Local News

  • What's happening — Week of March 12, 2014

    Christmas on Main Committee to host kick-off meeting
    The local Christmas on Main Street committee is getting an early start on planning this year and will host its kick-off meeting March 13, 5:30 p.m., at the Taylorsville Community Church, formerly First Assembly of God, in the fellowship hall. Anyone wanting to be involved with the annual Christmas festival hosted in Taylorsville is encouraged to attend. 
    Committee chair Diana Hilbert can be reached at 502-422-1537 for more information.

  • Hometown Opry to benefit project graduation

    The Spencer County High School Class of 2014 is hosting the first Hometown Opry March 22 at the high school.The fundraiser will benefit the class of 2014’s Project Graduation and will feature all local talent, including The Lawson Brothers, Van Waylon, Victory Road, THIS (the band), The Hall Brothers, Bluzengrass, Maria Kellog, Samuel Firkins, Honky Tonk Road, Danielle Curtsinger, Megan Stout, Jarrad Mattingly and other musicians.

  • Carroll joins Spencer Magnet as new editor


  • Trial date set in Stevens case

    Trial dates have been set for a Bloomfield man facing child sex abuse charges in both Spencer and Estill counties.In Spencer County, Robert Michael Stevens, 35, of Franklin Road, is charged with three counts of first-degree rape involving a victim under 12 years of age, three counts of incest involving a victim under 12 or serious physical injury and three counts of first-degree sexual abuse victim under 12 years of age. His trial in Spencer County has been scheduled to start Sept. 29 at 9 a.m. according to court documents.

  • Sisler-Maggard contract questioned
  • STANDOFF: Levee vs. Blue Bridge


  • Fiscal court to allow Youth Baseball to lease concession stand

    by PHYLLIS MCLAUGHLIN, Special to The Spencer Magnet

  • City commission reverses vote on Goodlett rezoning request

    Last October, the Taylorsville City Commission denied local business owner Stephen “Steve” Goodlett’s request to rezone his properties at 408 and 410 Garrard Street from residential to commercial despite the fact that numerous other properties in that area were already zoned for commercial use.

  • McConnell leads discussion on spike in heroin use

    by PHYLLIS MCLAUGHLIN, Special to The Spencer Magnet
    An unforeseen side-effect of the successful fight against abuse of prescription and over-the-counter medication has been a spike in the popularity of heroin — especially in Northern Kentucky.That was the message delivered Friday to U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell by local experts, law enforcement agencies and even one recovering heroin addict.
    McConnell led the discussion, which was hosted by the Northern Kentucky Area Development District at its main office in Florence, Ky.

  • Library's Food for Fines program returns

    The Spencer County Public Library’s annual Food for Fines program returns through the month of March.  Patrons with late fees on books or DVDs can help the community and wipe out the fines on their accounts by donating canned goods or other nonperishable food items to the library.
    The library is offering a dollar of credit — up to $20 per library card holder — toward any fine for each canned or boxed item brought into the library March 3-31.