Local News

  • Bennett murder trial set


    A trial date has been set for the Taylorsville woman accused of gunning down her husband on Easter Day.

    Kandy Bennett is scheduled to face a jury trial on charges of murder, 1st degree possession of cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia on February 12, 2018.

    Bennett, 41, is accused of murdering Mark Bennett, 51, on April 16 at their home in Cottonwood Estates.

  • Lack of homes boost prices


  • SCHS’s Dairy judging dynasty gains respect internationally


    EDITOR’S NOTE: This story first appeared on the Huffington Post last week and has given the local FFA chapter international attention. We are grateful to Mr. Runyon who granted us permission to rerun the story here.

    In a state where basketball and football championships are celebrated across the news media, a very different team at Spencer County High School in Taylorsville deserves far more attention than it has received.

  • New TES is top of the line


    At one time, there was a stigma attached to attending Taylorsville Elementary School. It was known as the old school, the lesser school, or the inferior school. Some of those labels were unfair, but the stigma was real. Today, that stigma has been destroyed.

    Come next week when students in Spencer County return to class, TES will be a showcase facility for the entire district.

    TES Principal Steven Rucker said it’s well-deserved for the students and staff and comes at a time when the school has turned the corner academically.

  • New incentive may delay school start dates
  • Public record - Week of August 2, 2017

    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.

    Judge  J. R. Robards heard the following cases on June 23, 2017, in Spencer District Court:

  • Public record - Property Transfers - Week of August 2, 2017

    The following property transfers were recorded in the Spencer County Clerk’s Office from the period of May 8 2017 until May 30, 2017.

    Johnny M. Moore and Sandra Moore, Louisville, KY, to Joseph Pierce and Callie Pierce, Taylorsville, KY. Lot 97 of Top Flight Landing. $275,000.

    Toby Harnice and Scarlett Harnice, Nicholasville, KY, to Jeffrey D. Ingram and Mary A. Ingram, Taylorsville, KY. Property at 236 Willis Way. $249,000

  • Some glamour for the slammer


  • What’s Happening - Week of August 2, 2017

    Masonic Lodge Ham Breakfast

    Taylorsville Masonic Lodge #210 will have an all-you-can-eat country ham breakfast from 7 a.m. until 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 5. The breakfast is $7 per person. Carry-out is available.

  • KMA files motion supporting medical review bill

    The Kentucky Medical Association has filed a motion to intervene in the lawsuit filed in Franklin Circuit Court challenging the constitutionality of Senate Bill 4, which established Medical Review Panels to evaluate medical malpractice claims before they can proceed in court.

    KMA was among several health care stakeholders that supported the legislation and worked with legislators to ensure it would pass constitutional muster.