• The following Spencer County High School students placed at district National History Day competition last month held at the Frazier Historical Arms Museum.  They are all eligible to move on to state competition May 8.

    Historical Paper – Lee Borders, 2nd place and Nick Zinner 4th place

    Individual Documentary – Shane Greenwell – 2nd place

    Group Documentary – Konnor Barlow, Chase Thomas, and Jacob Wertz – 1st place

    Individual Exhibit – Grace Coy – 1st place, Adrian Gregory 4th place

  • There are some mysteries in Taylorsville and Spencer County that could be solved by a few people who are still alive, because they know answers to some pressing questions.

    Wouldn’t it be beneficial to the knowledge of Spencer County history if they would write to Historic Pathways?

    For years, people have told me about a lynching that occurred on the side of the Spencer County Courthouse. I have never seen a published story about such an occurrence.

  • Tens of thousands of prayer events are planned across the country on Thursday, May 6 to honor the annual National Day of Prayer.  In churches, parks and on courthouse steps, citizens will be praying for our nation, government leaders, media, military, schools, churches, businesses and families.

  • The Spencer County Chapter of the Family, Career, Community Leaders of America had their 65th annual state meeting March 29-31. While at the meeting, members attended leadership seminars and listened to great motivational speakers. Members also competed in STAR Events at the meeting.

    STAR event winners included:

    • 3rd Place Sr. Parliamentary Procedure – Alex Poole, Charlotte Arias, Leah Spears, Tiffany Frost, Jayme Thomas, Samantha Barmore, and Heather Helton.

  •  When pictures of school groups are submitted for publication, it proves very difficult to identify the students unless the names are submitted at the same time.

    But with programs like Photoshop, pictures that were well composed and shot with the best equipment of the era, can be enlarged, making recognition of individuals possible.

  • Those who live or travel in Kentucky this summer probably will see purple prisms hanging at least 10 feet above the ground in ash trees. These prisms are traps for the emerald ash borer, a destructive insect that was found in Kentucky during the summer of 2009.  In fact, there have been several that have been installed here in Spencer County again this year.

  • ROBIN BASS/The Spencer Magnet

    Spencer County Middle School Assistant Football Coach Tim Meyer offers words of encouragement during a friendly game of tug-of-war last Thursday.  About 50 fifth graders attended the weeklong Grizzly football camp designed to introduce elementary students to middle school football. Participants worked on basic technique, specialized skills and conditioning.


  • James 3:3-10 — Behold, we put bits in the horses’ mouths, that they may obey us; and we turn about their whole body. Behold also the ships, which though they be so great, and are driven of fierce winds, yet are they turned about with a very small helm, whithersoever the governor listeth.

  • “I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me” (Galatians 2:20).

  • 200th anniversary events at Plum Creek Baptist

    Plum Creek Baptist Church is 200 years old! We hope you will join us Sunday for a frontier-style service beginning at 11 a.m. Then at the May 23 service, we welcome everyone to come dressed in the old-fashioned styles of 200 years ago. Our all-day homecoming service with dinner on the grounds will be held June 13. Former pastors and members will be there to celebrate this historic event.

    Gospel sing at the Old Gospel Barn

  • Taylorsville has suffered through fires and floods over the years, but perhaps nothing has produced suffering to compare with the 1935 typhoid fever epidemic.

    There were 190 cases of typhoid that year in Taylorsville and 17 people died. Typhoid fever is a life-threatening illness caused by the bacterium Salmonella Typhi. In the United States, about 400 cases occur each year so Taylorsville had nearly half the national average in 1935.

  • The library media center at Spencer County High School has been displaying paper mache sculptures made by Ms. Capps’ classes. 

    Browsers to the display were encouraged to fill out an entry form finding all of the sculptures.  Prizes were given for their effort. 

    First place prize was given to Brittany Hopkins who listed the correct location for all of the sculptures. 

    Others who entered and won a prize are listed below.

    Other winners:     




  • County clerk office closed Saturday

    The Spencer County Clerk’s office will be closed Saturday due to the Juvenile Diabetes Carnival for a Cure. The carnival will be held in Taylorsville. Regular office hours will resume Monday, April 26.

    Farmers market opens

  • Spring revival at Plum Creek Baptist

    Evangelist Dale Rose, of Grace Evangelistic Ministries, will be the featured speaker at the Plum Creek Baptist Church Spring Revival April 18 - 22. The revival will begin Sunday, April 18 at 11 a.m. and continue each evening at 7 p.m. The theme of each night is as follows:

    Sunday, April 18 – Sunday School Night

    Monday, April 19 – Friends Night Challenge

    Tuesday, April 20 – Youth Night and pizza

    Wednesday, April 21 – Family Night and dinner

  • Nationally-known speaker, author and teacher of the word Terry Tripp, of the LaVerne Tripp Family, will be at Big Springs Assembly of God Saturday, April 18 at 6 p.m.

    Enjoy an evening of music and ministry. Big Springs Assembly of God is located at 2345 Taylorsville Rd. in Bloomfield. This event is free. For more information, call (502) 252-9154.


  • The first place winning photo entered in the Community Heritage Photo Contest held at the Spencer County Public Library was entered by Noreen Day.  It shows the “Builders of Plum Creek Baptist Church,” completed in 1905, which overlooks the Spencer County Community of Waterford.  The second place photo “A View of Taylorsville,” taken in the early 1900s, possibly on a court day, was submitted by Jane Helton.  The “Taylorsville Hotel and Proprietors, Zach A.

  • Campbellsville University graduate student and Louisville native Matt Hodge, along with CU’s Chamber Choir, recently visited the State Capitol to perform for the governor and General Assembly, and to be recognized for their success.

    Hodge is the son of Roger and Monica Hodge, of Taylorsville.

  • Ten members of the Spencer County FFA competed at the University of Kentucky FFA Field Day on April 9. 

    The members competed in the Green Innovations in Agriculture contest along with Farm Business Management.  In both contests Spencer County had the top teams. 

  • Miss America 2000 Heather French Henry was the guest speaker at the annual Spencer County Friends of Scouting luncheon – an event to raise funds for local Boy Scout programs. Henry discussed how her experience with Girl Scouts influenced her life, how it helped her to be successful and be focused.

    Organizers raised $4,800 at the event, just shy of their $5,000 goal. The Boy Scouts of America thrives, in large part, due to support it receives in the community.

     Over 50 patrons attended the event and enjoyed lunch served by The Tea Cup.

    Photo submitted

  • One of the biggest sins the devil has to use on us is adultery.

    As we look at five different people we see all five committing adultery, regardless of what we call it today.

    King David, President Clinton, John Edwards, Rick Pitino, and Tiger Woods.

    Now let’s look at what the Bible says about adultery.

    Exodus 20:14 Thou shall not commit adultery, this is one of the Ten Commandments.

    Proverbs 6:32 But whoso committeth adultery with a woman lacketh understanding, he that doeth it destroyeth his own soul.