Today's News

  • Marking 150 years of The Spencer Magnet


  • Couple face neglect charges

    A Cox’s Creek couple were arraigned last Friday on two counts of endangering the welfare of a minor and ten counts of animal cruelty.

    Grant T. McCubbins, 40, and Miranda McCubbins, 38, were in court last week for their first appearance following their arrest in late January after officials found children and animals living in poor conditions.

  • Lt. Governor leadership tips with SCMS students


    Lt. Governor Jenean Hampton encouraged students to find the leader within themselves as she spoke Friday at Spencer County Middle School.

  • Edgewater court decision could alter county’s role

    The Spencer County Fiscal Court is taking a wait and see approach before committing to assuming responsibility for the wastewater treatment plant at Edgewater Resorts that has a history of failure and currently no certified operator.

  • Levee Trail and River Walk plans unveiled


    Imagine bike and walking trails around the city of Taylorsville that also extend to Ray Jewell Park, up to Taylorsville Lake State Park, and possibly even extending to the Parklands at Floyd’s Fork in eastern Jefferson County. It may seem like a far-fetched plan, but those plans, or at least early concepts, have made their way to the drawing board.

  • What’s happening - Week of March 29, 2017

    Early Childhood Screenings

    Spencer County Preschool and Headstart Early Childhood Screening is being offered on April 28th from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. and May 12, from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m.

    The Early Childhood screening is for all Spencer County children 3 and 4 years of age. The screening will assess the areas of hearing, cognitive skills, speech/language, self-help adaptive skills, socialization, and/or motor development.    

  • Report child abuse

    April is Child Abuse Prevention Month and it is a sad commentary on our society when we need a public awareness campaign to remind us how we should care for the most vulnerable among us.

    Last year in Spencer County, officials investigated over 170 reports of child abuse, involving nearly 250 children.

    Child abuse and neglect is not limited to one neighborhood, or social-economic class. It happens across the county, meaning that one of these children who are hurting, hungry, cold or mistreated, may live across the street or down the road from you.

  • From our readers - Former election rival urges Riley to focus on County

    Shame on you John Riley.

    You defeated me two plus years ago in the judge’s general election and I am certainly not a “sore or poor loser.” To the contrary, I am free for the first time in my life.

    As a fulfilled person, I will devote the remainder of my life preparing for the hereafter and being with family.

  • Our history isn’t that long ago

    I’ve always loved history, especially Kentucky history. I can’t recall if Mr. Larry Dixon, my 7th grade history teacher at Belmont Junior High School in Winchester, was a highly skilled communicator or not, but something about that unit on Kentucky History grabbed my attention and never let me go.

    So while compiling this larger than usual issue of The Spencer Magnet has been a busy one for us here at the office, it’s been fascinating for me as well as I was able to do a little research into the 150-year history of this publication.

  • Filter the fake news

    Do you know a chronic fake news perpetuator? Mine is my cousin on Facebook. He spreads fake news like it’s his job. He reacts to each sensational headline with the correct amount of outrage. I don’t think it’s intentional. I think he sees someone else sharing these, he believes them to be true, and he clicks share. It is not a problem of malice; it is a problem of media literacy.