Today's News

  • Vehicle flips on Bloomfield Road

     Spencer County Emergency Services were called to the scene of a one car accident on Bloomfield Road on Friday.

  • Flight nurse helps with evacuation during Gustav

    The threat of Hurricane Gustav brought back memories of Katrina for rescuers last week as many across the country answered the call for assistance – including Taylorsville native Martin “Moe” Nethery.

    Nethery, a flight nurse paramedic for Air Methods Kentucky in Frankfort, and several of his co-workers flew down to Louisiana two Fridays ago he said. They packed up and went to help, having no idea what they would be coming up against or how long they would be away from their families.

  • PHOTO: Future soccer star

    Logan Holbrook, of the Spencer County Flames U11 team, works to keep the ball away from a Southern Indiana United player. The Flames won 2-1 during a recent game at Waterford Park.


  • LETTER: Join in the JDRF walk this Saturday

    Hi my name is Amanda Martin and I have had Type 1 Juvenile Diabetes since I was 11 years old. Today I am 14 and a freshman in high school.

    I would like to invite you to attend the JDRF (juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s) walk for a cure Saturday, September 13th  at Bowman Field/Seneca Park. The registration begins at 8 a.m. and the walk begins at 10 a.m.

    My family and I will be walking and would love to see you there.

  • Grand Champ

    Fifteen-year-old Taylor Stevenson Tolle took top honors at the 2008 Kentucky State Fair when she won the grand champion award for best steer.

    “This is big,” said Taylor. “Especially after three years of getting reserve (champion). It feels really good to get grand (champion).”

  • LETTER: Great job Magnet staff

    Most of the time when I write a letter to the editor, it’s really kind of directed to the readers. This letter is actually to our esteemed editor, Robin Bass. I want to give credit where credit is due, so, Robin, make sure you publish this so that everyone gives you the credit you so richly deserve.

    Robin, I really wanted you to know that I think you and your staff are doing an outstanding job with each and every newspaper that you publish.

  • Young challenges Montell to debates

    Bill Young, democratic candidate for Kentucky’s House District 58, held a press conference last Wednesday to challenge incumbent Brad Montell to a series of four debates.

    Two of the debates would be in Shelby County and two would be held in Spencer County, Young said, with one in each county being an open-ended forum allowing the audience to ask questions, which is something he thinks people want to be able to do.

  • FROM THE WORD: Christians, wake up

    This article is a little different than most.


    I have had so many good comments about the articles I write for the paper, so I thought I would let you know where I’m coming from. One person told me, “I know from reading your article you don’t just get up and say I’m going to go in there and write an article.”

    How right she was.

  • Local resident does well with Angus

    Anne Patton Schubert, of Taylorsville, has been elected as a delegate to the 125th Annual American Angus Association® Convention of Delegates, November 17 in Louisville, Kentucky, reports Bryce Schumann, chief executive officer of the American Angus Association.

  • Preserving history

    Books containing the recorded history of Spencer County residents have led a dangerous, yet charmed life.

    These leather-bound volumes, containing court and marriage records beginning over 180 years ago, have survived not one, but two courthouse fires. Their yellowed pages reveal water damage from the Great Flood of 1937.

    “This data can easily be lost,” said John Lilly, a collector of local history. “The bindings of these books are broken. Their strings are popped. They have to be repaired or we’re going to lose pages.”