Today's News

  • Outdoors - Elk quota hunt application deadline approaching

    Twenty years ago this December, seven elk were released atop Potato Knob in Perry County in front of thousands of onlookers. The landmark restoration of a free roaming elk herd in Kentucky was off and running.

    Fast forward to present day. There are now more elk in Kentucky than any state east of the Rocky Mountains and each year the prospect of harvesting one compels tens of thousands of hunters to apply for Kentucky’s quota elk hunts.

  • Murder in Cottonwood Estates

    A Spencer County man is dead and his wife has been arrested on murder charges following an Easter afternoon shooting. Spencer County Coroner Danny Hilbert said 51-year-old Mark Bennett died at his home in Cottonwood Estates. An autopsy was being performed but Hilbert said Bennett had suffered multiple gunshot wounds., Kentucky State Police arrested 40-year-old Kandy Bennett and she has been lodged in the Shelby County Detention Center., Look for more details in this week’s Spencer Magnet.

  • City votes to pursue role with Edgewater plant


    The City of Taylorsville appears to be willing to play a key role in providing both a short-term and long-term solution to issues with the wastewater sewage plant that, if unresolved, could jeopardize business at the Taylorsville Lake State Park, the Taylorsville Lake Marina and Edgewater Resort.

  • Restaurant tax proposed


    Lynda Huckleberry has been serving the same customers for years, arriving as early as 3 a.m. to begin breakfast and staying open until 9 p.m. during the week. Many of the customers at Lynda’s Grill  are blue-collar types who are loyal and order several times a week, if not daily, from her menu that includes home-cooked specials or short-order items like hamburgers.

  • Restoring Spencer’s historic records


    Reminiscent of historical documents you might find protected by glass in a museum, records that define much of the history of Spencer County are still available for the public to view, but some are nearly 200 years old and time and use have taken their toll.

    That’s why County Clerk Lynn Hesselbrock is embarking on an effort to begin restoring some of books. She wants to ensure that the pages and the information inscribed on them will never be lost.

  • What’s happening - Week of April 12, 2017

    Spencer County Animal Shelter Fundraiser at Fairgrounds

    “A Ruff Day at the Fairgrounds” will be held on Saturday, May 13, from 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. at the Spencer County Fairgrounds in Taylorsville.

    Judge Angus will be performing from 3 - 5 p.m. along with Adam Spears & The Nameless Band taking the stage from 5 - 8 p.m.

    There will also be various vendors, face painting, dunking booth, food, children’s games, silent auction, pet photo contest, corn hole tournament, and much more.

  • Youth baseball begins Saturday

    The Spencer County Youth Baseball Association will celebrate the opening day of their season this Saturday with games beginning at 9 a.m. at Ray Jewell Park.

    SCYBA President Rena Allen said there are more than 300 young people involved in the league this year, and is also asking that parents and other volunteers make sure to help out with concessions and other efforts to keep the league operating.

  • From our readers - New voluntary state ID cards are harmless, yet compliant

    In 2005, legislation was enacted by the United States Congress to beef up national security by adding new requirements for state driver’s licenses and other official ID cards. Ever since then, as states have gone through the process of complying with the new mandates, much opposition has formed to what is often called REAL ID.  However, despite those concerns, the new ID cards will give every Kentuckian the option to obtain a federally approved ID and lift the burden on things like flying and entering military installments.

  • Change will require respect

    There’s no doubt we live in troubled times. The world seems to be teetering on the edge of major conflicts, our nation is more divided than ever, and even locally, people often find themselves opposing their neighbors over issues.

  • Which is the fairest of the tax plans

    Getting rid of an unbalanced reliance on the income tax and moving to an approach that taxes consumption instead would brand Kentucky a state of producers rather than a commonwealth of punishers.

    After all, what do personal and corporate income taxes accomplish other than funding government services and programs by punishing – and thus discouraging – individuals from producing and businesses from growing?

    A proven free-market principle is: policies get more of what they encourage and less of what is discouraged.