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  • Buzzer systems to help ramp up security at local schools

    School security improvement talks that originated among Spencer County Board of Education members following December’s tragic Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings are starting to yield some results.
    Board members voted at the May 20 meeting to purchase wireless audio/video buzzer entry systems like the one at Spencer County Elementary School for the preschool, Taylorsville Elementary, the middle school and high school. The SCES system requires entrants to buzz in and be viewed before building access is granted.

  • PHOTO: Taking time to remember

    Michael and Donna Manley place flags at the grave of the late Sgt. Robert L. Manley on Memorial Day Monday. Sgt. Manley, Michael’s father, served in Vietnam in 1969 and 1970. Sgt. Manley was awarded three purple hearts and two bronze stars for his service.

  • Highly debated radio tower undergoes some remediation work

    Spencer County’s radio tower, located at the county’s road maintenance barn on Fairgrounds Road, underwent remediation work last week to make sure the tower’s anchorage points could perform correctly and safely.
    The work came as a result of a report issued by Qk4, an engineering company in Louisville. Antennas Unlimited, the company that installed the county’s antenna, commissioned the report, paid for the review by Qk4 and paid for the remediation work.

  • Three injured Tuesday in Bloomfield Road wreck

    Three people were injured in what appeared to be a head-on collision Tuesday afternoon on Bloomfield Road.

  • 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.”