Local News

  • Adams blasts Bevin’s pension proposal

    Spencer County Public Schools Superintendent Chuck Adams predicts a mass exodus from the teaching ranks if the pension reform proposal unveiled by Governor Matt Bevin becomes reality.

    That will begin with teachers retiring as soon as they become eligible. “We’ve got two to three dozen right now that I’m aware of,” said Adams of teachers in the Spencer County district who may reach eligibility for retirement at the end of this year. “We have maybe that many more the following year.”

  • The history of All Saints’ Day


    Most Catholic churches in the United States celebrate All Saints’ Day to honor all saints, particularly those who do not have their own special feast day on November 1. While most saints have their own feast day on the Catholic calendar, not all of those feast days are observed. And saints who have not been canonized–those who are in Heaven, but whose sainthood is known only to God–have no particular feast day. So All Saints’ Day was instituted to be all of the saints’ feast day.

  • Woman arrested after ruckus in courtroom


    A Bardstown woman was arrested and charged with multiple offenses Friday after allegedly causing a ruckus in Spencer County District Court and later urinating and defecating in the Sheriff’s Office.

    Lt. Colonel Jonathan Bentley of the Spencer County Sheriff’s Office, said on Monday that he couldn’t comment extensively on the incident, but from what he understands, the suspect’s phone went off during court, she refused the judge’s order to surrender the phone, and the situation escalated from there.

  • 5-time National Champs


    They did it again! Spencer County High School’s FFA has claimed top honors at the 2017 National FFA Dairy Judging competition held last week during the FFA National Convention in Indianapolis. It’s the eighth overall national title for Spencer County, and the fifth in a row.

  • Help us Honor our Veterans


    Share a photo of your military family member past or present. On Wednesday, November 8, The Spencer Magnet will publish a special page honoring those who have served. There is a $5 fee per photo. All proceeds from our Veterans page will be donated to the Spencer County AMVETS Post 129.

    Drop off or e-mail your Veteran photo by 12:00 p.m. on November 3.

    Please send or drop off a picture clearly labeled with name, rank, years of service and service branch.

  • Trick or Treat on Main - October 31


    The date and hours for Trick or Treat on Main Street have been set. The fun will be held on Tuesday, October 31 from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. A section of Main Street will be closed, so bring the kids for some safe downtown trick-or-treating.

  • Motorist arrested for heroin


    A Louisville woman was arrested late Saturday night following a traffic stop and subsequent search that allegedly revealed her to be in possession of heroin.

  • Still kickin’ - Nearly severed leg couldn’t bench former Lady Bear


    McKenna Pfeiffer didn’t feel pain until she glanced down to see the exposed thigh muscle and bone.

    Her femur had snapped as soon as the dune buggy — which surged suddenly as her boyfriend’s muddy foot slipped onto the gas pedal — pinned her to the trailer.

    Pfeiffer was washing her hands behind the trailer when her boyfriend, Jordan Baker, tried to pull the buggy up alongside her. He went to steer right and the steering box ripped off the frame — but when he tried to brake, his foot hit the accelerator.

  • Board approves design for new SCHS fieldhouse

    The Spencer County Board of Education Monday night approved the preliminary design of an athletic fieldhouse that will be constructed as part of a $5.3 million athletic complex near the sports fields of Spencer County High School.

    Justin McElfresh, from Sherman Carter Barnhart Architects, showed a couple of diagrams of where the fieldhouse would be located, on the west end of the football field, and what it would look like.

  • KY 155 road project includes new lane pattern


    Some lengthy delays have marked the commute between Taylorsville and Elk Creek for a couple of weeks as crews have been working to resurface a portion of KY 155.

    The work began on October 11 as workers began milling the old asphalt, and much of the stretch of highway between KY 1633 and KY 44 at Spencer County High School, has also been repaved and restriped.