Today's News

  • Unite this 4th of July

    Over two hundred years ago, our Founding Fathers put their lives on the line to create a new country in which freedom reigned. These men had a vision of a nation unafraid to face its enemies and win. We, the people of the United States, have faced insurmountable odds since our young country’s conception but continue to fight for our God-given rights unique to the United States of America.

  • Presumed guilty?

    In 2015, the majority of Kentuckians in 106 counties voted for a governor they believed would change the trajectory of the state for the better: Matt Bevin. Voters were tired of the political status quo—unfunded pensions, deep-seated political corruption, false promises, and thousands of jobs lost to neighboring states.  

  • State Transportation Cabinet prioritizing road work

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Monday released a data-driven list of statewide transportation projects that will help guide development of the next Highway Plan.

    Over the past several months, KYTC evaluated and scored more than 1,100 projects across the state using the new Strategic Highway Investment Formula for Tomorrow (SHIFT). The formula is an objective approach that uses data on safety, congestion, asset management, economic growth and cost-benefit ratios, a state news release said.

  • Public record - Week of June 28, 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.

  • Robinson earns Master’s degree


    Chelsey Joan Robinson of Taylorsville recently received her Master’s degree in Social Work from Campbellsville University.  The graduation ceremony was held on May 12th, 2017 at the Ransdel Chapel on the Campbellsville University campus.  Chelsey had previously received her Bachelor’s degree in Social Work in May of 2016 and is currently employed at Oaklawn Health and Rehabilitation Center in Louisville.

  • What’s Happening - Week of June 28, 2017

    Spencer Magnet holiday hours

    The Spencer Magnet will be closed on Tuesday, July 4, to observe Independence Day. Our deadlines this week will be moved up one day. For sports or church news, you must submit items by this Thursday. For community news, the deadline is Thursday at noon. Advertising deadlines are Thursday at noon.

    Circuit Clerk’s office closed for July 4th

  • Guthrie ready to talk issues at meeting July 5

    Voters want congress to begin focusing on the issues that matter to them, said Congressman Brett Guthrie Monday afternoon during a phone interview with The Spencer Magnet. Guthrie, a Republican representing the 2nd Congressional District, which includes the southern portion of Spencer County, will be in Taylorsville next Wednesday to hear constituent’s concerns during a meeting scheduled for 11 a.m. at the Spencer County Extension Office.

  • Bridge work on KY 2885 delayed


  • Slaughter earns FFA Degree

    Leslie Slaughter of Taylorsville was awarded the Honorary State FFA Degree at a special ceremony during the 88th State FFA Convention in Lexington.  The Honorary Degree is awarded to adults who have made a significant contribution to the state association.

    Past recipients of the award have included several Kentucky Governors, various leaders in agriculture and education, and numerous individuals who have provided service to the organization over the course of multiple years.

  • Teacher retiring to his farm