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Today's 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.

  • Church Happenings — Week of Jan. 30

    Promiseland Church plans revival
    Promiseland Church, located on Cecil Noel Road, will host a revival with Tim Hall and his wife through Thursday at 7 each night.
    The community is invited.

    Finchville Baptist announces gospel sing, yard sale collections
    Boy Scout Troop 137 invites the community to a gospel sing and chili supper at Finchville Baptist Church on Saturday from 5 to 8 p.m. A donation of $5 is suggested.

  • COLUMN: Jesus provided everything we need

  • COLUMN: Walking the dog

    As some of you know, I have a pretty big dog and every day she gets walked three or four times. It doesn’t matter what the weather or how we are feeling, Molly gets her walk. One day last week I walked her wearing a t-shirt, a regular shirt, a sweater, a hooded sweatshirt, and a coat, gloves and a scarf. It almost takes me longer to get dressed than to take her for a walk.

  • Public Record: District Court Jan. 11 and 18

    The following cases were heard by Judge Linda Armstrong in Spencer District Court on Jan. 11, 2013:

    Traffic:
    Crystal D. Miller (1981), speeding 16 miles over the legal limit, guilty, $175 in fines/court costs to be paid in installments/deferred payment.

  • Public Record: Indictments Dec. 20 and Jan. 10

    The following indictment was handed down by a Spencer County Grand Jury  Dec. 20 in Spencer Circuit Court:

    Dana M. Ingram, of the 200 block of Evelyn Drive, Taylorsville, on or about May 7, 2012, in Spencer County, committed the offense of forgery of a prescription for a controlled substance, when, with the intent to defraud, deceive, or injure another, she falsely made, completed, or altered a written instrument which is or purports to be or which is calculated to become or to represent a prescription for a controlled substance when completed.

  • Taylorsville Police Citations: Jan. 30 edition

    Taylorsville Police citations from Jan. 14 through Jan. 16:

    Mary L. Barnett, 45, of the 400 block of Washington Street, was cited Jan. 14 for no registration plates and failure to notify address change to Department of Transportation.

    Chaisty B. Nevitt, 37, of the 200 block of Jewell Vally Road, was cited Jan. 14 for operating a motor vehicle on a suspended or revoked operator’s license.

    Joseph A. Loosvelt, 55, of the 700 block of Normandy Station Road, was cited Jan. 18 for speeding 24 mph over the limit.

  • 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.