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  • School fights spur safety sweep

    Following multiple fights last week at Spencer County High School and rumors that students might bring knives and possibly a gun to school Monday, local law enforcement set up backpack and pocket checks going into the high school Monday morning.
    Members of the Taylorsville Police Department, the Spencer County Sheriff’s Department and the Kentucky State Police searched backpacks and had students empty their pockets into searchable pans as they came through the front doors of the school, Taylorsville Police Chief Toby Lewis said.

  • First-degree rape, child sexual abuse among charges filed against local man

    A Taylorsville man has been arrested and is facing numerous child sexual abuse charges involving a victim under 12 years old, including first-degree rape.

  • Truck bursts into flames minutes after driver ejected

    Mount Washington man ejected in fiery crash Wednesday morning
    A Mount Washington man was airlifted to University of Louisville Hospital after being ejected from his vehicle in a fiery crash last Wednesday morning.

  • High school class of 2013 largest in school history

    On May 31, more than 220 Spencer County High School graduating seniors will walk the line to receive their diplomas and, in doing so, will make school history.
    The SCHS class of 2013 is the largest class ever to graduate from Spencer County. Graduation coordinator and SCHS teacher Mary Baldock said as of Monday 223 seniors were slated to receive diplomas. She noted that last year’s class had less than 200 students.

  • Well-known elementary school principal to retire

    Spencer County Elementary School Principal Dale Kleinjan doesn’t like talking about the past. He would rather focus on the present, look to the future and greet his students with high fives in the hallways each morning. But it’s hard to ignore the impact he has made upon the local education system.

  • Open records decision regarding tower cites conflicting evidence

    Conflicting information submitted to the Attorney General regarding a Spencer County open records appeal resulted in an open records decision that is hardly a decision at all.
    In the decision, released April 30, Assistant Attorney General Amye L. Bensenhaver states that “the conflicting evidentiary record in this appeal precludes conclusive resolution of this question.”

  • Police conduct weapons search at SCHS

    Following multiple fights last week at Spencer County High School and rumors that students might bring knives and possibly a gun to school Monday, local law enforcement set up backpack and pocket checks going into the high school Monday morning.
    Members of the Taylorsville Police Department, the Spencer County Sheriff's Department and the Kentucky State Police searched backpacks and had students empty their pockets into searchable pans as they came through the front doors of the school, Taylorsville Police Chief Toby Lewis said.

  • LAST STOP: RETIREMENT

    Spencer County Schools Transportation Manager Jack Senior never thought he would find himself behind the wheel of a school bus, but 13 years ago that is exactly where he landed. His route through the district’s transportation department has taken him all the way to the top as transportation manager, and now it is time for his next stop in life: retirement.

  • Gourders return to Taylorsville Saturday

    Gourd artists and enthusiasts from across Kentucky and beyond will again gather in Spencer County this weekend to celebrate all that the gourd has to offer – from growing the unique plant to using it as a medium for artistic projects or even transforming it into a utilitarian object like a ladle or a spoon.
    Spencer County Elementary School will house the Kentucky Gourd Society’s 2013 Gourd Art Show Saturday and Sunday. The theme for this year’s event is “Doodlin’ Around with Gourds.”

  • Flea Market comes to Main Street Saturday

    This weekend will feature a Main Street committee-sponsored companion event to the Kentucky Gourd Festival, but the committee is changing it up this year.
    The inaugural Main Street Fleamarket will take the place of the arts and crafts show hosted by the committee over the last several years.
    “Arts and crafts shows, with the economy the way it is, they’re not doing well,” said Jan Deigl, Main Street committee member. “So we decided to try something new. Fleamarkets are a popular attraction.”