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Today's News

  • LETTER: Litter pick-up begins last week of March

    We have had a long gloomy winter with colder than normal temps. Now we can see the light at the end of the tunnel, and it is the sun!!

    In the face of a equally gloomy economy, we have again been funded to continue our roadside litter abatement drives. We also have a glimmer of hope in having more control of our waste tire programs, so all is not lost.

  • Cox rides roller coaster season with optimism

    In just his second year as a head coach, Spencer County’s Daniel Cox has already experienced some extreme highs and lows.

    Last year, Cox took over a Lady Bears’ program that had bowed out of postseason without a win for nearly a decade, and led them to an emotional win in the 30th District Tournament over Shelby County, advancing to the 8th Region Tournament.

  • LETTER: Returning Census forms helps local schools

    Census 2010 is just around the corner and Spencer County School children need your help, as well as residents of Spencer County. 

    Spencer County residents willing to take 10 minutes to answer 10 simple questions will reap the benefits for the next 10 years. In schools, grant opportunities are greatly impacted by census data.

  • New business: Papa Johns

    ROBIN BASS/The Spencer Magnet

  • Students to make-up day on March 12

    Snow days.

    They seem like a good idea at the time, yet cause nothing but headaches for school officials when it comes time to make them up.

    Superintendent Chuck Adams was having one of those headaches last week when he was trying to decide where to plug in the district’s seventh – and hopefully last – missed school day.

    The dilemma was that with six days already tacked on to the end of the school year,  adding one more would require that graduation be pushed back a week.

  • Windows into the past

    Contractor Kelly Creed replaces a window in the Polk House Monday morning that will more closely match the building’s original design.

  • Searching for a pedestrian panacea

    The tragic death of Marsha Dennison has spurred a great deal of conversation among local officials about keeping Taylorsville pedestrians safe.

    Dennison, 76, was struck and killed by a propane truck Feb. 8 while trying to cross Jefferson St. in her motorized wheelchair. In the month that has passed, many officials have cited their long-standing concerns for pedestrians – both old and young.  Some are even looking for solutions.

  • What's Happening: Spencer County's community calendar

    Guthrie representative in town

    Steve Miller, field representative for Congressman Brett Guthrie, will hold office hours in Spencer County on Monday at the Judge Executive’s Office at 12 West Main Street in Taylorsville from 1 – 2 p.m. EST.

    Individuals from the area are encouraged to meet with Steve, 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.

  • Prepare for return of emerald ash borer

    In 2009, the emerald ash borer turned up in Kentucky. Bluegrass state residents knew they probably couldn’t dodge the bullet forever but still hoped to keep the devastating insect pest at bay for as long as possible.

    “Now that the EAB is in Kentucky, it’s likely here to stay,” said Amy Fulcher, University of Kentucky College of Agriculture extension associate for nursery crops. “Entomologists anticipate that seedling ash trees in unmaintained areas in and near infested urban areas will sustain EAB populations.”

  • Was it really that long ago?

    Taylorsville has served as host for a variety of  festivals and special events over the years , including Court Days, Homecomings and Christmas celebrations.

    The Gourd Festival and Farm Toy Show have grown by leaps and bounds over recent years.

    Fiscal Court adopted an annual Spencer County Homecoming Festival project 30 years ago in 1980 in conjunction with the county’s Rural Development Committee.