Today's News

  • Taxpayers will receive bills late due to clerical error

    Spencer County taxpayers will receive their tax bills a month later than expected this year due to a clerical error which resulted in a wrong rate being printed on the bills.  The issue has since been resolved and taxpayers can expect the correct rates on the bills when they are received via mail.

  • City moves to demolish one building, investigates possibly tearing down others

    The Taylorsville City Commission voted last Tuesday to take action and move forward on four separate unsafe structures.
    After several attempts of notification, with no sufficient response, the commission voted to demolish the structure located at 107 Reasor St., which is owned by Arnetta Lawrence.

  • EMS building committee moves forward in negotiations on Extension building

    On the heels of the Fiscal Court vote to enter into negotiations to purchase the current Spencer County Cooperative Extension building, the EMS building committee met last Wednesday to begin the process.
    All committee members — Magistrates Woodie Cheek and David Goodlett, EMS Director Jeff Coulter, Buildings Superintendent Darrell Herndon and County Attorney Ruth Hollan — were present.
    Hollan advised the committee that there were only two ways to purchase the building.

  • Numerous passers-by offer assistance to Elk Creek woman

    Finding oneself in a broken down car in the pouring rain on the way to the Taylorsville Post Office might not sound like a blessing for most people, but for Elk Creek resident Sue Raisor, it turned out to be just that.
    Early last week, while running errands, Raisor had only one stop left — the post office.
    After grabbing a bite to eat, Raisor headed toward her last stop with the rain pouring down all around her.
    “I pulled in [to the post office], and my car quit,” she recounted Monday afternoon.

  • What's Happening — Week of Oct. 10

    KSP to conduct traffic safety checkpoints
    Kentucky State Police Post 12, which provides police coverage for Anderson, Fayette, Franklin, Scott, Shelby, Spencer and Woodford counties, will conduct periodic traffic safety checkpoints at locations approved by the Kentucky State Police Policy and Procedures Manual. There will also be special traffic enforcement in high collision areas using radar, laser and saturation patrols.

  • Information about new 'Veteran' designation on Kentucky driver's license

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has received reports from numerous circuit court clerk offices of misunderstanding about how veterans can obtain a driver’s license imprinted with the newly authorized “Veteran” designation, which became available on Monday, Sept. 24.
    Kentucky veterans who wish to have the designation must present form DD214 — the Department of Defense form that verifies service — at the office of the circuit court clerk when renewing licenses.
    Important points:

  • A clean sweep


  • LETTER: Support Kim King

    I am proud to share my conservative principles with the State Representative of the 55th District, Kim King.
    A district representative is our connection to state government, and beyond to the federal level, and I believe she represents us well.
    King takes her personal pride of our community into state government, representing us, as Kentucky continues to play its vital role in the nation. King’s principles guide her to attract new business and good paying jobs to our community, as she embraces economic development, not condemns it.

  • LETTER: Thanks for help with Elk Creek Benefit

    On Sept. 22, we had the inaugural Elk Creek Benefit Event with the American Red Cross/Military Disaster Relief Fund.  We have a great community that we live in and we would like to give a special thank you to the following for their donations and help with putting on this successful event.

  • LETTER: Fiscal Court should spend our tax money wisely

    I read in The Spencer Magnet this week that we had a lot more foreclosures. Have we ever asked ourselves what causes all of this bankruptcy and foreclosures? Could it be our tax structure is so high, we do not have enough money to meet our obligations?