Local News

  • County still waiting for report on mold

    County officials were still waiting on a report from an inspection conducted for a potential mold outbreak at the Sheriff’s Office that has forced much of the upper level to be declared off-limits.

    Sheriff Buddy Stump told members of the fiscal court Monday that he hoped to have the report later that day or Tuesday. Meanwhile, he said some of his deputies are basically working out of their cars.

  • Paul campaign makes stop in Taylorsville


    Kentucky Senator Rand Paul came to Taylorsville Thursday afternoon for a town hall meeting with constituents that doubled as a campaign rally as about 75 people gathered in the Chamber of Commerce meeting room for the event.

    Many attendees left with yard signs and bumper stickers after the event, but Paul, a Republican from Bowling Green who is completing his first term in Washington, never mentioned his Democratic opponent by name. Lexington Mayor Jim Gray won his party’s primary and is challenging Paul for the Senate seat in November.

  • Guthrie speaks with voters


  • Public Record - Week of August 3, 2016

    It is the policy of The Spencer Magnet to publish public records as they are reported by various agencies. This policy has been established to preserve the fairness and impartiality of The Spencer Magnet. Names appearing in the public records will be published without exceptions. Public records are published as a news service to our readers. District court records are published as defendants enter pleas (guilty or Alford) or are found guilty.

    Judge Donna Dutton heard the following cases on July 1, 2016, in Spencer District Court:

  • Garden Club looking to grow


  • What’s happening - Week of August 3, 2016

    Country ham breakfast

    Taylorsville Masonic Lodge No. 210 will have an all-you-can-eat country ham breakfast on Saturday, August 6 from 7 a.m. until 10 a.m. The breakfast is $7 per person and carryout is available.

    Spencer Co. Extension Showcase

  • Local ministry hopes to move into new home soon


    It’s been nearly eight months since Love My Neighbor ministries had to shut their doors when the building they were housed in sold. Now, they hope to be just weeks away from moving into a new, larger facility being constructed on the grounds of Taylorsville Community Church on Garrard Street.

    For those in the community in need, and those who love to serve, it can’t come quickly enough.

  • Threat of mold at Sheriff’s office

    The potential for mold in the Spencer County Sheriff’s Office has led to a partial evacuation of the building while officials can determine the extent of the problem.

    Industrial hygienists visited the building last week to inspect the building and take samples, and their results are expected back this week. However, Sheriff Buddy Stump has already set up the department’s mobile command center next to the building, which will allow some of his employees to work from there.

  • Car fire Monday night


    The Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Department responded to a car fire Monday night. A driver reported his car started smoking heavily as he drove on KY 55 near Wakefield. He then saw flames, forcing him to pull  off the road. The car was fully engulfed by  the time firefighters arrived to extinguish the blaze.

  • Our Fair Lady


    Miss Spencer County Fair, 2016, Meaghan DeVito, pictured at right, was all smiles as she posed with Molly Kate Burkhead, left, the 2015 winner. DeVito, 19, a 2015 graduate of Spencer County High School, won the crown during the pageant last Tuesday night.