Today's News

  • PHOTO: Sidewalk closed, but businesses open

    The sidewalk on Main Street in front of the Chamber of Commerce building, the courthouse annex and several local businesses is currently closed as construction continues on the Main Street Phase II renovations, but businesses are still open. The streetscape project is nearly complete on the opposite side of the road.

  • PHOTOS: Creating awareness

    Police Chief Toby Lewis spoke to students at Hillview Academy on Wednesday about drug awareness and encouraged them not to surround themselves with people they know are involved with drugs.

  • Board, students butt heads on prom plans

    If a Spencer County Board of Education decision stands, local high school students will not be allowed to travel off campus for the junior-senior prom.

  • Klotz arraigned in Spencer District Court, to appear again on Friday

    A Taylorsville woman known in Spencer and surrounding counties for a failed attempt to have Family Court Judge John David Myles arrested was arraigned Friday on a felony charge of intimidating a participant in the legal process.
    Deborah Klotz, 53, of Taylorsville, was arrested July 27 at 4:30 p.m. by Spencer County Sheriff Donald “Buddy” Stump after Master Commissioner and local attorney Charles Tichenor reported that an attempt to follow a court order to execute an auction contract on behalf of Klotz pursuant to a divorce settlement went awry.

  • Big changes on horizon for Spencer school board

    The Spencer County Board of Education will change drastically in January when three seats are vacated by current members not seeking reelection.

  • RESTORING TAYLORSVILLE: City ordinance sets forth guidelines for structure safety and violation penalties

    Editor’s note: This story is the second in a three-part series. Last week, The Spencer Magnet started a look at buildings that have been dubbed “unsafe structures” in the City of Taylorsville. This week’s story explains the city’s unsafe structure ordinance, including how it has been applied lately, and next Wednesday, we’ll present some of the plans in motion and visions for restoring Taylorsville.

  • Mount Eden man charged with growing ‘medical’ marijuana

    A Mount Eden man charged with growing five marijuana plants near his home allegedly told police he was growing the pot for medical reasons.
    John P. Patterson, 61, of 3503 Mount Eden Road, was arrested at his residence after troopers with the Kentucky State Police found pot plants growing in various locations outside of his home.
    Trooper Jason Woodside wrote in his arrest report that Patterson “stated he had a medical condition and he uses marijuana to treat the condition.”

  • PHOTO: Lady Bears beat Lady Generals 13-3

    Spencer County’s Libby Cox (2) battles a Thomas Nelson High School player during the Lady Bears’ big 13-3 win over the Lady Generals last week. The Lady Bears earlier in the week dropped a 6-3 decision at Nelson County, and on Friday night, fell in a tough 2-1 loss to Louisville Ballard. The girls will be at Oldham County on Wednesday at 7 p.m. and will host Collins next Monday night 7:30.

  • PHOTO: Grizzlies are bowl winners

    The Spencer County Middle School Grizzlies won the Bloomfield Bowl on Saturday by a score of 21-7.

  • SAVVY SENIOR: Simplified computer software can help seniors get online

    Dear Savvy Senior,
    Do you know of any computer software that’s designed for seniors that I can download on an old computer that I have? I would like to set my grandmother up with a senior-friendly system for email and Internet access, but I don’t want to spend a lot of money.
    Searching Grandson

    Dear Searching,
    There are actually a number of companies and services today that offer simplified computer software that’s designed specifically for seniors who have little or no computer experience.