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  • Edgewater court decision could alter county’s role

    The Spencer County Fiscal Court is taking a wait and see approach before committing to assuming responsibility for the wastewater treatment plant at Edgewater Resorts that has a history of failure and currently no certified operator.

  • Levee Trail and River Walk plans unveiled


    Imagine bike and walking trails around the city of Taylorsville that also extend to Ray Jewell Park, up to Taylorsville Lake State Park, and possibly even extending to the Parklands at Floyd’s Fork in eastern Jefferson County. It may seem like a far-fetched plan, but those plans, or at least early concepts, have made their way to the drawing board.

  • What’s happening - Week of March 29, 2017

    Early Childhood Screenings

    Spencer County Preschool and Headstart Early Childhood Screening is being offered on April 28th from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. and May 12, from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m.

    The Early Childhood screening is for all Spencer County children 3 and 4 years of age. The screening will assess the areas of hearing, cognitive skills, speech/language, self-help adaptive skills, socialization, and/or motor development.    

  • Property transfers - Week of March 29, 2017

    The following property transfers were recorded in the Spencer County Clerk’s Office from the period of March 2, 2017 until March, 15, 2017.

    Michael L. Gordon and Kelly M. Gordon, Louisville, to Smith Homes and Renovation, Fisherville, KY. Lot 133 of Goebel Crossings, Phase III. $41,000.

    Top Flight Development, LLC, Taylorsville, KY and JWC Group, LLC, Taylorsville, KY. Lot 140A of Top Flight Landing. $19,900.

  • Public Record - Week of March 29, 2017

    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 January 27, 2017 in Spencer District Court:

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  • In the dog house - Local woman spends weekend in animal shelter to prove a point


    Paula Sparrow’s roommates this weekend included a beagle/shepherd mix named Sheeba and a large pit bull, aptly named Goliath. These weren’t dogs Sparrow had stay at her home. Instead, Sparrow crashed at their place, the Spencer County Animal Shelter.

    Spending the weekend living as one of the shelter animals was Sparrow’s way of calling attention to what she said is the good care provided by local shelter employees and volunteers, as well as highlighting the need for a new shelter.

  • Teen hides as home is burglarized

    A local teen was able to avoid a potentially dangerous confrontation during a home invasion recently as he kept quiet and alerted authorities.

    The teenager, who is not being identified, was house sitting at a home in Elk Creek last Sunday night when two individuals broke into the home. The teen’s mother was able to relate how the incident unfolded.

  • Nuisance ordinance OK’d


    After several attempts in recent months, the Spencer County Fiscal Court approved the first reading of a county nuisance ordinance that was considerably shorter and perhaps less intrusive than the one originally proposed earlier in the year.

    Earlier versions of the ordinance proposed would have allowed for the use of aerial photography to determine if property owners were in violation, and also included broader language pertaining to vehicles, trailers and boats that could have been deemed abandoned.

  • SCMS Drama Competition Club win awards