Local News

  • Recycled bench donated by Spencer County Girl Scout Troop 2229


    Spencer County Girl Scout Troop 2229 collected 400 pounds of bottle caps over 2 years and raised $225.00 to have them recycled into a bench that they donated to the new Spencer County Library on January 25th.

  • Lunch is served


    Members of the Spencer County Sheriff’s Office were treated to a home cooked lunch courtesy of the Waterford Homemakers Association last Wednesday at the Extension Office. The ladies in the club said they were hoping to show appreciation to those who serve the public. In October, they fed members of the Taylorsville City Police Department, and later, they plan on feeding local firefighters and EMS employees.

  • Card skimmers found at pumps


    Kentucky State Police are investigating after two skimmers were found and removed from gas pumps from Elk Creek Grocery Store last week.

    Trooper Bermis Napier, Public Affairs Officer from KSP Post 12 in Frankfort, confirmed Tuesday that one skimmer was found earlier last week and another was removed on Friday. Chatter on social media has suggested that other businesses may have been hit as well, but Napier said Elk Creek Grocery is the only place that’s been confirmed.

  • Magnet wins KPA First Place General Excellence Award second year in a row


    For the second year in a row, the Spencer Magnet was awarded First Place General Excellence in Advertising, the overall award for the best newspapers in the state, at the 37th annual Kentucky Press Association Convention held recently in Louisville.

    Publisher Lynette Mason said, “You just never know what to expect at the awards ceremony, especially since a different state’s press association judges your contest each year. This year, it was the Georgia Press Association that judged all of the Kentucky newspapers’ entries.”

  • Redistricting discussed at forum


    The Spencer County Board of Education Monday night agreed to wait two weeks before deciding on a redistricting plan that will impact students from preschool through fifth grade.

    District personnel, including Superintendent Chuck Adams, spent nearly an hour and a half discussing their objectives, their proposal, answering questions and hearing concerns from parents. Two options were eventually presented, but board members discussed giving the public a couple of more weeks to present feedback before voting.

  • Court votes to pay legal fees

    After lengthy and spirited debate, the Spencer County Fiscal Court last week voted to reimburse Judge-Executive John Riley for legal fees he had incurred in defense of a lawsuit brought against the fiscal court by Sheriff Buddy Stump.

  • One killed in accident near Bloomfield

    A woman was killed and a man injured in a Sunday night wreck that involved a reported stolen car.

    A maroon Honda driven by Jerico Bentley, of Campbellsville, left the roadway of Taylorsville Road in the 2300 block near Stevens Lane Sunday evening, traveled through a field and into a creek bed, according to a press release form the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office.

  • Local family attends presidential inauguration


  • Mt. Eden Fire chief announces resignation


  • Millions are now practicing yoga

    According to a 2012 survey by Yoga Journal, more than 20 million Americans practice yoga (18 percent of them are men). A 2006 study found that performing vigorous ashtanga-style yoga increases your heart rate by about 30 beats per minute comparable to walking, but nowhere near running, swimming, or spinning.