Local News

  • PHOTOS: Let freedom ring at the Mount Eden Ruritan Club Fourth of July parade and festival
  • Fair board struggles to find pageant entries

    The deadline to enter the Miss Spencer County, Miss Teen Spencer County, Miss Preteen Spencer County and Little Miss and Mister Spencer County Fair pageants has been extended through Wednesday, July 18, in an effort to drum up more participation, organizers said.
    Pageant organizers Tammy Snider and Debbie Herndon have received registration forms for a total of eight participants across the four pageants, Snider said.

  • Magnet earns record 14 press association advertising awards

    The Spencer Magnet staff was recently named the winner of a record 14 awards in the 2012 Advertising Excellence in Kentucky Newspapers competition.
    The staff is particularly proud of its second place honor in general excellence, meaning it amassed the second most awards in its class.
    The Spencer Magnet graphics and advertising staff is made up of graphics designer Michael Waits and General Manager Lynette Mason.

  • Taylorsville woman unsuccessfully attempts to get family court judge John David Myles arrested

    A Taylorsville woman who believes she was treated unfairly by Family Court Judge John David Myles unsuccessfully called for the judge’s arrest during court July 2 and was removed from the court room.
    Deborah Klotz, of Taylorsville, was representing herself in a divorce case when she questioned if Myles was hearing her case under a proper oath of office. Klotz claimed that Myles did not have proper documentation of his oath filed with the Kentucky Secretary of State and, because of that, he was not legally able to preside over her hearing.

  • Court forced to take emergency budget vote

    The Spencer County Fiscal Court called an emergency meeting Thursday to approve its 2012-13 budget — an action thought to have been taken care of at its June 18 meeting.
    However, Judge-Executive Bill Karrer said that over the Independence Day holiday, he came across Kentucky Revised Statute 67.078. KRS 67.078(1) says, “Unless otherwise provided by statute, a majority of a fiscal court shall constitute a quorum and a majority of a quorum shall be sufficient to take action, except that a majority of fiscal court shall be required to pass an ordinance...”

  • False alarm: Report of downed plane determined inaccurate

    Reports of a downed planed in the Waterford area Friday night had local and state law enforcement officials scrambling to find the wreckage — but they found nothing.

  • Spencer County Fair Pageant deadlines extended

    The deadline for entry into the following Spencer County Fair Pageants has been extended until July 11: Little Mister and Miss, Miss Preteen Spencer County, Miss Teen Spencer County and Miss Spencer County.

    The application is in the fair catalog.

    For additional information, contact Debbie Herndon 502-551-3636 or Tammy Snider at 502-477-8527.

  • Is your pet the next Pet Idol?

    Is your kitten the coolest cat around? Or maybe your dog is too cute for words. Enter your furry feline, dog, horse, pig, turtle or any other pet for a chance to be named the 2012 Pet Idol.
    Beginning this week, The Spencer Magnet will accept entries into its Pet Idol contest, the proceeds from which will benefit the Magnet’s Newspapers in Education program.
    Pets can be entered for a $10 donation to the program. The entry deadline is Aug. 3 at 5 p.m.

  • Rain, damage minimal with Sunday’s storm

    With temperatures reaching above 100 degrees last week furthering the favorable conditions for drought and fire, rain that fell on Spencer County on Sunday night was much needed, even though it brought strong winds and minor storm damage.

  • Altercation at mud bog leaves one man hospitalized

    What started out as a random punch thrown between two men at the Mount Eden Mud Bog on Saturday night turned into a drunken brawl that ended with one man being air-lifted to the University of Louisville.
    Shelby County Sheriff’s Deputy Shawn Cresap said the blow knocked the man out, and that when he started to come to and was trying to get up, he was flailing his legs and inadvertently kicked a woman.
    When she complained to someone that she had been kicked, the incident escalated and several people became involved at that point.