Today's News

  • Church Happenings - Week of April 5, 2017

    Community Easter Services

    The Spencer County Ministerial Association would like to invite you to the annual Community Easter Services.

    Good Friday Service will be held at noon on April 14 at First Baptist Church of Taylorsville. Brother Chad Goodlett of Taylorsville Community Church will bring the message.

    Easter Sunrise Service will be held at 7 a.m. at Wakefield Baptist Church, with Brother Lewis of Second Baptist Church bringing the message.

  • I give up

    Did you ever submit an application for a job?  You know, you fill out the form with all your information and then hope they give you the job.  I’ve done that several times in my life, some of those jobs I got, some I didn’t.

    Another thing I remember is that at some point in time I quit those jobs.  I submitted an application, worked there for a while and then moved on to something else.  Most of us have done that from time to time.

  • SCHS Band receives donation


    Members of the Spencer County High School Band were thrilled to receive a shipment of 40 new music stands that were purchased thanks to a $1,000 donation from The Peoples Bank and the Porter family recently. The band has been trying to raise funds to replace aging equipment, some of which dates back more than 30 years.

  • National Service Recognition Day


    Spencer County Judge-Executive John Riley, signs a proclamation last week recognizing April 9 as National Service Recognition Day. With him are Alex Mattingly, left, and Courtney Cox, who are currently serving at the Taylorsville Elementary Family Resource Center as literacy tutors through Americorps.

  • Outdoors - It’s trophy largemouth season


  • Girls Soccer


    The Spencer County Middle School Lady Grizzlies took a 2-1 victory over Marion County last week. Sara Williamson scored a goal off an assist from Ellie Brown and Ella Kennedy scored the other goal. Shown above is Lizzy Mallory, who helped provide a strong defense for the girls.

  • Tractor-trailer accident on KY 55


    Members of the Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Department used the jaws of life to help extricate a victim of a two-vehicle accident that occurred last Tuesday.  The accident caused a tractor-trailer to overturn and left the driver of this pickup truck entrapped. She suffered non-life threatening injuries. The accident was investigated by the Spencer County Sheriff’s Office but no report was ready as of press time.

  • Stump irked by questions

    While repairs to the sheriff’s office near completion, there seems to be no mend in the rift between Sheriff Buddy Stump and some on the fiscal court.

    In a contentious moment during Monday morning’s regular meeting of the court, Stump indicated he was through answering questions posed to him by County Attorney Ken Jones and Magistrate Roger Moore concerning an inventory of ammunition for his office and where it is stored.

    “I’m not going to have a conversation about how I run my office. This conversation is over,” said Stump.

  • Elk Creek house fire claims one life


    A Spencer County man died Monday evening after sustaining injuries in a house fire last week in Elk Creek.

    Gary Pace, 61, passed away shortly before 6 p.m. at the University of Louisville Hospital.

  • Sheriff’s Office free of mold says Co. Attorney

    The Spencer County’s Sheriff’s Office is safe, declared County Attorney Ken Jones, as the fiscal court approved spending up to $5,500 for painting and up to $3,000 for new carpet as workers complete the repair work following mold remediation efforts.

    Magistrate Hobert Judd questioned whether the repairs were being done correctly, and the court then recessed for a few minutes as magistrates walked next door to view the areas that are being repaired. During this site visit, Stump asked the Spencer Magnet reporter to leave the building.