Today's News

  • Who won? Not your average Joe

    Somewhere in Kentucky, there’s a man named Joe struggling to feed his family. He’s been raised to believe in hard work and self-sufficiency, so he works overtime to make ends meet and avoids having to rely on government assistance. Sure, it makes life hard, but it does him proud to be able to look his family in the eye, and himself in the mirror.
    Unfortunately, Kentucky just made it harder on Joe.

  • Putting our pensions on a stronger path

    Legislation to put Kentucky’s pension systems on a stronger trajectory passed the General Assembly last week. This measure puts the retirement of our teachers, law enforcement, and state workers on sounder footing, and is based heavily off of the input and concerns of these valued public servants. With an unfunded liability for our pension systems of at least $40 billion, it was imperative that action be taken this year.

  • Decision 2018

    EDITOR’S NOTE: In an effort to help citizens make an informed decision during the  upcoming elections, The Spencer Magnet is conducting surveys of candidates who will be facing opposition in the upcoming May Primary.
    Each week, we will feature candidates for various races. This week, we begin with the race for Spencer County County Attorney

    Why are you seeking the office of county attorney?

  • Court will proceed with 911 fee

    The Spencer County Fiscal Court voted 5-1 Monday to authorize Judge-Executive John Riley to work with the other county officials and the 911 Committee to continue to explore an ordinance that would enact a 911 dispatch fee on property owners to offset the declining revenues collected for that purpose on landline phones.
    Riley proposed the fee in an email sent out last month, explaining that a current $1.84 per month fee on landlines is generating much less money than in years past as county residents are following the national trend of relying solely on cell phones.

  • Local farm’s beef now available at grocery


  • Here we grow again

    Spencer County is growing again – and at a rapid pace. The numbers suggest the rapid growth halted by the 2008 recession, has returned and will continue.
    The U.S. Census Bureau last week released population estimates for 2017 that showed Spencer County has grown by about 8 percent since the 2010 census. The 2010 population stood at 17,061, while the estimated 2017 population is 18,507.
    Such growth can be a good indicator of a community’s health and reputation, but it also brings concerns about the ability to handle the increase.

  • Less debating, more discussing

    Newspapers, even ones in small towns like Taylorsville, are part of the world of mass communication. Mass communication basically refers to a system in which information is distributed to the masses, whether it’s by print, airwaves, or more recently, over the internet.
    Mass communications can be effective in getting the word out about news and events, but it can also lead to mass confusion, mass misunderstandings and mass manipulation.

  • Church Happenings

    Community Easter Services

    The Spencer County Ministerial Association’s Community Easter Services are as follows:
    GOOD FRIDAY SERVICE: Noon on Friday, March 30, at First Baptist Church. Bro. Kenny Jackson of Elk Creek Baptist Church will bring the message.
    EASTER SUNRISE SERVICE: 7 a.m. on Sunday, April 1, at Plum Creek Baptist Church. Bro. Tom Sparrow of Wakefield Baptist Church will bring the message.
    The community is invited to attended these services and worship together.
    Elk Creek Baptist Egg Hunt

  • District Court

    Judge J. R. Robards heard the following cases on March 2, 2018 in Spencer District Court:

    Dillion Rae Dress, (1995), possession of marijuana; speeding 10 miles per hour over the limit amended to defective equipment, guilty, $433 court costs and fines.
    Brian Andrew Greiner, (1974), possession of marijuana, guilty, $413 court costs and fines.
    Zachery Tyler Gyori, (1991), resident fishing without a license or permit, guilty, $288 court costs and fines.


  • Snow days push end of school to May 31, graduation scheduled for June 1