Today's News

  • Relay for Life starts Friday evening at high school

    It’s almost impossible to find someone in Spencer County that the dreaded diagnosis of cancer has not affected in some way. For those fortunate enough to be cancer free, most everyone has a story of a relative or friend who has battled the disease.
    This Friday night and early Saturday morning dozens of community members will gather at the 2012 Spencer County Relay for Life to celebrate survivors, remember those who’ve lost the battle, and fight back against cancer.

  • Local business owner, veteran remembered

    Nearly two weeks have passed since Spencer County lost a citizen that many considered a staple in the community as well as a dear friend. Patrick Patterson, 65, died after a long and complicated battle with cancer and heart-related illness. He was buried last Wednesday with an Honor Guard with bugle taps played and a three-gun salute.

  • Local voter turnout higher than state numbers

    Spencer Countians came out to vote in May’s Primary Election in higher numbers than turned out statewide.
    With a voter turnout of 22.28 percent, Spencer County bested the state turnout (13.82 percent) by nearly 8.5 percentage points.
    County Clerk Lynn Hesselbrock said there is no doubt what caught local voters’ attention.
    “The county clerk’s race,” she said. “There were so many candidates. It was a race of keen interest.”

  • Crusade efforts raise more than $24,000 for children

    Spencer County’s two fire protection districts raised just over $24,000 for the WHAS Crusade for Children annual telethon, which benefits special needs children across Kentucky and southern Indiana.

  • Ballots from heated 2010 election missing

    In Spencer County’s 2010 general election, three countywide races were won by fewer than 450 votes — Democrat incumbent Judy Puckett defeated now County Clerk Lynn Hesselbrock by 445 votes; current Sheriff Donald “Buddy” Stump defeated Democrat incumbent Steve Coulter by 278 votes; and current jailer Darrell Herndon defeated Republican challenger Ricky Dale Devine by 444 votes.
    In Taylorsville, which has a much smaller population, incumbent Don Pay defeated his next closest opponent, Lynda Huckleberry, by a slim margin of 48 votes.

  • Engagement: Kendall, Perry to wed in October

    Steve and Tina Kendall, along with Roxane and Tim Perry, announce the upcoming marriage of their children, Wesley Kendall and Sarah Perry.
    The groom-to-be is employed with Voith Ind. Services at the Ford KTP, and  the bride-to-be is employed at the Training Wheels Daycare in Taylorsville.
    The wedding will take place at the Mount Moriah Baptist Church in Mount Eden on Oct. 6, 2012, time to be announced.
    Everyone is welcome to attend that knows the couple.

  • BACK IN TIME: Crusade collections from 1972 and more
  • PUBLIC RECORD: May 25 and June 1 District Court

    It is the policy of The Spencer Magnet to publish public records as they are reported by various agencies. This policy has been  established to preserve the fairness and impartiality of The Spencer Magnet. Names appearing in the public records will be published without exceptions. Public records are published as a news service to our readers. District court records are published as defendants enter pleas (guilty or alford) or are found guilty.

  • PUBLIC RECORD: May 10 indictments

    The following indictments were handed down by a Spencer County Grand Jury on May 10, 2012:

    Counts 1-9: On or about March 6, 2012, in Spencer County, Mark A. Chesser, of the 1300 block of Cooks Lane, committed possession of a firearm by a convicted felon when he, having been convicted of a felony, possessed, manufactured or transported a firearm.

  • The Savvy Senior: Some cell phones serve senior adults better than others

    Dear Savvy Senior:
    What types of simple cellphones can you recommend to seniors that are easy to use, without all the bells and whistles? My 77-year-old mother has had a cell phone for two years but never uses it because she finds it too confusing.
    Shopping For Mom

    Dear Shopping,