Local News

  • Blood drive at FBC Taylorsville Tuesday

    A Blood Drive will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 4, from 2:00-6:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Taylorsville, located at 115 W. Main Street.
    Please be sure to eat a good meal and drink plenty of fluids before coming to donate.
    RedCross.Org notes, "approximately every two seconds, a patient in the U.S. needs blood. Bea life-saving hero, donate blood."
    This announcement was inadvertently left out of this week's Spencer Magnet. The staff apologizes for any inconvenience the omission may have caused.

  • PHOTOS: Local National Honor Society chapter welcomes inductees


    The Spencer County High School National Honor Society chapter inducted 21 new members Jan. 9. NHS President Sarah Bowman and NHS sponsor Mary Baldock led the ceremony. According to a news release, the club is comprised of students that exhibit high scholarship, leadership, character and community service. The ceremony included new members lighting candles from the torch representing the area most significant to their lives and taking a pledge to uphold the high purposees of the club, being loyal to their school and maintaining high standards in their lives.

  • Magnet earns state news honors

    By PHILLIS MCLAUGHLIN, Special to The Magnet

    The Spencer Magnet won eight awards Friday night, Jan. 24, during the 2013 Editorial Contest sponsored by the Kentucky Press Association.
    The awards – which included two for first place, five for third place and one honorable mention – were presented during the annual KPA banquet at the Hyatt Regency in Lexington, Ky.

  • Cause of infant's death under investigation

    The death of a 3-month-old girl two weeks ago is under investigation by the Spencer County Sheriff’s Office.
    Sheriff Buddy Stump said Monday that his office is awaiting coroner and autopsy reports regarding the Jan. 16 death of Zeda Nikole Dean Overturf.
    According to an obituary, the infant died in her home. Stump confirmed that his department was dispatched to the scene, but because the investigation is ongoing he could not comment further.

  • Propane shortages felt locally

    By MEG BLANEY, Spencer to The Magnet

    A propane shortage is causing budget woes across the country for residents of cold-weather states. But luckily, Kentucky has not been as affected as other regions, and propane users in Spencer County aren’t seeing nearly as much of a spike as other areas of the country.

  • What's happening — week of Jan. 29

    Candidates to draw for ballot position Thursday
    The public drawing for candidates’ ballot position will be Thursday in the Spencer County Clerk’s office at 2 p.m. This is in compliance with KRS 118.225(2), (3) and KRS 118A.060(4).

  • Medical board lifts restrictions on local doctor's license

    By PHYLLIS MCLAUGHLIN, Special to The Magnet

  • Salt in short supply as cold weather, snow stick around


  • Multiple fires strike Mount Eden

    Firefighters from three departments battled desperately to save the home of a Mount Eden family in the predawn hours Saturday, but the blaze destroyed the structure, officials said.

  • UPDATE - Election candidates final; District Judge Linda Armstrong withdraws at last minute

    Two additional candidates have thrown their hats in the ring for Spencer County judge-executive.
    Taylorsville Mayor Don Pay (R) and Ronald “Woody” Cheek (D) both filed paperwork at the county clerk’s office this week. Pay will face candidates John Riley, a former magistrate, and Lawrence Trageser on the Republican ballot in the May 20 Primary Election.
    Cheek will face Jerry Davis, Debbie Herndon, Jan Kehne and David Jewell on the Democratic ballot. The winner of each primary will face off in the General Election on Nov. 4.