Today's News

  • Judge-exec: economic development in Spencer County is two-fold

    Editors note: Since the city and county voted to dissolve the Taylorsville-Spencer County Economic Development Authority earlier this year, The Spencer Magnet decided to check in with local government officials to discuss their economic development plans for the future. This week, Editor Shannon Brock sat down with Judge-Executive Bill Karrer to discuss the county’s perspective.

    Judge-Executive Bill Karrer says his thoughts about economic development in Spencer County have always been two-fold: business development and tourism.

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  • ONLINE ONLY: Hunter hits gas instead of break, sinks car in Taylorsville Lake

    A Jeffersontown man emerged Saturday from Taylorsville Lake safe and sound.

    His car? Not so much.

    Ronald Berkley was attempting to launch his boat that morning at the Van Buren boat ramp when things went terribly wrong, thanks to a new pair of hunting boots.

    Berkley, who was planning to boat to a location on the lake to go turkey hunting, told rescuers that he had just purchased the boots and was wearing them while backing his car down the ramp.

  • Spiderweb munch

    Makes 12 servings

    2 cups (12-ounce package) Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels
    1 cup creamy peanut butter, divided
    1/3 cup powdered sugar
    3 cups toasted rice cereal
    Heat morsels and 3/4 cup peanut butter in small, heavy-duty saucepan over low heat, stirring constantly until smooth; remove from heat. Add sugar; stir vigorously until smooth.

  • COLUMN: Divorce affects children, too

    As mentioned in last weeks column, divorce has many direct or indirect victims, including the children. When parents divorce it more likely was preceded by many instances, perhaps many months of fighting, arguing, even physical confrontations involving abusive behaviors.
    When this has happened for an extended period of time, children may be glad that this has finally come to an end, and divorce may be seen by them as a welcome relief, because the atmosphere has again become more tranquil or peaceful.

  • Pet costumes can be fun if done safely

    As the Halloween season approaches, learn how to dress your pet for trick or treating success, and think about what activities are best for your pet.

  • Candy buyback

    Dr. James “Randy” Ransdell is hosting his third annual Halloween Candy Buy-Back at his dentist office in Elk Creek on Friday, Nov. 4.

  • Doghouse Divided: Week 7

    “I can’t believe it!” I told Chloe as we walked to work. “The Barkstreet Band wants me to be their drummer,” I said, walking on clouds since their lead singer, Bark, asked the night before.

  • Public record: District court July 2011, indictments

    The following cases were heard by Judge Linda Amrstrong July 1, 2011, in Spencer District Court:

    Chase T. Downs (1993), failure to wear seatbelt, guilty, $25 fine; reckless driving, guilty, state traffic school and $143 court costs.

    David S. Figg (1987), failure to wear seatbelt, guilty, $25 fine.

    Antonio Gomez (1972), no operators/moped license, guilty, $50 fine and $143 court costs; violation of part 391 of federal safety regulations-qualification of drivers, $20 fine.

  • Local log house haunted?

    Some people claim they’ve seen ghosts or heard unexplainable “bumps” in the night.