Today's News

  • Man charged with rape of 14-year-old

    A Louisville man is facing felony rape charges following his arrest last month. Cody Cundiff, 21, is charged with two counts of first degree rape and one count of third degree rape involving a 14-year-old juvenile.

    Cundiff was arrested on July 2 by Spencer County Sheriff’s Detective Tom Brummer and was arraigned July 31st in Spencer County.

    It is alleged that on three separate occasions dating from late May to late June, the suspect raped the young girl, twice by force.

  • State releasing flood aid to Spencer, other hard-hit counties


    The Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet Monday announced in a news release that funding will be made available in emergency grants to help 24 flood-damaged counties clean up solid waste generated by the July flood events.

    Counties will be eligible to request up to 110 percent of the preliminary damage assessment estimate for debris clearance that was provided to the Kentucky Division of Emergency Management. The total grant amount to be awarded will not be available until all applications are received.

  • Large pot operation leads to indictment

    A Spencer County man suspected of running the largest indoor pot growing operations in the county, was indicted by a grand jury on multiple charges last week.

    The indictments, filed on Thursday, charge Jackson Kelly Ragan, 44, with one count of cultivating or harvesting marijuana with intent to sell, a class D felony. He is also charged with trafficking in marijuana Schedule I hallucinogen (more than 8 ounces), also a class D felony, and one count of illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia, a class A misdemeanor.

  • Owners meet with city over potholes

    Business owners met with members of the Taylorsville City Commission last Tuesday to discuss possible solutions to the potholes that plague the access roads to Settlers Center.

    Meanwhile, motorists are once again having to navigate around the potholes that the city attempted to fill temporarily a few weeks ago.

  • What’s happening - Week of August 12, 2015

    Chamber meeting to feature Hosparus speaker

    The Spencer County-Taylorsville Chamber of Commerce is hosting its monthly meeting this Thursday at noon.

    The meeting is sponsored by Hosparus and will feature Spencer County resident Dr. Bethany Snider, who is the Medical Director for the Green River, Central and Northeast Louisville Hosparus region.

    Lunch will be catered by Country Mart. Lunch is $10 for chamber members and $13 for non members. The meeting will be held at the chamber building at the corner of Main Street and Main Cross.

  • Proposal would prevent Kentucky schools from starting before the end of August

    The questions have been debated in Kentucky for years:

    Should public schools start in early August or after Labor Day?

    Should the school year end by Memorial Day or in mid-June?

    School districts in some states start after Labor Day, but Kentucky districts, over time, have started the year earlier and earlier.

  • Kentucky ABC launches online training

    The Kentucky Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control has launched its online STAR (Server Training in Alcohol Regulations) instruction.

  • From our readers: Thanks for taking stand against abortion

    It is so refreshing to have a newspaper editor come forward and lay out the truth on something as important as the current abortion debate. Watching the clips of the Planned Parenthood meeting with buyers of body parts is sickening to say the least. This brings to mind a recent bumper sticker that said “Seems to me that all the people in favor of abortion have already been born”. I think this sums it up!

    Arnie Mueller,

  • From our readers: County leaders need answers beyond just raising taxes

    I read the Magnet’s report of the Fiscal Court’s meeting with some wonderment. Maybe it’s just me but here are a couple of observations that contribute to the ‘wonderment’ of ‘What the heck is happening?’

    We have a Judge Executive who admitted that he could not read the budget in my presence. This contributes to the ‘wonderment’.

  • Editorial - Cut costs, then raise taxes

    In about three months, Spencer County taxpayers will be receiving their tax bills, meaning local governments and taxing districts are now faced with setting tax rates.

    The annual debate over cutting costs or raising taxes is not exclusive to Spencer County, but a discussion had by elected officials at all levels.