Local News

  • Main Street parking time limits lifted, for now

    The Taylorsville City Commission voted unanimously last Tuesday to take down the city’s parking-related signs until its current parking ordinance, approved in 1980, can be reviewed.

  • City develops sewer tap payment plan for property owner

    At least one commercial property owner will get a little assistance from the City of Taylorsville in paying his sewer tap-on fee.
    That assistance will come in the form of extra time — six months to pay a balance of $2,500, to be exact.
    Jonathan O’Dell, who owns the property on Ky. 44, which houses the Mexican restaurant, Fiesta Brava, appeared before the city last Tuesday and asked for time and/or a payment plan to pay to tap onto the city’s sewer system.

  • UPDATED: Man rescued from river near Delta Road

    First responders successfully rescued a man from the river off Delta Road on Tuesday evening.

    The man, identified as Charles Kummer of Mount Washington, somehow managed to get his truck stuck in the river and ended up downstream himself.

    The Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Department, Spencer County Sheriff's Department and Spencer County EMS responded to the scene and set up their staging area on the back part of a farm owned by Anthony Travis.

  • UPDATE: Rescheduled time for lake fireworks show unknown

    According to the Friends of Taylorsville Lake State Park, it will be at least two weeks until the fireworks at the lake take place due to continuing high water levels at the docks.

    For additional information, read this Wednesday's Spencer Magnet.

  • Police seek info on vehicle, man who reportedly impersonated an officer

    Police in Spencer and Shelby counties are looking for information regarding a blue and gray dual-wheeled pickup truck with a white door.
    Taylorsville Police Chief Toby Lewis was contacted Wednesday by Detective Sgt. Bruce Gentry of the Shelbyville Police to inquire if the TPD had a similar pickup truck as a patrol unit. Neither TPD or the Spencer County Sheriff's Department has such a vehicle.

  • UPDATE: Missing Mount Eden teen found, few details available yet

    A Mount Eden teen reported missing has been located and returned to her family, according to the Spencer County Sheriff's office. 
    Few details are currently known regarding the case, but a call to the sheriff's office Friday confirmed that the girl had been located and returned to her father, John Ray, in Mount Eden.

  • School board seeks land acquisition attorney as property search continues

    In what seems to be the Spencer County Board of Education’s never-ending search for land, the board has now directed Superintendent Chuck Adams to retain legal counsel specializing in land acquisition law.
    The board voted on the issue at its June meeting after discussing it in executive session under the legal provision of future acquisition of real property. The board’s discussions of purchasing property to construct a new elementary school with room for another building date back to 2008.

  • Despite some parent concerns, board moves to maintain absent note policy

    The late 2012 and early 2013 severe cold and flu season that caused so many students to miss class spurred Spencer County Board of Education members to rethink the district’s excused absence policy, but decided at its June meeting nothing will change for now.

  • Evaluation: Superintendent ‘meets expectations’

    Spencer County Schools Superintendent Chuck Adams is meeting expectations, according to the board of education’s most recent evaluation, but board members would like to see additional district-wide improvements in several areas, including college and career readiness and drug and alcohol prevention.
    Each year board members analyze the superintendent’s performance and, due to a new evaluation process used for the first time this year, board members identified specific goals they wish for Adams to achieve during the 2013-2014 fiscal year.

  • Lake to host fireworks Saturday

    For the first time since 2010, a Fourth of July fireworks display will dazzle Spencer County, this time from Taylorsville Lake State Park.
    Community members are welcome to view the display from the park’s Possum Ridge boat ramp, as well as the Taylorsville Lake Marina. The display will begin at 9:30 p.m. Saturday and will last for approximately 12 to 15 minutes.