Today's News

  • PHOTO: Boys soccer ends season 5-13-1

    Spencer County defender Nicholas Dysinger connects on a kick to send the ball upfield in a recent game against North Oldham. The boys fell in the opening round of the 30th District Tournament, 9-0 to Collins. The Bears ended their season with a mark of 5-13-1.

  • PHOTO: Lady Bears named district runner-up

    The Spencer County High School Lady Bears soccer team was named runner-up in the 30th district. The Lady Bears defeated Collins 2-1 last Monday, but fell to Anderson County in the championship. The team moved onto the 8th Region tournament and defeated Owen County 7-0 and was scheduled to face South Oldham in the second round on Tuesday after press time.

  • PHOTO: McKinley, McManus, Ratchford named to all-district team

    Spencer County girls’ soccer players, from left, Cheyenne McKinley, Haylee McManus and Madison Ratchford were named to the 30th District All-Tournament team after last Wednesday’s district championship game at Collins High School. Anderson County defeated Spencer County, 2-0, for the title.

  • City commission forum is Oct. 25

    Taylorsville voters will have a chance to get their questions answered by candidates running for City Commission this fall as The Spencer Magnet partners with the Taylorsville-Spencer County Chamber of Commerce to host a candidate forum on Thursday, Oct. 25.
    The forum will take place at the Chamber building on Main Street from 6 to 8 p.m.

  • What's Happening — Week of Oct. 17

    JD Shelburne to perform free concert Saturday
    JD Shelburne will return to his hometown of Taylorsville on Saturday at 5 p.m. to perform a free concert at the Country Mart parking lot for his fans and community.
    Shelburne will release his Nashville debut album first in Taylorsville that afternoon and will perform a full band show. The concert is free to the public and all ages are welcome.
    This will mark Shelburne’s first return to his hometown since July 2009 to perform an actual concert. Shelburne will be hitting the road in 2013.

  • No new trial for Susan Jean King

    A Mount Eden woman serving time for killing a Shelbyville man in 1998 will not get a new trial, despite another man’s confession, and later recantation, to the murder, according to an opinion and order entered in Spencer Circuit Court last Friday by Judge Charles Hickman.
    Susan Jean King, 52, of the 2000 block of Van Buren Road, was indicted on murder charges for the death of Kyle “Deanie” Breeden in April 2007.
    Two months after the initial indictment, a grand jury also charged King with tampering with physical evidence.

  • A country homecoming: J.D. Shelburne to return home Saturday for free concert

    Spencer County’s own up-and-coming Nashville star J.D. Shelburne will return to his roots Saturday evening with a free concert and CD release party in the Country Mart parking lot.

  • PHOTO: Now, that's a SWEET potato!

    Lilly Long sits atop the counter at Bennett’s Hardware on Monday afternoon with a 5.5-pound sweet potato, grown by her grandfather, Joe Maupin, on Plum Ridge Road. George Hughes stands in the background at the store, which is where the sweet potato slip was purchased. Lilly’s grandmother, Patty Maupin, said the sweet potato will definitely be eaten, likely at Thanksgiving or Christmas.

  • Sheriff’s Department arrests Trageser twice in past week

    A Spencer County man, known locally for his public critique of government officials and at times displaying that critique on a billboard he pulls around town behind his truck, was arrested twice within the last week — first on a charge of unlawfully accessing the county’s computer system and again on a charge of harassment.

  • Accident claims life of former Spencer County High School teacher, soccer coach

    A former Spencer County High School teacher and boys’ soccer coach died in a two-vehicle accident Monday morning on Dale Lane.