Today's News

  • Opinion: From our readers 2 11 15

    The children of this community mean more to me than anything in Spencer County. With that please let me give you some history and insight.
    About ten years ago I served on the board of education here in Spencer County. At that time and after decades of school politics our school system had been academically destroyed. Our system was a total embarrassment state wide.

  • School board resignation points to issues

    Last week we covered a story regarding the resignation of Spencer County Board of Education member Ange McKinney. The story began an interesting week involving people contacting the Magnet to offer their own opinions on the situation, and I understand quite a lot of chatter on social media sites like Facebook regarding the issues discussed by McKinney.

  • Board of education selects chair

    The Spencer County Board of Education selected a board chairperson at last week’s special called meeting held on Thursday, after failing to do so during a previous meeting this month to name a chair.
    Board member Debbie Herndon was selected unanimously as board chair, with member Janet Bonham also being unanimously selected as vice chair after previously tendering her resignation from the board.

  • Mt. Eden Fire responds to complaints

    The Mt. Eden Volunteer Fire Department Board of Trustees spent a significant portion of their meeting last Monday dealing with complaints and allegations filed against them from various non-citizens of the district, including an ethics complaint made against board member and former chairperson Bob Jones regarding a $105 gift certificate to Ruth’s Chris Steak House, various public record requests and a complaint filed with the Kentucky Department of Finance regarding the bidding process for the department’s new fire station.

  • City approves new personnel policy

    A project several months in the making reached its conclusion as the Taylorsville City Commission voted to adopt a new personnel policy.

  • Community rallies around Nick Burns


  • Lincoln Day Dinner attracts political heavyweights


  • Dollars and Sense: There are bargains to be had on new, used cars

    Not only are gasoline prices falling, the prices for cars that use the gas are predicted to fall as well. So says the NADA Used Car Guide in its 2015 market forecast.
    The availability of late-model used cars is predicted to rise by 8 percent, which means that consumers are out there shopping for new vehicles and leaving those used cars behind.

  • How to take proper care of your kidneys

    Dear Savvy Senior,
    What can you tell me about kidney disease? My mother died from kidney failure a few years ago at age 76, and I’m curious what my risks are and what I can do to protect myself.
    Kidney Concerned

    Dear Concerned,
    Anyone who has a family history of kidney disease, or who has high blood pressure or diabetes is at risk and needs to have their kidneys tested. Here’s what you should know and some tips to help you take care of your kidneys.

  • Church happenings — Week of Feb. 4

    Spencer Christian to host community open house