Local News

  • Jury indicts man on sex charges

    A Louisville man has been indicted by a Spencer County Grand Jury on charges that he sexually abused a minor.
    Mark D. Shreve, 53, is charged with two counts of sexual abuse first degree. He is accused of subjecting a minor over the age of 12, to sexual contact through the use of forcible compulsion. The first count covered a period of time from January 1, 2016 through October of the same year. The second count covered a span from November, 2016 through March of 2017.
    The Grand Jury also handed down the following indictments.

  • Lights could cost $92K

    They didn’t quite flip the switch, but the Spencer County Fiscal Court Monday took a huge step toward approving a plan to light one of the baseball fields at Ray Jewell Park.
    The court heard from Curt Mickey of Musco Sports Lighting, which holds a state contract for such projects. Mickey had submitted an estimate of the project of $92,600 which would include LED lighting.

  • From family farm to Capitol Hill


  • Statement on Aug. 1 Political Ad

    Last week, the Spencer Magnet published a political ad with imagery that many found offensive. The ad was not properly vetted according to our normal procedures. We sincerely apologize.

  • Statement on Aug. 1 Political Ad

    “The Aug. 1 political advertisement that appeared in the Spencer Magnet depicting a lynching was inappropriate and offensive. We regret that it did not go through our normal vetting process for evaluating political ads. Management would not have approved it, and it would not have been published. We apologize for the mistake.”

  • Floyds Fork development hearing set

    A new 276 acre development proposed for the Fisherville area could be approved later this week as the plan goes before the Louisville Planning Commission during a meeting on Thursday. The development is of great local concern because of increased traffic and congestion that could result on KY 155 as Taylorsville Road converges into the area of the Gene Snyder Freeway.

  • None have filed for city, school elections

    With two weeks before the filing deadline, no candidates have filed for Taylorsville City Commission, Taylorsville Mayor, or two seats that are up for election on the Spencer County Board of Education.
    Spencer County Clerk Lynn Hesselbrock said Monday that the deadline for filing for those non-partisan races, is Tuesday, August 14 at 4 p.m.

  • Boy killed in tractor mishap


  • Rockin’ the hometown


    Nashville recording artist and Spencer County native JD Shelburne came home and filled up downtown Taylorsville with fans for a free concert that kicked off the release of his latest CD Saturday night.
    The crowd was packed for  more than a block in front of the stage erected on Main Street and he kept the mood energetic playing in front of his hometown fans.

    Fans came with lawn chairs, and many came with signs to show their support for Shelburne as he continues to chase his dreams as a country music performer.

  • SCHS grad ready for future after being tested by cancer