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Local News

  • County to buy current extension building

    The Spencer County Fiscal Court voted Nov. 19 to move forward in purchasing the current Spencer County Cooperative Extension Service Building, which is set to become the new headquarters of Spencer County Emergency Medical Services.
    Magistrate David Goodlett, member of the building committee, reported that the extension building was appraised at $290,000 — that’s $40,000 higher than the $250,000 purchase price discussed between the Extension Board and the Fiscal Court.

  • Lifelong friends served in World War II together

    Editor’s note: The Spencer Magnet contacted Earl Slucher earlier this month in hopes of writing a story about his time spent serving in World War II. Slucher pointed us in the direction of an article that first ran in a Spencer Magnet special section in February 2004 featuring his story as well as the story of J.R. Smith. At the request of Mr. Slucher, that story appears below. Mr. Smith died last year.

  • Ballinger ruled not competent to stand trial; sodomy charge dismissed

    A first-degree sodomy charge was dismissed without prejudice Wednesday against a Taylorsville man after the court found him not competent to stand trial.
    Willard J. Ballinger, 30, of the 300 block of Washington Street, was indicted Dec. 22, 2011, on a first-degree sodomy charge when he allegedly engaged in deviate sexual intercourse with a person less than 12 years of age.

  • New community outreach to offer those in need assistance through store, other ministries

    For more than a year, Spencer County residents Jason Cox and Chad Goodlett have envisioned starting a Christian ministry that meets the needs of the community’s most struggling individuals and families by providing clothing, appliances and furniture at low or no cost to the those in need.

  • Jury recommends 20 years for Seabolt

    A Spencer County jury earlier this month found a Louisville man guilty of burglarizing a Cochran Hill Road home and recommended he be sentenced to 20 years in prison.

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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.