Today's News

  • COLUMN: Great help deserves great thanks

    All too often, we hear the question, “Where can you find good help these days?” On Saturday night, the staff of The Spencer Magnet found a great answer.

  • PHOTO: Making a clean sweep at Taylorsville Lake

    Approximately 155 volunteers converged on Taylorsville Lake this past weekend for the 12th annual Taylorsville Clean Sweep.

    Gerry van der Meer, commissioner of Kentucky State Parks, was at the event and helped the volunteers pick up 45 cubic yards of trash, 29 tires and four miles of roadway. Organizers extend a special thanks to Mike Driscoll, the local Fish and Wildlife officers and County Attorney Ruth Hollan, for organizing 21 community service workers to assist.

  • Parks and Rec basketball signups planned for Oct. 19, 26

    Signups for this year’s Spencer County Parks and Recreation basketball leagues will be Wednesday, Oct. 19, and Wednesday, Oct. 26, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Ray Jewell Park.
    Leagues this year will be divided into boys and girls, but will be co-ed if there are not enough signups for the age groups.
    Age groups this year are kindergarten through first grade, second through third grade, fourth through fifth grade, and sixth through eighth grade.
    Evaluations for players fourth grade and up will be Sunday, Oct. 30, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Spencer County High School.

  • PHOTO: Sweazy is August’s Healthy Hero

    Ruth Ann Sweazy is a Healthy Hero because she has taken strides to lose weight and get healthy. She has lost 124 pounds in seven months. Sweazy accomplished her goal of losing 100 pounds by walking daily and following a meal plan. She is committed to staying healthy and setting a good example for students and others in the community. If you would like to nominate someone for the Spencer County Healthy Hero Award, please contact Allison Lewis at the Spencer County Extension Office at 477-2217 or print off a nomination form at www.spencerextension.com.

  • October events at the Spencer County Public Library

    Spencer County Library is the place to be in October.
    • Fishermen take notice on Oct. 1 at 10:30 a.m. Fishing and Wildlife is teaching fly tying.  Fishing and Wildlife provides all the supplies.  Tie Woolly Buggies from 10:30 a.m. until 12 p.m. Just stop by.
    • Stop in Oct. 1 during the parade for our annual book sale.  You’ll find a little bit of everything.

  • Spencer County Sheriff’s Department activity report for August

    Traffic stops, warnings – 18
    Traffic stops, cautions – 14
    Highway safety checkpoints – 1
    Non-injury accidents – 12
    Injury accidents – 2
    Fatalities – 0
    Other calls for services – 205
    CCDW permits – 40
    Vehicle inspections – 58
    Total arrests – 34
    Subpoenas, criminal summons and civil summons served – 142
    Recovered property – 0

    Total contacts – 526

  • Commotion at city commission meeting

    What started as a full agenda for a special meeting of the Taylorsville City Commission, ended with little action and some name-calling last Tuesday night.

    Including agenda items to open the meeting and to adjourn into executive session, the commission originally had 12 items to discuss.

    However, a motion passed, by a 3-1 vote, to table seven of those items until Commissioner Larry Waldridge could be present. Waldridge was absent from Tuesday’s meeting.

  • Spencer state test scores show mixed results

  • UPDATED: Octoberfest comes to Taylorsville this weekend

    UPDATE: Trent Tomlinson's performance, originally scheduled for 7 p.m. on Saturday, has been moved up to take place after the parade (at approximately 11:30 a.m. or noon). Tomlinson's latest single, "Man without a Woman," is going up the charts, and its success is prompting him to have to leave Taylorsville earlier than planned, organizers said.

  • Audit: Clerk owes county $64K

    Spencer County Clerk Judy Puckett must pay back $64,717 for undeposited receipts, disallowed expenditures and personal non-sufficient fund checks, according to the 2010 audit report released by Crit Luallen, Kentucky’s auditor of public accounts, last week.

    State law requires the auditor to conduct annual audits of county clerks and sheriffs.