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Today's News

  • National History Day results at SCHS

    Spencer County High School held its 2009 National History Day contest on Wednesday, March 11th.  Thirty juniors participated in their choice of individual or group projects in the areas of historical paper, exhibit, documentary, or performance.  This year’s theme was “The Individual in History: Actions and Legacies.”

    Placing 1st in the individual exhibit category was William (BJ) Holmes with a project about one of the flag raisers at Iwo Jima, Franklin Sousley who was a Kentucky native.

  • FROM THE MAYOR: Looking back at city accomplishments

      For the past 3 years, in the month of March, I’ve given a “State of the City” address to the Chamber of Commerce.  This is a look back at what we have accomplished in the City of Taylorsville this year and goals for the upcoming year.  In the midst of economic downturn with all of its negative impact, we have been busy here at home and I believe we are beginning to show some positive results.

  • Grand jury: Woman indicted with food stamp fraud

    A Taylorsville woman is facing a felony charge after allegedly lying about her monthly income so she could collect more than $6,300 in food stamps.

    The Spencer County Grand Jury indicted Mary Blankenship, of 519 Kelly Drive, on one count of making false statements/misrepresentation in order to receive public assistance benefits. According to court documents, Blankenship attempted to defraud the Cabinet for Health and Family Services when she failed to disclose her correct household size and income level.

  • MONTELL: Session ends minus some action

    FRANKFORT — The Kentucky General Assembly’s 2009 session gaveled to an end March 26, capping 29 days of legislative activity that included the passage of bills on school testing reform, drug screening and treatment for felony offenders and tracking for payday lenders. Overall, the House and Senate worked amicably this session to address some very important issues. However, the final two days ended on a rather disappointing note when House leadership decided to uphold a new procedural rule rather than finishing work on several significant bills.

  • PHOTO: Paving progress

    ROBIN BASS/The Spencer Magnet

    Paving projects continue to pop up all around the city streets of Taylorsville as warmer weather gives way to the construction season. Residents on Washington Street should expect to see work on that road in the coming months after the area is surveyed for a sidewalk and repairs to drainage issues.

  • UK should deep-six Calipari

    I’ve put off writing this for hours, waiting for an announcement from UK as to who their next coach is. All indications is that by the time this paper goes to print Tuesday night, John Calipari of the Memphis Tigers will be named new head man for the Wildcats.

    Count me among those who are hoping those rumors are (were) wrong.

  • Weed control tops checklist of spring garden chores

    There are various odd jobs to address in the garden once spring arrives.  Well timed chores can help us improve the performance of some plants, control others and eliminate some.  Weeds are usually foremost on people’s minds as they make their way back to the garden each spring.  There is no magic bullet for weed control but we can take some common sense measures to devise an overall management plan.  Diligence plays a role, as does timing and technique. 

  • Career Day opens minds at SCES

    “What do you want to be when you grow up?” is likely the question most asked of children.

    Last week, students at Spencer County Elementary were able to ponder the possibilities of that question and go beyond dreams of becoming ballerinas and astronauts.

  • LETTER: Bill that affect kids

    Most kids my age are concerned with sports and video games, which I enjoy. As a Boy Scout and Christian, I would like to focus on an issue that is far more significant. In fact there are five bills that are being considered right now. I feel these are so important that I took a field trip on March 3 to the state capital in Frankfort.

  • Tax revenue to fund city upgrades

    Visitors to Taylorsville may soon be greeted by some welcoming new signs.

    During his annual State of the City address last Thursday, Mayor Don Pay unveiled several projects planned to improve the town’s appearance, including several new sidewalks and signage throughout city streets.

    “We want to see a beautiful city, a great city,” said Pay, by building on what he believes Taylorsville founders envisioned so long ago.