Today's News

  • BIRTH: Elijah Nicholas born July 26

    Nick and Christi Davis of Taylorsville announce the birth of their son, Elijah Nicholas Davis, on July 26, 2011, at 1:51 a.m. at Baptist Hospital East.
    He weighed 6 pounds, 10 ounces, and was 18.5 inches long.
    His grandparents are John and Belinda Shindlebower and Mike and Joanie Davis. His great-grandparents are Loraine Baker, Ben and Linda Rake, and Robert and Virginia Davis.

  • Library hosts September events for the whole family

    Pre School and Elementary
    Like dogs or working on reading skills?  Come read with WAGS Saturday at 10:30 a.m.  Read to the dogs, they are patient and love to hear a good story.  Gain confidence and find out how fun it can be to read.  It’s a treat just to meet these gentle dogs.  Sophie, a Great Pyrenees and her friends will be out the second Saturday of the month, come read to her.


  • State police to host checkpoints locally

    Kentucky State Police Post 12, which provides police coverage for Anderson, Fayette, Franklin, Scott, Shelby, Spencer and Woodford counties, will conduct periodic traffic safety checkpoints at locations approved by the Kentucky State Police Policy and Procedures Manual, according to a news release.
    There will also be special traffic enforcement in high collision areas using radar, laser and saturation patrols.

  • COLUMN: Travel plans for the recycling trailer

    By CURTIS OCHS, Solid Waste Coordinator

    We are in the process of detailing the recycling trailer to prevent the mixing of the metal, plastic and paper products we collect.

  • Octoberfest to bring 'Nashville to Taylorsville'

    It isn’t officially fall in Spencer County until the Octoberfest/Homecoming festival – and it’s less than a month until the annual event that attracts hundreds of locals into the streets of downtown Taylorsville to celebrate the perks of small-town living.
    The 2011 Octoberfest is scheduled for Sept. 30-Oct. 1 and the theme is “Down Memory Lane.” This year’s festival will pay tribute to Spencer County’s rich history.

  • Board to create new position at Hillview

    The Spencer County Board of Education voted at its August meeting to create the position of Alternative School Director, but what exactly that position would entail is still being determined.

  • Remembering Sept. 11

    Sunday marks the 10th anniversary since four commercial airplanes changed the course of American history. Two flew into the World Trade Center, one hit the Pentagon and another went down in Pennsylvania.

    While Spencer County wasn’t among the cities directly struck by tragedy, its citizens and leaders – along with Americans across the nation – banded together, and can still recall the almost unbelievable details.

  • William Roy Brewer 1941-2011: County loses familiar face

    Roy Brewer was known for a lot of things in Spencer County.
    Whether it was for driving around in his 1972 Chevy Malibu or taking photos at local sporting events, Brewer touched the lives of many people.

    “I just enjoy being around the people of Spencer County,” Brewer told The Spencer Magnet in 2003. “I just know so many people, and everybody knows me. I’ve always been known for my smile.”

    William Roy Brewer died last Tuesday at the age of 70.

  • ONLINE ONLY PHOTO: Volleyball Bears get wins against Anderson, Bullitt East

    The Lady Bears volleyball team its first victory of the season last week with a 2-0 win over Anderson County, taking a 25-23 set and a 25-21 set for the sweep.

    On Monday night, the Lady Bears traveled to Mount Washington and took a thrilling 2-1 victory over Bullitt East.

    In that contest, Spencer County won the opening set 25-18, lost the second by the identical score, then won the final game in a thrilling 25-23 fashion.

    The girls will be home again tonight (Sept. 1) against Henry County

  • Public record: District court March 2011

    The following cases were heard by Judge Donna Dutton in Spencer County District Court March 4, 2011