Local News

  • Unemployment numbers down in Spencer County

    Spencer County was among the 15 counties in Kentucky with the lowest jobless rates in November 2013, according to data recently released from the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.
    Spencer’s jobless rate for November 2013 was 6.5 percent, .2 percent lower than October 2013 and .5 percent lower than November 2012.

  • Sheriff’s department creates tip line at 477-COPS (2677)

    Residents who might have helpful information in solving local crimes can now call the 24-hour Spencer County Sheriff’s Department tip line at 477-COPS (2677).
    Det. Tony Mattingly said the department has rolled out its new line — which can be used anonymously or callers can leave their contact information — as part of the department’s 2014 initiative to get the public more involved in solving its cases.

  • In a home heating crisis? Contact MPCAA to see if you qualify for assistance

    Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency, Inc. begins operating the “crisis” portion of the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) on Monday. The program is operated on a first come, first serve basis and will continue until March 31 or until all of the agency’s federal funds are exhausted.

  • 5 new AG decisions result from Spencer County appeals

    The Kentucky Office of the Attorney General issued 11 opinions and open meetings or open records decisions between Dec. 16 and 30 — five of those decisions dealt with appeals arising in Spencer County.
    Citizen Lawrence Trageser initiated all five of the appeals.

  • Snow, dangerously cold temps in immediate forecast

    Rain is forecast to switch over to snow tonight as temperatures drop into the single digits. Dangerously cold wind chill factors are likely to present issues through Tuesdays.

    From weather.gov, here is the wind chill warning in effect through Tuesday and the winter weather advisory in effect through Monday morning.

  • Tips to keep pipes from freezing in cold temps

    With snow falling outside today and highs next week forecast in the single digits, the Kentucky Division of Water offers the following tips to keep pipes from freezing and bursting in the cold weather:

  • Officials say intoxicated man evaded police, fought arrest

    The pursuit of an impaired driver ended Friday with a Mount Eden man going to jail on multiple charges, but not until after his alleged attempts to flee police and resist arrest.


    As 2014 begins, The Spencer Magnet staff reflects on the year that was 2013. Here you will find our top 10 stories of the year, in no particular order. These are stories of significance that created a buzz in and around the county from January to December.

    Brock, Glasscock among lives lost in 2013
    2013 took the lives of many notable Spencer Countians — too many to have an all-inclusive list — but the following citizens left their mark on the county in a big way.

  • Another injury accident at Normandy and 55

    A Taylorsville woman was injured in a two-vehicle accident Sunday morning at the intersection of Normandy and Taylorsville roads.
    Autumn J. Leber, 23, of Briscoe Lane, was driving a 2002 Volkswagen Cabriolet north on Taylorsville Road, according to a collision report filed by Spencer County Sheriff’s Deputy Rob Thomas.
    Philip L. Fox, 74, of Van Dyke Mill Road, was sitting at the stop sign at the intersection in his 2013 Chevrolet Silverado.
    Fox pulled out in front of Leber, the report says.

  • $44,000 spent, but drainage study still incomplete

    An active contract still exists between the city, county and a Frankfort engineering firm to perform the certification of the levee surrounding Taylorsville, even though the city has been told the funding for which it has applied cannot be used for those purposes.
    Taylorsville Mayor Don Pay and former Spencer County Judge-Executive David Jenkins signed a contract in 2010 with DLZ, an engineering firm based in Frankfort, to complete a drainage study on Houston Court and for levee certification.