Today's News

  • Three sentenced in July 2012 cocaine raid

    Three of four Spencer Countians who pleaded guilty to drug charges that came as a result of a July 2012 bust by the Taylorsville Police Department were sentenced in Circuit Court on Thursday.
    Neither Raymond Birdsong, 62, Margaret F. Tingle, 76, or Terrence E. Gilbert, 48, will serve any jail time as long as they stay on the right side of the law for the next five years.

  • Three top county officials file suit against Trageser

    Three county officials have joined together to file a civil lawsuit against a Taylorsville resident known for publishing a controversial blog that routinely and openly criticizes Spencer County government.
    The suit, filed Monday, April 15, in Spencer County Circuit Court, claims that Lawrence Trageser made “false and defamatory statements” against the plaintiffs – County Judge-Executive Bill Karrer, County Attorney Ruth Hollan and County Sheriff Buddy Stump.

  • Yet another attack in Waddy

    A calf that was killed Wednesday night in a mauling attack in Waddy is not the work of a pit bull that was taken into custody in January as a suspect in earlier attacks, and later released after no hard evidence could be found to implicate him, officials say.
    That puts the investigation into the maulings back to square one, said Animal Control Director Rusty Newton.

  • .50-caliber bullet recovered from student on bus

    What started as an attempt to show his buddies something “cool,” ended in a trip to the principal’s office and a visit from the police for one Spencer County Elementary second-grader last week.

  • Classified, certified school staff to get raises

    Spencer County Schools staff and teachers will receive between a 1 percent and 2 percent raise next year at an estimated cost of $168,000.
    The salary scale, recommended by Superintendent Chuck Adams, passed unanimously at Monday night’s board meeting. Board Chair Jeanie Stevens was absent from the meeting.
    Both certified and classified personnel who have 0 to 14 years experience will receive a 1 percent increase. Those with 15 to 24 years of experience will receive a 1.5 percent increase. Those with 25 or more years experience will receive a 2 percent raise.


    The Spencer County High School dance team won national and grand champion at Disney World earlier this month. Pictured, from front left, with the winning banners are McKenna Lyons, Shelby Moore and Marita Frye. From back left are Sydney Polston, Paige Forberger, Lyric Rogers, Sydney Wise, Kayla Head, Katie Crenshaw and Sydney Boatright. The team also won a paid bid to the U.S. Finals anywhere in the U.S.

  • SAVVY SENIOR: How to shop and where to look for a hearing aid

    Dear Savvy Senior,
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  • COLUMN: Are you an emotionally healthy family?

    "Oh, I can’t wait to read this one.” I hope you are saying this to yourself because that is why, in fact, it is the title and content of this week’s column. My whole purpose for doing the work that God has allowed me to be engaged in for more than four decades is to help develop healthy marriages and healthy families.

  • COLUMN: All aboard for the Kentucky Railway Museum

    Like most young children, my daughter has always been fascinated by trains. She talked about trains. She watched the trains go by when we were driving (the trellis at Pope Lick is especially popular). We watched TV shows about trains. And several years in a row, she received pieces to a train set.

  • BACK IN TIME: Members of the Love, Shields and Sweazy families

    This photo, submitted by Noreen Day, shows 11 of Spencer County’s finest gentlemen from decades ago. Pictured, from front left, are Bradley Love, Joe Love, June Shields and Grundy Sweazy. From back left are Will Love, Claude Love, Paul Love, J.H. Love, Ernest Shields, June Love and John Love Jr.

    Submit your photos from days gone by either through email at editor@spencermagnet.com or by bringing the photos to our office at 100 W. Main St. All hard copies of photos will be available for pickup after they appear in the newspaper.