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  • Taylorsville native is serving second deployment

    Sgt. Brett Tate, a Taylorsville native, is serving his second deployment to Afghanistan. Tate enlisted in 2008 after graduating from Spencer County High School.

  • Parents, staff respond to school district surveys

    Spencer County Public Schools recently offered parents and staff the opportunity to offer the district anonymous feedback through two separate surveys that addressed a wide range of issues including salary concerns, the effectiveness of the board of education and parents’ overall satisfaction with the school system.

  • Felony charge, bond reduced for Trageser

    One of two charges against Lawrence S. Trageser was reduced Friday, along with the bond amount Trageser paid to be released from the Shelby County Detention Center.
    Assistant County Attorney Leigh Erbe told Judge Linda Armstrong on Friday that the county was reducing the original charge of unlawful access to a computer, second degree, to attempt to unlawfully access a computer, second degree.
    Trageser also faces a misdemeanor charge of harassment (no physical contact).

  • Christmas Tour 2012: Homes, church, businesses featured during Dec. 1 event

    With Thanksgiving this week, Christmas is getting close and the community is about to plunge head first into the holiday season.
    The 2012 Christmas Tour, sponsored by the Taylorsville Main Street Committee and hosted by The Red Scooter, is scheduled for Dec. 1 from 3 to 8 p.m. This year, there will be eight stops on the self-guided tour, including two homes, one local church and five local businesses.

  • 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.