Today's News

  • Arrests made in kidnapping


    The Spencer County Sheriff’s Office is continuing their search for a Spencer County man wanted in connection with a kidnapping last week that resulted in a man being beaten and repeatedly threatened at gunpoint for several hours.

  • The grandmother of all hikes


    At the top of Mt. Katahdin, Evy Schnee felt like Tarzan. She’d arrived there by walking more than a thousand miles, the journey strewn with precipitous rock faces, staggering winds, two curious bears, a furious rattlesnake and a bewildered moose.

    At 67, the Spencer County grandmother had made her way from Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, to this mountain in Maine in less than five months.

  • Three arrested by city police

    The Taylorsville City Police Department reported the following activity last week:

    • Arrested Katlin Morrow, 25, of Taylorsville, on two Spencer County District Court warrants for Harassing Communications and Terroristic Threatening 3rd Degree charges.

    • Arrested Macey Mitchell, 24, of Taylorsville, on a Spencer District Warrant for Monitored Conditional Release violations on operating under the influence charge.

  • County still waiting for report on mold

    County officials were still waiting on a report from an inspection conducted for a potential mold outbreak at the Sheriff’s Office that has forced much of the upper level to be declared off-limits.

    Sheriff Buddy Stump told members of the fiscal court Monday that he hoped to have the report later that day or Tuesday. Meanwhile, he said some of his deputies are basically working out of their cars.

  • Paul campaign makes stop in Taylorsville


    Kentucky Senator Rand Paul came to Taylorsville Thursday afternoon for a town hall meeting with constituents that doubled as a campaign rally as about 75 people gathered in the Chamber of Commerce meeting room for the event.

    Many attendees left with yard signs and bumper stickers after the event, but Paul, a Republican from Bowling Green who is completing his first term in Washington, never mentioned his Democratic opponent by name. Lexington Mayor Jim Gray won his party’s primary and is challenging Paul for the Senate seat in November.

  • Guthrie speaks with voters


  • Public Record - Week of August 3, 2016

    It is the policy of The Spencer Magnet to publish public records as they are reported by various agencies. This policy has been established to preserve the fairness and impartiality of The Spencer Magnet. Names appearing in the public records will be published without exceptions. Public records are published as a news service to our readers. District court records are published as defendants enter pleas (guilty or Alford) or are found guilty.

    Judge Donna Dutton heard the following cases on July 1, 2016, in Spencer District Court:

  • Garden Club looking to grow


  • The Magnet wants to hear your voice

    Interactive is not a word one often associates with a newspaper. In an age of advanced technology where messages are sent with the click of a mouse or a few taps on your cellphone, the printed word seems a bit archaic and old-fashioned.

  • Election 2016 is harsh reality

    I remember the craze and rabid interest that surrounded a television show that debuted many years ago that I thought at the time was just a poor attempt to recapture the magic of Gilligan’s Island.

    The show was Survivor, and more than just chronicling the lives of contestants who were put on a remote island to seemingly fend for themselves and survive the elements and each other, it ushered in a new form of entertainment called reality television.