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Today's News

  • Meth: It's here and we cannot deny it

    I’m a journalist, and a journalist loves to follow a good story. But it’s never necessarily fun to find out there are active methamphetamine production labs in the community that you grew up in and still love.

    This week the Magnet featured a cover story highlighting five individuals who were arrested by Kentucky State Police last Tuesday evening for allegedly manufacturing meth in the Ridgeview neighborhood located on the Spencer/Bullitt County line.

  • Ladies of EveryBody's Fitness named Healthy Heroes for January

    Why are the ladies of EveryBody's Fitness Healthy Heroes? Bridey Kurtz, Amanda Truitt, Tonya Deetch, Lori Brock and Nina Gazerro are the instructors at EveryBody's Fitness. They all have been active in fitness for many years and continue to teach fitness for their love of it and to promote healthy lifestyles. The ladies have participated in numerous Spencer County events. Their combination of dedication to promote healthy lifestyles to the community and outgoing selfless attitudes toward helping others makes them perfect examples of Healthy Heroes.

  • Magnet brings home 15 awards at Ky. Press Association contest

    The Spencer Magnet recently garnered 15 Kentucky Press Association awards at the annual Excellence in Kentucky Newspapers competition, including first place General Excellence in the weekly class 2 category.

  • Neighborhood block watch program now a reality

    Mayor Don Pay has been working with local citizens and law enforcement officials to establish “Neighborhood Watch Programs” for over a year — with a goal of having programs completed throughout all of the City of Taylorsville by the end of the year.

    “I believe this will prove to be a positive deterrent to crime in our community,” said Pay. “It is that simple — when folks drive into a neighborhood with a Block Watch program they notice — and it does make a difference,” he said.

  • Local Seven Counties relocates

    Over the Christmas holiday, the Spencer County service center for Seven Counties Services moved to new offices in downtown Taylorsville at 80 East Main Street, suite 4.

    For Spencer County, the relocation couldn’t have come at a better time. With the need for family and children mental health services at maximum capacity, this new location provides for expansion of services and allows for more consumers to be served. At any one time, the Taylorsville center serves more than 100 children and their families.

  • Aspiring teachers get chance in local classrooms

    Thanks to the efforts of a history teacher at Spencer County High School, fifteen students hoping to pursue a career in education have been receiving a first-hand glimpse into what it is to impart knowledge to youngsters.

  • Proposed wastewater plan: Judge Executive not pleased

    By Alex Wimsatt, Landmark News Service

    In an effort to help public wastewater utilities in the Louisville metro area — including Spencer County — improve services, lower rates, save money and reduce environmental impact, Rep. Linda Belcher, D-Shepherdsville, sponsored a bill in the General Assembly that would enable these entities to develop jointly.

  • BUSTED: Police arrest five in meth case

    Five suspects — including three Taylorsville residents — are behind bars after Kentucky State Police responded to an anonymous tip last Tuesday evening leading to the discovery of two active methamphetamine production labs in the Ridgeview neighborhood.

  • Five arrested in meth lab bust

    The Kentucky State Police is investigating after an anonymous tip led officers Tuesday evening to two active methamphetamine labs in Taylorsville that led to five arrests.

    According to KSP, officers responded to a trailer on Dogwood Circle where Christopher J. Clark, 35, of Taylorsville, was found in the front yard of the residence with an HCL generator used to manufacture meth.

  • Praline Apple Bread a decadent treat

    Marlene Stark discovered a new favorite recipe when she opened her Southern Living magazine before Christmas. The pecans and apples in the praline apple bread drew her to the recipe.

    “I crave apples,” she said. “I love to bake during wintertime. I happened to have the ingredients on hand.”

    Stark has made the bread about 6-8 times since she came across the recipe a little over a month ago. She baked some of them in smaller aluminum pans to give to neighbors for Christmas.