Local News

  • County hopes to revive economic development

    Economic development was on the minds of members of the Spencer County Fiscal Court Monday morning as Hal Goode, President/CEO of the Kentucky Association for Economic Development, talked about the need for strategic planning and utilizing resources to move the county forward.

    Goode, who is also a magistrate in Washington County, said he’s familiar with the challenges rural counties face, but said there are resources and strategies available to help Spencer County attract more businesses and increase the tax base.

  • No fix yet for potholes

    The potholes that have made several access roads in and out of Settler’s Center seem more like an obstacle course, continue to get bigger. As of yet, neither property owners nor the city have stepped forward to fix most of the pavement issues.

    David Stevens has led a crusade of sorts on social media, most notably Facebook, to draw attention to the issue. He’s used photos, humor and even poetry to generate concern and action, but the potholes just get bigger and he said it’s reached the point of embarrassment.

  • Riley, some magistrates declare they may not officiate any weddings

    Last week’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling legalizing gay marriage across the nation, has put some elected officials in the legal and moral crosshairs over whether they will perform same-sex weddings.

    Locally, Judge-Executive John Riley said he has never performed a wedding of any kind as judge, or previously while he was a magistrate.

    “I choose not to perform any marriages and I made this choice long before this issue came up,” he said during Monday’s fiscal court meeting.

  • Register now for kindergarten at TES, SCES

    Kindergarten registration is going on now for Spencer County and Taylorsville Elementary schools. Parents and guardians should register now to receive teacher placement letters and supply lists, resource packets for you and your child and invitations to school activities this year.

    Parents should bring the following items to register:

    • Proof of residence, such as a current lease or utility bill — required

    • Proof of age, such as a state issued birth certificate — required

  • What’s happening - Week of July 8, 2015

    Chamber of Commerce monthly luncheon/meeting July 9

    The Spencer County-Taylorsville Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a monthly luncheon/ meeting on Thursday, July 9, from noon – 1 p.m. at the Chamber of Commerce building in Taylorsville. The speaker for the meeting is Spencer County Judge Executive John Riley. He plans to talk about important issues facing Spencer County and the important role the Chamber of Commerce and others have to move our county forward.

  • Let freedom ring!


    Mount Eden celebrated the 4th of July this weekend with a parade, fun, games, food and pageants.

  • Training Wheels Childcare Petting Zoo


    Children and staff at Training Wheels Childcare were treated to a petting zoo on Tuesday. The kids were excited to feed the animals and they learned how to identify the different species.

  • Driver flees after ramming house with truck


  • What they’re saying

    Last week’s rulings on two hot-button issues resulted in many elected officials, candidates and advocacy groups sending out emails and statements regarding both. Here are some of those received by the Spencer Magnet.

    AFFORDABLE HEALTH CARE ACT. The court ruled 5-4, in support of subsidies for the ACA, commonly referred to as Obamacare.

    Mitch McConnell, Senate Majority Leader, KY-R

  • Celebrating American’s Independence on July 4th

    This July 4th we will celebrate the 239th birthday of our great nation, when our forefathers unveiled the document that would help form the foundation of our United States, the Declaration of Independence.