Today's News

  • Email, text alert service returns to Taylorsville Police Department

    Nixle, the alert service used to provide Taylorsville residents with text message and email alerts in emergency situations, is back in action.

    Taylorsville Police Chief Toby Lewis sent a message to former subscribers a couple of weeks ago to let them know the service was back in use.

    “Taylorsville Police are back on line with Nixle,” the alert said. “We will try to keep you updated on community events. Tell your friends to register.”

  • District improvement plan to focus on individualized learning

    Editor’s note: This is the first in a two-part series outlining the 2012-2013 Comprehensive District Improvement Plan, which was recently reviewed and unanimously accepted by the Spencer County Board of Education. In this week’s article, readers can find the goals and objectives set for the district during the 2012-2013 school year. Make sure to pick up next week’s edition of The Spencer Magnet for part two, which will outline how the district plans to fund and implement its objectives.

  • On Christmas Day, she moved

    By Lisa King | Landmark News Service
    Denisse Escareno’s family members were praying for a Christmas miracle. They hoped the doctors were wrong about her being brain dead.

    On Christmas Day, they got that miracle.

    Escareno, 24, the assault victim viciously beaten and left by the side of the road, moved her fingers and toes, her roommate Melody Riddle said Tuesday.

    “We went up to see her on Christmas Day, and Krissi took the kids,” she said.

  • Locals arrested in McCracken County drug sting

    Two Taylorsville residents were among five people arrested last week in connection with a large marijuana trafficking ring in Paducah, according to the McCracken County Sheriff’s Department.

    Stephanie H. Boblitt, 26, and Jaime Rodriguez, 35, both of Taylorsville, were arrested Dec. 21 and charged with conspiracy to traffic in over five pounds of marijuana.

  • Mt. Washington woman injured in Christmas Eve wreck

    A Christmas Eve morning crash in Spencer County has left a Mount Washington woman critically injured.

    In the one-vehicle accident that was initially thought to be a fatality, Kentucky State Police said 23-year-old Lauren N. Gardner was ejected from her Nissan Versa around 8:49 a.m. Saturday.

    According to KSP, Gardner was traveling north bound on Ky. 31 E. in Spencer County near the Nelson-Bullitt-Spencer line when her vehicle dropped off the right side of the roadway.

  • ANNIVERSARY: Shelburnes celebrate 50 years

  • BIRTH: Baby White born Nov. 13

  • Emerald Ash Borer found in six new counties

    The emerald ash borer has been found in six new Kentucky counties as a result of the 2011 trapping survey conducted by the Kentucky Office of the State Entomologist.

    The borer, an invasive insect pest of ash trees, is now found in Anderson, Boyle, Bracken, Garrard, Hardin and Scott counties. The borer was already known to exist in Boone, Kenton, Campbell, Fayette, Jessamine, Franklin, Henry, Owen, Shelby, Woodford, Boyd, Greenup, Jefferson and Oldham counties.

  • Festive greenery has a meaning

    Holiday greenery has a history that goes well beyond the Victorian Christmas tree we gather around today. Most of the holiday greenery we use to decorate dates back to the pagan holidays of the Romans and Northern Europeans when certain plants where chosen for their symbolic powers of restoration and protection.

  • Yes, Virginia. There is a Santa Claus.

    Editor’s note: Eight-year-old Virginia O’Hanlon wrote a letter to the editor of New York’s Sun, and the quick response was printed as an unsigned editorial Sept. 21, 1897. The work of veteran newsman Francis Pharcellus Church has since become history’s most reprinted newspaper editorial, appearing in part or whole in dozens of languages in books, movies, and other editorials, and on posters and stamps. It appears here courtesy of newseum.org.

    “Dear editor: I am 8 years old.