Local News

  • Changes to licenses coming

    The credential Kentuckians rely on most to verify their identities will undergo major upgrades in 2019 to enhance security and to keep travelers on the move. Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) officials today announced the launch of the Confident Kentucky initiative to improve the security of state driver’s licenses and introduce a new Voluntary Travel ID credential that meets federal standards to board U.S. flights and enter select federal facilities.

  • City races will have familiar names

    Barring any last day surprises, the names and faces of elected city government officials will remain unchanged after the upcoming November elections.
    As of Tuesday morning, the only candidates who have filed for the non-partisan city races have been the incumbents. The filing deadline was at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, after the Spencer Magnet went to press.
    Taylorsville Mayor Don Pay has filed to seek re-election, as have the four current city commissioners: Abbigail nation, Beverly Ingram, Kathy Spear and Ellen Redmon.

  • Traffic pursuit ends with arrest

    Police officers from at least five agencies were involved in a vehicle pursuit that began in Mt. Washington and ended in downtown Taylorsville late Saturday night.

  • A second chance at life


  • 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.