Today's News

  • District faced with new testing system

    Spencer County students are just a week into the new school year, but the Spencer County Board of Education and local teachers are already thinking  toward the end of the year and how to prepare students for a new state accountability testing system.

  • Main Street reorganizes

    Taylorsville’s Main Street Committee is moving forward with a reorganized structure and new leadership.
    The reorganization and leadership, recommended by the committee itself, were approved during the Aug. 2 Taylorsville City Commission meeting.
    The committee – which was previously made up of leaders from different areas, i.e., tourism, schools, etc. – will have the same number of voting members (12), but those voting members have new titles and responsibilities.

  • City sticks with one monthly meeting

    The Taylorsville City Commission will continue its practice of having only one regular monthly meeting after a motion to up that number to two failed.
    Commissioner Nathan Nation made a motion at the city’s Aug. 2 meeting to have two regular meetings each month.
    Saying he was willing to give it a try, Mayor Don Pay seconded the motion.
    However, the motioned failed by a 2-3 vote, with commissioners Larry Waldridge, Kathy Spears and Beverly Ingram voting no.

  • COLUMN: Get involved for the good of Taylorsville

    At the time this paper printed, Taylorsville’s Main Street Committee had four key vacancies.
    Most are probably aware of the Main Street manager position left open when Annette King fulfilled her contract at the end of the fiscal year.
    It’s a minimum of 10 hours per week and pays $7,000 a year – at least that’s what the city commission currently has budgeted in that slot.
    The other three positions are strictly on a volunteer basis and are new to the Main Street structure this year.

  • COLUMN: Investing in Return on Relationships

    Editor’s Note: Lance Allison is the president/CEO of the Murray-Calloway County Chamber of Commerce. He spoke to the Taylorsville-Spencer County Chamber of Commerce last Thursday on the importance of relationships and shared this column, first published in the Murray Ledger and Times, with The Spencer Magnet.

  • Local child gets treat at Dairy Queen

    Dawson Barr, 5, and his sister, Lauren, 7, were treated to a tour of Taylorsville’s Dairy Queen on Thursday as part of the restaurant’s participation in a fundraiser for the Children’s Miracle Network.

  • PHOTOS: Rolling back to school

    Spencer County students went back to school last Wednesday.

    Here are a few of our photos from that day.

  • New guidelines set for weather-related closing of park trails

    Taylorsville Lake State Park officials recently set new guidelines to determine when the park’s trails will be closed due to weather.
    In May through September of each year, 1 inch of rain will result in one day of trail closure.
    One day of closure is added for each additional inch of rain.
    In October through April of each year, that amount changes to 1/2 inch of rain resulting in one day of trail closure, with one day added for each additional 1/2 inch of rain.

  • County sets new magisterial districts

    The Spencer County Fiscal Court on Monday night approved new magisterial districts as a result of the 2010 census.

  • Police find hit and run suspect

    A Taylorsville woman is facing charges of leaving the scene of an accident after hitting a KU utility pole on Ky. 55 in Elk Creek last Monday morning and fleeing.