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  • School board, city move closer to strike a deal for school resource officer

    Spencer County Public Schools and the city of Taylorsville could soon reach a partnership to place a school resource officer on a rotating schedule within the district’s schools.
    Both the board of education and the city commission have been in discussions since December about the possibility and it appears the agreement might come in the form of two part-time Taylorsville Police Department officers fulfilling the 172-school-day commitment desired by the board.

  • Taylorsville woman accused of stealing money from senior citizen indicted on separate drug charges

    A Taylorsville woman indicted in January on charges for allegedly stealing more than $12,000 from a local senior citizen’s checking account has now been indicted on separate charges for illegally obtaining or attempting to obtain controlled substances from doctor’s offices and pharmacies around the area.

  • ONLINE ONLY: County building committee rejects remodel bids, asks for plan from architect

    Spencer County Fiscal Court's building committee Monday rejected all bids received thus far and decided to obtain plans for the Spencer County EMS headquarters remodel from an architect.
    Monday marked the second time the committee had met to discuss the bids submitted for the project, but the committee voted to take no action at its first meeting until a building inspector could be present and certain questions were answered about the bids received.

  • Bruner’s trial postponed

    Mark Bruner, charged with the brutal beating of a woman left by the side of the road, was scheduled for trial Monday, but prosecutors say it has been postponed.
    Instead, he has a status conference scheduled for next Monday, according to online court dockets.
    Shelby County Assistant Commonwealth Attorney Melanie Carroll, who is handling the case, did not return phone calls from The Sentinel-News. Shelby County Commonwealth Attorney Laura Donnell said that Bruner’s trial had been postponed but that she did not know why.

  • Circuit Court: Several updates from court Thursday

    A 37-year-old Taylorsville man facing charges of promoting a sexual performance by a minor and possession of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor appeared in Spencer Circuit Court on Thursday.
    Chad M. Rahrig of the 200 block of Courtney Lane was arraigned on five counts of possession of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor and entered a not guilty plea.

  • Former Spencer Magnet owner, well-known citizen dies at 91

    Laura G. “Dolly” Brock, 91, passed away at 5:05 p.m., March 4, 2013, at Signature HealthCare in Taylorsville.  She had been a resident of Signature for the past year, and resided at the Chapel House in Taylorsville for over 10 years prior to her residency at Signature. She lived in Spencer County for more than 65 years.

  • Two local juveniles arrested after gun confirmed at high school last week

    Local law enforcement confirmed that a Spencer County High School student brought a small-caliber handgun unloaded with bullets to campus last Tuesday and that the weapon changed hands between two students sometime during the school day.

  • Police chief says ‘no need’ to sign sheriff’s MOU

    Taylorsville Police Chief Toby Lewis recommended last Tuesday that the city not sign a memorandum of understanding with the Spencer County Sheriff’s Office and Spencer County EMS to obtain the agencies’ analog radio frequencies.
    “I don’t see that we need to sign the current MOU the mayor has received at this point,” Lewis told the City Commission at a special meeting.
    Lewis said that the agencies can communicate without it.

  • Two indicted for ‘shooting up’ in store parking lot

    Two Falmouth residents arrested for shooting up in the Country Mart parking lot in December were indicted Feb. 7 by a Spencer County grand jury.
    Kevin A. Highlander, 40, of Broad Street in Falmouth, and Tina L. Scott, 34, of West Shelby Street in Falmouth, are each charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance, heroin, complicity, a Class D felony, and possession of drug paraphernalia, complicity, a Class A misdemeanor.
    The drug paraphernalia included a syringe, a pack of razors and a box of aluminum foil, according to the indictment.

  • Man arrested for stabbing, dumping individual in Elk Creek is indicted

    The Louisville man arrested last month for stabbing, then dumping another man in the Elk Creek Grocery parking lot was indicted by a Spencer County grand jury on Feb. 21.
    Paul C. Barr Jr., 34, of the 1100 block of Lehigh Avenue in Louisville, now faces charges of first-degree assault, a Class B felony, and tampering with physical evidence, a Class D felony.
    Barr is scheduled for a review in Spencer Circuit Court on April 29 at 4 p.m.