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  • King released under supervision, enters appeal for new trial

    Susan Jean King, the Mount Eden woman who served time for the 1998 murder of a Shelbyville man, was released from prison two weeks ago and her attorneys have filed an appeal in an effort to get a new trial.
    King, 52, was indicted on murder charges for the death of Kyle “Deanie” Breeden in April 2007. Two months after the initial indictment, a grand jury also charged King with tampering with physical evidence.

  • Military was bridge to law enforcement career for Lewis

    Editor’s note: The Spencer Magnet aims to feature throughout the month of November first responders in the Spencer County community who are also veterans. This week, we talked to Taylorsville Police Chief Toby Lewis, a veteran of the United States Marine Corps Reserves.

    As a high school student, Toby Lewis wanted to find a way to start a career in law enforcement.
    His gateway? The United States Marine Corps.
    Lewis enlisted in 1983 under delayed entry while he was still a student in Spencer County.

  • To Vietnam, the brink and back: Barry Campbell shares his story

    “Who’s in charge?” a young Barry Campbell asks on a plane full of unfamiliar men in his battalion, eager and frightened to step foot in Vietnam for the first time. A seasoned soldier, jaded and unemotional, answers him, shaking his head. “In charge of what?”

  • Magistrates pass motion to file suit against Karrer

    Early on in Monday night’s Fiscal Court meeting, Judge-Executive Bill Karrer informed the court that most of the county’s new digital radios were in and said that the ones that are in have been programmed.
    The county’s new radio tower hasn’t arrived yet, Karrer said, but the concrete and anchors for the tower have been put in place and a small, pre-fabricated building to house equipment has arrived.

  • What's Happening — Week of Nov. 14

    Trick or Treat photos available for pickup
    If you purchased a photo (or two, or three) at Trick or Treat on Main Street, the photos are available for pickup at the Spencer Magnet office, 100 W. Main St. in Taylorsville.
    Our office is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    Board of elections to meet
    The Spencer County Board of Elections will meet Thursday at 3 p.m. in the County Clerk’s office.

    SCHS cheerleaders to host ‘competition for a cause’ Saturday

  • Drugs believed to be a factor in weekend crash that injured one

    A Louisville man was injured in a one-vehicle accident Saturday afternoon on Plum Creek Road. Factors in the crash are believed to be drug involvement, medication and overcorrecting, according to the collision report.

  • Four arrested on drug charges indicted

    Four individuals arrested in mid July on multiple drug-related charges have been indicted by a Spencer County Grand Jury.
    Raymond Birdsong, 62, and Margaret F. Tingle, 75, both of the 100 block of Hardin Court in Taylorsville, were indicted on one count of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, cocaine; one count of possession of drug paraphernalia; and one count of possession of marijuana. The trafficking charge is a class C felony, while the others are misdemeanors.

  • Sheriff’s department, EMS move forward with radio plans

    The Spencer County Sheriff’s Department and Spencer County EMS are moving forward with their switch to ICOM digital radios, and the county expects work to begin soon on its own radio tower, Judge-Executive Bill Karrer said last week.
    Karrer also said that it has already been determined who owns the existing radio equipment, which can be sold to recoup costs of the new equipment.

  • State test results a mixed bag, elementary schools come out on top locally

    Editor’s note: This is the second article in a two-part series about how Spencer County Public Schools faired in the first-round of the new Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress — known as K-PREP — assessment. The K-PREP assessment replaces the Commonwealth Accountability Testing System, and, according to state and local educators, has raised academic expectations for public school students across Kentucky. This week’s story takes an individual look at how each school within the district performed.

  • Local firefighter recounts his service here, abroad

    Editor’s note: The Spencer Magnet aims to feature throughout the month of November first responders in the Spencer County community who are also veterans. This week, we talked to Capt. Charles Partin of the Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Department.