Local News

  • Spencer County’s unemployment rate sits at 8.1 percent

    The unemployment rate in Spencer County fell 1.2 percent between December 2010 and December 2011, but increased 0.2 percent from November to December last year.
    Spencer’s unemployment rate for December 2011 was 8.1 percent, meaning it was 9.3 percent in December 2010 and 7.9 percent in November 2011.
    With an estimated 9,379 possible members of the civilian labor force, 8,617 were employed and 762 were unemployed.

  • Taylorsville Police: Beware callers asking for personal information and claiming to be from H&R Block

    Someone has been calling residents of Spencer County claiming to be with H&R Block and asking for personal information.
    “It is not H&R Block,” said a Nixle alert from the Taylorsville Police Department. “It’s a scam.”
    The police department issued the alert last week after the local H&R Block got a number of calls about the scam from citizens, said Chief Toby Lewis.
    Calls have come from multiple numbers and show up on caller IDs as “H&R Block” or as a blocked call, Lewis said.

  • School board makes plans to weather expected budget storm

    With a shrinking student population and rumors of continued significant cuts from state education dollars, the Spencer County Board of Education is already talking about how it plans to weather what is expected to be a turbulent financial 2012-2013 school year.

  • Judge delays filing deadline for state reps., senators

    A Franklin County Circuit Court judge issued a temporary injunction Tuesday afternoon to delay the filing deadline for state legislative candidates through Feb. 7.

    That ruling keeps alive state Rep. Kim King’s hopes of keeping her seat in the 55th District after a redistricting plan signed into law last week pushed her out.

    “I’m very pleased,” said King, who represents Spencer County as part of the 55th District.

  • Seven in race for county clerk

    Seven candidates have tossed their names into the race for Spencer County Clerk.

    Five Democrats and two Republicans will be seeking their party’s nomination during May’s primary election.

    The Spencer Magnet reported on Jan. 4 that Democrats Abbigail Nation, Annette King and Barry Hume and Republicans Lynn Hesselbrock (incumbent) and Karen Spencer had filed to run for the office.

    Since then, two Democrats — CaSandra Stewart Zabenco and Joy Hall — have also filed to run.

  • Indictment dismissed in Revard murder case

    An indictment charging a Spencer County man with murder and tampering with physical evidence in the 2009 death of his wife was dismissed without prejudice on Thursday.

    Raymond Revard Jr. was indicted in April 2009 in the shooting death of his wife, Lea Revard, on Jan. 14, 2009, and had been scheduled for a jury trial beginning this past Monday.

    However, according to an agreed order entered by Spencer County Circuit Judge Charles Hickman and signed by all parties involved in the case, that indictment has been dismissed.

  • Local woman launches grassroots effort to promote seat belt safety in Spencer County and across Kentucky

    In the wake of the tragic Jan. 18 accident that claimed the lives of two Taylorsville teenagers, local officials and citizens have seat belt safety on their minds.

    Spencer County High School juniors Michaella “Mikie” Monroe, 16, and 17-year-old Shelby Bockting were killed after being ejected from the 1990 Ford pickup truck in which they were riding. Jenna Rigsby, 16, was also in the vehicle at the time of the incident. She escaped the scene with non life-threatening injuries and has been released from the hospital.

  • SpencerMagnet.com to be down Sunday for maintenance

    SpencerMagnet.com will be down for 60 to 90 minutes on Sunday for maintenance.

    We apologize for any inconvenience, but wanted to let readers know in advance.

    Aside from this scheduled down time, please let us know if you have any questions regarding our website.

    We can be reached Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 502-477-2239.

  • Law enforcement look for man posing as police

    Local law enforcement officials are warning citizens of a male subject who stopped a car posing as police on Wednesday.

    According to a Nixle alert, a female was stopped Wednesday on Ky. 44 East at Stevens Lane by a white male with a blue light on his dash.

    He looked at her license, and as another car approached, he threw her license at her and fled to his car, the alert said.

    The incident was not reported until Thursday.

    The car was dark colored with a gold stripe, the alert said.

  • Police: Beware callers claiming to be from H&R Block

    Someone has been calling residents of Spencer County claiming to be with H&R Block and asking for personal information, according to a Nixle text alert from the Taylorsville Police Department.

    "It is not H&R Block," the alert said. "It's a scam."

    The local H&R Block has got a number of calls about this and Taylorsville Police are working with H&R Block in this investigation.

    The calls show up on caller IDs as H&R Block, the alert said.