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  • SCHS to host ‘Dancing with the Stars’

    The Spencer County High School FFA Chapter and Dance Team are once again teaming up to produce a rendition of the popular television show “Dancing with the Stars” at the high school Thursday night. The event will start at 6 p.m. in the gymnasium. The entertaining lineup will include staff and friends of the school system, as well as public officials. The participants will be paired with members of the dance team and will be competing for the award of Spencer County’s best dancer.

  • Spreading Easter cheer

    Not often does a parent-teacher conference end in the collection of 95 Easter baskets, but when it involves Brandi Sommer and her son’s teacher at Spencer County Elementary School, Harriett Hile, that’s exactly what happens.

  • Escapees caught in Texas

    The subjects of a manhunt in Spencer County last October were arrested in Texas on Friday.

  • Alleged drunk driver takes out utility pole

    Dispatched to the scene of a downed power line on Shelbyville Road on Saturday morning, deputies with the Spencer County Sheriff’s Department found a surprise — an abandoned vehicle and a broken utility pole.

  • Mobley released on bond

    A Mount Eden man facing attempted murder, assault and wanton endangerment charges has been released from custody and has admitted himself to a Louisville psychiatric hospital per the terms of his bond agreement

  • Explosive device found

    Editor's note: A portion of this story was inadvertently omitted from this week's paper. The story appears here in its entirety.

    A confirmed explosive device caused a scare in Spencer County on Thursday afternoon and shut down part of Ky. 248 — Briar Ridge Road — for several hours.

    Spencer County Sheriff Donald “Buddy” Stump said a man called his office around 2:30 p.m. Thursday to report a possible explosive device.


  • Police warn of phone scam targeting the elderly

    A Spencer County grandmother received a phone call Tuesday afternoon, but the caller trying to scam her out of $3,500 wasn't her grandson — he only claimed to be.
    Taylorsville Police Chief Toby Lewis said he spoke with the woman, who wanted to get the word out to others so they wouldn't fall victim to the con.
    The call came between 1:40 and 1:50 p.m. and came from an unknown number.
    The woman received a call Monday around the same time from an unknown number, but the caller didn't say anything.

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  • Five county clerk candidates confirmed for forum

    Do you have a question for the Spencer County clerk candidates? Are you still trying to decide who will get your vote? Well, here’s your chance to get the answers you want.
    The Spencer County-Taylorsville Chamber of Commerce is partnering with The Spencer Magnet to host a county clerk forum during the May chamber luncheon, May 10, from noon to 1 p.m.

  • Fiscal Court to vote Monday on zoning repeal

    The Spencer County Fiscal Court could decide Monday to take its agricultural, residential, commercial and industrial zoning classifications back to those enforced prior to 2010.
    The court will hear the second reading of an ordinance to do just that based on the recommendation of the Taylorsville-Spencer County Joint Planning and Zoning Commission.