Local News

  • City commission reverses vote on Goodlett rezoning request

    Last October, the Taylorsville City Commission denied local business owner Stephen “Steve” Goodlett’s request to rezone his properties at 408 and 410 Garrard Street from residential to commercial despite the fact that numerous other properties in that area were already zoned for commercial use.

  • McConnell leads discussion on spike in heroin use

    by PHYLLIS MCLAUGHLIN, Special to The Spencer Magnet
    An unforeseen side-effect of the successful fight against abuse of prescription and over-the-counter medication has been a spike in the popularity of heroin — especially in Northern Kentucky.That was the message delivered Friday to U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell by local experts, law enforcement agencies and even one recovering heroin addict.
    McConnell led the discussion, which was hosted by the Northern Kentucky Area Development District at its main office in Florence, Ky.

  • Library's Food for Fines program returns

    The Spencer County Public Library’s annual Food for Fines program returns through the month of March.  Patrons with late fees on books or DVDs can help the community and wipe out the fines on their accounts by donating canned goods or other nonperishable food items to the library.
    The library is offering a dollar of credit — up to $20 per library card holder — toward any fine for each canned or boxed item brought into the library March 3-31.

  • DISTRICT COURT: District Court Feb. 28, 2014

    It is the policy of The Spencer Magnet to publish public records as they are reported by various agencies. This policy has been established to preserve the fairness and impartiality of The Spencer Magnet. Names appearing in the public records will be published without exceptions. Public records are published as a news service to our readers. District court records are published as defendants enter pleas (guilty or alford) or are found guilty.


  • HISTORIC PATHWAYS: Taylorsville dentist descended from Civil War colonel


  • Speak up, Spencer! — Residents speak out on issues that matter to the community

    Question: What should be done about the blue bridge that crosses the Salt River on Ky. 55?

    —Answers and photos compiled by Megan T. Blaney

  • Historical society to host dinner program March 24


  • What's happening — Week of March 5

     Christmas on Main committee hosting kick-off meeting
    The local Christmas on Main Street committee is getting an early start on planning this year and will host its kick-off meeting March 13, 5:30 p.m., at the Taylorsville Community Church, formerly First Assembly of God, in the fellowship hall. Anyone wanting to be involved with the annual Christmas festival hosted in Taylorsville is encouraged to attend.
    Committee chair Diana Hilbert can be reached at 502-422-1537 for questions.

  • DISTRICT COURT: Feb. 21 continued

    The followings cases were heard in Spencer District Court Feb. 21, 2014, by Judge Linda Armstrong, and are a continuation of cases that appeared in last week’s Spencer Magnet:

    Samuel J. Holcomb (1988), possession of marijuana, guilty, $100 fine, $153 court costs, bench filing fee and $150 to the Spencer County Drug Intervention Fund all to be paid in installments/deferred payment; buy/possess drug paraphernalia, guilty, sentenced to 180 days conditionally discharged for two years.

  • INDICTMENTS: Feb. 20, 2014

    The following indictments were handed down by a Spencer County Grand Jury Feb. 20, 2014: