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Today's News

  • COLUMN: New writer joins Magnet staff for 10-week internship

    Readers will have a new writer for the Spencer Magnet, but not for long. I’m the summer intern and will be spending 10 weeks in Taylorsville working at the paper.
    I’m 20 years old and will be starting my third year at the University of Kentucky this fall. With Spencer County’s relative close proximity to Louisville and the Cardinals, I only hope that won’t be held against me.

  • Fire districts raise more than $41,000 for WHAS Crusade for Children

    Cameron Canan, of the Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire District collects donations during a road block last Friday for the WHAS Crusade for children. Through its collections, the TSCFD raised $15,885.
    The Mount Eden Fire Department raised $25,600, as well, through door-to-door collections and road blocks, according to Chief Doug Herndon.

  • Barnett graduates from basic training

    Army National Guard Spec. Alexander T. Barnett recently graduated from basic combat training at Fort Leonard Wood, Waynesville, Mo.
    During the nine weeks of training, the soldier received instruction in drill and ceremony, weapons, rifle marksmanship qualification, bayonet combat, chemical warfare, field training and tactical exercises, marches, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army history, traditions, and core values.

  • 2013 Pet Idol contest starts now!

    Is your kitten the cat’s meow? 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 2013 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 July 5 at noon.

  • What's Happening — Week of June 5

    Sign ups for Spencer County Stallions Football
    Sign ups for the Spencer County Stallions Youth Football Association will be Saturday at the Ray Jewell Park baseball fields from 10 a.m. til 2 p.m.
    Teams practice three days a week and games are on Saturdays.
    Spencer County Stallions are also in need of a cheer coordinator. If you may be interested in the position please contact us on the Spencer County Stallions Facebook page.

    Mud bog at fairground set for Saturday

  • Main Street meth bust

    Taylorsville Police located a clandestine methamphetamine lab in a Main Street apartment on Sunday, but have yet to arrest the person responsible for making it.

  • A BROKEN BRIDGE?

    The Salt River blue bridge is one of the busiest in the county with more than 4,000 cars zooming across its worn deck every day. And while the large, rusty structure is quickly reaching a major state of disrepair, plans for its replacement are slowly moving forward.

  • Butting heads on the budget

    Despite a long list of budget questions presented by a magistrate, the Spencer County Fiscal Court voted 4-2 to approve its 2013-14 budget ordinance on Monday morning.
    Magistrate Mike Moody presented three, typed pages of questions regarding the budget during Monday’s meeting.
    Judge-Executive Bill Karrer presented the budget during the May 6 meeting, and the first reading of the ordinance passed by a 5-1 vote. Magistrate Jerry Davis cast the only dissenting vote; Moody voted in favor after the first reading.

  • Local agencies assist at slain Bardstown police officer’s funeral

    The murder of Bardstown police officer Jason Ellis hit close to home for several Taylorsville Police officers last week, as the department assisted with traffic points and water relay for Ellis’ funeral.

  • Special district court judge and prosecutor appointed in Trageser case

    The case of a Spencer County man charged with attempting to access the county’s computer system and harassing a Spencer County sheriff’s deputy appears to be headed toward a resolution with the appointment of a special judge and prosecutor.