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Today's News

  • Young leaders on display in our schools

    I recently had the opportunity to be a part of the “Learning from our Leaders” program hosted by Spencer County and Taylorsville Elementary Schools. Several local community leaders were invited to attend the event at the Cooperative Extension Office in Taylorsville and it was a pretty great opportunity to meet with our young people and work with them on a school related project.
    District-wide, students are working on the Leader in Me program which seeks to train students on what it means to be successful leaders and contributing members to society.

  • What's Happening — Week of September 10

    Community Tree of Life
    Come sing in the Community Tree of Life. The Tree is made up of singers from several counties to sing about the “King of Glory.” Practices are held on Tuesday nights with performances on December 5 ,6 , and 7. There will be two performances per night. The cost is $10 to cover the cost the music. Joy Thompson, of Taylorsville, is the director along with Cody Libolt, of Louisville, as co-director. Tuesday night practices begin 6:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 115 W. Main St, in Taylorsville. For more information call 502-299-8543.

  • Spencer native makes every day count

     

    by Zach Morgan

  • City approves Ingram as Main St. manager

    The Taylorsville City Commission approved appointing Commissioner Beverly Ingram to temporarily fill the position of Main Street manager upon the resignation of Annette King and approved hiring Kenneth Stewart to fill the recently created major position with the Taylorsville Police Department last Tuesday during the commission’s regularly scheduled meeting.

  • Road department to remove campaign signs

    Spencer County Fiscal Court Judge Executive Bill Karrer issued an order effective September 17, which authorizes and directs the Spencer County Road Department to remove any and all objects, signs, features, structures or other encroachments from county right-of-ways.
    Karrer said that the policy was instituted because the judge received complaints from adjoining property owners to right of ways regarding the placing of political signs. Karrer said that while he couldn’t do anything about state and city right of ways, he could do something about county right of ways.

  • Cheek faces hearing on campaign finance violations

     

  • Digging in on a hot day
  • Opinion: From our readers 9 3

    Shelburne thanks
    community

  • Editorial: We need a plan for economic development

    Our recent interview with Property Valuation Administrator Kim Stump left us feeling good about the improved state of the economy in Spencer County, at least in so far as new housing is on the rise. However, it left us a little more concerned that commercial development is not only continuing to lag in this county, but seems to be going backwards. While new property assessments are just the tip of the overall iceberg of economic development, the figures do point to trends which are both good and bad.

  • County property valuation administrator sees improvement

    Property Valuation Administrator Kim Stump says that signs are pointing to an improved economy in Spencer County. Stump sat down with the Spencer Magnet recently to go over various statistics that her office compiles as part of their normal business practices.
    “Looking at permits for new single family construction, we are slowly getting back to pre-recession levels,” Stump said.
    Stump explained that while the market crash originally hit back in 2008, it did not fully affect Spencer County until recently.