Today's News

  • BIRTH: Twins EmmaLea and MaKenzei born Oct. 29

    EmmaLea Nicole and MaKenzei Lynn Whitaker were born Oct. 29, 2012, at 12:07 and 12:08 p.m. at Norton Suburban Hospital.

    The girls weighed 4 pounds, 1 ounce and 5 pounds, 3 ounces, respectively, and were 15 and 17 inches long.
    They are the daughters of Elizabeth Whitaker of Fairdale.
    Their grandparents are Leslie Berry of Fairdale and Ernie Green of Taylorsville.
    Their great-grandparents are Debbie Burton of Hillview and Pat Green of Taylorsville.
    Their great-great-grandmother is Betty Whitaker of Taylorsville.

  • PHOTO: Tinsley recognized with Governor’s Impaired Driving Enforcement Award

    Deputy Todd Tinsley, left, was recently awarded a Governor’s Impaired Driving Enforcement Award. He is pictured with Kentucky Office of Highway Safety Director Bill Bell.

  • What's Happening — Week of Jan. 2

    Finchville Ruritan plans community yard sale
    The Finchville Ruritan Club will have a community yard sale Thursday through Saturday at the Finchville Community Center in Finchville, which is about four miles south on Ky. 55 South from the I-64 Taylorsville exit.
    To rent a booth, please call 502-834-7754 for more information.

  • Honorable Mentions: Additional stories that made headlines in 2012

    Man gets 20 years for breaking into Cochran Hill home
    After being caught breaking into a Cochran Hill Road home in March, a Louisville man was found guilty by a Spencer County jury, which recommended he be sentenced to 20 years in prison.
    James R. Seabolt, 36, of Louisville, was found guilty of second-degree complicity to burglary and of being a first-degree persistent felony offender.

  • Spencer schools to benefit from ‘Race to the Top’ funds

    Spencer County Public Schools will locally benefit from a $40 million award given via the competitive Race to the Top federal grant competition, as the educational cooperative of which it is a part is one of the 16 winners nationwide.

  • Trial dates set in Trageser case

    Trial dates were set Friday for the Spencer County man accused of attempting to unlawfully access the county’s computer system and harassing a sheriff’s deputy.
    Lawrence S. Trageser, 47, of the 100 block of Elmers Court, originally faced a charge of unlawfully accessing the county’s computer system, a felony, and a separate harassment charge, which is a misdemeanor. However, the felony charge was reduced to attempt to unlawfully access a computer.

  • Spencer County: A community of giving

    Editor's note: The following stories were selected as positive highlights from 2012 compiled by The Spencer Magnet staff. The list is not all-inclusive and the highlights appear mostly in chronological order. Some events spanned a greater time frame and may appear seemingly out of order.


  • Looking back: A year in review

    Cahoe murder still a mystery almost a year later
    Spencer County had a tragic and mysterious start to 2012 with the unsettling news of a murder that still remains unsolved almost a year later.

  • Friends, family remember accident victim

    A 2010 Spencer County High School graduate remembered for his energy, enthusiasm and faith was killed in a two-vehicle accident in Greene County, Ohio, on Friday.

  • Taylorsville Police Citations: Dec. 26 edition

    Taylorsville Police Department arrests and citations issued Nov. 28 through Dec. 16:

    Charles P. Keeling, 34, of Murray’s Run Road, was cited Nov. 28 for no registration plates and failure of owner to maintain required insurance.

    April D. Moore, 39, of Briar Ridge Road, was arrested Dec. 3 on an Anderson District Court warrant for failure to notify address change to the Department of Transportation.

    Angela M. Schultz, 34, of East Main Street, was cited Dec. 5 for no registration plates.