Today's News

  • Shelby County distillery opens, engineer answers questions

    Since breaking ground on the $115 million Bulleit Distilling Co. in August, members of the Shelby County community have expressed curiosity about the project.
    Dan Feeser, director of engineering of Diageo of North America, which owns the Bulleit brand, addressed some of those questions and concerns when he spoke to the Shelbyville Rotary Club Tuesday afternoon, but the also left several questions unanswered.
    In consideration of the existing landscape, Feeser spoke of the distillery’s desire to mesh with their surroundings.

  • ‘Tree of Life’ tradition continues

    by Zach Morgan

  • Rescue From Raging Flood Waters

    When it rained it poured in March, 1909 across the Salt River water shed and Brashears Creek went on a rampage, helping the river stretch out of her banks. Taylorsville suffered a major flood during which an act of heroism by a man named Miller was not overlooked by the Andrew Carnegie Hero Fund.
    We quote the late Fred Prewitt from a recording of a local historical society meeting several years ago. Fred said his father was sick in bed at Taylorsville when the flood struck. They lived near the intersection of Garrard and Main Cross Streets.

  • LIHEAP Subsidy Program to help low-income households

    SHELBYVILLE, KENTUCKY- Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency, Inc. began the “subsidy” portion of the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) that provides heating assistance to eligible households on November 3rd, 2014. The significant cost of energy to heat homes leaves many households unable to fully meet heating bills or purchase sufficient bulk fuel to keep their families safe and warm. Your local Community Action Partnership (CAP) stands ready to help!

  • Opinion: From our readers 11 26 14

    Reader wants
    politicians to bury the hatchet
    Now that the 2014 elections are over, I feel it is appropriate for us to reflect on the accomplishments of our current County Judge Executive Bill Karrer. Judge Karrer has been bashed and ridiculed from several sides during this election process, many of those comments being either false or over stated. He took over his responsibilities during a difficult time in 2010. A time when our elected officials had allowed the infrastructure of the county to deteriorate in many key areas.

  • Support your local businesses in the Holiday Cash Contest

    It is that time of year again. Time when the Spencer Magnet rolls out its Holiday Cash Contest, where readers can enter for one of ten chances to win $100 by simply picking out pictures from ads provided by our local retailers.
    The idea of the contest is not only to give you, the reader, a chance at winning money, but to focus your attention on our many local retailers who help keep money flowing through our local community.

  • Local man charged with sexual abuse

    A Spencer County man was charged last week with sexual abuse of a 16 year old girl.
    Aaron W. Goodlett, 34, of Cotton Lane in Taylorsville was charged with one count of sexual abuse in the first degree, one count of unlawful transaction with a minor in the second degree, one count of unlawful transaction with a minor in the third degree and prohibited use of an electronic communication system to procure a minor for an incident that happened on Friday, Nov. 14.

  • All Children Pediatrics now open
  • What's Happening — Week of November 26

    Christmas on Main Street Parade
    Put your group on a float, a horse, a tractor or a vehicle and be in the Christmas on Main Street Parade Nov. 29 at 6:30 p.m. This year’s theme is “Winter Wonderland” and floats may be decorated for the occasion with lights. If your group is interested in participating in the parade please call Diana Hilbert at 502-422-1537 or Karen Spencer at 502-619-4416 before the event.

  • Ford provides Mt. Eden Fire with new truck

    by Zach Morgan