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Today's News

  • Rays of hope at Relay for Life

     

    The American Cancer Society’s annual Relay for Life on Friday brought cancer survivors and their families to the Spencer County High School parking lot for an evening of fun and recognition. The event raised more than $25,500 to support the cancer society’s work.

  • From shock to frenzy

    After the shock of Sunday morning’s massacre at a night club in Orlando began to wear off, the frenzy began.
    The frenzy was not about finding out what truly happened, but centered on who could make the most political hay out of the tragedy.

  • Taxpayers deserve better

    Spencer Magnet Editorial

    When Spencer County Sheriff Buddy Stump called a press conference in April to announce his office would no longer be offering 24/7 patrols following a vote by the fiscal court to cut his payroll budget by nearly $100,000, he refused to give details about his schedule. Understandably, he wanted to keep those details under wraps so as not to provide a green light to criminals.

  • FFA excels at state convention

     

    The Spencer County FFA attended the Kentucky State FFA Convention June 7-9 at Rupp Arena in Lexington.
    Chapter members competed in career development events and had numerous members place first in these contests.

  • Washburn honored
  • Tingle sentenced on DUI charges

     

    Johnny Tingle, 60, of Harrodsburg pleaded guilty June 9 in Spencer Circuit Court to several DUI-related charges.

    Tingle was sentenced to 14 days for operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs (second offense) and assessed $25 for possession of an open alcoholic beverage container in a motor vehicle. Additionally, he was assessed $100 for no/expired registration plates and $500 for failure of owner to maintain required insurance.

  • Hay fire ties up traffic

     

    Taylorsville-Spencer County firefighters responded June 8 to a fire that had broken out in a load of hay as it was being transported in a trailer on Taylorsville Road.

    Raymond Revard, who was driving the pickup pulling the trailer, stopped a few yards south of Yoder Tipton Road. Some other motorists stopped to help.

    Some boards on the trailer were burned, but Revard was not injured, and his truck was not damaged, fire Chief Nathan Nation said.

  • What’s Happening

    Spencer County Public Library events

     Join us for Dad Dayz Scavenger Hunt on Saturday, June 18th starting anytime between 10:30 a.m. and noon.  Get a group together and start at the library.  The hunt will take you through Taylorsville.
    Learn and play Old Fashion Games and make your own marble on Tuesday, June 21st.  There are spaces available at 12:30 and 2 p.m. Call 477-8137 to reserve your space.

  • City names new street after late Mayor Hahn

    The Taylorsville City Commission honored the late Walter Hahn, who served several years as the city’s mayor, by naming a recently adopted street as Walter Hahn Drive.

  • Bridge honors Glasscock

     

    The new Salt River bridge in Taylorsville was officially dedicated in honor of the late C.L. Glasscock in a ceremony held at First Baptist Church last Thursday afternoon.

    Friends, family and elected officials gathered to remember a man they lauded for his faith, his service and his love of community. Glasscock, a former sheriff, school board member and county judge-executive, died nearly three years ago, but the legacy of what he did for the community, and how he touched the lives of those he met continues to live on.