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Today's News

  • EDITORIAL: More miscommunication breeds missed opportunity for July Fourth

    What a debacle.
    Who would have thought we’d address the lack of a fireworks display in Spencer County on our opinion page for two weeks in a row?
    Last week, we sought out to bring you information about some sort of fireworks display in the community. In the end, we went looking for a display that didn’t exist.

  • Is your pet the next Pet Idol?

    Is your kitten the coolest cat around? Or maybe your dog is too cute for words. Enter your furry feline, dog, horse, pig, turtle or any other pet for a chance to be named the 2012 Pet Idol.
    Beginning this week, The Spencer Magnet will accept entries into its Pet Idol contest, the proceeds from which will benefit the Magnet’s Newspapers in Education program.
    Pets can be entered for a $10 donation to the program. The entry deadline is Aug. 3 at 5 p.m.

  • Rain, damage minimal with Sunday’s storm

    With temperatures reaching above 100 degrees last week furthering the favorable conditions for drought and fire, rain that fell on Spencer County on Sunday night was much needed, even though it brought strong winds and minor storm damage.

  • Altercation at mud bog leaves one man hospitalized

    What started out as a random punch thrown between two men at the Mount Eden Mud Bog on Saturday night turned into a drunken brawl that ended with one man being air-lifted to the University of Louisville.
    Shelby County Sheriff’s Deputy Shawn Cresap said the blow knocked the man out, and that when he started to come to and was trying to get up, he was flailing his legs and inadvertently kicked a woman.
    When she complained to someone that she had been kicked, the incident escalated and several people became involved at that point.

  • County cleans up illegal dump

    Last week under a thick tree canopy shading a beautiful rural area of Elk Creek, a large piece of machinery could be heard roaring up and down the bluff.

  • Magistrates want better notification system to keep them informed

    In light of a recent fire at the county’s Recycling Center and a truck from the center being stolen twice, magistrates asked Monday morning for some sort of procedure to keep them in the know about the county’s assets and incidents.
    The fire at the center was Sunday, June 24, and caused minimal damage. It occurred when an employee driving a forklift accidentally pushed an empty used-oil container into an electrical plug, creating a spark, Judge-Executive Bill Karrer said.

  • A spiritual transformation

    If you’ve passed by All Saints Catholic Church in downtown Taylorsville recently, you probably didn’t miss the gleaming 18-foot copper cross being installed in the front lawn. The cross, designed and constructed by Bruce Deigl of Taylorsville Machining, is part of larger plans to renovate and enhance the grounds of the church.

  • Shelby man faces meth charges in Spencer

    A Shelby County man facing methamphetamine-related charges will have his case heard by a Spencer County grand jury.

  • An electrifying experience

    Suspects who are still at large were dealt a shocking blow last Thursday when an attempt to steal copper from a local Kentucky Utilities electric substation went drastically wrong.
    The suspects cut through a fence and entered the KU substation at 5729 Highgrove Road between 2 and 3:30 p.m. on June 28, according to Kentucky State Police. According to KSP, the suspects cut the wrong ground wire during the theft, causing three transformers valued at $10,000 each to explode.

  • Excessive heat warning issued through midnight Sunday

    The National Weather Service in Louisville this afternoon issued an excessive heat warning for Spencer County, which runs through midnight Sunday.

    The prior heat advisory is no longer in effect.

    Heat index values are predicted to reach between 105 to 115 degrees, according to the warning.

    Citizens are encouraged to keep cool and hydrated.

    "The extended period of heat will also cause drought conditions to worsen and raise concern for wildfire development across the area," the warning says.