Today's News

  • High water ahead

    High water threatened Taylorsville residences and hindered Spencer County school district bus routes Tuesday after several inches of rain fell in a short period late Monday night and Tuesday morning.

  • City starts census appeal process

    After what could be described as a boundary mix-up, the City of Taylorsville is taking the first steps to appeal its population as reported by the 2010 census.
    The census reported 763 people in Taylorsville, down from 1,009 in 2000.
    That 24 percent decrease didn’t make sense, said City Clerk Steve Biven, who, along with Mayor Don Pay and other city officials, started to ask questions when the census results were released.
    Some information from the Secretary of State’s office started to clear things up, Biven said.

  • Woman dies in accident at Louisville business

    A Taylorsville woman tragically died at her Louisville workplace Monday afternoon after becoming trapped under a large slab of granite, according to Louisville Metro Police.
    Sylvia Walters, 50, of Taylorsville, was reportedly found by a business patron at her workplace, KBR Selections, at 3899 Produce Road.
    According to a media release provided to The Spencer Magnet by Louisville Metro Media Relations Officer Carey Klain, officers reported to the business at 4:01 p.m. Monday after receiving reports that a person was down inside the business.

  • Students sponsor recycling contest

    Spencer County seniors Jake Walker and Andrew Dockery are making a statement that recycling can indeed be cool, especially when you’re raising money to increase awareness about animal abuse and support local animal rescue efforts.

  • Family Resource, Youth Service Centers facing cuts in funding

    The Spencer County Resource and Youth Service Centers – which assist Spencer County Public School students and their families – are facing cuts in state grant funding for next school year that threaten the services offered by the centers.
    The FRYSC services are available in each of the district’s schools. Many of FRYSC programs help students and their families overcome barriers that hinder learning, such as meet nutritional needs, assistance with essential items such as school uniforms, and offer referrals to medical and counseling services.

  • POLL: Are we healthy?

    Would you say Spencer is a healthy county?

    Click here to vote!

  • Note from the Magnet regarding a possible email scam

    It has come to our attention that an email may be circulating that could appear to be affiliated with The Spencer Magnet.

    This email addresses a job opportunity in the area and directs the recipient to a link from the "local paper."

    Be assured we are not affiliated with this email and are not distributing it.

    Anything you receive from The Spencer Magnet would be clearly marked as such.

    As always, if you are unsure or have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us at 477-2239.

  • Watergate salad a cool treat for anytime of the year

    Loretta Williams shared her Watergate salad at the Waterford Homemakers’ March St. Patrick’s Day themed lunch meeting.

  • A ghostly chat with Capt. Quantrill

    I’ve heard people talk about ghosts and other hobgoblins, but I’ve never seriously researched the subject. Twice in my life I have seen things that could not be easily explained. People tell me stories about images they’ve seen and sometimes try to link the sightings to an event in history, usually within their family.

  • Bread on the brain

    Minnie Naive taught three different yeast breads to 10 students on March 22.