Today's News

  • City police department joins national crackdown to reduce impaired driving fatalities

    If you drink and drive in Taylorsville beware, the Taylorsville Police Department is joining with law enforcement throughout the nation for the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign Aug. 17 to Sept. 3.
    The strong nationwide impaired driving crackdown will include high-visibility enforcement, high-profile events, and will be supported by national paid advertising, creating a comprehensive campaign to curb alcohol impaired driving from Aug. 17 through the Labor Day holiday weekend.

  • Long-term debt could stop effort to dissolve Taylorsville

    A Spencer County citizen approached the Taylorsville City Commission at its meeting last week, saying he has the signatures needed to put the question of dissolving the city on the ballot.
    However, a few words in the statute that sets forth the procedure of dissolving a city leave a question mark as to whether Taylorsville is a city that can be dissolved.
    According to Kentucky Revised Statute 81.094(2), “A city, except for a city which has long-term debt, or any debt in excess of the assets of the city, shall be dissolved by the following procedure...”

  • Judge extends deadline for bonding agency to respond in civil case against former county clerk

    The county’s case against former Spencer County Clerk Judy Puckett will not move forward until September as Judge Charles Hickman granted a motion for enlargement of time Thursday to Liberty Mutual Insurance/Ohio Casualty Insurance Company.

  • A Brush with Kindness

    When Taylorsville resident Rebecca Maddox tragically lost her husband in January, suddenly the household to-do list became less important.

  • Election 2012: Filing deadline has passed

    At the end of the day Tuesday, six names were submitted as candidates to run for the four available seats on the Taylorsville City Commission, two candidates will run unopposed in their respective Board of Education districts while one district remains vacant, and four incumbents are seeking reelection as Soil and Water Conservation District supervisors.
    Two current city commissioners — Beverly Ingram and Kathy Spears — are seeking to extend their service on the commission.

  • Services set for victim of fatal accident

    Funeral services have been scheduled for the victim of Tuesday's fatal accident on Ky. 55.
    Jason Scott Thompson, 36, of Mount Eden, was pronounced dead at the scene of a three-vehicle accident near the intersection of Ky. 55 and Ky. 1633.
    Visitation for Thompson is set for 1 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Hall-Taylor Funeral Home in Taylorsville.
    The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Hall-Taylor.

  • COLUMN: Election or popularity contest?

    This week, I am personally applauding Jack Proctor and Richard Johns, who, you may have seen, are the only two candidates who have filed, thus far, to seek a seat on the Taylorsville City Commission.
    Why am I applauding? Because they’re not playing games and waiting until the last possible second to declare their intent.
    When I’ve asked different officials in city and county government why they think most everyone is waiting until the final minute, I get the same response — they all want to see who else is running.

  • Man about EMS: ‘these guys saved my life’

    Roger Fox is alive today and, based on events that unfolded last Friday evening, he credits his livelihood to the employees of Spencer County EMS.
    Fox, 56, a resident of Rolling Trail in Hillsborough, contacted The Spencer Magnet office on Monday in hopes of expressing his thanks to the EMS crew that responded to his address on Friday.
    “These guys literally saved my life,” Fox said. “I just want to tell people, these guys are professionals.”

  • Library announces August events

    The Spencer County Public Library invites the community to its Adult Summer Reading Open House on Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon.
    “Enjoy coffee and pastries while talking about your recent reading adventures,” organizers said. “Prizes for the Book Bingo will be awarded. Stop in even if you didn’t enter the contest we’d love to see you.”
    Other upcoming events (with descriptions provided by the library):

  • FFA successful at dairy judging


    The Spencer County High School FFA team placed first at the Eastern Kentucky University dairy judging contest. Team members are, from left, Shane Greenwell, Bryce Martin, Cecilia Petersen and Marianne Gaddie. Marianne was named high individual, Bryce came in second and Cecilia was third overall.