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.

  • Jury indicts man on sex charges

    A Louisville man has been indicted by a Spencer County Grand Jury on charges that he sexually abused a minor.
    Mark D. Shreve, 53, is charged with two counts of sexual abuse first degree. He is accused of subjecting a minor over the age of 12, to sexual contact through the use of forcible compulsion. The first count covered a period of time from January 1, 2016 through October of the same year. The second count covered a span from November, 2016 through March of 2017.
    The Grand Jury also handed down the following indictments.

  • 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.”

  • JD Shelburne stays true to his Tville roots


  • Boy killed in tractor mishap


  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Trail work moves ahead at State Park

    A volunteer group working to improve trails at Taylorsville Lake State Park seems eager to see just how far they can stretch a dollar as they embark on their efforts.
    Last year, the Friends of Taylorsville Lake State Park received an $80,000 Recreational Trails Program grant from the Kentucky Department of Local Government for improvements of trails at the park. To date, they’ve addressed some of the really bad spots and completed about two miles of trail work, without tapping into those funds.

  • SCHS grad ready for future after being tested by cancer