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Today's News

  • A MATTER OF OPINION: In need of good news

    Last week, when the stock market jumped 300 points and some analysts claimed that the end of the recession was near, I felt my heart skip a happy beat. How wonderful it was to hear good news for a change. Instead of the steady drumbeat of low quarterly-revenues and high unemployment, here was finally some hope for better days ahead. It made me realize how hungry I was, and perhaps many of you are too, for positive reports in the media.

  • Grand jury: Woman indicted with food stamp fraud

    A Taylorsville woman is facing a felony charge after allegedly lying about her monthly income so she could collect more than $6,300 in food stamps.

    The Spencer County Grand Jury indicted Mary Blankenship, of 519 Kelly Drive, on one count of making false statements/misrepresentation in order to receive public assistance benefits. According to court documents, Blankenship attempted to defraud the Cabinet for Health and Family Services when she failed to disclose her correct household size and income level.

  • Tax revenue to fund city upgrades

    Visitors to Taylorsville may soon be greeted by some welcoming new signs.

    During his annual State of the City address last Thursday, Mayor Don Pay unveiled several projects planned to improve the town’s appearance, including several new sidewalks and signage throughout city streets.

    “We want to see a beautiful city, a great city,” said Pay, by building on what he believes Taylorsville founders envisioned so long ago.

  • Bullfrog Nursery to close doors after 15 years

    They may have smiles on their faces, but for longtime friends Kack Goodlett and Beverly Shelburne, that’s mostly out of habit.

    For the past decade and a half, the pair have acted more like sisters than boss and employee. They have spent many summer days tending to the plants at Bullfrog Nursery side-by-side – laughing through the sweat.

  • SCMS January students of the month

    SCMS January Students of the Month are:  Madison Ratchford, Sydney Shirley, Jacob Barnett, Kazey Chesser, Nick Zinner, and Cody Nevitt.

  • BUSINESS MATTERS: Ad contest benefits all

    Much more was gained during our recent Logos & Slogans Contest than the monies awarded to our four contest winners. Fortunately, I had the chance to talk with many of the people who were involved in this promotion from the business owner, to some who entered the contest, and finally to the four prize winners. By the end of the contest, I had heard quite a lot and most of what I heard was very positive.

  • 2 fires in 2 days

    The Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Department responded to assist the Northeast Nelson Fire District on a working structure fire in the City of Fairfield last Tuesday.

    The the following day, firefighters responded to a fully-involved barn fire in the 300 block Lilly Pike that was fueled by high winds.  With most of the barn destroyed by the blaze, firefighters protected the surrounding five structures.

    -photos provided by TSCFD

  • Neglected pets need intervention
  • Eastern Star donates to SCMS

    Submitted to The Spencer Magnet

    SCMS Principal Ed Downs received a $1,000 donation for the Science department from the Purity Chapter #116, O.E.S. (order of the Eastern Star, Mabel G. Stockoff Trust Award).

  • Local historian to be honored

    Tom Watson has long had a love-affair with news. It started when his father was able to tinker with an old radio and reconfigure the inner-workings to allow him to broadcast his voice over the air. That began his interest in broadcasting.