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Today's News

  • Progressive dinner returning to downtown Taylorsville

    by Zach Morgan

  • Spencer County ranks 3rd in the state in child-wellness report

    Spencer County received high marks in the recently released 2014 Kids Count County Data book, ranking third out of 120 counties statewide.
    In the report, issued as a project of the Kentucky Youth Advocates and the Kentucky State Data Center of the University of Louisville, Spencer County ranks just behind Oldham and Boone counties as one of the highest counties for overall child well-being in the state.

  • Free concert, album release Saturday

     

  • Fiscal Court continues battle over political signs

    The Spencer County Fiscal Court continued its debate on County Judge Executive Bill Karrer’s recent order to have the county road department collect encroachments on county rights of way, with Magistrate Jerry Davis making a motion to sue Karrer in circuit court over the policy.

  • Burglars pose as electric company employees

    Spencer County Sheriff Buddy Stump spoke with the Spencer Magnet Friday afternoon to alert citizens in Spencer County to two suspected burglars who have been posing as electric company personnel to gain access to victim’s homes.
    According to Stump, the two suspects went to a home on Townhill Road and a home on Bloomfield Road posing as electric company employees Wednesday afternoon. The individuals are identified as a white female, approximately 30 years of age, with blond hair and a male, possibly Hispanic.

  • Fall festival season begins
  • Burglars pose as electric company personnel

    Spencer County Sheriff Buddy Stump spoke with the Spencer Magnet Friday afternoon to alert citizens in Spencer County to two suspected burglars who have been posing as electric company personnel to gain access to victim's homes.
    According to Stump the two suspects went to a home on Townhill Road and a home on Bloomfield Road posing as electric company employees Wednesday afternoon. The individuals are identified as a white female, approximately 30 years of age with blond hair and a male, possibly Hispanic.

  • HISTORIC PATHWAYS: Records lack evidence of Boone visiting

    Every place on Earth has a history and there is much more that we don’t know about than there is in written form.
    Kentuckians get an idea of what the topography was like from the surveys and explorations of men like Daniel Boone, Simon Kenton and others. They had their run-ins with native Americans, but they also gained respect for their fearlessness. Both Boone and Kenton were captives of the Native Americans at separate times, but managed to escape.

  • BACK IN TIME: September 8, 2004 - Laboring on Labor Day

    Labor Day has come and gone. Passing by quicker than a kid can say, “Summer vacation.” But what is Labor Day exactly? And why is it usually spent grilling hamburgers, instead of actually laboring?
    The first Labor Day was celebrated 122 years ago according to the U. S. Department of Labor. The Central Labor Union used the day to demonstrate their united strength by parading on Tuesday. Sept. 5, 1882, in New York City.
    Other cities soon followed the example and chose the first Monday in September to celebrate a “workingmen’s holiday.”

  • Archery deer, wild turkey seasons on deck

    FRANKFORT, Ky. – The days are growing shorter and cooler temperatures are starting to show up in extended forecasts.
    The transition to fall is underway.
    For Kentucky hunters, it started weeks ago with the opening of early fall squirrel season. Labor Day ushered in the start of dove season, and the onrush of hunting opportunities continues this weekend.
    Archery deer and wild turkey seasons opened statewide on Saturday, Sept. 6 and run through Jan. 19, 2015.