Local News

  • USDA eases land transfer process for farm owners

    Agriculture Deputy Under Secretary Lanon Baccam today announced that beginning Jan. 9, 2017, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will offer an early termination opportunity for certain Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) contracts, making it easier to transfer property to the next generation of farmers and ranchers, including family members. The land that is eligible for the early termination is among the least environmentally sensitive land enrolled in CRP.

  • Car rams into home - Homeowner uninjured, driver charged


    Pauline Ingram got the shock of her life Wednesday afternoon when a car came crashing through her house, where she was sitting on the couch, recovering from open heart surgery.

    It happened so fast at her home on Mount Eden Road that, at first, she wasn’t even sure what happened.

  • City ready to begin pipe work on floodwall

    The City of Taylorsville has ordered the materials to complete the pipe work needed for the recertification for the levee.
    Earlier this month, members of the Levee Commission appealed to the city for help in installing permanent pipes that will carry rain water from large flood basins over the floodwall and into the Salt River. The pipes are a requirement for the recertification process.

  • Nation sworn in as new city commissioner


  • Sheriff ignores call to return equipment

    A week after the Spencer County Fiscal Court ordered Sheriff Buddy Stump to return equipment, used for issuing identification cards, to the Emergency Management Director, that equipment remains in the Sheriff’s possession and Judge-Executive John Riley is trying to determine what action to take next.

  • What’s happening - Week of December 28, 2016

    Spencer Magnet early deadlines and holiday office hours
    The Spencer Magnet will have early advertising and news deadlines for the New Year’s Day holiday.
    The deadline for the January 4th edition is Thursday, Dec. 29th at noon.
    The Spencer Magnet will be closed on Monday, January 2nd.

    Circuit Clerk’s Office holiday closings

  • Kansas stays true to roots

    The band Kansas has a new album, The Prelude Implicit. This will be their first album of new material in 16 years.

    Two original members remain, Phil Ehart (drums) and Richard Williams on guitar. All the other indigenous associates who started the band have retired through out the years.

  • Lawmakers say session will focus on jobs

    Legislative leaders gave a “sneak preview” last week of the upcoming law-making session, saying Republican majorities in both the House and Senate will focus on jobs.

    Other major issues like tax and pension reform and constitutional amendments will have to wait, they said at a legislative preview conference of the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce at Lexington’s Marriott Griffin Gate Resort. About 300 people attended.

  • Legislative coffee scheduled for January 10

    The Kentucky General Assembly will convene next week and two local legislators will be in Taylorsville to update Spencer County constituents on the work being done in Frankfort.

    State Senator Jimmy Higdon and State Representative James A. Tipton, both Republicans and both of whom represent Spencer County, will appear at a legislative coffee event at the Chamber of Commerce building on Tuesday, January 10 beginning at 8 a.m.

  • Local wrestlers grapple for gold


    The medal count kept growing as the day went on for our youth wrestlers from Spencer County. They paired off in the season’s opening event against kids from all over the U.S., and many walked away with the hardware to show for it. Justin Kendrick scored a bronze, Josh Lingle and Mallyah Nation both brought home silver.