Today's News

  • Fire District seeks to annex City of Taylorsville into service area

    The Taylorsville City Commission renewed the contract for fire protection service with the Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire District last week, and also heard a request from the district about annexing the city into their district.

    Prior to 2008, the city and county had separate fire districts, who then merged. However, the city of Taylorsville was outside the fire district’s coverage area, which meant the city contracted with the district for fire protection.

  • Dracula play a success


  • The people speak


    After a contentious election season, voters finally got a chance to go the the polls and cast their ballot in national, state and local elections on Tuesday.  In addition to the hotly contested presidential election between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, there were seats in U.S. Congress being elected, as well as a couple of local elections for City Commission and the school board. The Magnet will have all vote totals in our next issue.

  • Honoring Spencer County’s Veterans


  • China1A now open


    China1A is a restaurant serving authentic Chinese food which opened recently in Taylorsville for dine in or carryout. This is the first restaurant for Nicole Jiang, pictured above. China1A is located at 99 Settlers Center and the business hours are Mon. - Sat. 11 a.m. - 10:30 p.m., and Sun. from noon - 10 p.m. The phone number is (502) 902-6255.

  • Police warn of internet counterfeit money scam

    Taylorsville City Police are warning against a possible counterfeit money scam that’s been reported in Shelby County that could target people here.

    TCP Chief Kenny Stewart said a Shelby County resident met a person on the internet who told her he was in the military, serving overseas, and was unable to wire money from their location and was wanting to send $2,000 to his daughter.

  • Distraction of lawsuit threatens progress

    The great enemy of progress is not always direct opposition, often its simply distraction.

    That seems to be the case in Spencer County and Taylorsville these days as there is a group of citizens who have come forward with much energy, good ideas and genuine concern for the community as they try to set the Taylorsville Strategic Plan into action.

  • From our readers - Accident victim thanks those who helped

    Hi. My name is Gaberialla. My friends and family call me Gabby. I am six years old.

    On Wednesday, October 26, I was in a car accident along with my mommy, my little sister, my twin little brothers and two of my cousins in Mt. Eden at the intersection of 248 and 636.

    I just wanted to thank everyone that helped me and my family. We are all very thankful for the fast actions and quick thinking to take care of each person involved.

  • From our readers - Former resident remembers Dr. Skaggs
  • From our readers - Girls who raised money for shelter say thank you

    We would like to thank the community, friends, and family for donating money and supplies to our fundraiser Club Happy Dog that benefits the Spencer County Animal Shelter.  With your donations we were able to exceed our goal of raising over $100. Thank you so much for loving the dogs as much as we do.

    Lily Long and Grace Lohden
    Spencer County Elementary School