Today's News

  • Campbellsville University recognizes local teachers

    Campbellsville University presented its 25th anniversary Excellence in Teaching Awards Saturday to 150 teachers from 55 Kentucky school districts. Making the presentation were Dr. Brenda A. Priddy, far left, dean of the School of Education; and Dr. Frank Cheatham, far right, vice president for academic affairs. Those receiving the awards from the Spencer County School System were from, left, Darrell White, Spencer County Middle School assistant principal; and award winners Janet Helms, Spencer County High School, and Shelby Steege, Spencer County Middle School.

  • Brown graduates from Centre College

    Whitney Brown of Taylorsville earned bachelor’s degrees in English and dramatic arts from Centre College on May 22.
    Brown graduated magna cum laude and was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa Academic Honor Society.
    She also received the drama production Award.
    Brown is a daughter of Arnold and Melissa Brown of Taylorsville and is a graduate of Spencer County High School.

  • PHOTOS: Senior interviews

    The Spencer County High School class of 2011 was the first to complete senior projects, a requirement for graduation this year. In the photos, seniors complete their exit interviews, which concluded the project.

  • COLUMN: Hard work for the Lord

    Usually we associate hard work with sweat on the brow and perhaps aching muscles, and there is certainly a lot of that kind of work to be done.  There are houses to be built, crops to be planted and harvested, there are roads to be repaired, cars to be built, yards to be mowed, you know what I mean.

  • COLUMN: It takes faith to pray an effective prayer

  • COLUMN: A message to the class of 2011

    Eight years ago, I sat figuratively where the Spencer County High School class of 2011 will be sitting on Friday night.
    I donned my cap and gown and stared into the face of my future.
    I was lucky enough in 2003 to have the privilege of addressing my classmates with a speech. I’m lucky enough in 2011 to have the privilege of giving a little bit of advice to this year’s graduates as they stare into their own futures.

  • Guthrie field rep. to visit county June 13

    Steve Miller, field representative for Congressman Brett Guthrie, will hold office hours in Spencer County on Monday, June 13 at the judge-executive’s office at 12 W. Main St.  from 1-2 p.m.
    Individuals from the area are encouraged to meet with Miller, who will be available to answer any questions and address concerns regarding current issues or problems with federal agencies.  He will forward all comments to the congressman, according to a news release.
    For more information or with questions, call 270-842-9896.

  • Social Security stopping visits to Taylorsville

    Effective this month, the Social Security Administration will no longer visit the contact station located at the Kentucky Department for Community Based Services office in Taylorsville.
    “We are discontinuing service at this location because Congress significantly cut our administrative budget,” according to a news release.

  • Commission gives police chief a raise

    In an effort to put Police Chief Toby Lewis’s salary on par with other city department heads, the Taylorsville City Commission voted May 18 to give the chief a $7,575 pay increase for the new fiscal year, starting July 1.
    Lewis’s salary will increase from a base pay of $44,325 to $51,900. This number does not include any incentives.

  • Fairfield post office fate still unknown

    The Spencer Magnet reported in mid-March that the United States Postal Service hosted a community meeting to discuss the possible closure of the Fairfield post office.
    As of Friday, no decision had been made on that office’s fate, said David Walton, a spokesperson for USPS.
    However, Walton said to expect a decision by the end of this month.