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  • School day extended

    When Spencer County schools resume session next Wednesday, students might notice the school day is 10 minutes longer than last year.
    The Spencer County Board of Education moved at its July 28 meeting to extend the school day in order to create “bank time,” which allows the district to store up days that can be applied when it cancels class for inclement weather or other emergencies.

  • OLD SCHOOL, NEW SCHOOL: Technology changes, students stay the same

    Ask anyone in education to name the one thing that has changed the most in the field over the years and you’ll get the same answer: technology.
    In the years since Spencer County Middle School Principal Ed Downs graduated high school in 1979, he has seen the number of computers in schools increase from zero to too many to count.

  • Coulter to be arraigned Thursday

    Former sheriff Steve Coulter is scheduled to be arraigned in Spencer County Circuit Court on Thursday at 9 a.m.
    Coulter was indicted on charges of tampering with public records and second-degree official misconduct by a Spencer County grand jury at the end of June.
    The indictment followed a six-month investigation into criminal activity by Coulter, according to a news release from the Kentucky State Police Drug Enforcement Special Investigations West Branch.

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  • Little Miss and Mister Spencer County Fair contestants

    The Little Miss and Mister Spencer County Fair pageant is Thursday at 7:30 p.m. in the pavilion at the fairgrounds.

  • Miss Preteen Spencer County Fair contestants

    The Miss Preteen Spencer County Fair pageant is Thursday and, following the Little Miss and Mister pageant, it is estimated to begin around 8:30 p.m. in the pavilion at the fairgrounds.

  • Miss Teen Spencer County Fair contestants

    The Miss Teen Spencer County Fair pageant is tonight (Wednesday) at 7:30 p.m. in the pavilion at the fairgrounds.

  • Boat donated to sheriff’s department

    The Spencer County Sheriff’s Department now has the ability to increase its presence on local waterways since the department acquired a free boat courtesy of Bullitt County Sheriff Dave Greenwell.

  • USPS doesn’t yet stamp or cancel Mount Eden office

    The announcement made by the United States Postal Service on Tuesday morning put nearly 3,700 more outlets in danger of closing, but it didn’t clear things up at all for the branch in Mount Eden.
    That office, located at 232 Van Buren Road, was not identified by the USPS in the first list of closings earlier this year, and it again was not included on Tuesday’s list of 131 facilities in Kentucky that will be studied to determine customer needs.

  • Revard gets new trial date

    Raymond Revard Jr. is now set to face a trial by jury beginning Jan. 30, 2012.
    Revard, who stands accused in the 2009 shooting death of his wife, Lea Revard, was scheduled for a hearing in Spencer County Circuit Court last Thursday.
    Neither Revard’s attorneys, Stephen Miller and Jeff Stovall, nor special prosecutor Larry Cleveland, were present, but Judge Charles Hickman said the attorneys had agreed upon a new trial date via teleconference.