Today's News

  • 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.

  • What's Happening — Week of Jan. 30

    Spencer County’s Lincoln Day Dinner set for Friday
    The Spencer County GOP is hosting its annual Lincoln Day Dinner Friday at the Spencer Christian Church Auditorium, 5720 Taylorsville Road.
    The reception starts at 6 p.m., with dinner at 6:30, then the speakers at 7:30.
    The speakers are U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, Congressman Thomas Massie and Agriculture Commissioner James Comer.
    There will also be an auction by Sheriff Buddy Stump.
    For more information and tickets ($25 each) call 502 477-0258 or 502 817-1822.

  • PHOTO: Order of the Eastern Star installs officers
  • 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.

  • Circuit Clerk’s Office launches new organ donor heart on license

    Starting Jan. 23, you can add a symbol that stands for hope and generosity on something you carry with you everywhere: your driver’s license.
    Like Indiana, Ohio and several other states, Kentuckians will soon have the option to have an organ donor heart printed on their license.

  • What's Happening — Week of Jan. 23

    Boys varsity basketball team to host dodgeball tourney
    The Spencer County High School boys varsity basketball team will host a dodgeball tournament on Saturday at 4 p.m. at Spencer County Middle School.
    The cost is $50 per team with 10 players per team.
    Entry forms and payment are due by 3:30 p.m. Saturday.
    For more information, contact Rhonda Dockery at 220-8925, Staci Dennis at 502-487-1437 or Sissy Miller at 502-262-8616.

    Historical Society to meet Monday

  • Bullitt, Spencer Red Cross to host gala

    The American Red Cross in Bullitt and Spencer counties will host its annual Valentine Gala on Saturday, Feb. 9.
    The 15th annual event at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre will include music by Wulfe Pack.
    Tickets are $50 per person or $100 per couple. A table of eight is available for $400.
    Cocktails begin at 7 p.m. with dinner at 8 p.m. featuring music by Hans Sander.
    The dance runs from 9 p.m. until midnight. The Wulfe Pack will perform. Rick VanHoose will be the MC.
    Tickets may be purchased by calling 955-6259.