Today's News

  • NNA EDITORIAL: What is wrong with this picture?

    The newspaper business — both small and large papers — has sounded full-throated opposition this past month about a plan by the U.S. Postal Service to purposely entice advertising out of the newspaper so ads can be placed instead with USPS favored stakeholder Valassis Inc., which bought direct mail company ADVO in 2006.

  • Magnet, Chamber to host forum for city commission candidates

    Taylorsville voters will have a chance to get their questions answered by candidates running for City Commission this fall as The Spencer Magnet partners with the Taylorsville-Spencer County Chamber of Commerce to host a candidate forum on Oct. 25.
    The forum will take place at the Chamber building on Main Street from 6 to 8 p.m.

  • Fourth-class city resolution gets tabled; Commissioner asks mayor if he’s ‘playing politics’

    One of the last items on last Tuesday’s agenda for the Taylorsville City Commission was a familiar one — a resolution to support Taylorsville being reclassified as a fourth-class city.
    “Hallelujah,” Mayor Don Pay said when he came to the topic on the agenda. “I’m glad to see this. I’m glad Commissioner [Nathan] Nation wanted to put this on the agenda.”

  • Hesselbrock to serve on Secretary of State’s special task force

    Spencer County Clerk Lynn Hesselbrock recently announced her inclusion in a special task force launched by Kentucky Secretary of State, Alison Lundergan Grimes.

  • Horse show to benefit local boy with cancer

    Friends and family are pulling together to offer financial and moral support for the family of 6-year-old Blake Hundley, who was diagnosed recently with cancer.

  • District judge recuses herself in Klotz case

    Spencer County District Court Judge Linda Armstrong recused herself from hearing the case of Deborah Klotz, and now a special judge will be assigned to the case.
    Klotz, 53, of Taylorsville, who is known in and around Spencer County for attempting to have Family Court Judge John David Myles arrested in open court, faces a felony charge of intimidating a participant in the legal process.

  • More than 500 say no to privatizing Spencer County EMS

    Last Wednesday’s Spencer County Fiscal Court meeting was packed with nearly standing room only.
    The crowd appeared to be interested in what the court would say, if anything, about possibly privatizing the county EMS service because after that issue was addressed, the crowd thinned out.
    As far as the court was concerned, little was reported on that issue, but several citizens in attendance spoke their opinions to the court.

  • Polling places to remain the same as May primary

    Spencer County voters who cast ballots at the Little Mount, Little Union, Ashes Creek and Taylorsville fire houses in the May primary election will vote there again this fall.
    The Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Protection Board of Trustees agreed to make its fire houses available to the Spencer County Board of Elections at its meeting Monday morning.
    “If they don’t use the fire stations, it will be a big problem to the voters,” Trustee G.W. Washburn said during Monday’s meeting.
    Trustee Bill Greenwell agreed.

  • Brandenburg man dies in crash on 31E

    A Brandenburg man died last Wednesday in a one-vehicle accident on U.S. 31E.
    According to a Kentucky State Police news release, a 2004 Jeep operated by Joseph D. Powers, 50, of Brandenburg, was traveling south on U.S. 31E when it crossed into the north and south lanes several times. The driver lost control and struck a tree on the northbound side of the roadway.
    The 911 call reporting an injury collision came into the KSP Post 12 at approximately 12:21 p.m. Wednesday.
    The Spencer County Coroner pronounced the driver dead at the collision scene.

  • PHOTOS: Block party honors 9/11 memories

    A large crowd gathered at Waterford Park on Sunday afternoon to remember lives lost on 9/11/01 and honor local heroes. Children and adults alike enjoyed a car show, face painting, music and more.
    Take a look at some of the images from Sunday’s event.