Today's News

  • Guns don’t trigger violence

    Large cities have a problem with violence. Whether it’s Chicago, Los Angeles, Baltimore, Miami or any other metropolis from sea to shining sea, American cities are among the most dangerous places you can live.

    If you spend any time watching network or cable news, or perusing the mainstream media, you likely associate that violence with the presence of guns. The theme many push is that the more guns in a community, the more dangerous that place becomes.

  • Never forget

    Monday is Memorial Day and for millions of Americans, it’s a day to celebrate the unofficial start of summer.

    Picnics, ballgames, and a three-day weekend will be cause for celebration in this community and all across the United States.

    But the day was never intended to be solely about pleasing ourselves. Rather, Memorial Day was set aside for Americans to remember those who have died protecting our freedoms.

  • Churches unite for meal ministry

    Five local churches will be collaborating this summer to make sure no one in Spencer County goes hungry. Every Tuesday and Thursday at 6 p.m., members of those churches will be serving a meal for free to anyone who comes.

    The first meal is scheduled for May 31.

    The ministry, called “Summer Supper Together,” will be held at Taylorsville Community Church, 404 Garrard St. It will run through Aug. 9.

    The meal will be followed by a short devotional and a time of prayer for any needs attendees may have.

  • Police enforcing seat belt laws

    Motorists who refuse to wear seat belts, be warned. Taylorsville Police are joining the 2016 national “Click It or Ticket” seat belt enforcement mobilization that began Monday and runs through June 5 to help save lives by cracking down on those who don’t buckle up.

  • Court hands down sentences


    Joshua Sauer, the Louisville man who forced a woman to ride with him while he drove drunk in Taylorsville last November, received his sentence May 19 in Spencer Circuit Court.

    Among other charges, Sauer, 38, had pleaded guilty to operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs – first offense. For that charge, he was assessed $740 in fines and court costs and issued a 30-day driver’s license suspension. He will be required to complete a first-offender program.

  • Band gets high marks


    The Spencer County High School Concert Band, under the direction of Peggy Pickett, participated in the KMEA All-State Concert Band Festival held at the University of Louisville earlier this month. The band received two proficient honors and one distinguished.

  • What’s happening - Week of May 25, 2016

    Spencer Magnet office Memorial Day closing

    The Spencer Magnet will be closed on Monday, May 30 for the Memorial Day holiday and will re-open on Tuesday, May 31, at 9 a.m. The advertising and news submission deadline for the June 1 edition is Thursday, May 26 at noon.

    Circuit clerk’s office closing for holiday

    The Spencer County Circuit Clerk’s Office will be closed Monday, May 30, in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. The office will reopen on Tuesday, May 31 at 7:30 a.m.

  • Old Blue Bridge is coming down


    Workers began removing the decking on portions of the bridge and crews began dismantling the steel structure Monday morning. The twisted metal will be hauled away and the only visible evidence of the bridge will be the concrete pillars in the Salt River on which it rested for 80 years. The new bridge, adjacent to the Blue Bridge, opened for traffic earlier this month. 

  • Alcohol sales on Sunday now legal

    Beginning this Sunday, it will be legal to buy a drink with your dinner or pick up a bottle of wine in Taylorsville. The Taylorsville City Commission unanimously approved Sunday alcohol sales during a special meeting last Wednesday evening.

    The Commission approved the second reading of an ordnance that amends the city’s alcohol regulations which simply extends sales hours to Sunday, from 1 p.m. until 12 midnight.

    Previously, the city had prohibited sales of beer and alcohol on Sunday.

  • Vet’s medals arrive 72 years late


    The package arrived at Mason Rucker’s Elk Creek home last month, and inside were a collection of military medals long overdue. He wasn’t sure he’d ever actually see them, but now they’re in a glass case – verification of valor earned as a young soldier in World War II.

    In the summer of 1944, Private First Class Rucker was an American infantry soldier who was ordered by his captain to hop up on a U.S. tank as it made it’s way across an open field near St. Lo, France.