Today's News

  • Police: Local teen chased woman, shot pellets at car in Shelby County

    A Taylorsville teen driving a stolen car was arrested after chasing another car all the way down Midland Trail in Shelbyville and shooting at it out the window last Wednesday night, police say.

  • Mount Eden residents sore about eyesore

    Some Mount Eden residents are upset about an unsightly building near the center of town they describe as an eyesore.

  • Spencer County Public Library announces highlights

    • The Spencer County Public Library’s child summer reading program is now over. The library had a big turnout and anyone who participated needs to pick up their prize package. The coupons in the prize package have an expiration date, so pick the prize packages up today.
    • Adult summer reading has started. Library employees invite adults to join in the fun and win great prizes like a year subscription to The Spencer Magnet. 
    • In July the library is offering free yoga classes Mondays at 10 a.m. and Tuesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. 

  • Stevens outspends King by wide margin in 2010, is on path to do the same in 2012

    Democrat Kent Stevens (D-Lawrenceburg) outraised and outspent incumbent state Rep. Kim King (R-Harrodsburg) by a wide margin when the two squared off in 2010, and is well on his way to doing the same this year.
    Stevens, who is vying to regain the 55th District seat he lost to King in 2010, has raised $21,100 through June 21, nearly double King’s total of $10,869, according to totals posted on the Kentucky Registry of Election Finance’s website through last Friday.

  • COLUMN: Main Street celebrates 'Christmas in July'

    Remember when you were a child?  A couple of weeks before Christmas, colorfully wrapped presents would begin to appear under the family Christmas tree. You could think of nothing other than what was in each box. Those couple of weeks of waiting to open the gifts seemed like years. Finally, Christmas morning would come.  It was the most exciting day of the year, the day you finally got to open the presents and receive the gifts inside.

  • Adams named Kentucky’s Administrator of the Year

    Spencer County Superintendent Chuck Adams said the last bit of news he expected to hear on July 5 was that he had been named the Kentucky Association of School Administrators’ Administrator of the Year, but it was true. He had secured the honor.

  • Spencer County Fair 2012 schedule of events

    (B) - Barns
    (MP) - Mud Pit
    (R) - Ring
    (E) - Exhibit Hall
    (P) - Pavilion
    (T) - Track

    6 p.m. - KOI Drag Racing (T)
    7 p.m. - Western Horse Show (R)
    7 p.m. - Coca-Cola Youth Talent Showcase (P)
    8 p.m. - Judge Angus (P) -- immediately following the Coca-Cola Talent Contest

    6 p.m. - Horse Pull (T)
    7 p.m. - Spencer County 4-H and FFA Swine Show (B)

  • Fair swings into town this weekend

    From mom’s best pint of of string beans to a ride on the ferris wheel, the Spencer County Fair returns to town Friday, promising the opportunity of family fun for everyone.

  • County considers proposals for new EMS headquarters

    The Spencer County Fiscal Court came one step closer Monday night to building a new EMS headquarters, but didn’t choose a company to take on the project just yet.

  • Water talks heat up discussion at commission meeting

    Water proved to retain its status as a hot button issue during last Tuesday night’s meeting of the Taylorsville City Commission.
    County water customer Nathan Lawson appeared before the commission to ask a couple of water-related questions, and Commissioner Nathan Nation presented the idea of a Citizens Water and Sewer Advisory Board.
    Lawson addressed the Commission to follow up on his concerns about water rates voiced at a previous meeting.