Local News

  • Fair swings into town this weekend

    From mom’s best pint of of string beans to a ride on the ferris wheel, the Spencer County Fair returns to town Friday, promising the opportunity of family fun for everyone.

  • County considers proposals for new EMS headquarters

    The Spencer County Fiscal Court came one step closer Monday night to building a new EMS headquarters, but didn’t choose a company to take on the project just yet.

  • Water talks heat up discussion at commission meeting

    Water proved to retain its status as a hot button issue during last Tuesday night’s meeting of the Taylorsville City Commission.
    County water customer Nathan Lawson appeared before the commission to ask a couple of water-related questions, and Commissioner Nathan Nation presented the idea of a Citizens Water and Sewer Advisory Board.
    Lawson addressed the Commission to follow up on his concerns about water rates voiced at a previous meeting.

  • Tragedy narrowly escaped in Thursday roofing accident

    A Spencer County man was airlifted to the University of Louisville Hospital on Thursday evening after his arm was severely cut with a piece of metal roofing.

  • Sammy Mobley discharged from custody, but still faces wanton endangerment charges

    A Waddy man charged with attempting to run over his uncle’s girlfriend with a motorcycle was discharged from custody on that charge.
    Waddy resident Sammy F. Mobley, 36, faces a first-degree wanton endangerment charge in connection with a March 16 incident in which Benjamin W. Mobley, 58, of Murphy Lane, allegedly attempted to shoot at and pistol-whip his girlfriend, who is of Mount Eden. Benjamin Mobley faces charges of first-degree attempted murder - domestic violence; first-degree wanton endangerment and first-degree assault-domestic violence.

  • 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...”