Today's News

  • Jtown man drowns in lake

    A drowning at Taylorsville Lake early Saturday evening claimed the life of a Jeffersontown man and resulted in the arrest of two others.
    Spencer County Sheriff Scott Herndon said Monday that the incident took place at the Possum Ridge boat ramp when 23-year-old Austin W. Kiesler fell from a boat into the water and never resurfaced.

  • Primary Election Results


    Spencer County voters turned out at just under 19 percent Tuesday for the state primary election. For the most part, Spencer County’s results mirrored that of the rest of the state, which includes setting up November’s gubernatorial race between current Republican Governor Matt Bevin, and Democrat Andy Beshear, who is currently Kentucky’s Attorney General.

    See next week’s Spencer Magnet for more details.


    Here is how Spencer County voted. (Bold letters indicate the winner statewide).

  • Sarah Ann: Clean, sober and healing


  • A prayer for the nation


  • Sheriff pleads for radios

    With a chilling account of a tense barricade scene last week that officials said endangered first responders and the public, Spencer County Sheriff Scott Herndon made an appeal to fiscal court Monday for funding for a radio system that would allow unimpeded communication with other agencies. The court would later agree to spend up to $30,000 to upgrade the radio system.

  • Road work on KY 44 to begin today

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) recently awarded a contract for safety improvements on KY 44 (Mt. Washington Road) in Spencer County. The project extends from the Bullitt/Spencer County line to Oak Tree Way near Spencer County Elementary School (mile markers 0.0 to 7.5). Work includes shoulder enhancement, extension of culvert pipes, pavement base failure repairs and curve improvements.  The project will also involve upgrading the guardrail and roadway signage.

  • Foundation aims to assist local schools.com

    Many in the community believe Spencer County has an amazing school district. They are full of praise for students, teachers, administrators, school board, parents and community members. They would agree the Spencer County Schools are a special place for our children to learn and grow, but Sara Brown believes that we can do even more.

  • KSP nabs man for child porn


  • Honoring the Past


    Military service teaches people to overcome and persevere. So when the local AMVETS Post 129 sought to honor a World War I veteran with a grave marker, they soon learned the task would be much greater than first realized.

  • Is a food fight brewing?