Local News

  • A ‘Hometown’ Christmas: Part 2

    This week The Spencer Magnet finishes out its two-part series on Spencer County’s 2011 Christmas Home Tour by featuring two stops on the tour.

  • Grants fund cleanup of illegal dumps

    The county has received grant money to aid in cleaning up two of what Spencer County Solid Waste Coordinator Curtis Ochs estimates are many of the area’s obscure dumps located on local farm land.

  • New clerk sworn in, to take office Thursday

    Spencer County’s newest official was sworn into office Monday morning before a crowd of friends, family and community members.

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  • Judges attend District Judges College

    District Court Judges Linda S. Armstrong and Donna G. Dutton, who serve Spencer, Anderson and Shelby counties, participated in the 2011 Kentucky District Judges College that took place Oct. 18-21 at the Administrative Office of the Courts in Frankfort. The AOC provided the judicial education program for the state’s District Court judges.

  • Audit finds three issues of noncompliance for former sheriff

    Former sheriff Steve Coulter should have “receipted, recorded and deposited” fees charged for auto inspections and should have better handled donated funds during his last year in office, according to State Auditor Crit Luallen’s report for the fiscal year 2010.
    The state auditor performs an audit and releases a report for each of the state’s sheriffs on a yearly basis.
    The 2010 audit noted a $2,820 deficit in the sheriff’s fee account, and recommended the former sheriff eliminate it.

  • Engineers make recommendations to city after sewer study

    During a special meeting last Wednesday, members of the Taylorsville City Commission heard the results of and recommendations from a sewer system evaluation study performed by Sisler-Maggard Engineering.
    The study, which was required by the Kentucky Division of Water, is a part of the city’s mandate to update its sewer system.
    Per an agreed order received from the Division of Water, the city was mandated to hire an engineering firm to conduct the study.

  • Student leads fundraising effort for orphanage

    Nolan Thompson has a desire to help people, and that desire is helping him reach all the way across the globe to Kenya.

    Nolan, a 10-year-old fifth-grader at Spencer County Elementary School, is heading up a project to raise funds for the Tumaini Center Orphanage in Kenya.

    In May, Nolan spearheaded a food drive project to benefit tornado victims in Alabama, so this isn’t his first go-round.

  • A ‘Hometown’ Christmas

    There are few things more inviting than a warm, friendly home decorated for Christmas, and some of those whimsical postcard-like settings can be found right here in Spencer County on the 2011 Christmas  Home Tour.

  • Spencer Co. man formally charged with assault

    As Denisse Escareno remains in a coma, fighting a new infection, the man accused of leaving her in that condition made his first court appearance on Tuesday.

    And even as Escareno’s family and friends have continued to rally around her fight to survive being brutally assaulted three weeks ago, her community has joined in that support.