Today's News

  • PHOTO: This gourd is ‘Foxy’

    Thanks to the Spencer County Middle School Art Club, sponsored by Stacey LaRue, the window boxes in front of The Red Scooter were decked out for Gourdi Gras.
    Welcoming the real Gourd Festival Gourdheads to Taylorsville, imaginary characters lined the front of the store. Asked to vote on their favorite gourdhead, the public cast the most votes for Foxy Gourd, created by Sara Hall. All students will receive a participation ribbon from the Gourd Society.

  • RELAY FOR LIFE: Brady Riddle is winning the fight against retinoblastoma

    Editor’s Note:  Spencer County Relay for Life 2012 — “Networking for a Cure” — will once again be submitting personal cancer stories to the Spencer Magnet prior to June 8, 2012 — Relay Night.  This story was written by Lori Riddle, mother of Brady, who was diagnosed with retinoblastoma.

  • Library to offer variety of summer programs, events

    Looking for something fun to do in June?  The fun begins Tuesday at 10:30 a.m., with Amazon John and his nocturnal animals from around the world.
    Every Tuesday in June at 10:30 a.m., there is a new program check our website spencercountylibrary.us or call 477-8137 for details. Make sure you register for Summer Reading at the Spencer County Public Library.
    Every child under 10 that  reads 10 books or has them read to them receives a prize package.

    Teen summer reading

  • School board, district forced to make tough budget decisions as cuts loom from state, fed

    The Spencer County School Board passed a tentative 2012-2013 budget last week that includes more than $18 million in general fund expenditures, a decrease to preschool funds and the loss of four grant-funded staff positions.

  • City, county await ruling in charter government appeal

    Though an official opinion may not come for months, both sides of the charter government debate presented their cases before three judges in Kentucky’s Court of Appeals last week.
    A charter government, which could merge the city and county governments, has been a topic of discussion in Taylorsville and Spencer County since 2007.
    More than 1,800 initially endorsed a petition to explore a unified government between the City of Taylorsville and Spencer County Fiscal Court.

  • GOING DOWN: County’s unemployment rate drops

    Spencer County’s unemployment rate was among the lowest in the state last month, according to statistics released last week by the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training.
    With an unemployment rate of 6.5 percent, Spencer tied with Anderson, Calloway and Webster counties for the ninth lowest in the state.
    That figure declined from 8 percent in March and, more significantly, 3.6 percent from the 10.1 percent rate of April 2011.

  • Taylorsville man to spend just over 8 years in prison for child pornography crimes

    Taylorsville resident Kenneth Wood Jr., 46, of Ray Road, was sentenced Tuesday to 97 months in prison for receiving and possessing child pornography by District Judge John G. Heyburn II.
    Wood pleaded guilty in United States District Court on March 1 to charges relating to incidents on or about June 29, 2010, and Jan. 28, 2011.  According to a United States Attorney’s Office press release, Wood knowingly received and possessed child pornography.

  • PHOTOS: Teaching and learning the game
  • Bears honor seniors, win 11 of 12

    The Spencer County Baseball Bears honored their seniors last week as they ended their regular season and prepared for the postseason. Seniors, from left, are Ben Whiteley, Michael Vuick, Todd Clemens, Ros Goodwin, Hunter Herring, Tyler Jamison, Jordan Johnson and Calvin Vannatta.

  • COLUMN: 'First to fight for right and freedom'

    The above is the fifth line of the first verse of what is known as The Marine Corps Hymn. I was a proud member of the Marine Corps from 1957-1963.
    The United States of America and its military have always responded to defend and assist other nations who reportedly desired freedom as we know it to be, and have made the most profound impact in the many wars that have been fought.