Today's News

  • Outdoors - Up and coming fisheries identified for state anglers

    The Fisheries Division’s Fishing Forecast each year presents its “Up and Coming Fisheries,” a savory menu of potential fishing trips for anglers to try in the coming year.

  • Church Happenings - Week of March 8, 2017

    Lenten services at Risen Lord Lutheran Church

    Risen Lord Lutheran Church will have a Lenten Service on Wednesday evening starting at 7:00 p.m. Risen Lord Lutheran Church is located at 5138 Taylorsville Rd (across from Elk Creek gas station).

    Knights of Columbus Chicken Dinner

  • Use it or lose it

    It is already that time of year, time to get the mower out.  For me, that generally means rearranging the garage and digging the mower out from under all the junk I piled on top of it over the last few months.  Hopefully, you don’t have that problem.

  • Community mourns teen - SCHS Junior killed in Saturday night accident


    “The halls were so quiet and filled with tears today.”

    That was the message that accompanied a photo sent to The Spencer  Magnet on Monday, showing students dressed in flannel to show their respect for one of their classmates killed in a car accident Saturday night.

    Joseph Sheeley, 16, died from injuries he sustained in a single-vehicle accident in the Hillsborough subdivision Saturday evening a little before 9:30 p.m. He was transported to the University of Louisville Hospital, where he passed away a short time later.

  • Volunteers prepare for flood scenario


    Mike Woodford had his eyes on Brashears Creek last Wednesday after severe storms dumped large amounts of rain to the area, causing the creek to quickly overflow its banks.

    Woodford wasn’t concerned about any property damage, as the storms moved out too quickly to cause severe flooding. But watching the levels helped him track how quickly the water could rise as he continues to help the community plan for a worst-case scenario that could mean sandbagging areas to protect Taylorsville and even a potential evacuation.

  • Privacy issues still bog nuisance rules

    Questions over privacy rights and government overreach again delayed any action on a county nuisance ordinance during Monday’s fiscal court meeting.

  • What’s happening - Week of March 8, 2017

    SCHS Band pancake breakfast

    The Spencer County High School Band will have a pancake breakfast on Saturday, March 11 from 8 a.m. until 10 a.m. in the high school cafeteria. All proceeds will benefit the band.

  • Flake wins Miss Teen Kentucky


  • Preparing for the worst

    Mike Woodford has been a busy man for several months as he has labored to help the Levee Commission prepare emergency plans that are required as part of the levee recertification process.

    Last week, he held a meeting with local officials to help iron out the process of sandbagging and evacuations in the event of a severe flood event in Taylorsville, and before that, he spent untold hours researching maps, flood plans and past records needed to help put together a plan of action should the waters ever breach the floodwall.

  • Faith and friends get us through

    I didn’t know Joseph Sheeley, but I knew some of his family. I knew some of his friends and some of the adults who interacted with him daily at school. And like so many others in this community who never had the privilege of knowing him personally, I’ve still been grieving his loss.

    Through social media posts, interviews with those who knew him, stories I’ve heard and a video that was made to honor him after his tragic death Saturday night, I feel like I’ve gotten to know him over the last 48 hours. This kind of story just breaks my heart.