Today's News

  • Family night at TES Thursday

    Taylorsville Elementary is hosting a Title I family night Thursday from 4:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. There will be a CATS celebration, balloon toss and cook out from 4:30-5:30. Bring a chair if you would like to sit outside to eat and to watch the balloon toss.

    There will be family math, reading and science games indoors, along with story telling and a pumpkin decoration contest from 5:30 p.m. until 7 p.m.

    Pumpkins will be on display in the library with ribbons of achievement. Students have been asked to decorate a pumpkin like their favorite book character.

  • PHOTO: Youthful deer hunter

    Submitted to The Spencer Magnet

    Seven-year-old Alex Matherly, son of Tony and Stephanie Matherly of Magnolia, KY shot his first deer Oct. 10, 2009. He was hunting with his dad at the family’s farm in Hart county when he shot this 8-point, 160 lbs. buck. Alex is in 2nd grade at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School. His grandparents are Steve & Elaine Snyder of Mount Washington and the late Leo “Key-hole” and Marie Matherly of Taylorsville.

  • PUBLIC RECORD: District Court

    District court

    The Honorable Judge Matthew K. Eckert presided over the following cases in District Court on September 11, 2009.


    John S. Bullock (b. 1991). Speeding 18 mph over the limit. Traffic diversion agreement. Paid $143.

    Michael Chesser (b. 1985). Speeding 15 mph over the limit. Pled guilty. Traffic school plus court costs.

    Terry L. Farris (b. 1960). Speeding 22 mph over the limit. Pled guilty. $44 fine plus court costs.

  • Helping children for Christmas

    ROBIN BASS/The Spencer Magnet

  • County gamblers net $1.5 million

    Spencer County gamblers won more than $1.5 million in prizes from the Kentucky Lottery this fiscal year, a report released last week by the agency showed.

    Revenue in Spencer County, from scratch-off tickets and other Kentucky Lottery products totaled about $2.3 million, the report showed, while pay outs here topped $1,525,529.

    The Kentucky Lottery has paid more than $3 billion to the Commonwealth since it began in April 1989.  Money generated from the lottery has funded more than 120,000 college grants and scholarships.

  • LETTER: Saddened by vote

    I was saddened when I went to bed on the night Spencer County went from a dry county to a wet county.

    I grew up in Spencer County from the time I was four to about 19 when I graduated, left home and got married. At that time, it was a much different from now. I grew up in a christian home were values were taught. They were taught not only by words, but by example. I was raised in a church and taught to love God and live my life accordingly.

  • Quick action leads to arrests

    Two Louisville men were arrested Friday evening after a failed burglary attempt in northern Spencer County.

    Within hours of the incident, Tony E. Casey, 33, and Marvin Deacon, Jr., 36, were apprehended and charged with second-degree burglary.

    The homeowner told police that she was coming downstairs to answer the doorbell when one of the suspects kicked in the door and entered her home, said Spencer County Deputy Kyle Bennett.

  • Grand jury indictments

    The Spencer County Grand Jury filed the following indictments Oct. 8 in Spencer Circuit Court:

    • Jeremy Bowling, 613 Third St., Taylorsville; third-degree burglary, felony; theft by unlawful taking, over $300, felony

    • Roy D. Inghram, 841 East River Road, Taylorsville; planting, cultivating or harvesting marijuana with the intent to sell or transfer (five plants or more), felony;

    • Ronald Inghram, 3616 Ashes Creek Road, Taylorsville; persistent felony offender II

  • Judge rules school board violated law

    A Spencer County judge ruled Oct. 9, that the local school board violated Kentucky’s open-meetings law when it conducted a private evaluation of Superintendent Chuck Adams last year. The ruling could set precedent for other such cases across the state.

  • 'Mum'ma mia!

    Spencer Magnet reader Lynn Noel sent in these photographs of one healthy chrysanthemum owned by Ted and Betty Goodlett of Bloomfield.

    Noel said that the five-inch pot mum was purchased in the spring and later transplanted under this flag pole.

    “It seems to have found new life,” said Noel. “I pray that our service men and our country find new life under her too.”