Today's News

  • Community Thanksgiving Meal


    Volunteers from at least six different churches took part in serving the Community Thanksgiving Meal on Wednesday evening at Taylorsville Community Church. The free meal featured turkey and all the trimmings and was an outreach effort by the area churches.

  • Close isn’t good enough for Bears this year


    Last year, the Spencer County Bears struggled through an 11-18 season, which included a heart-breaking two-point loss to Collins, an overtime loss in the district tournament to Anderson County, and a triple overtime loss to Shelby County.

    As the old saying goes, close only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades, so while those tight games against district foes didn’t put any wins in the record books, they may create a little confidence for this year’s team.

  • Lady Bears are growing up


    After two years of fielding one of the youngest teams in the region, the Spencer County Lady Bears now feel they have the experience and maturity to take the next step. They still have only one senior on the team, but this group has logged a lot of varsity minutes and should be prepared for the new season.

    “The perspective has changed a lot, said third-year coach Brandy Scott. “We are a very seasoned teams in terms of experience, but we are also more mature now. We still were not quite there last year.”

  • Search for ways to help hungry Kentuckians

    The holiday season is well under way. Many of you enjoyed a bountiful Thanksgiving feast with your loved ones and will do so again during Christmas and New Year’s Day.

  • Choosing and caring for live Christmas trees

    It is hard to believe that the holiday season is upon us. I have family visiting for Christmas, so this means a bigger tree than normal; if you are going to travel to come see us, this is the least I can do. Plus, it is fun to find the “perfect” tree that fits your space and holds precious ornaments with style.

  • Agriculture - About that mistletoe

    Once autumn leaves have fallen, mistletoe becomes highly visible on large trees throughout Kentucky. Phoradendron, the scientific name for Kentucky’s most common variety of this parasitic plant, means tree thief. These small leafy plants are commonly found on twigs and branches of many hardwood species in the southern United States. Mistletoe extracts—steals— water, mineral elements and food from tree hosts; hence the name.

  • Small fire inside Sheriff’s trailer


  • Local magistrate dies


    District 1 Magistrate Jim Williams, of Taylorsville, passed away early Tuesday morning after a long battle with cancer.
    Williams, who was in the middle of his first term as magistrate, was a long-time contractor and real estate figure in Spencer County.

    He is survived by his wife Billie and his children. Complete obituary information will be printed in next week’s Magnet.

  • Riley left with big legal bill

    Spencer County Judge-Executive John Riley has been stuck with nearly $6,000 in legal fees he paid when he hired a private attorney to defend him in a lawsuit filed against the fiscal court by Sheriff Buddy Stump in October.

    Riley’s attorney, Carol Petitt, successfully defended Riley in the suit, in which Stump claimed that Riley and the county’s five magistrates did not act to provide the sheriff with adequate office space in the wake of a possible outbreak of mold in the Sheriff’s office, that led to Stump closing the office down.

  • Deer meat helps feed local families

    Deer season doesn’t just feed the desire of local hunters who dream of lining up that perfect shot from their stand out the woods. The annual hunt also literally feeds many families here in Spencer County who will have quality meat on their table for many months because of the local deer harvest.

    Scott Herndon, who operates Herndon’s Taxidermy and Deer Processing, recently donated about 630 pounds of deer meat to First Baptist Church’s Dare to Care program, one of three organizations he provides with donated meat each year.