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  • Board of Education sets graduation date as May 31

    Graduation for the Spencer County High School class of 2013 will be Friday, May 31, at 6 p.m. at the Frankfort Convention Center, the Board of Education agreed Monday night.
    Superintendent Chuck Adams recommended the date.
    “Considering we have all but escaped the winter months with only two days of school missed as a result of inclement weather, I feel confident enough to have the [board] approve the graduation date of Friday, May 31,” Adams wrote in notes provided for the meeting.

  • Local scammer arrested at casino

    Alert officials at Belterra Casino Resort in Switzerland County, Ind., who became suspicious of a man observed spending large amounts of cash Monday night helped to apprehend a suspect in a local home-improvement scam.

  • Civil suit filed in double-fatality wreck

    The family of a teen killed Jan. 18, 2012, in a double-fatality on Mike Brown Road is suing the surviving teen and her family in Spencer County Circuit Court.
    Michaella “Mikie” Monroe, 16, and Shelby Bockting, 17, juniors at Spencer County High School, were pronounced dead at the scene after both were ejected from Monroe’s 1990 Ford F-350 truck when the vehicle overturned.

  • Board of Ed approves use of part-time officers

    The Spencer County Board of Education on Monday night approved the use of two part-time Taylorsville Police officers to fulfill the duties of school resource officers, but it’s unlikely those officers will be in the schools before the start of the 2013-14 school year.
    Board members had previously decided to look into the financial benefit of having two part-time officers versus one full-time officer before taking action on the proposal from the Taylorsville City Commission.

  • Chief deputy files civil suit against Trageser

    A Taylorsville man who often criticizes the actions of individuals within local government and law enforcement agencies is now facing a civil suit in addition to previously filed criminal charges.

  • Barmore dropped as varsity boy’s basketball head coach

    After nine years for Jacob Barmore with the Spencer County High School boys varsity basketball team, district officials have decided it’s time to move the program in a new direction.
    The board of education voted Monday night to release Barmore from his coaching duties. Barmore, however, will continue working at SCHS as a special education teacher – a position he also has held for nine years.

  • What's Happening — Week of March 27

    Extension building committee to meet
    The building committee of the Spencer County Cooperative Extension District Board will meet Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at the Extension office located at 100 Oak Tree Way.

    Circuit Clerk’s office to close early on Good Friday
    The Spencer County Circuit Clerk’s Office will close at 11 a.m. on Friday in observance of Good Friday and Easter.

    County Clerk’s office announces holiday hours

  • Trial date postponed for man facing sex abuse charges

    The trial of a Taylorsville man facing multiple child sex abuse charges has been postponed to a date yet to be determined.
    Robert Anthony Divine, 34, was on the Spencer Circuit Court docket Thursday for his final pretrial conference.
    Divine faces charges of first-degree sexual abuse, first-degree sodomy and incest. With all of those charges, the victim was under 12 years old, according to court records.

  • Local law enforcement to participate in ‘Hero’ campaign

    Kentucky State Police and Louisville Metro Police have teamed up with local law enforcement and first responders for the “Be a Hero, Be a Designated Driver” campaign.

  • Program grant helps SCES ‘fuel’ war on childhood obesity

    The war is on against childhood obesity at Spencer County Elementary School.
    The school has received a second grant from the national Fuel Up to Play 60 program, sponsored by the National Dairy Council and the National Football League, in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Agriculture.