Local News

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Building moratorium in Shelby

    Shelbyville City Council has approved an ordinance declaring a building and zoning moratorium on the east end of Shelbyville.

    The motion, brought in a special- called meeting of the Council on Tuesday, covers all building and zoning issues from Fourth Street to the Mt. Eden Road, including the initial burst of Frankfort Road where the Hilltop Produce property is located.

    The moratorium, effective today, encompasses all building permits, demolition permits, zoning map amendments, planned unit developments, and development plans within the area.

  • PUBLIC RECORDS: District court

    The Honorable Judge Donna Dutton presided over the following cases in District Court on January 23, 2009.


    Roy H. Wyatt. Assault 4th degree, no visible injury. Amended to harassing. Found guilty. $250 fine, $153 court costs.



    There may have been a lot of laughter spilling from the middle school gym last Friday, but the subject being taught could not have been more serious.

    The program was called Fatal Vision and was designed to teach students the dangers of substance abuse.

    “One person dies every 36 minutes in the U.S. from an alcohol or drug-related incident,” said Wayne Alexander, of the Kentucky Crime Prevention Coalition.

  • Judge declares April 'Child Abuse Prevention Month'

    In honor of Child Abuse Prevention Month, Spencer County Judge Executive David Jenkins signed a proclamation Friday, calling on all citizens to increase their efforts to support families by helping to prevent child abuse.

  • School board says teachers will keep their jobs

    Despite a stagnant economy and concerns for the immediate future, the Spencer County School Board voted unanimously Monday night to approve staffing allocations that reflect little change from the current year.

  • KDE releases Explore and Plan

    Kentucky’s 8th- and 10th-grade public school students participated in a statewide administration of the EXPLORE and PLAN assessments in the fall of 2008, and overall school scores moved up slightly in most subject areas tested.

  • PUBLIC RECORDS: District court

    The Honorable Judge Linda Armstrong presided over the following cases in District Court on January 16, 2009.


    Jennifer C. Brinkley. Unauthorized parking in a handicapped zone. Pled guilty. $250 fine, $143 court costs.

    Lisa N. Kendrick. Speeding 10 mph over the limit. Pled guilty. State traffic school. $143 court costs.

    Leslie G. Zoeller. Speeding 15 mph over the limit. Pled guilty. State traffic school. $143 court costs.