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  • Spencer schools to benefit from ‘Race to the Top’ funds

    Spencer County Public Schools will locally benefit from a $40 million award given via the competitive Race to the Top federal grant competition, as the educational cooperative of which it is a part is one of the 16 winners nationwide.

  • Trial dates set in Trageser case

    Trial dates were set Friday for the Spencer County man accused of attempting to unlawfully access the county’s computer system and harassing a sheriff’s deputy.
    Lawrence S. Trageser, 47, of the 100 block of Elmers Court, originally faced a charge of unlawfully accessing the county’s computer system, a felony, and a separate harassment charge, which is a misdemeanor. However, the felony charge was reduced to attempt to unlawfully access a computer.

  • Spencer County: A community of giving

    Editor's note: The following stories were selected as positive highlights from 2012 compiled by The Spencer Magnet staff. The list is not all-inclusive and the highlights appear mostly in chronological order. Some events spanned a greater time frame and may appear seemingly out of order.

     

  • Looking back: A year in review

    Cahoe murder still a mystery almost a year later
    Spencer County had a tragic and mysterious start to 2012 with the unsettling news of a murder that still remains unsolved almost a year later.

  • Friends, family remember accident victim

    A 2010 Spencer County High School graduate remembered for his energy, enthusiasm and faith was killed in a two-vehicle accident in Greene County, Ohio, on Friday.

  • County’s switch to new radios providing clear communications

    The Spencer County Sheriff’s Department and Spencer County EMS made the switch to their NXDN protocol ICOM radios over a week ago and the results are just as Sheriff Donald “Buddy” Stump hoped they would be, he said Thursday.
    “There’s no place in Spencer County where we haven’t been able to communicate,” Stump said.
    Communications have been crystal clear even transporting prisoners outside of the county to Shelby and Bullitt counties, Elizabethtown and the University of Louisville Hospital, Stump said.

  • Few facts public about board of education settlement involving special education

    Little public information is available regarding a recent settlement reached by the Spencer County Board of Education regarding a special education-related proceeding handled in closed session.

  • Talks to continue between city, schools about resource officer

    Discussions between the City of Taylorsville, the Taylorsville Police Department and Spencer County Schools about adding a school resource officer will continue, with official blessing from the outgoing Taylorsville City Commission.
    In the wake of the Dec.14 shootings in Newtown, Conn., Commissioner Nathan Nation asked for the matter of a school resource officer to be put on the agenda for last Thursday afternoon’s special meeting.

  • Severe accident on Ky. 44 near Goose Creek

    A Spencer County woman was seriously injured in this motor vehicle accident last Tuesday afternoon.

  • Flu strikes early in Kentucky

    ‘Tis the season for sneezing and wheezing, coughing and aching, upset stomachs and headaches. Pretty much everyone has personally experienced or knows someone who has experienced the myriad of nasty viruses that love to spread this time of year, and, as usual, the one garnering the most attention regionally is influenza.