 4-H teen conference


    Spencer County 4-H was well represented at the 2015 Teen Conference at the University of Kentucky June 8– 11. Owen Baxter, Ben Dippel, Becca Walker, and Liz Walker represented Spencer County. Mollie Tichenor, agent, and Emily Hume, summer intern, served as chaperones for the group.

    Congratulations to Madisyn Caudill and Lilli Hanik for getting recognized for receiving their Silver Honors Award.

  • Relay for Life offers support, encouragment


    Julie Burroughs was all smiles Friday night as she joined hundreds of others at the annual Spencer County Relay for Life celebration at the high school.

    A cancer survivor since 2002, Burroughs knows the triumph shared by other survivors. After being diagnosed last October with breast cancer, she also knows the challenges of those who continue to face the illness head on.

    For Burroughs, keeping a positive attitude is the key, and Friday’s celebration plays a big role in maintaining the proper attitude.

  • Holes remain in levee pact

    The effort to repair the floodwall surrounding Taylorsville continues to be delayed as local leaders seek to bridge their differences on how to fund that project.

    A planned joint meeting scheduled for this past Monday night between the city commission, fiscal court and the floodwall commission was cancelled late last week as Judge-Executive John Riley suggested no agreement would likely be reached.

  • Water rates on the rise

    Water rates will be going up for both city and county residents following the second reading of an ordinance by the Taylorsville City Commission expected later this month.

    During a special meeting last Tuesday, the commission approved the first reading of a proposed water rate hike. The minimum water bill for customers within the city limits will be $10.56 per month, up eight cents from the current rate.

  • Board votes 3-1 to extend Adams to 2019

    Superintendent of Spencer County Public Schools Chuck Adams got some job security last week when the school board extended his contract out to 2019, but the decision was not unanimous.

    The board conducted their annual evaluation of Adams during last Thursday’s meeting at Spencer County Elementary School, and he received good marks. However, when it came to securing his services for the next four years, at least one board member expressed her concerns about such a lengthy commitment.

  • Agriculture - FFA wins big at state convention


    The Spencer County FFA chapter recently participated in the FFA state convention in Lexington. The chapter was awarded numerous accolades, which will appear in The Spencer Magnet this and next week.

  • McGehee named to Lipscomb’s honor roll

    Taylorsville student Holli McGehee has been honored at Lipscomb University for academic achievement during the spring semester.

    McGehee was named to the honor roll for achieving a grade point average of 3.5 to 3.99. She is a Whitefield Academy graduate and public relations major.

  • What’s happening - Week of June 17, 2015

    Motorcycle road skills testing

    Motorcycle Road Skills testing is at Waterford Park on Highway 44 in Taylorsville. If you are unsure about the testing due to weather conditions, you may call the Circuit Clerk’s office at (502) 477-3220 to ask.