Today's News

  • 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.

  • Jones named third runner-up in Miss Kentucky pageant

    Spencer County’s Laura Jones, 20, was named third runner-up of the three-day Miss Kentucky pageant over the weekend in Lexington. Jones qualified for the scholarship pageant by winning the title of Miss Appalachia Area. A daughter of Tom and Pamela Jones of Fisherville, Jones participated in the event for the second time.

  • Spencer County Elementary School SBDM to meet today in media center

    The Spencer County Elementary School site-based, decision making council will have a special-called meeting today at 2 p.m. in the school’s media center.
    Two items are on the agenda. In executive session, the SBDM will have discussions, which could lead to the appointment, discipline or dismissal of an employee, member or student. In open session, the SBDM will set its regular meeting day and time for the 2013-14 school year.
    These meetings are open to the public.

  • Tobbe graduates fourth in class at Saint Xavier

    Joseph R. Tobbe, son of Joseph and Sherry of Little Mount, graduated from Saint Xavier High School fourth in his class of 347 with a 4.0.

  • Students earn academic honors at WKU

    The following Western Kentucky University students were named to the dean’s or president’s lists for the spring 2013 semester:

    Amanda L. Rowlett*
    Kelley M. Covert*
    Steven E. King
    Rachel A. Barnett*

    Coxs Creek
    Jessica P. Gies
    Susan R. Livers*
    Patrick D Portman*
    Elizabeth A. Avis*
    Carol-Ann L. Eckenfels*
    Chasity N. Newberry
    Olivia L. Alm
    Lindsey M. Shain

    Olivia C. Higdon*

  • Two named to dean’s list at Georgetown College

    These local students made the dean’s list for spring 2013 at Georgetown College:
    Joseph Matthew Snider of Taylorsville
    Allyson Patricia Wilbourn of Fisherville
    The dean’s list honors undergraduate students who completed the semester with at least 12 credit hours and a 3.7 GPA, according to Rosemary Allen, Ph.D., Georgetown College’s Provost and Academic Dean.

  • EDITORIAL: Effort, cooperation bring fireworks to Spencer again

    For the past two years, we’ve harped on anyone we could possibly blame for not putting together a July Fourth celebration worthy of the wonderful citizens of Taylorsville and Spencer County.
    So, this year, it’s only fair to heap credit where it’s due.
    On Saturday, two days after Independence Day, our citizens will have an opportunity to gather together and celebrate their freedom with a fireworks show to boot.

  • COLUMN: With summer upon us, remember to recycle

    We are now into the “lazy, hazy days of summer,” according to the song. We have many issues we need to address so we can forget lazy. First up, we have been very lucky to have been approved for a grant from the Kentucky Pride Fund to purchase a new heavy duty baler for the recycling center. The new baler will help compact cardboard and paper products into tighter bales and create more bales in less time.