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Today's News

  • Main Street faces challenges with new state structure

    The Taylorsville Main Street Program has a lot of work to do, but the program is in good company.

    At a statewide conference last month, local Main Street leaders learned that the Kentucky Main Street program was restructuring into a three-tier program.

    Those three tiers are designated communities, affiliate communities and network communities.

    Taylorsville and 33 other communities — including Bardstown, Elizabethtown, Lexington, Pineville and Williamsburg — were dubbed as affiliates.

  • UPDATE: Woman attacked by pit bull won't lose arm

    Editor's note: The following was provided as an update to the story that ran in Wednesday's Spencer Magnet. The original story can be found below.

    A Mount Eden woman is recovering at the University of Louisville from an attack from her pit bull.

    But the good news is that family members say that Regena Whitaker will not lose her arm, as had been feared.

  • City plans sewer extension on Ky. 44 East

    A current proposal to extend city sewer from Highview Drive to Settler’s Trace Lakeside is just a few steps away from becoming reality.

    The City of Taylorsville will host a public hearing Thursday at 5 p.m. to give citizens a chance to ask questions about a sewer expansion on Ky. 44 East.

    The expansion will be paid for entirely by grant funds, City Clerk Steve Biven said in his office on Friday.

  • County takes step to ban fake pot

    Following the lead of other counties across Kentucky, the Spencer County Fiscal Court approved on first reading an ordinance to ban the possession and sale of synthetic marijuana.

    Synthetic marijuana, often marketed as herbal incense and sold over the counter in convenience stores, can be smoked, snorted or injected to produce a marijuana-like high.

    Reports have surfaced across the state, including in neighboring Anderson County, of deaths and violent illnesses occurring after using the drug.

  • Speed, DUI among factors in fatal crash

    New information released from Kentucky State Police last Thursday brought little comfort but offers some insight on what might have caused the tragic double-fatality that claimed the lives of Spencer County High School juniors Michaella “Mikie” Monroe and Shelby Bockting.

  • PHOTOS: Legislators at work
  • When should senior citizens put down the car keys?

    Dear Savvy Senior,
    I’m worried about my father’s driving. At age 84, his driving skills have diminished significantly, but I know he’s bound and determined to keep going as long as he’s alive. What tips can you recommend that can help me help my dad stop driving?
    Nervous Daughter

    Dear Nervous,

  • COLUMN: Real love on a post-Valentine’s day

    Well, why are you writing an article about the subject of love after the day when everybody (well, almost everybody) did something special for someone special? Well, I do have a reason, maybe many reasons, for this article.
    You might want to check in your local store to find some real bargains on chocolates and flowers and other things — in fact, 50 percent off is not uncommon.

  • Help yourself to a bowl of soul-soothing homemade chicken noodle soup

    I do not remember having homemade chicken soup when I was a kid. The first time I ever remember my mother making chicken soup at home was when I was an adult. I was living with my parents briefly, and came down with the flu. Mama made chicken soup from scratch, simmering the chicken and vegetables to make the stock, and then making soup from that. It was wonderful and made me feel so much better.

  • 30th District media pick the district tournament

    The post-season tournaments will have more media coverage than any other high school basketball games of the year. The sports editors and reporters at the newspapers covering the 30th District have all seen the teams playing in the tournament and have their own thoughts on how it will go. Here are their takes on next week’s district tournament.

    Boys’ 30th District