Today's News

  • Car rams into home - Homeowner uninjured, driver charged


    Pauline Ingram got the shock of her life Wednesday afternoon when a car came crashing through her house, where she was sitting on the couch, recovering from open heart surgery.

    It happened so fast at her home on Mount Eden Road that, at first, she wasn’t even sure what happened.

  • City ready to begin pipe work on floodwall

    The City of Taylorsville has ordered the materials to complete the pipe work needed for the recertification for the levee.
    Earlier this month, members of the Levee Commission appealed to the city for help in installing permanent pipes that will carry rain water from large flood basins over the floodwall and into the Salt River. The pipes are a requirement for the recertification process.

  • Nation sworn in as new city commissioner


  • Sheriff ignores call to return equipment

    A week after the Spencer County Fiscal Court ordered Sheriff Buddy Stump to return equipment, used for issuing identification cards, to the Emergency Management Director, that equipment remains in the Sheriff’s possession and Judge-Executive John Riley is trying to determine what action to take next.

  • What’s happening - Week of December 28, 2016

    Spencer Magnet early deadlines and holiday office hours
    The Spencer Magnet will have early advertising and news deadlines for the New Year’s Day holiday.
    The deadline for the January 4th edition is Thursday, Dec. 29th at noon.
    The Spencer Magnet will be closed on Monday, January 2nd.

    Circuit Clerk’s Office holiday closings

  • Kansas stays true to roots

    The band Kansas has a new album, The Prelude Implicit. This will be their first album of new material in 16 years.

    Two original members remain, Phil Ehart (drums) and Richard Williams on guitar. All the other indigenous associates who started the band have retired through out the years.

  • Lawmakers say session will focus on jobs

    Legislative leaders gave a “sneak preview” last week of the upcoming law-making session, saying Republican majorities in both the House and Senate will focus on jobs.

    Other major issues like tax and pension reform and constitutional amendments will have to wait, they said at a legislative preview conference of the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce at Lexington’s Marriott Griffin Gate Resort. About 300 people attended.

  • Tell us what you think

    As we embark on a new year, we’d like to renew an invitation to you our readers.

    The Spencer Magnet prides itself in being a community newspaper. That means we not only report on what’s going on in this community, we want our paper, especially this “Opinion” page, to be a forum for our community to speak out.

  • If you drink, don’t drive!

    Chances are, dozens of families across America will be mourning the loss of a loved one due to intoxicated driving as 2016 fades into 2017.

    According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, an average of 118 traffic fatalities take place nationally over the New Year’s Eve-New Year’s Day holiday, with over 50 percent of those involving drunk drivers.

  • Evaporating Obamacare’s ocean

    Geologists are concerned that the Dead Sea’s water level is dropping faster than Santa from the North Pole on Christmas Eve.

    Experts estimate the water level in this famous sea separating Israel and Jordan dropped by more than 131 feet since the 1950s and continues to lose more than three feet of water annually.

    It’s not because too much water is somehow flowing out of the Sea of Salt, as it’s known.