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  • Police chief says ‘no need’ to sign sheriff’s MOU

    Taylorsville Police Chief Toby Lewis recommended last Tuesday that the city not sign a memorandum of understanding with the Spencer County Sheriff’s Office and Spencer County EMS to obtain the agencies’ analog radio frequencies.
    “I don’t see that we need to sign the current MOU the mayor has received at this point,” Lewis told the City Commission at a special meeting.
    Lewis said that the agencies can communicate without it.

  • Two indicted for ‘shooting up’ in store parking lot

    Two Falmouth residents arrested for shooting up in the Country Mart parking lot in December were indicted Feb. 7 by a Spencer County grand jury.
    Kevin A. Highlander, 40, of Broad Street in Falmouth, and Tina L. Scott, 34, of West Shelby Street in Falmouth, are each charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance, heroin, complicity, a Class D felony, and possession of drug paraphernalia, complicity, a Class A misdemeanor.
    The drug paraphernalia included a syringe, a pack of razors and a box of aluminum foil, according to the indictment.

  • Man arrested for stabbing, dumping individual in Elk Creek is indicted

    The Louisville man arrested last month for stabbing, then dumping another man in the Elk Creek Grocery parking lot was indicted by a Spencer County grand jury on Feb. 21.
    Paul C. Barr Jr., 34, of the 1100 block of Lehigh Avenue in Louisville, now faces charges of first-degree assault, a Class B felony, and tampering with physical evidence, a Class D felony.
    Barr is scheduled for a review in Spencer Circuit Court on April 29 at 4 p.m.

  • Local man indicted on sex crimes involving the portrayal of a minor

    A 37-year-old Taylorsville man that was indicted in October on two counts of promoting a sexual performance by a minor has now been indicted on five felony charges of possession of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor.

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  • UPDATE: Sheriff confirms gun brought to high school was not loaded, but bullets were with the gun

    Local law enforcement confirmed that a Spencer County High School student brought a firearm to campus Tuesday and that the weapon changed hands sometime during the school day.

    Although investigators say the gun was not loaded, bullets were reported to have been with the firearm. No one was hurt as a result and two male students have been charged and taken into custody. 

  • CONSTRUCTING CONFUSION: Building Inspector Steve Clark fired, or is he?

    Within a span of four days, Spencer County Building Code Inspector Steve Clark was terminated by Judge-Executive Bill Karrer and reinstated by a quorum of the Fiscal Court, but it is still unclear when or if Clark will be permitted to get back to work.

  • SIDEBAR: Local builders, realtors say no inspector immediately hurts business

    The absence of a local building inspector has put builders and realtors at a standstill since Wednesday.
    Local realtor Susan Arnold told The Spencer Magnet she found herself in a bind with a unique situation early last week.
    Arnold, who is listing a bank foreclosure, said the bank that owns the home wanted to have the utilities turned on.
    Arnold said she called Clark early last week and he told her a licensed electrician needed to inspect the home and then he would be able to issue a permit to get the utilities turned on.

  • SIDEBAR: No inspector leaves county building committee in lurch

    The building committee of the Spencer County Fiscal Court has also been stalled because of the absence of a local building inspector.
    The committee met last Friday to review bids for the renovations required at the former extension office, which is in the process of becoming the county’s new EMS headquarters.
    Magistrate David Goodlett, who sits on the committee, had specifically asked for the building inspector to be present at the committee meeting on Friday, but because inspector Steve Clark was terminated on Wednesday, there was no local inspector.

  • Mount Eden fire could point to arson

    The most recent fire in an eerie rash of Mount Eden blazes is being investigated as possible arson — but the fire claimed a building that most agree will not be missed.