Local News

  • Board of education welcomes new board members, elects officers

    The Spencer County Board of Education elected its new officers and selected several other board positions at a special meeting Jan. 15, as well as welcomed its three newest members.
    Board members Ange McKinney, representing the Campbranch district, Janet Bonham, representing the Elk Creek district and Debbie Herndon, representing the Waterford district, served in their official capacity for the first time at the meeting.  

  • Two in district court Friday; two indicted

    The former Spencer County Middle School teacher and coach accused of breaking into the home of his ex-girlfriend and holding her against her will appeared in Spencer District Court on Friday.
    Todd Andrew Bonds, 36, of the 200 block of East Main Street in Taylorsville, appeared before Special Judge Matthew Eckert, and was scheduled for a preliminary hearing.
    However, Bonds waived his right to a hearing Friday and another preliminary hearing was scheduled for Feb. 22 at 10:30 a.m.
    Bonds is charged with first-degree burglary and unlawful imprisonment.

  • Indiana man stabbed, dumped at Elk Creek Grocery

    An Indiana man was apparently stabbed Wednesday afternoon in the northern part of Spencer County, then driven by his alleged attacker to the Elk Creek Grocery where he was dropped off as the suspect sped away.
    The victim is Jason Hill, 29, of Branchville, Ind.

  • AUDIT: Former clerk owes county over $73,000

    An audit of former Spencer County Clerk Judy Puckett’s final 11 months in office identified $8,399 that Puckett personally owes back to the county, bringing the total — including amounts from prior audits — that Puckett should personally pay back to $73,116.
    Kentucky Auditor of Public Accounts Adam H. Edelen released the audit of Puckett’s last 11 months, from Jan. 1 to Nov. 30, 2011, last Tuesday.
    State law requires the auditor to conduct annual audits of county clerks and sheriffs.

  • Magnet wins seven press association awards

    The Spencer Magnet staff was honored with seven awards and two honorable mentions Friday night at the Kentucky Press Association awards banquet in Louisville.
    The staff took home one first place award, three second place awards and three third place awards, along with the honorable mentions.
    “I’m so proud of our staff,” said Editor Shannon Brock. “We tripled the honors we received last year, which says to me that we’re improving, and we strive for improvement every week.”

  • Friday’s freezing rain the culprit in at least 2 accidents in Spencer

    Freezing rain on Friday morning was responsible for at least two accidents in Spencer County, but apparently those accidents resulted in no injuries.

  • UPDATED: Victim identified in Wednesday stabbing incident

    Kentucky State Police have released the identity of man who was stabbed and then dropped off in the Elk Creek Grocery parking lot on Wednesday afternoon.


  • Missing woman found, arrested for stealing school bus

    The subject of a five-hour search on Jan. 20 was eventually located the next morning and arrested for stealing a school bus and attempting to break into a church parsonage.

  • Fires destroy two homes

    Two Spencer County families are left without homes after each caught fire in separate incidents over the past week.

  • Spencer County native dies following workplace accident

    An employee at Flowers Baking Company (a division of Flowers Foods) in Bardstown died Tuesday morning after she was injured late Friday night.
    According to Jefferson County Deputy Coroner Eddie Robinson, Leslie Elder, 39, of Valley View Drive, Bardstown, was pronounced dead at 11:32 a.m. at University Hospital, Louisville, as a result of multiple blunt force injuries to her torso.
    The accident happened about 11:30 p.m. Friday at the bakery at 1755 Parkway Drive. Elder was trapped between two pieces of machinery, which Robinson described as a lift elevator and a vat.