Today's News

  • Very old horse teeth from Ashes Creek

     The decision to save the Ashes Creek School and Yates (or Meyers) House log cabin from destruction when Taylorsville Lake was being formed was truly a wise one.

    “Ashes Creek” is indeed a creek, but it has always been considered a place like Briar Ridge, Possum Ridge or Hickory Ridge.

    Records of the Spencer County Board of Education list the boundaries of the Ashes Creek School District in 1930. Here’s what they say: (punctuation per original school board document)

  • SCES Principal Karen Larimore says good-bye

    When Karen Larimore watches Spencer County Elementary School’s students exit the building for the last time this school year, she does so knowing that she wouldn’t be there this fall to welcome them back.

    And although that thought brings a bit of sadness to her heart, Larimore is ready for life’s next chapter.

    “I know that when school rolls around for me that will be a very big shift,” she said. 

  • PUBLIC RECORD: District Court and Grand Jury Indictments

    District court

    The following cases were heard by the Hon. Donna Dutton in Spencer County District Court February 19, 2010.


    David W. Jordan, Jr., speeding 14 mph over limit. $143 court costs, state traffic school.

    Susan Newton, speeding 19 mph over limit. $143 court costs, traffic diversion.

    Anthony M. Skaggs, speeding 15 mph over limit, $143 court costs.

  • Primary election results 2010

    The following are Spencer County's election results for the primary election, which was held May 18, 2010. These figures represent the total votes cast in all 11 precincts.


    U.S. Senator

    Jack Conway (D) – 1352

    Daniel Mongiardo (D) – 870

    Darlene F. Price (D) – 113

    James Buckmaster (D) – 85

    Maurice M. Sweeny (D) – 62

    Rand Paul (R) – 1071

    C.M. "Trey" Grayson (R) – 436

    Bill Johnson (R) – 46

    John Stephenson (R) – 26

  • LETTER: Correction to Greenwell letter

    Just a slight correction to the “letter to the editor” from Linda Greewell regarding Bill Karrer.

    I was the LG&E representive on the massive petition project to provide LG&E Natural Gas to Taylorsville/Spencer County.

  • PHOTO: Thanks Brett

    ROBIN BASS/The Spencer Magnet

     During a recent visit to Taylorsville, U.S. Congressman Brett Guthrie received a drawing made by Spencer County fourth grader Jaden Cannon. The drawing showed the congressman and Jaden holding hands with the words, “Thank you.” Jaden and her mom, Debbie Cannon, were grateful for the efforts Guthrie has provided to the fight against juvenile diabetes and new research technologies. Guthrie also used his time in Taylorsville to talk to local leaders about the issues Congress will be facing in the coming months.

  • District awarded $20,000 grant

    Taylorsville (TES) and Spencer County Elementary schools (SCES) were awarded the 2010 Waste Tire Market Development Crumb Rubber Grant under the guidance of District Grant Writer Ashley Johnson.

    The grant, totaling approximately $20,000 replaces existing wood chip mulch in the elementary playgrounds with recycled crumb rubber. The new mulch is resistant to deterioration and compaction. The recycled crumb rubber will provide a more safe and consistent landing surface for students playing on the equipment.

  • Strikers make a comeback

     The Spencer County Strikers, a U12 boy’s team with the Spencer County Soccer Association, were crowned JCYSL tournament champs. 

    The Strikers lost in the championship round of the JCYSL tournament last season 1-0.  This time they didn’t overlook any of their opponents or the muddy conditions.

    The Strikers outscored their opponents 20-3 while defeating teams from South Nelson, Okolona, and Fern Creek.

  • Elementary track team takes on competitors

    The Spencer County Elementary Level Track Team  participated in the Westside Track Meet May 12 with some outstanding results.

    Students from both Spencer County Elementary and Taylorsville Elementary participate on the team.  

     Highlights from the meet:

     100 Meter Run:

    Boys - Kadin Smith 1st Place and Drake Snider 4th Place

    Girls - McKenzie Bell 2nd Place, Abby Myers 3rd Place, and Lindsey Miller 4th Place

     200 Meter Run:

    Boys - Kadin Smith 2nd Place

  • Blue Bridge: Demo or save?

    What does it cost these days to preserve a landmark?

    If the historical structure is Taylorsville’s Blue Bridge, then the price tag to save it could be close to $1.9 million, according to David Steele, of Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, Division of Maintenance.

    The cost to demolish the 78-year-old truss bridge, however, was estimated at only $150,000.

    “That Blue Bridge has always been a landmark to the community.” said Taylorsville Mayor Don Pay. “If we tear it down, it will be nothing but a memory. Just pictures in a photo album.”