Today's News

  • Heritage Festival starts Friday

    The First Annual Taylorsville Kentucky Heritage Festival will be taking place this weekend along Historic Main Street. 

    With all the events planned, there is sure to be something for everyone. Folks attending can count on enjoying music, arts and crafts, history, a civil war camp, food and, of course, gourds.

    Coordinator John Shircliffe is hoping this will be the first of many Kentucky Heritage Fesitvals to come.

    “We are planting seeds,” said Shircliffe in regards to the event becoming a tradition for Taylorsville.

  • Jr. Stallions on a streak

    After a big win last week, the Junior Stallions repeat as they defeat the Golden Star Hurricanes at Shawnee High School 20-12.

    The Stallions were led again by quarterback Tanner Young, who had another outstanding performance.  Young wrapped up a 60-yard drive with a quarterback sneak for 6 in the 1st quarter.  The Hurricanes answered twice in the 2nd to make the score 6-12.

  • Elementaries meet CATS goals

    The Commonwealth Accountability Testing System (CATS) reported that two of the four schools in Spencer County have met all their intended goals, while the other two have not. 

    After possessing the results for nearly a week, administrators provide insight on what these scores mean now and what they mean for the future of the students in this district.

  • Cross country places in top 20 at Oldham County event

    Spencer County Cross Country attended the Rumble thru the Jungle in Oldham County on September 13.

    This meet, featuring over 2,200 runners and 25 of the top ranked teams in the state, promises to be the toughest meet of the season with the exception of the state championship.

    In addition to the tough competition and the sheer volume of runners, temperatures in the 90s also made conditions difficult for athletes and spectators alike.  Oldham County EMS treated at least half a dozen runners who went down as a result of the heat.

  • Elk Creek Baptist Church celebrates new Pastor

     September 1, Reverend Joshua McFarland began serving as the new Pastor of Elk Creek Baptist Church. Pastor Josh and the leaders of the church are very excited about what God is doing at Elk Creek and are looking forward to reaching out to the needs of the people in Spencer County.

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  • SCMS holds on to first place spot: St. Dominic 0, SCMS 39

    Spencer County Middle remained in first place in the Mid-Kentucky Athletic Conference on Thursday with a win over the visiting Knights of St. Dominic School.


    The game began when the Grizzly Cody Buckman onside kicked the ball and then recovered it himself. On SCMS's second play from scrimmage, tailback Will Eldridge scored (untouched) from 42 yards out. Zack Smith would split the uprights on the PAT kick to make the score a quick 8-0, Spencer County.


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  • LETTER: A response to “Nobody Important"

    This letter is in response to “Nobody Important” who appeared in the September 10 edition of the Spencer Magnet.

    First of all, I wonder what’s really eating this person. It seems as though the writer is voting for Sarah Palin only because she is a woman. Don’t get me wrong. I voted for Senator Hillary Clinton, so this has nothing to do with me thinking that a woman can not handle the job.

  • Fire department awarded $45,000

    Local firefighters will be breathing a little bit easier in coming months following a Homeland Security grant that will be used to purchase nine high tech self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA).

    Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Chief Nathan Nation said the application process started back in April. After going through an evaluation process, the department was granted a total of $44,887 from the Federal Emergency Management and the Department of Homeland Security. The department will be required to provide a match of 5 percent, or $2,363 for the new equipment.