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  • Governor undecided on meds-for-meth bill

    By AL CROSS, Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues

    Gov. Steve Beshear says he hasn’t made up his mind about the bill that would require prescriptions for decongestants used to make methamphetamine, but he sounds skeptical. And he doesn’t think Kentucky is ready for a statewide smoking ban, but he might endorse legislation to better protect residents of nursing homes.

    Beshear addressed the three health issues under questioning from Bill Bryant of Lexington’s WKYT-TV on the latest “Kentucky Newsmakers.”

  • SUV veers off road in collision near Bloomfield

    A collision last Wednesday morning in Bloomfield near the Spencer County line has left one woman with local ties dead.
    According to Kentucky State Police, Pamela J. Chapman, 48, of Bloomfield, was pronounced dead at the scene of an accident on Highview Church Road around 11 a.m. Chapman was a Spencer County native, according to her obituary.

  • City commission focuses on Taylorsville flood wall

    The Taylorsville City Commision continues to work to recertify the flood wall that protects city residents from waters of Brashears Creek and the Salt River, but progress continues to move slowly and the city is facing new challenges from the state.

  • Court rejects Clerk's budget

    After being discussed extensively during the last two meetings, the Spencer County Fiscal Court rejected Judy Puckett’s proposed budget for the County Clerk’s office, citing questions about the salaries and benefit compensation for her deputies.

  • Magnet brings home 15 awards at Ky. Press Association contest

    The Spencer Magnet recently garnered 15 Kentucky Press Association awards at the annual Excellence in Kentucky Newspapers competition, including first place General Excellence in the weekly class 2 category.

  • Neighborhood block watch program now a reality

    Mayor Don Pay has been working with local citizens and law enforcement officials to establish “Neighborhood Watch Programs” for over a year — with a goal of having programs completed throughout all of the City of Taylorsville by the end of the year.

    “I believe this will prove to be a positive deterrent to crime in our community,” said Pay. “It is that simple — when folks drive into a neighborhood with a Block Watch program they notice — and it does make a difference,” he said.

  • BUSTED: Police arrest five in meth case

    Five suspects — including three Taylorsville residents — are behind bars after Kentucky State Police responded to an anonymous tip last Tuesday evening leading to the discovery of two active methamphetamine production labs in the Ridgeview neighborhood.

  • Five arrested in meth lab bust

    The Kentucky State Police is investigating after an anonymous tip led officers Tuesday evening to two active methamphetamine labs in Taylorsville that led to five arrests.

    According to KSP, officers responded to a trailer on Dogwood Circle where Christopher J. Clark, 35, of Taylorsville, was found in the front yard of the residence with an HCL generator used to manufacture meth.

  • A promise to serve: Bentley joins department

    The Spencer County Sheriff’s Department welcomed deputy  Jonathan Bentley recently to its staff. Bentley, pictured above in middle, is sworn in by Judge David Hayse of Fayette County.

  • Waits joins Magnet

    The Spencer Magnet welcomes Taylorsville resident Michael Waits as our new graphic designer and production assistant – bringing with him many years of fruitful experience in the field of advertising and graphic design.

    Michael joins the Magnet staff after having worked for nearly 10 years as an artist at Hillsdale Furniture, LLC., located in Louisville, KY.