Local News

  • Lawmakers say session will focus on jobs

    Legislative leaders gave a “sneak preview” last week of the upcoming law-making session, saying Republican majorities in both the House and Senate will focus on jobs.

    Other major issues like tax and pension reform and constitutional amendments will have to wait, they said at a legislative preview conference of the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce at Lexington’s Marriott Griffin Gate Resort. About 300 people attended.

  • Legislative coffee scheduled for January 10

    The Kentucky General Assembly will convene next week and two local legislators will be in Taylorsville to update Spencer County constituents on the work being done in Frankfort.

    State Senator Jimmy Higdon and State Representative James A. Tipton, both Republicans and both of whom represent Spencer County, will appear at a legislative coffee event at the Chamber of Commerce building on Tuesday, January 10 beginning at 8 a.m.

  • Local wrestlers grapple for gold


    The medal count kept growing as the day went on for our youth wrestlers from Spencer County. They paired off in the season’s opening event against kids from all over the U.S., and many walked away with the hardware to show for it. Justin Kendrick scored a bronze, Josh Lingle and Mallyah Nation both brought home silver.

  • Bridge tolls begin next week

    Drivers have a final chance this week to open RiverLink accounts, ensuring they’re paying the lowest rates when tolling begins on Friday over three Ohio River bridges in the Louisville area.

    Drivers were encouraged to open their RiverLink accounts by the end of last week to help ensure they receive their transponders before the start of tolling. While drivers who set up their accounts this week may not receive their transponders before the start of tolling, they will be paying the lowest rates on the first day of tolling, a news release said.

  • Sheriff’s Shining Star Christmas Gifts for Children


    Spencer County Sheriff Buddy Stump was joined by friends at the Taylorsville Masonic Lodge Thursday as they loaded up a truck full of Christmas toys and presents as part of the Sheriff’s Shining Star Christmas Gifts for Children.

    He was joined by Sharon Thomas, a member of his staff,  and also Barbara Perkins, Ray and Francis Garman and Charlie and Donetta Jewell.

  • What’s happening - Week of December 21, 2016

    Spencer Magnet early deadlines and holiday office hours
    The Spencer Magnet will have early advertising and news deadlines for the Christmas and New Year’s Day holidays.

    The deadline for the December 28th edition is Thursday, Dec. 22nd at noon.

    The deadline for the January 4th edition is Thursday, Dec. 29th at noon.

  • McCartney to reissue ‘89 album

    Sir Paul McCartney is to reissue his 1989 album Flowers in the Dirt on March 24. I actually bought this CD (and still have it) when it first came out. This was his eighth solo studio album which will also include some bonus demo tracks recorded with Elvis Costello. Elvis collaborated with McCartney on writing some songs for this album.

  • Bill would set minimum age for criminal charges

    A bill filed for consideration during next year’s General Assembly would set a minimum age at which a juvenile could be charged with a criminal offense.

    The bill was filed by Rep. Darryl Owens, a Louisville Democrat who was chairman of the House Judiciary Committee during the 2016 legislative session. Kentucky does not have a minimum “age of criminal responsibility,” so it’s possible for very young children to be charged with crimes.

  • Responders rescue driver


    Members of the Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Department and Spencer County EMS were able to rescue a motorist whose car flipped upside down in a small stream along the side of KY 44 just north of Waterford last Tuesday afternoon.

  • One hurt, one charged in Elk Creek accident

    Camille Hays said she’s thankful her holidays didn’t turn tragic, but she and her family did receive a close call when daughter Cadeja Hays was injured in a two-car collision on KY 155 near Elk Creek last Thursday night.

    The younger Hays, a senior at Western Kentucky University, had returned home for Christmas break and was on her way to a high school basketball game when her vehicle collided with one driven by 44-year-old Andrea L. Spadie, of Taylorsville.