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  • Three top county officials file suit against Trageser

    Three county officials have joined together to file a civil lawsuit against a Taylorsville resident known for publishing a controversial blog that routinely and openly criticizes Spencer County government.
    The suit, filed Monday, April 15, in Spencer County Circuit Court, claims that Lawrence Trageser made “false and defamatory statements” against the plaintiffs – County Judge-Executive Bill Karrer, County Attorney Ruth Hollan and County Sheriff Buddy Stump.

  • Yet another attack in Waddy

    A calf that was killed Wednesday night in a mauling attack in Waddy is not the work of a pit bull that was taken into custody in January as a suspect in earlier attacks, and later released after no hard evidence could be found to implicate him, officials say.
    That puts the investigation into the maulings back to square one, said Animal Control Director Rusty Newton.

  • .50-caliber bullet recovered from student on bus

    What started as an attempt to show his buddies something “cool,” ended in a trip to the principal’s office and a visit from the police for one Spencer County Elementary second-grader last week.

  • Classified, certified school staff to get raises

    Spencer County Schools staff and teachers will receive between a 1 percent and 2 percent raise next year at an estimated cost of $168,000.
    The salary scale, recommended by Superintendent Chuck Adams, passed unanimously at Monday night’s board meeting. Board Chair Jeanie Stevens was absent from the meeting.
    Both certified and classified personnel who have 0 to 14 years experience will receive a 1 percent increase. Those with 15 to 24 years of experience will receive a 1.5 percent increase. Those with 25 or more years experience will receive a 2 percent raise.

  • Video highlights from Spencer County High School Dancing with the Stars
  • AG: Fiscal court didn’t violate open meetings act

    The Spencer County Fiscal Court did not violate open meeting laws by meeting on Sept. 5, 2012, but it did violate a Kentucky statute by not responding to a complaint regarding that meeting, according to an opinion issued by the Attorney General’s office on April 3.
    The Fiscal Court met on the first Wednesday in September 2012 instead of the first Monday because the first Monday was Labor Day. This is a procedure set out in the county’s administrative code.

  • County to take legal action against former clerk, again

    The Spencer County Fiscal Court is again taking legal action against former County Clerk Judy Puckett. This time the court seeks to obtain $28,399, which an audit of Puckett’s last 11 months in office indicates she owes back to the county.
    Magistrates Hobert Judd and Woodie Cheek were absent from Monday night’s meeting, but Judge-Executive Bill Karrer and Magistrates Mike Moody, David Goodlett and Jerry Davis voted unanimously to authorize the county attorney to pursue these monies through all necessary legal action.

  • Radio tower issue lingers

    Though the radio tower erected at the Spencer County Fairgrounds has been up and operational for several months, it remains unclear whether the Kentucky Department of Housing, Buildings and Construction has had the opportunity to inspect the structure.
    Magistrate Mike Moody, who represents the district where the new tower is located, said he is concerned that the structure hasn’t been inspected or granted the proper permits by the state.
    On Tuesday, Moody said that to his knowledge, there has been no inspection by the state.

  • Forged notes could mean jail time for students

    Attempts to get a couple extra days off from school could land some middle and high school students with felonies on their records and possible jail time.
    Taylorsville Police Chief Toby Lewis announced last week that his department has seen an increase in instances where Spencer County Middle and Spencer County High School students are forging doctors’ notes.

  • Forever an inspiration: Dawson’s journey fueled community outreach, support

    For Dawson Moore, life was not measured by the number of years he lived, but more by the number of people whose lives he touched.