Today's News

  • Lights could cost $92K

    They didn’t quite flip the switch, but the Spencer County Fiscal Court Monday took a huge step toward approving a plan to light one of the baseball fields at Ray Jewell Park.
    The court heard from Curt Mickey of Musco Sports Lighting, which holds a state contract for such projects. Mickey had submitted an estimate of the project of $92,600 which would include LED lighting.

  • From family farm to Capitol Hill


  • Statement on Aug. 1 Political Ad

    Last week, the Spencer Magnet published a political ad with imagery that many found offensive. The ad was not properly vetted according to our normal procedures. We sincerely apologize.

  • Statement on Aug. 1 Political Ad

    “The Aug. 1 political advertisement that appeared in the Spencer Magnet depicting a lynching was inappropriate and offensive. We regret that it did not go through our normal vetting process for evaluating political ads. Management would not have approved it, and it would not have been published. We apologize for the mistake.”

  • A heavy emotional toll

    We often see them battling fires, tearing cars apart to reach victims, crawling into unsafe conditions to render first aid, or putting their lives on the line chasing the bad guy. The job of a first responder can be challenging and treacherous, but often overlooked is the emotional toll these jobs can take.
    Last Thursday, some of our own first responders from the Sheriff’s office, fire department and EMS, dealt with a tragedy when a six-year-old boy was killed in a tractor accident.

  • Concert brings life to Main St.

    It was kind of tough to get around in downtown Taylorsville Saturday night. Main Street was packed with people, and we’re not talking about just the sidewalks. The street itself was shut down, blocked by a huge stage where Spencer County native JD Shelburne returned home to launch a new CD.
    It’s nice to see events that bring people together, especially in the heart of a community. Folks came with lawn chairs, lined them up in a mostly orderly fashion and one couldn’t help but notice that just about everyone had a smile on their face.

  • What's Happening

    Habitat for Humanity
    Community Forums

    The Spencer County Habitat for Humanity board will host two community forums in which Spencer County residents can receive information about the Habitat for Humanity mission, and be pre-screened for eligibility to apply as a prospective partner family.
    Prospective families must meet income and credit requirements, and must be willing to provide volunteer sweat-equity towards their own home and other HFH projects. The community forums are designed to explain the application process and requirements.

  • Floyds Fork development hearing set

    A new 276 acre development proposed for the Fisherville area could be approved later this week as the plan goes before the Louisville Planning Commission during a meeting on Thursday. The development is of great local concern because of increased traffic and congestion that could result on KY 155 as Taylorsville Road converges into the area of the Gene Snyder Freeway.

  • None have filed for city, school elections

    With two weeks before the filing deadline, no candidates have filed for Taylorsville City Commission, Taylorsville Mayor, or two seats that are up for election on the Spencer County Board of Education.
    Spencer County Clerk Lynn Hesselbrock said Monday that the deadline for filing for those non-partisan races, is Tuesday, August 14 at 4 p.m.

  • Boy killed in tractor mishap