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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Spelling bee champ

    Submitted to The Spencer Magnet

    Paige Newson, third grade student, Spencer County Elementary Spelling Bee Champion.

  • School news briefs

    Schools open March 13

    The Spencer County School Board voted at a recent meeting to hold classes Friday, March 13. The day was originally designated as a records day, meaning students were scheduled to have the day off. The school board’s decision to hold classes was an effort to make up one of several snow days missed this year.

    Bears Baseball

    chili supper and auction