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  • Average water bill could increase 59 percent

    The 536 Taylorsville Water Works customers who pay for both water and sewer services can now get a better idea of how an impending rate increase will affect them.
    The Taylorsville City Commission moved in a special session Feb. 28 to advance with a state-mandated project to upgrade the city’s current wastewater treatment facility, which is estimated to cost $3.4 million. Although more than 58 percent of the project will be funded by grants, the city will be left with repaying a $1,410,000 loan, most of which will be passed on to ratepayers.  

  • POLL: Are this year's Bears the best in history?

    Would you call this year's Bears' basketball team the best in Spencer County history?

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  • Shannon Brock joins Spencer Magnet as editor

    Shannon Brock was recently hired as the editor of The Spencer Magnet. Brock joined the staff last week.
    Brock comes to the Magnet after spending three years as a staff writer and news editor at The Anderson News in Lawrenceburg.

  • Taylorsville woman killed in Oldham County crash

    A Taylorsville woman died Wednesday in a two-vehicle collision on U.S. 42 in Oldham County.
    Lois M. Bailey, 68, died after police believe she lost control of her vehicle, spun into the opposite lane of traffic and was struck on the driver's side by a van.
    The crash occurred in the 13100 block of West U.S. 42.
    According to police, Bailey had been traveling eastbound on U.S. 42 in a 1999 Ford Contour. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
    The driver of the van, 43-year-old Robert Ochsner of Louisville, was not injured.

  • Website to become subscription-based service

    Beginning Wednesday, March 23, The Spencer Magnet’s website, www.spencermagnet.com, will become a subscription-based service.
    Anyone with a subscription to the newspaper will have access to all of the news and features that appear in each week’s print product, along with a number of online-only features including videos, slideshows and more.
    A digital PDF version of the newspaper will also be available online.

  • Dream season ends

    A wonderful season came to a disappointing end Tuesday night for the Spencer County Bears as they fell to Oldham County 70-50 in the finals of the Eighth Region Tournament in New Castle.

  • ‘Gremlins’ in the courthouse?

    The Spencer County Courthouse has seen its share of uninvited guests recently — at least that’s what the empty pizza boxes found after hours would suggest.
    During Monday morning’s fiscal court meeting, Judge-Executive Bill Karrer told magistrates about the apparent after hours guests.
    “It seems like we have gremlins in our courthouse,” Karrer said.
    Karrer said it seems like a group of teenagers might be sneaking into the courthouse just before it closes and having a party of sorts.

  • Contract extension passes on split vote

    When Superintendent Chuck Adams took the helm as the leader of Spencer County Schools almost four years ago, he said improving the struggling district was a daunting challenge.
    “It’s been absolutely overwhelming at times. When you come in to a divisive situation, your first order of business is to reassemble a vision and direction, and to bring in as many supporters as you can,” said Adams, who was recently awarded a contract extension by the Spencer County Board of Education.

  • Man dies in wreck on Ky. 48

    A Springfield man died Friday afternoon after crashing his truck into an embankment on Ky. 48.

  • Bears fall to Oldham County

    Spencer County's dream season came to an end Tuesday night as the Bears fell to the Oldham County Colonels by a final score of 70-50 in the championship game of the Eighth Region tournament.

    For complete details, see Wednesday's edition of The Spencer Magnet.