Today's News

  • Pettway joins Magnet as intern


    Hello Spencer County, I’m Shantel Pettway, a recent graduate of Western Kentucky University. I’ve studied Journalism throughout my high school and collegiate career – a long journey, I know; but I’m pleased to have a chance to increase my ability here at The Spencer Magnet.

    I was born and raised in Louisville, home of the Kentucky Derby, college basketball and some of the best sweet tea, if you leave it up to my grandma. I have a lot of Louisville pride, but I do like to get outside of the borders of Kentucky to travel.

  • County approves pay hike

    After fighting for two years to get select county employees a significant raise in salary, Spencer County Judge-Executive John Riley saw those increases approved during Monday’s meeting of the Spencer County Fiscal Court, but it wasn’t unanimous.

    Riley has numerous times talked about the disparity of some county employees compared to what their peers in other counties are making and has proposed salary adjustments for several during the last two budget cycles, only to have them defeated. On Monday, he was finally successful.

  • Two arrested on drug charges

    Two Spencer County men are facing drug charges following a search of their home last Tuesday that yielded a suspected indoor marijuana growing operation.

    Christopher Firkins, 30, and Lester D. Firkins, 62, both of 550 Tindale Road, located off Lilly Pike, were arrested on May 30, after deputies from the Spencer County Sheriff’s Office conducted a search warrant.

  • Relay for Life Saturday

    Spencer Countians will rally again for a cure during the annual Relay for Life event slated for this Saturday from 5 p.m. until midnight at the Spencer County High School.

    Relay for Life is an annual event that allows community members to honor cancer survivors, fighters, and stand in solidarity with those who have lost loved ones to cancer. This event is one way the community can stand with one another and show support, coordinator Samantha Turner said.

    “Cancer never sleeps,” Tanner said. “We can take one night a year to honor them.”

  • Hall graduates from University of Louisville


  • Baker-Varney wedding


    Breisa Baker, the daughter of Brent and Lisa Baker, of Taylorsville, will be uniting in marriage with Colin Varney on June 24 at The Barn in the Red River Gorge near Stanton, KY.

  • What’s Happening - Week of June 7, 2017

    Spencer County Fair Pageants

    The Spencer County Fair will hold three pageants this Saturday, June 10,  at the Fairgrounds. At noon the Pre-Teen Pageant will be held in the pavilion. At 2:30 p.m., the Teen Pageant will be held, followed by the Miss Spencer County Pageant.

  • Crumbling bridge on West River Road to be replaced


  • FROM OUR READERS - Riley has made it personal

    Dear John Riley.

    Again, shame on you and once again you are in my prayers. I open this correspondence thanking the Good Lord you are not my proctologist.

    Needless to say, Spencer County is sick of your personal, self-serving and selfish battle with Sheriff Stump. You say it is not personal, but one and all recognize the truth as it be.

    You referred to the previous fiscal court, of which I sat on, as being dysfunctional. But we considered the safety and welfare of every man, woman and child a priority. Yes, we funded 24/7, 365.

  • FROM OUR READERS - Pensions must be protected