Today's News

  • ACT scores lag behind state average

    District Assistant Superintendent Norma Thurman offered few excuses to the Spencer County Board of Education as to why the district’s ACT scores are lagging behind state averages in almost every area — but she promised that she was collaborating with administrators and teachers to find the answer.

  • City to stick with approved Phase II curbing plan

    The Taylorsville City Commission voted Tuesday afternoon to stand by its approved curbing plans for Phase II of the Main Street project, despite a request from local property owners, John and Judy Shircliffe.

  • Confusion among extension board while setting tax rate actually equals lower rate for citizens

    Confusion apparently worked in favor of Spencer County taxpayers last week.
    A misunderstanding among the Spencer County Cooperative Extension District Board members caused a higher tax rate to be published in last week’s Spencer Magnet than what was actually levied.

  • STALEMATE: Court can’t decide on option for EMS building

    The Spencer County Fiscal Court made no progress Monday night in deciding how to move forward in terms of a new facility for Spencer County EMS.
    The court again was split on a motion to award the contract for building a new EMS facility to Eagle Construction and the Kehne Company, and a motion to enter into negotiations with the Extension Board to purchase the Extension building failed by a 2-4 vote — but not without an incident that ended with County Attorney Ruth Hollan refusing to sit at the head table with Magistrate Jerry Davis.

  • ONLINE ONLY: SCHS soccer update

    The Lady Bears are 3-7 on the season and have been decimated by injuries. Several key players have had season-ending injuries that has put a damper on what they had hoped would be a great season. They’re still a competitive team as shown by a number of close losses. Last week, they fell 3-2 to a good Collins team and they won a 10-0 shutout over Fort Knox. This week, the Lady Bears were to be at Shelby County on Monday, were to host Bardstown on Tuesday and will be at Lexington Christian on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. They’ll host Anderson County at 6 p.m. Monday.

  • ONLINE ONLY: Coxs Creek woman stat flighted after motorcycle crash

    Two Coxs Creek residents were transported to University of Louisville Hospital on Sunday following a motorcycle accident on Ky. 44.
    Charles E. McMahan, 55, of the 11300 block of Louisville Road, was driving the motorcycle and was transported from the scene via Spencer County EMS.
    Victoria S. McMahan, 40, of the 11300 block of Louisville Road, was his passenger and was airlifted.
    Taylorsville Police Chief Toby Lewis said he was told that at the scene Victoria McMahan couldn't move her extremities, and a witness also said she had an open wound on her head.

  • SAVVY SENIOR: There is help for seniors suffering with depression

    Dear Savvy Senior,
    Where can I find help for depression? My husband, who’s 68, has become lethargic and very irritable over the past year, and I’m concerned that he’s depressed.
    Worried Wife

    Dear Worried,
    Depression is unfortunately a widespread problem among U.S. seniors, affecting approximately 15 percent of the 65-and-older population. Here’s what you should know, along with some tips and resources for screening and treatments.

    Recognizing Depression

  • COLUMN: So you want your family to be healthy?

    What I am writing about today does not come with a “money-back guarantee,” but is considered to be strong suggestions and helpful hints that will ensure that your family is, or will be, more healthy than unhealthy.

  • COLUMN: Get luscious lips with homemade lip balm

    I have long been interested in making my own beauty or personal care products, like hand lotion, lip balm and other toiletries. I found a recipe for lip balm on a blog one Christmas and thought it would make a nice present for my mama and youngest brother who were visiting that year.

  • PUBLIC RECORD: District Court Aug. 31

    The following cases were heard in Spencer District Court by Judge Donna Dutton on Aug. 31, 2012:

    Eden N. Cecil (1988), failure to wear seat belts, guilty, $25 fine.

    Florence M. Avery (1975), speeding 19 miles over the legal limit, guilty, $143 court costs, state traffic school.