Today's News

  • Ingram named Main Street Manager


    As proprietor of the Red Scooter antiques store in downtown Taylorsville for nearly two decades, Beverly Ingram, is deeply entrenched in the city’s Main Street in downtown Taylorsville.

    This month she was named manager of Taylorsville’s Main Street Program, which seems a natural fit. She had been named interim manager by the City Commission after the previous manager, Annette King, resigned in September. Ingram also has served on the program’s board of directors for 15 years.

  • Road department working to fix Haley Road slide

    As if the plague of potholes from the harsh winter wasn’t enough, Spencer County’s road department is dealing with a slide that has closed a portion of Haley Road, which runs near the Shelby County line.

    Road Supervisor Todd Burch said Thursday that the slide is the result of recent heavy rains combined with snowmelt and high water in Guist Creek, which flows nearby. He said the county is hoping to receive funding to repair the road from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

  • Professor to portray Henry Clay at historical society dinner

    Henry Clay. Renowned statesmen. Orator. “The Great Pacificator.” Died in 1852.

    But, if you would like to get an idea of what it would be like to hear him speak, you are in for a treat.

    George J. McGee, a professor of theater at Georgetown College, will portray Clay as the featured guest at the Spencer County Historical Society’s annual dinner, set for 6 p.m. Monday, March 30, at the Spencer County Extension Building.

  • Familiar face to return as editor of Spencer Magnet

    In a company newsletter that is distributed each month to Landmark employees, it was noted that this month marks twenty-five years since Landmark Community Newspapers purchased The Spencer Magnet from Claude and Dolly Brock in late March of 1990. The Brocks were highly respected in the newspaper industry and all throughout Kentucky, but even more so among people living in and around Spencer County.

  • AGRICULTURE - It’s time to think about spring weather safety

    After record snowfall and bitterly cold temperatures, most Spencer Countians welcome the transition into spring. Still, changeable weather is one of the harbingers of the season, and often it comes in the form of high winds and blustery conditions. Even though tornadoes can occur in any season, they are most common in spring, along with downbursts and windstorms.

  • Court Records

    Judge Donna Dutton heard the following cases on November 7, 2014, in Spencer District Court:

    John Bradley Farris, (1986), public intoxication controlled substance (excludes alcohol); drug paraphernalia - buy/possess; tampering with physical evidence, amended to attempting to tamper with physical evidence, guilty, 365 days, conditionally discharged 2 years, Kentucky Alternative Program, quarterly review, $253 court costs and fines.

  • THE SAAVY SENIOR - How Medicare covers in-home care

    Dear Savvy Senior,
    How does Medicare cover home health care? Because of my illness, my doctor suggested I get home health care, but I want to find out how it’s covered before I proceed.
    Need Some Help

  • White bass soon to spawn


  • Big Blue even money; UofL heads west; WKU players back in class

    Kentucky basketball got more media attention last weekend than ISIS, Ferguson, Rick Pitino scolding a reporter, and America’s Favorite Has-Been Mayor Rudy Giuliani all rolled into one.
    Betting boards: To finish 40-0, UK is even money. Kansas coach Bill Self believes those odds are conservative.
    KENTUCKY. Midwest Region, plays at Yum Center. Louisville in East Regional heads to Seattle. Go figure.

  • Going with gut: UK won’t win

    This week at the office or workplace is like no other. There’s a new language being spoken between employees, and the jargon has nothing to do with whatever field or industry they’re concerned with the rest of the year.
    At the hospital, doctors in white lab coats and nurses in scrubs are not talking about MRIs. Instead, they’re concerned with RPIs. Their focus is not solely on diagnosing Ms. Smith in 401, but trying to figure out if Indiana’s cold shooting can be cured with a fresh start out on the plains of Nebraska.