Local News

  • PHOTO: Three taken to hospital after accident on Bloomfield Rd. Sunday

    Submitted to The Spencer Magnet

    Roll over accident – The Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Department responded to a one vehicle injury accident with a rescue in the 3700 block of Bloomfield Road Sunday.  Firefighters and EMS workers found three people still inside the vehicle.  Three people were transported via ambulance to Jewish Shelbyville Hospital.

  • Disc golf, flying here soon

    Within six months of playing his first round of disc golf, Michael Waits realized what thousands before him had discovered – this game is addictively fun.

    As a resident of Taylorsville, however, if Waits wanted to get a fix for his newfound healthy habit, he had to drive to Louisville, Lexington or even Elizabethtown to find a course.

  • Spencer County gets help from NWTF

    Last week they supplied turkeys to fill 16 Thanksgiving baskets for families in need through the Family Resource Center. They recently gave $200 to the Wild Life Management office at Taylorsville Lake and $300 to the archery group at Spencer County Middle School.

    Who are they?

    The Salt River Strutters, the Spencer County Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation.

    Each March the group holds a banquet to collect money to go towards many different programs in the area.

  • What's Happening

    Halloween Photos

    Just a reminder! If you had your child’s photo taken at the Spencer Magnet during Trick or Treat on Main, the photos are in and may picked up anytime Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    Country Ham


    Taylorsville Masonic Lodge #210 will be having an all-you-can-eat country ham breakfast from 7 a.m. until 11 a.m. Saturday. The breakfast is $6 per person. Carry-out is available. Everyone is welcome.

    SCHS band concert

  • Christmas Home Tour this Saturday

    Saturday’s forecast promises a wintry mix and some down-right chilly temperatures. Some might say that is perfect weather for a car ride together visiting the warm hospitality of the Christmas Home Tour.

    Beginning at 3 p.m., four homeowners will open their doors and welcome in folks seeking a little comfort from the cold and some down-home holiday cheer. Along the way, visitors might just pick up a decorating idea or two.

    For Elk Creek resident Kim Davis, she hopes that some of those touring her home will leave tidbits of their own behind.

  • Police: Be wary of con artists

    Tis’ the season... for shoplifting, break-ins, scammers and other types of scrooges attempting to steal folk’s holiday spirit. With the economy on the way down, crime is sure to be on the way up according to Spencer County Sheriff’s Deputy Kyle Bennett.

    Taylorsville Police Chief Toby Lewis said they have had reports of shoplifting and a quick-change artist in Taylorsville in the last week. Not only are these incidents occurring in town, the county officers have seen an increase in crime as well.

  • Holiday cheer in Mt. Eden

    The community of Mt. Eden has a long-standing tradition of coming together to celebrate Christmas in Mt. Eden.

    “It has been going on as long as I can remember,” said Shana Milburn. “And I am 26 years old.”

    For decades, these folks have gathered to share food, music from local churches, and crafts while then visiting with Santa.

    This is the first time for mother/daughter team Angela and Shana Milburn to organize the event. Although both said they were amazed at the amount of support coming from their neighbors.

  • Be a child’s hero

    “We may not have large corporations backing us,” said Becky Wilson of the Family Resource Center, “But our main resource is this community, and they come through.”

    It is time for Shop-With-a-Cop again. Spencer County Sheriff’s Deputy Kyle Bennett takes charge of getting the funds and the adults together while Wilson and the others from the Family Resource Center get the children together for this annual event.

    Without the community’s help, these kids may go without ,according to Wilson.

  • New elementary to be considered

    As Spencer County’s two elementary schools prepare to exceed their enrollment capacity, the district’s facilities planning committee was reconvened last Thursday to discuss the options.

    Committee members were told that any newly-built elementary school in Kentucky is required to not exceed a capacity of 600 students.

    But that causes a problem for school officials who said that the county would be better served with a new school that could handle as many as 800 students.

  • EMS: We’re not to blame

    In a written response to the wrongful death suit filed by the parents of Tiffany Troka, an attorney representing several of the defendants stated that EMS workers named in the suit are not at fault.

    “Basically (our answer to the suit) denies all liability of Spencer County and Shelby County fiscal courts and the emergency service personnel that I represent,” said Attorney Carol Petitt. “It also says damages were caused by her negligence or the negligence of a third party.”