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Today's News

  • Waits joins Magnet

    The Spencer Magnet welcomes Taylorsville resident Michael Waits as our new graphic designer and production assistant – bringing with him many years of fruitful experience in the field of advertising and graphic design.

    Michael joins the Magnet staff after having worked for nearly 10 years as an artist at Hillsdale Furniture, LLC., located in Louisville, KY.

  • Out in the cold?

    This past week the expression “out in the cold” has really meant something.

    With temperatures in the single digits and snow covering the ground, I don’t think I want to be left out in the cold. Between the wind whipping into every little crease in my clothes, the snow blowing in my face, or the slippery ice under my feet, it can be downright uncomfortable.

  • The media's involvement in politicizing the Tuscon, AZ tragedy
  • No slots without a vote, and no dead horses!

    By Larry Forgy, Guest Columnist

    The slot-machine-at-the-race-track crowd is trying to run daylight by the rooster. They got a Frankfort judge to rule that slot machines with pictures of dead horses can be placed in the race tracks when slot machines with pictures of cherries, oranges and lemons cannot.

  • Bears in action Sunday at Bullitt East, scouts expected

    Spencer County’s game against Bullitt East has been rescheduled for Sunday, Jan. 30 at 4 p.m. as part of a double-header that is expected to attract several Division I coaches, scouts and plenty of media.

  • Judge Executive appoints Waterford constable

    Spencer County Judge-Executive Bill Karrer administers the oath of office to Terry Herbstreith, the newly appointed Constable for the Waterford District during Monday evening’s fiscal court meeting.

  • City sewer system being smoke tested

    From January 24th until the end of February, the city of Taylorsville will undergo a state-mandated test of its sewer system. Using a method known as “smoke testing,” workers will be looking for leaks through which excess water could feasibly enter the system. Excess water – called “inflow” – dilutes the sewage and makes treatment more difficult.

    “Hopefully, once we take care of this main issue, most of the problem will be solved,” City Clerk Steve Biven said.

  • TRAVELING ABROAD: Local student spends time in Nicaragua

    Not everyone was forced to endure the bitter cold and heavy snowfall that hit many parts of America hard during the first days of 2011. Brooke Armstrong, a 2009 Spencer County High School graduate, recently spent two busy weeks in Central America through a study abroad program she found on the Internet.

  • Fiscal Court has first night meeting

    The Spencer County Fiscal Court made good on a promise to exercise a little scheduling flexibility and held its first night session Monday evening, an opportunity for citizens who may have difficulty attending morning meetings of the court as has been the standard for so many years.

  • EMERGENCY: City/county emergency operations plan outdated

    Efforts to update city and county emergency and evacuation plans continue as officials representing Spencer County and Taylorsville discuss the community’s ability to respond to a disaster.

    The issue was addressed in early January at a Taylorsville City Commission meeting, when resident and floodwall commissioner Gary Kehne expressed his concerns for the city’s lack of an appropriate emergency and evacuation plan, especially in the case of a breeched floodwall.