Today's News

  • COLUMN: Trust Jesus ‘in every area of your life’

    Somebody suggested that I needed to do an off the wall column today. I’m not sure exactly what that means, but it got me to thinking about the clichés and expressions we hear all the time. For example, “off the wall,” or “think outside the box.”

  • COLUMN: Controlling the tongue one of life’s biggest challenges

    This morning, I was thinking about how hard it was for me to control my tongue. Here are some of the troubles I have: many times I get started talking and don’t know when to stop. Many times I blurt in when someone else is talking and many times I have said something that did not come out the way I meant it to be, but if I tried to correct it it only got worse. This is just a few ways that I have mentioned losing control of my tongue and I am sure there are many more. I hope everyone does not have the same trouble controlling their tongue.

  • COLUMN: What is Spencer County to you?

    Each year in September, The Spencer Magnet publishes a resource directory or county guide of sorts called “This is Spencer County: Where families live, work and play.”
    This year, we’re hoping to add to that guide and we want your help. All you have to do is answer one simple question: what is Spencer County to you?
    What are the things in this beloved community that keep you here or remind you that you’re home?

  • Six to vie for four spots on commission

    Six candidates have signed up to run for the four available spots on the Taylorsville City Commission.
    Those candidates are incumbents Kathy Spears and Beverly Ingram, and Jack Proctor, Richard Johns, Paul Gaddie and Ellen Redmon.
    Spears did not return messages in time to be included in last week’s article about the candidates on the ballot for November, but has since provided the following statement regarding the reasons she decided to seek re-election.

  • Local woman named White House ‘Champion for Change’

    Taylorsville resident and long-time proponent of the Parent Teacher Association Sharon Whitworth is a behind-the-scenes type person. She enjoys equipping others to lead, while watching in the background as those leaders become successful student and parent advocates.

  • King: Beshear trying to ‘buy votes’ for Stevens

    An effort by state representative candidate Kent Stevens to deliver state road funds to Anderson County touched off a political firestorm recently, including allegations by his opponent, state Rep. Kim King, that Gov. Steve Beshear is “funneling slush funds” into Stevens’ campaign to “buy votes.”
    It also resulted in a biting exchange between Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway and King over her efforts to help Anderson County.

  • Taylorsville man to return to court for alleged beating of Denisse Escareno

    Mark Bruner, charged with the Nov. 5, 2011 beating of Denisse Escareno, appeared in Shelby Circuit Court on Monday and was given a new court date  of Oct. 19 for a status conference.
    Bruner, 38, of Taylorsville was arrested 10 days after Escareno, 24, was found by passersby brutally beaten, stabbed and barely alive, on the side of Mount Eden Road about 2 miles south of Interstate 64.

  • Deadline extended for attorneys to enter briefs in King case

    The Mount Eden woman serving time for killing a Shelbyville man in 1998 will have to wait a little longer to hear if she is granted a new trial.
    Susan Jean King, 52, of the 2000 block of Van Buren Road, was indicted on murder charges in regard to Kyle “Deanie” Breeden’s death in April 2007.
    Two months after the initial indictment, a grand jury also charged King with tampering with physical evidence.

  • Mystery motorists assist accident victim

    As Charles Sharp was flying over the top of his motorcycle’s handlebars in the wee hours of the dark morning last Wednesday, he said a prayer that God would protect him from the inevitable impact he was about to endure.

  • Court split on purchase of extension building, investigating EMS options

    Two tie votes of the Spencer County Fiscal Court on Monday night leave the county no closer to having a new EMS headquarters, but perhaps put it closer to having no locally-run EMS department at all.