Today's News

  • COLUMN: ‘Talking trash’ in 2012: preparing for the local litter abatement program

    As we enter 2012 with high expectations, there have been several changes in the direction litter abatement and waste removal have taken.
    Several of the largest cities in the U.S. have taken a look at the cost of garbage elimination, and have come up with new ideas on disposal.
    Landfills cost a lot of money to buy, regulate and operate due to health and environmental issues. We all know the fact that our government units are short of money in seemingly every area. So, the new idea is to recycle, renew, and reuse all possible scrap material.

  • COLUMN: Tragedies show how precious life is

    It would most likely sound cliche for me to say in light of recent events in Spencer County that life is precious — but are we ever really at risk of saying that too much?

  • Life of Fairfield Post Office draws to a close

    The Postal Regulatory Commission signed and delivered the fate of the Fairfield Post Office Feb. 9 with a split decision. In the event of a split, the commission sides with the Postal Service’s decision. The decision means the post office’s retail services will end on Friday, May 18.

  • Police searching for owner of recovered bicycle

    Taylorsville police have recovered a bicycle that was located within the city. Anyone in the community that has lost or had a bicycle stolen and believes they could be the owner, please contact Taylorsville Police at 502-477-3231. The caller must be able to give an accurate description of the bike before it will be returned.

  • WEDDING: Chesser, Moffett exchange vows

    Shelia Chesser and Daniel Moffett were united in marriage on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012, at their home.

    The bride is a daughter of the late Ivy D. and Leon Chesser.
    The groom is a son of Kenneth Moffett and the late Lois Ann Gill.
    The ceremony was performed by friend and pastor Wayne Brown.

  • Ky. 1392 reopens

    The Simpson Creek bridge on Ky. 1392, known as Gray’s Run Road, is again open and ready for traffic.

  • School district considers summer enrichment program

    A summer enrichment program could be the Spencer County school district’s next big step in addressing information retention and achievement gaps in local public school students.
    Since November, the Board of Education has been discussing the possibility of implementing a summer program that would initially target at-risk students. Although the particulars of exactly what the program might look like have yet to be approved by the board of education, discussions among administrators and principals are actively underway.

  • Main Street faces challenges with new state structure

    The Taylorsville Main Street Program has a lot of work to do, but the program is in good company.

    At a statewide conference last month, local Main Street leaders learned that the Kentucky Main Street program was restructuring into a three-tier program.

    Those three tiers are designated communities, affiliate communities and network communities.

    Taylorsville and 33 other communities — including Bardstown, Elizabethtown, Lexington, Pineville and Williamsburg — were dubbed as affiliates.

  • UPDATE: Woman attacked by pit bull won't lose arm

    Editor's note: The following was provided as an update to the story that ran in Wednesday's Spencer Magnet. The original story can be found below.

    A Mount Eden woman is recovering at the University of Louisville from an attack from her pit bull.

    But the good news is that family members say that Regena Whitaker will not lose her arm, as had been feared.

  • City plans sewer extension on Ky. 44 East

    A current proposal to extend city sewer from Highview Drive to Settler’s Trace Lakeside is just a few steps away from becoming reality.

    The City of Taylorsville will host a public hearing Thursday at 5 p.m. to give citizens a chance to ask questions about a sewer expansion on Ky. 44 East.

    The expansion will be paid for entirely by grant funds, City Clerk Steve Biven said in his office on Friday.