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Today's News

  • Phony cop arrested

     

    A Lexington man was arrested last week and charged with impersonating a law enforcement officer after he was observed driving over 100 miles per hour in an unmarked Ford Crown Victoria.

  • Pit bull attacks woman; dog to be euthanized

    A Taylorsville woman required medical treatment after she was attacked by a pit bull last Wednesday afternoon on Mill Street.

    Spencer County Animal Control Officer Melvin Gore said the incident happened shortly after 1 p.m. when the woman came into contact with the dog at a residence on Mill Street. He said the woman was visiting a home where the dog had been staying, and it attacked her, biting her across the neck. Spencer County EMS responded to the scene and she was transported to a hospital where Gore said she required about 30 staples and 20 stitches.

  • Two more file for 2018 election

    Two more candidates filed to run for office in the 2018 Primary Election this week.

    Jim Travis, a local builder, threw his hat into the ring to run for Magistrate in Elk Creek. Travis ran in 2014 as a Democrat and lost in the general election to Republican Brian Bayers. However, Travis has switched parties and is running as a Republican. Bayers has yet to file papers to seek re-election, but Travis already has one primary opponent in Jerry Davis.

  • Judge addresses old arrest after bizarre stunt in court meeting

    In a bizarre scene at Monday morning’s Spencer County Fiscal Court meeting, a former magistrate from Campbranch attempted to embarrass current Judge-Executive John Riley using props, CDs and documents that may be related to a four decade old drug arrest that involved Riley when he was a college student.

    Riley, later in the meeting, went on record to explain that he indeed did have an arrest on his record while in school.

  • What’s Happening - Week of December 6, 2017

    Christmas on Main Street December 9

    The annual Christmas on Main celebration is scheduled for Saturday, December 9, 6:30 p.m. - 9 p.m. There will be a lighting of the trees, followed by a parade, visits with Santa, food, games, music, crafts, decorated trees inside the Chamber building, and bike giveaways at First Christian Church.

  • Farm Toy show this weekend

    The Spencer County FFA Farm Toy Show returns this weekend at the Spencer County High School. The show has been an annual tradition for 28 years in Spencer County and is a major fundraiser for the local FFA Chapter.

    The show will open Friday night from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. and will run from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Saturday.

  • 150 years of highlighting you

    The Spencer Magnet has reached an important milestone this year. The newspaper is celebrating its Sesquicentennial, and with this accomplishment, we focus much of this week’s edition on ourselves as we revisit our own history in Spencer County.

    It seems quite odd to be celebrating ourselves, really. What we are most accustomed to doing is writing about and celebrating the achievements of others, so collating this edition has felt somewhat foreignor.

  • Adults needed to run county

    This week’s edition of The Spencer Magnet is one that many may hang on to because this is the issue in which we commemorate 150 years of recording the local news of the day.

    Our community has come a long way in the last century and a half. Sadly, what we see in the political landscape does not bode well for future success. Instead of people working together to move us forward, bickering and downright childish behavior seems to be ruling the day.

  • “fix-NICS” legislation is not what it seems

    ALERT: Feinstein/Schumer sponsored gun legislation that amends the “Brady bill” will be added to Concealed Carry Reciprocity bill (HR 38) in the House this week.

  • Bill would create tip line for legislative missteps