Today's News

  • Local schools off to smooth start

    With the 2018-2019 Spencer County school year well underway, the students and staff alike seem to be getting back into a routine. Buses are running on schedule, children are finding their classes and teachers are getting back into a groove.
    For Spencer County Superintendent Chuck Adams, the year is off to a great start. “We had an excellent start to the year. Plenty of smiles to go around,”commented Adams.

  • Two have entered Mayor’s race

    There will be a race for Taylorsville Mayor this November. Matthew Douglas filed his paperwork last Tuesday to challenge incumbent Mayor Don Pay. Douglas ran unsuccessfully two years ago for a seat on the city commission.
    The commission is set to remain the same, as incumbents Ellen Redmon, Kathy Spears, Beverly Ingram and Abigail Nation were the only ones to file.

  • Spencer Co. at the State Fair


    Sadie Janisco tends to a calf owned by Spencer County’s Butler family at the Kentucky State Fair in Louisville last week. Several Spencer Countians are participating in the fair with various exhibits and activities. The fair runs through this weekend.

  • Fire district tax hiked

    Tax rates were on the agenda Monday evening as the Spencer County Fiscal Court met before a packed room. While the court opted for the lower option on property taxes, they had no vote and only listened as Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire District Chief Nathan Nation presented the case for raising the fire district rate from 5 cents per $100 to 7 cents per $100.

  • From heroin to heroine

    It takes a lot of courage to talk publicly about your failures. With that in mind, I’m not sure I’ve met many braver individuals than SarahAnn Greewell.
    Sarah’s story of her battle with drug addiction appears on our front page this week. She initially submitted a letter to the editor (published on this page) to thank the first respoonders who helped save her life after an overdose earlier this year. It’s not the kind of letter we get often, so I reached out to her and she was both eager and open to sharing more of her story.

  • What's Happening

    SCHS Class of 1983 Reunion

    The Spencer County High School Class of 1983 35th Year Reunion will be held on Friday, August 24 at Jeptha Creed Distillery in Shelbyville beginning at 5 p.m.
    There will be a local band, Usual Suspects, playing and a food truck will be on site. This is an outside event so please dress for comfort.
    A second get together will be held on Saturday, August 25 starting at 11 a.m. at the Taylorsville Lake Pavillion #1. Pack a picnic lunch, bring your lawn chairs and come enjoy an afternoon with classmates and their families.

  • Changes to licenses coming

    The credential Kentuckians rely on most to verify their identities will undergo major upgrades in 2019 to enhance security and to keep travelers on the move. Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) officials today announced the launch of the Confident Kentucky initiative to improve the security of state driver’s licenses and introduce a new Voluntary Travel ID credential that meets federal standards to board U.S. flights and enter select federal facilities.

  • City races will have familiar names

    Barring any last day surprises, the names and faces of elected city government officials will remain unchanged after the upcoming November elections.
    As of Tuesday morning, the only candidates who have filed for the non-partisan city races have been the incumbents. The filing deadline was at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, after the Spencer Magnet went to press.
    Taylorsville Mayor Don Pay has filed to seek re-election, as have the four current city commissioners: Abbigail nation, Beverly Ingram, Kathy Spear and Ellen Redmon.

  • Traffic pursuit ends with arrest

    Police officers from at least five agencies were involved in a vehicle pursuit that began in Mt. Washington and ended in downtown Taylorsville late Saturday night.

  • A second chance at life