Local News

  • Court forced to take emergency budget vote

    The Spencer County Fiscal Court called an emergency meeting Thursday to approve its 2012-13 budget — an action thought to have been taken care of at its June 18 meeting.
    However, Judge-Executive Bill Karrer said that over the Independence Day holiday, he came across Kentucky Revised Statute 67.078. KRS 67.078(1) says, “Unless otherwise provided by statute, a majority of a fiscal court shall constitute a quorum and a majority of a quorum shall be sufficient to take action, except that a majority of fiscal court shall be required to pass an ordinance...”

  • False alarm: Report of downed plane determined inaccurate

    Reports of a downed planed in the Waterford area Friday night had local and state law enforcement officials scrambling to find the wreckage — but they found nothing.

  • Spencer County Fair Pageant deadlines extended

    The deadline for entry into the following Spencer County Fair Pageants has been extended until July 11: Little Mister and Miss, Miss Preteen Spencer County, Miss Teen Spencer County and Miss Spencer County.

    The application is in the fair catalog.

    For additional information, contact Debbie Herndon 502-551-3636 or Tammy Snider at 502-477-8527.

  • Is your pet the next Pet Idol?

    Is your kitten the coolest cat around? Or maybe your dog is too cute for words. Enter your furry feline, dog, horse, pig, turtle or any other pet for a chance to be named the 2012 Pet Idol.
    Beginning this week, The Spencer Magnet will accept entries into its Pet Idol contest, the proceeds from which will benefit the Magnet’s Newspapers in Education program.
    Pets can be entered for a $10 donation to the program. The entry deadline is Aug. 3 at 5 p.m.

  • Rain, damage minimal with Sunday’s storm

    With temperatures reaching above 100 degrees last week furthering the favorable conditions for drought and fire, rain that fell on Spencer County on Sunday night was much needed, even though it brought strong winds and minor storm damage.

  • Altercation at mud bog leaves one man hospitalized

    What started out as a random punch thrown between two men at the Mount Eden Mud Bog on Saturday night turned into a drunken brawl that ended with one man being air-lifted to the University of Louisville.
    Shelby County Sheriff’s Deputy Shawn Cresap said the blow knocked the man out, and that when he started to come to and was trying to get up, he was flailing his legs and inadvertently kicked a woman.
    When she complained to someone that she had been kicked, the incident escalated and several people became involved at that point.

  • County cleans up illegal dump

    Last week under a thick tree canopy shading a beautiful rural area of Elk Creek, a large piece of machinery could be heard roaring up and down the bluff.

  • Magistrates want better notification system to keep them informed

    In light of a recent fire at the county’s Recycling Center and a truck from the center being stolen twice, magistrates asked Monday morning for some sort of procedure to keep them in the know about the county’s assets and incidents.
    The fire at the center was Sunday, June 24, and caused minimal damage. It occurred when an employee driving a forklift accidentally pushed an empty used-oil container into an electrical plug, creating a spark, Judge-Executive Bill Karrer said.

  • A spiritual transformation

    If you’ve passed by All Saints Catholic Church in downtown Taylorsville recently, you probably didn’t miss the gleaming 18-foot copper cross being installed in the front lawn. The cross, designed and constructed by Bruce Deigl of Taylorsville Machining, is part of larger plans to renovate and enhance the grounds of the church.

  • Shelby man faces meth charges in Spencer

    A Shelby County man facing methamphetamine-related charges will have his case heard by a Spencer County grand jury.