Local News

  • Spider-plagued post office back in service


    After the unexpected closure of the Fisherville Post Office nearly four months ago, the office officially opened Monday, August 24.

    The Post Office, located at 15125 Old Taylorsville Road, was forced to close its doors on April 27 due to safety concerns after brown recluse spiders were discovered inside the building.

    Post Office Box customers who had been picking up their mail at the Eastwood KY Post Office will now be able to resume pick up at the Fisherville Post Office.

  • What’s happening - Week of August 26, 2015

    Friends of library group to meet

    Due to the Labor Day holiday, the Friends of the Spencer County Library’s September meeting will be held on Monday, August 31, at the temporary library at 513 Taylorsville Road. The meeting is open to the public.

    Spencer Magnet Labor Day deadlines

    The Spencer Magnet will have early deadlines for the September 9 edition. The early Retail and Classified Advertising Deadline (incl. KYANA & KCN Readers) is Thurs., Sept. 3rd at 12 p.m.

  • Fire destroys a home on Airport Road


    Officials were still on the scene Wednesday afternoon after a fire destroyed a home on Airport Road hours earlier. It’s not known if anyone was home at the time of the blaze and firefighters began searching the rubble after extinguishing the flames.

    The fire began around 9 a.m. and spread quickly. Neighbors said they called 9-1-1 immediately after noticing smoke and flames, and within minutes the house was fully engulfed.

  • Body discovered in home destroyed by fire


  • A smooth return to school


    Summer vacation came to an end for Spencer County students last Wednesday as they headed back to school.

    Spencer County Superintendent Chuck Adams reported that the first day was very smooth without any major problems.

    For most students, it was simpy a return to class, but for the youngest, it was a milestone as they began Kindergarten to begin their educational journeys. The step proved emotional for children and parents alike, with a few tears mixed with a lot of smiles and hugs.

  • County tax rate unchanged

    That fleeting flirtation with raising property taxes at the last meeting of the Spencer County Fiscal Court was just a memory Monday night, as members of the court voted unanimously to keep the rate at 8.8 cents per $100 of assessed property.

    Earlier this month, there was some discussion of a possible hike in the tax rate with some members of the court making the case that a slight adjustment could be justified. However, when it was time to set the rate at Monday’s meeting, the vote was quick and with little discussion. The vote was to keep the tax rate as it is.

  • Court nixes cell phone plan for sheriff’s office

    Spencer County Sheriff Buddy Stump issued a memorandum Tuesday morning advising Kentucky State Police dispatchers that his deputies would no longer be accessible by cell phones. The move came the morning after the Spencer County Fiscal Court voted against a measure that would have provided a $2,500 stipend to Stump’s office for the cell phones.

  • City Police join national DUI effort


    If you choose to drink and drive in Taylorsville, beware. The Taylorsville Police Department is joining with law enforcement agencies across the nation for the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign that runs from August 21 through Labor Day.

    The strong, national impaired driving crackdown will include high-visibility enforcement, high-profile events and will be supported by national paid advertising, creating a comprehensive campaign to curb impaired driving.

  • What’s happening - Week of August 19, 2015

    Historical Society Meeting

    The Spencer County Historical Society’s monthly meeting will be held at the temporary library location on Monday, August 24, at 6:30 p.m. All are invited to attend.

    2015 Community Tree of Life Meeting

  • Settlement in Waddy water tower collapse

    The U.S. 60 Water District will pay a $7,500 penalty to settle a case brought by the Kentucky Public Service Commission alleging that the district failed to heed warnings about structural problems that led to the collapse of its water storage tank in Waddy one year ago.