• Summer is finally here, for real this time. After an exceptionally long winter, (luckily I was able to avoid my first full Kentucky winter) spring thaws have led into summer heat. This week the mercury is rising to 90 degrees and as such the true start of summer is here. I wanted to take this opportunity to say that a little over three months into my time here in Kentucky I have already been behaving quite a bit like it was already summer.

  • Magnet should get facts straight

  • We are proud to see that the community is getting involved in events. This Friday evening, Relay for Life will be having their annual event which promises to be very entertaining. The event is for an excellent cause and will include activities for kids and adults alike. Be sure to check out our article on page 6 on the event.

  • Our county government at work

  • In an attempt to avoid a circus Thursday evening the Spencer County Fiscal Court accomplished just that, and seriously brought into question whether the court represents the people or themselves.
    We here at the Spencer Magnet take no direct position on whether the budget should or shouldn’t have been cut as we have not, as of yet, done a detailed analysis of the budget. Our concern is more in regards to what has been recently portrayed by magistrates and how these meetings could actually be conducted.

  • We want to congratulate both Spencer County Habitat for Humanity and the Spencer County Board of Adjustment for their work in coming together for the approval of a single family home on Maple Avenue. In a previous editorial we urged the parties to work together to find common ground and voiced our support for a single family dwelling on the corner lot owned by Habitat.

  • by Jimmy Higdon

  • The date of the election is fast approaching. Candidates are now doing their last minute push to garner all of the votes they can in the hopes it will take them over the top on May 20.

  • Last week we presented our election section, which included in person interviews of candidates running for house district 53, county judge executive, sheriff, county attorney and various magistrate positions. In each particular case we brought candidates in to be interviewed by staff and each candidate was run through a series of general questions in their particular race.

  • courtesy of Bowling Green Daily

  • For quite some time, there have been several discussions regarding the opportunity for people wishing to address the magistrates and county judge executive during Fiscal Court meetings. We feel compelle to address this issue.

  • On March 26, Habitat for Humanity went before the Spencer County Board of Adjustment to request several zoning variances for the construction of a duplex on a lot located on Maple Avenue. The initial pitch did not go so well for Habitat representatives as members of the board had questions regarding the requests made by the group, which is detailed in one of our front page stories this week.

  • Something is rotten in Spencer County
    Recent articles in the Spencer Magnet and discussions of water rates at the 7 April Fiscal Court meeting leave one with the impression that something is rotten in Spencer County! It’s the water and sewer system. Or more specifically the price residents are paying for these services.

  • Do not be confused by the headline, it is not the name of some new band winding its way into Taylorsville in the near future, but the name of our city government.

  • by Sen. Jimmy Higdon

  • Editorial courtesy of the
    Lexington Herald Leader

  • We are glad to see that the City of Taylorsville and the Spencer County Levee, Flood Control and Drainage District No 1 could come to an agreement on two issues of supreme importance to the citizens of Taylorsville and Spencer County.

  • This fall, the citizens of Spencer County have an opportunity to select new government leaders. I’m sure there are many good people running for office.
    I want to share some experiences I had with one of them. His name is Woodie Cheek.
    I met Woodie when we came together to oppose the proposed airport in 2008.
    What impressed me were his leadership skills, imagination, and work ethic.

  • I have read the article about the Spencer County Jailer in the Bardstown newspaper. It is entirely possible that the shield separating the driver from prisoners is required by state law. Jailer Herndon did not have the shield closed and now a troubled kid may spend half his life behind bars because of a small failure in professionalism. A small failure that almost got the jailer killed. I sure hope this kids parents aren’t able to file suit on the county over this. KRS 441 section 115 allows for training expenses for the jailer. Maybe that would be a good place to start.