Local News

  • Mayor: Potholes a safety issue


    Shopping local is important for everyone in Spencer County, but when accessing local businesses becomes like driving an obstacle course, it’s a barrier those trying to make a living here don’t need.

  • New hydrants should solve fire hazard

    The Taylorsville City Commission last Tuesday night chose the simplest and least expensive route to solve a potentially disasterous issue with the flow of water from fire hydrants in Taylorsville.

    In a unanimous vote, the commission agreed to pay $7,000 to have two new hydrants placed at the edge of downtown, one at Brashears Creek Road and the other at East River Road. Nation said the department can run 1,000 feet of water hose from those hydrants to trucks, that would provide the adequate water pressure needed.

  • Library preparing for move

    The Spencer County Public Library is gearing up to move into its temporary location in preparation for a major renovation and construction project slated to start later this year.

  • Relay for Life this Friday


    In recent years, cancer awareness has largely taken the shape of ribbons in dozens of different colors, each representing a certain type of the disease and countless stories of cancer patients.

  • Simulator urges drivers to put texting on hold


    Max Duff and Nathan Childers may just be a few months away from being licensed drivers. However last week, they got a hands-on lesson about the dangers of texting and driving, thanks to a traveling program that came to Taylorsville Friday afternoon.

  • Governor raises minimum wage for state workers

    FRANKFORT – Gov. Steve Beshear is raising wages for state government’s lowest-paid workers. Beginning July 1, every person working for the executive branch of state government will earn at least $10.10 per hour, except for tipped employees whose wages will be more than doubled to $4.90 per hour.

  • Suspicious man seen talking to children

    Last week, Spencer Countians were abuzz on social media about a suspicious man driving through neighborhoods in the Hochstrasser Lane area attempting to lure children to his truck to pet his dogs.

  • Stidger: The spy that saved the Union


    EDITOR’S NOTE: This story appeared in the Spencer Magnet several years ago and addresses the important role Stidger played in the Civil War.

    A small, run-down house at the end of Garrard Street in downtown Taylorsville may not seem to be the kind of structure that would draw tourists. But a story of patriotism, valor and courage that originated inside that home’s four walls could make this town a must-see destination for history-minded travelers.

  • Henderson, Goodwin honored by KCU

    Two Spencer County students have been recognized for their academic achievement at Kentucky Christian University in Grayson, Kentucky.

    Lauren Henderson, the daughter of Andy and Regina Henderson of Taylorsville, was named to the Dean’s List for the 2015 Spring semester. The Dean’s List is granted to full-time students who earn a grade point average of between 3.75 and 3.99. She is a 2014 graduate of SCHS and is majoring in Elementary Education and Bible.

  • Local veterinary office applying for grant; could result in shelter for cats

    Salt River Veterinary Clinic is applying for an opportunity to receive a $100,000 grant from Chase. This grant would allow the business to expand in equipment, different levels of care, and boarding which will help the pet population and also provide more jobs in the community.

    It may also eventually help with the establishment of a shelter for the feral cat population. Visit Mission Main Street Grants at MissionMainStreetGrants.com to cast a vote for the business. They need 250 votes to be eligible.