Today's News

  • Bridge tolls begin next week

    Drivers have a final chance this week to open RiverLink accounts, ensuring they’re paying the lowest rates when tolling begins on Friday over three Ohio River bridges in the Louisville area.

    Drivers were encouraged to open their RiverLink accounts by the end of last week to help ensure they receive their transponders before the start of tolling. While drivers who set up their accounts this week may not receive their transponders before the start of tolling, they will be paying the lowest rates on the first day of tolling, a news release said.

  • Sheriff’s Shining Star Christmas Gifts for Children


    Spencer County Sheriff Buddy Stump was joined by friends at the Taylorsville Masonic Lodge Thursday as they loaded up a truck full of Christmas toys and presents as part of the Sheriff’s Shining Star Christmas Gifts for Children.

    He was joined by Sharon Thomas, a member of his staff,  and also Barbara Perkins, Ray and Francis Garman and Charlie and Donetta Jewell.

  • What’s happening - Week of December 21, 2016

    Spencer Magnet early deadlines and holiday office hours
    The Spencer Magnet will have early advertising and news deadlines for the Christmas and New Year’s Day holidays.

    The deadline for the December 28th edition is Thursday, Dec. 22nd at noon.

    The deadline for the January 4th edition is Thursday, Dec. 29th at noon.

  • McCartney to reissue ‘89 album

    Sir Paul McCartney is to reissue his 1989 album Flowers in the Dirt on March 24. I actually bought this CD (and still have it) when it first came out. This was his eighth solo studio album which will also include some bonus demo tracks recorded with Elvis Costello. Elvis collaborated with McCartney on writing some songs for this album.

  • Bill would set minimum age for criminal charges

    A bill filed for consideration during next year’s General Assembly would set a minimum age at which a juvenile could be charged with a criminal offense.

    The bill was filed by Rep. Darryl Owens, a Louisville Democrat who was chairman of the House Judiciary Committee during the 2016 legislative session. Kentucky does not have a minimum “age of criminal responsibility,” so it’s possible for very young children to be charged with crimes.

  • Responders rescue driver


    Members of the Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Department and Spencer County EMS were able to rescue a motorist whose car flipped upside down in a small stream along the side of KY 44 just north of Waterford last Tuesday afternoon.

  • One hurt, one charged in Elk Creek accident

    Camille Hays said she’s thankful her holidays didn’t turn tragic, but she and her family did receive a close call when daughter Cadeja Hays was injured in a two-car collision on KY 155 near Elk Creek last Thursday night.

    The younger Hays, a senior at Western Kentucky University, had returned home for Christmas break and was on her way to a high school basketball game when her vehicle collided with one driven by 44-year-old Andrea L. Spadie, of Taylorsville.

  • Court cuts Sheriff’s budget

    A vacancy on the Spencer County Fiscal Court has appeared to loosen up nearly two years of gridlock, and the result was not favorable Monday night to Sheriff Buddy Stump.

    By a 3-2 vote, the court agreed to cut Stump’s payroll budget by $62,000 for the coming year, from $702,000 this current year, to $640,000.

  • Court tables pay hike for employees

    An attempt by Judge-Executive John Riley to push through pay rate adjustments for some county employees failed Monday night as magistrates voted 3-2 to table the measure.

    The issue has been debated since budget discussions that began last spring, and attempts by Riley to pass the adjusted rates have failed previously, often by a 3-3 vote.

  • Wrapping up the Christmas Cheer


    Several volunteers met at Taylorsville Community Church last week to wrap hundreds of gifts that have been donated as part of the community Christmas effort to make sure Spencer County children have a Merry Christmas.