Local News

  • Brandenburg man dies in crash on 31E

    A Brandenburg man died last Wednesday in a one-vehicle accident on U.S. 31E.
    According to a Kentucky State Police news release, a 2004 Jeep operated by Joseph D. Powers, 50, of Brandenburg, was traveling south on U.S. 31E when it crossed into the north and south lanes several times. The driver lost control and struck a tree on the northbound side of the roadway.
    The 911 call reporting an injury collision came into the KSP Post 12 at approximately 12:21 p.m. Wednesday.
    The Spencer County Coroner pronounced the driver dead at the collision scene.

  • PHOTOS: Block party honors 9/11 memories

    A large crowd gathered at Waterford Park on Sunday afternoon to remember lives lost on 9/11/01 and honor local heroes. Children and adults alike enjoyed a car show, face painting, music and more.
    Take a look at some of the images from Sunday’s event.

  • Superintendent to board on raising tax rate: ‘Either we act, or we do without’

    In an action that many Spencer County Board of Education members believed was inevitable in order to keep the district afloat, the board moved to raise 2012 tax rates at a special meeting following a public hearing on the matter Thursday night.

  • Board, students butt heads on prom plans

    If a Spencer County Board of Education decision stands, local high school students will not be allowed to travel off campus for the junior-senior prom.

  • Klotz arraigned in Spencer District Court, to appear again on Friday

    A Taylorsville woman known in Spencer and surrounding counties for a failed attempt to have Family Court Judge John David Myles arrested was arraigned Friday on a felony charge of intimidating a participant in the legal process.
    Deborah Klotz, 53, of Taylorsville, was arrested July 27 at 4:30 p.m. by Spencer County Sheriff Donald “Buddy” Stump after Master Commissioner and local attorney Charles Tichenor reported that an attempt to follow a court order to execute an auction contract on behalf of Klotz pursuant to a divorce settlement went awry.

  • Big changes on horizon for Spencer school board

    The Spencer County Board of Education will change drastically in January when three seats are vacated by current members not seeking reelection.

  • RESTORING TAYLORSVILLE: City ordinance sets forth guidelines for structure safety and violation penalties

    Editor’s note: This story is the second in a three-part series. Last week, The Spencer Magnet started a look at buildings that have been dubbed “unsafe structures” in the City of Taylorsville. This week’s story explains the city’s unsafe structure ordinance, including how it has been applied lately, and next Wednesday, we’ll present some of the plans in motion and visions for restoring Taylorsville.

  • Mount Eden man charged with growing ‘medical’ marijuana

    A Mount Eden man charged with growing five marijuana plants near his home allegedly told police he was growing the pot for medical reasons.
    John P. Patterson, 61, of 3503 Mount Eden Road, was arrested at his residence after troopers with the Kentucky State Police found pot plants growing in various locations outside of his home.
    Trooper Jason Woodside wrote in his arrest report that Patterson “stated he had a medical condition and he uses marijuana to treat the condition.”

  • School board to discuss proposed tax hike Sept. 6

    The Spencer County Board of Education is considering Superintendent Chuck Adams’ recommendation of raising taxes to produce more than $333,000 in additional revenues, citing district needs and continued cuts in state and federal funding as reasons for the proposed hike.  
    Property owners could be looking at paying slightly higher taxes if the board heeds Adams’ recommendation to raise real and personal property tax rates each to an even 60 cents per $100 of assessed value.

  • Memorial fund established for family affected in tragic accident

    A memorial fund has been established to assist the family of Mount Eden resident 36-year-old Jason Thompson who was killed in a three-vehicle accident on Ky. 55 on Aug. 14.