Today's News

  • This season take a lesson from the Grinch

    Now that Thanksgiving has come and gone, it is, for most of us, the Christmas season.
    While we all acknowledge it at different times – some barely waiting for the dishes to be cleared from Thanksgiving dinner, if they even make it that long, and others not putting up a tree or singing carols until Christmas Eve — it’s coming.

  • Of polls and community activities

    Regular readers of the Spencer Magnet know that every two weeks we put up a new online poll for readers to share their thoughts with us online. This week, for instance, a new question has been added for your consideration.
    Our polls are primarily provided for the entertainment of our readers and we attach no scientific validity to the results of our poll. That being said we always find the poll results interesting and many times they are actually fairly accurate regarding the outcome of certain activities.

  • What's Happening — Week of December 3

    Country Ham Breakfast at Taylorsville Masonic Lodge
    Taylorsville Masonic Lodge #210 will have an all-you-can eat country ham breakfast Saturday from 7 a.m. until 10 a.m. The breakfast is $7 per person. Carry-out is available. Everyone is welcome.

  • Accident blocks KY 44 for several hours
  • Clerk makes changes to improve processes

    Spencer County Clerk Lynn Hesselbrock recently made changes to certain office processes to ensure that her staff is properly cross-trained and to improve segregation of duties within her office.
    The changes came partially as a result of the office’s most recent audit by the Kentucky State Auditor’s office. The state auditor’s office noted in its report that the Clerk’s office had a deficiency in internal control, namely that the clerk’s office had a lack of segregation of duties over expenditures and reconciliations.

  • Higdon named Majority Whip

    State Senator Jimmy Higdon (R-Lebanon) was recently selected by his colleagues to serve as Senate Majority Whip beginning with the 2015 Session of the Kentucky General Assembly. Higdon, whose district covers Spencer, Nelson, Casey, Marion and portions of Jefferson County, said he very excited about the selection.
    “It is an honor to serve and I am humbled that my colleagues have selected me for this opportunity,” Higdon said.

  • Ware tops off year as parade grand marshal

    Spencer County High School Senior Brittany Ware has had a number of accomplishments during her life, especially in the last year, but none made her happier than being named the Grand Marshal of the Christmas on Main Street parade this past weekend.
    Ware was all smiles last week while being interviewed prior to the parade. Ware, who said that her primary responsibilities would be waving to the crowd and smiling, said she was “very excited” to be named as the Grand Marshal.

  • Christmas Home Tour, Part 2


  • School board discusses audit


  • Fiscal court rejects Fire Department bill

    The Spencer County Fiscal Court once again considered the Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Protection District’s request to reimburse the district $1,774 for locks placed at the Little Union and Ashes Creek fire stations, this time, however, the court rejected the proposal by a 2-2 vote.