Today's News

  • Two charged with kidnapping Franklin woman


  • Chandler, former AG, pushes for cigarette tax hike

    “If you want to get cancer, live in Kentucky,” says Ben Chandler.
    The former Kentucky Attorney General is now helping lead a crusade to curtail one of the leading causes of preventable cancer–smoking. He came to Taylorsville last week to talk to the Magnet about a proposal to raise the state’s per-pack cigarette tax by a dollar, in the hopes that it would drive smokers to quit, as well as deter others from starting.

  • Riley opposes county-wide smoking ban

    In addition to pushing for a dollar-a-pack increase in Kentucky’s cigarette tax, former Kentucky Attorney General Ben Chandler was in town last week to also talk to County Judge-Executive John Riley about a smoke free ordinance in the county.
    Riley said he enjoyed his visit with Chandler, but said he has no intention of pushing any type of county-wide ban on smoking, suggesting that the voluntary bans that individual businesses have enacted in their stores and restaurants is sufficient.

  • Lady Bears fall in Region


  • Floods damage bridges
  • Calm after the storms


    AT RIGHT: After a week of wet, soggy weather that forced rivers and streams out of their banks and caused some flooding issues throughout the county, Spencer Countians were greeted with a beautiful sunset Sunday night that ushered in a couple of days of spring-like weather.

  • Shelter funds debated

    Debates in public meetings often revolve around who’s receiving money. Monday night, the discussion at the Spencer County Fiscal Court meeting was about who has to keep it.

  • Three-vehicle accident


  • Grubb indicted for 2016 kidnapping

    A Bloomfield man who is accused of robbery and kidnapping in Mt. Eden during the summer of 2016, has been indicted on numerous charges stemming from that incident.
    A Spencer County Grand Jury last month indicted Michael L. Grubb, 40, of Bloomfield, on one count of robbery, one count of kidnapping, one count of wanton endangerment, along with a count of third degree arson, intithird degree arson, intimidating a participant in the legal process, and two counts of second degree cruelty to animals.

  • Don’t attack the teachers

    As we approach the end of the 2018 Regular Session, it’s become crunch time in Frankfort. It is anticipated that the Senate will pass out their version of the budget this week and the differences will then be settled in a Conference Committee between the House and Senate. This week has seen many bills pass both the full House and House Committees, but there has been a clear focus on public safety and the brave Kentuckians who dedicate their lives to protecting us each and every day. Before I report on these bills, there is an important matter that I want to address.