Today's News

  • Deputy resigns following suspension

    Deputy Gordon Miles submitted his resignation to the Spencer County Sheriff's Department on Wednesday, Sheriff Buddy Stump confirmed Thursday morning.

    "Dear Sheriff Buddy Stump," Miles wrote in his resignation letter, obtained by The Spencer Magnet on Thursday afternoon through an open records request. "It is with my deepest regret to inform you that as of today I am resigning from the Spencer County Sheriff's Department effective immediately. It was an honor to serve under you and to work with a great group of people."

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  • Walton, Shores announce engagement

    Robert L. and Anne E. Walton of Taylorsville announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Deanna E. Walton, to Tyler Shores, son of Ross Shores of North Carolina and Nancy Shores of Elizabethtown.

    The bride-to-be is a niece of Dennis and Betty Merz of Falls City, Neb., and John and Laurie Peltier of Long Branch, Wash.
    The groom-to-be is a foster son of Momma Holmes.
    A wedding is set for July 21, 2012 at the Mellwood Art Center.

  • Knapps to celebrate 50th anniversary

    Duck and Darlene Knapp of Mount Washington will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Aug. 19.

  • Fowler retires from Air National Guard

    Master Sgt. Thomas S. Fowler retired from the Ky. Air National Guard after 30 years of service.
    He is the father of Bryan and Samantha Fowler.
    He is a son of Tom and Mary Fowler.

  • Tinsley graduates from lineman program

    Andrew Tinsley graduated July 28 from the lineman training program at Somerset Community College as a Class C lineman.

    He completed an additional program in smart grid hardware training for digital metering. Tinsley is now certified CDL Class A, pole climbing, flagging, bucket rescue, pole top rescue, first aid and CPR. He is a son of Jeff and Beth Tinsley and a grandson of Bill and Shelia Tinsley, Jean Walker and the late Tom King. He was recently hired by Elliot Electric in Lexington, and planned to start working for the company on Monday.

  • Blast from the past
  • The Spencer County of yesterday: area is steeped in interesting history

    Many of Spencer County’s newer residents may not be fully aware of the county’s rich and interesting history. Here’s a review of some of the county’s highlight events of the past and people who made those events memorable.

  • Raised beds provide local chef flowers, fresh produce

    Sara Gibbs of Elk Creek has had raised beds for her garden for at least 10 years. She moved to her farm in 1995.
    “I’ve always gardened,” said Gibbs.

  • Public record: property transfers

    The following property transfers were recorded in February and March 2011 at the Spencer County Clerk’s Office:

    Richard H. Jewell and Patricia Jewell, Taylorsville, to David H. Houghlin and Donna B. Houghlin, Taylorsville, and Brian Houghlin, Louisville, a tract of land near Houghlin and Point Streets, as described in deed book 238 page 758, $33,000 cash in hand.

    Patricia Hart and Melvin R. Hart, Waddy, to Roy Keith Cornett, Taylorsville, 3.025 acres at 2603 Goose Creek Road, as described in deed book 238 page 796, $15,000.