Today's News

  • Have ‘Fun With Your Little One’ starting this Friday at the extension office

    Starting this Friday, the Spencer County Family Resource Center and Youth Service Center will be hosting the first “Fun With Your Little One” session at the Spencer County Cooperative Extension Office.
    The event will be held from 10:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. The program is for any parent that has preschool-aged children and is looking for a fun environment for both parent and child.

  • PHOTO: Minor storm damage

    Albert Ray Bennett’s carport took the brunt of last Tuesday’s storm.

    His carport was blown over the fence and now rests upside down in his dog pen. Community members Vonda Martin and Diane Watson submitted photos of the carport to The Spencer Magnet. This photo appears courtesy of Watson, who is a neighbor of Bennett and lives on Old Elk Creek Road.

  • Hornback's territory grows

    Spencer County’s state senator is going to be covering a few more miles this term.

    The redistricting plan passed last Wednesday by the Senate extends District 20 served by Sen. Paul Hornback (R-Shelbyville) from three counties (Spencer, Bullitt and Shelby) to Spencer, Shelby and a long swathe of northern and western counties.

    In fact, the map looks like most of the territory covered by the 8th Region in high school basketball.

  • State police launch arson investigation

    Kentucky State Police are looking for information regarding a house fire on Binkley Lane in December.

    The morning of Sunday, Dec. 4, 2011, a residential structure fire was reported at 780 Binkley Lane, according to a news release from KSP.

    The property involved was a two-story log cabin style residence located at the end of Binkley Lane near Taylorsville Lake.

    Javan Montgomery owns the residence, which was in the final stages of construction.

  • COACH OF THE YEAR: Ware earns state honor from Special Olympics

    Lynn Ware of Mount Eden was named the Special Olympics Kentucky 2011 Coach of the Year, Saturday, Jan. 14, at the organization’s State Leadership Conference in Lexington.

    The award recognizes a coach who not only provides skilled training for athletes, but also sets an example of the highest ethical and moral conduct; acting as a role model, giving their athletes the most immediate awareness of their own worth, ability, courage and capacity to grow and improve, according to a news release from the organization.

  • Community mourns teens killed in wreck

    It has been a painful week for Spencer County residents, as the community continues to mourn the loss of two local teenage girls killed in a one-vehicle accident last Wednesday afternoon on Mike Brown Road.

    The tragic incident

  • Funeral arrangements announced for teens killed in wreck

    Funeral arrangements have been set for two Spencer County High School students killed in a single-vehicle accident on Mike Brown Road on Wednesday.

    Joint visitation for Mikie Monroe, 16, and Shelby Bockting, 17, is scheduled for 2 to 8 p.m. today (Friday) and noon to 8 p.m. Saturday at Greenwell-Jenkins-Houghlin Funeral Home, and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at Spencer County High School.

    A joint funeral is planned for 2 p.m. Sunday at the high school.

  • POLL: One state representative or three?

    Would Spencer County benefit from having one state representative instead of three?

    Click here to vote!

  • Public Record: District Court December 2011 (and January 2012)

    The following cases were heard by Judge Michael Eckert in Spencer District Court on Dec. 16, 2011:

    Richard C. Delepierre (1964), speeding 21 miles over the legal limit, guilty, $143 court costs and state traffic school.

    Dennis K. Waldridge (1960), speeding 17 miles over the legal limit, guilty, state traffic school and court costs.

    Katherine J. Demar (1974), failure to wear seat belts, guilty, $25 fine.  

  • New feature: Column offers helpful hints for seniors

    Jim Miller is the creator of Savvy Senior, a weekly question-and-answer information column for older Americans. Savvy Senior was created as a means to channel useful information and valuable resources that is fun to read and easy to understand. Every week, Savvy Senior addresses a different issue chosen from the wide variety of topics relevant to senior living in the 21st Century.

    Dear Savvy Senior,