Today's News

  • Church Happenings - Week of April 19, 2017

    FCA to host Go Tell event

    The Spencer County Fellowship of Christian Athletes will hold their Go Tell event on Wednesday, April 26 from 6:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the high school gymnasium. Robert Palmer, a ministry consultant for Crossings Camp will be the speaker, with several students also taking an active part in the event.

    Mid-week Bible Study at Risen Lord Lutheran Church

  • Lady Bears improve to 13-4 on season


    The Spencer County Lady Bears improved to 13-4 on the season with a busy week that saw them go 5-2. They opened the week with a 12-7 win over district foe Shelby County and then got a 10-0 shutout over Washington County.

    During a weekend tournament in Shelby County, the girls took a 5-0 loss to South Warren, before getting a 12-4 win over Assumption on Saturday. They blanked Simon Kenton 12-0, dropped a 3-2 decision to Boone County, and finished the tournament with a 6-5 win over Mercer County.

  • SCHS Bears are 5-11


    The Spencer County Bears are 5-11 on the season after taking a 15-7 win over Carroll  County on Saturday. It was a bounce back game for the Bears, who had suffered a 11-7 defeat to Washington County on Wednesday and then saw Kentucky Country Day rally for a 7-5 win on Thursday.

    The Bears were scheduled to host district foe Collins on Monday with a return trip to Collins on Tuesday. They will travel to Nelson County on Friday and will have two district games at Anderson County to begin next week.

  • SCHS musicians take honors


  • 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.