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Today's News

  • Civil suit filed in double-fatality wreck

    The family of a teen killed Jan. 18, 2012, in a double-fatality on Mike Brown Road is suing the surviving teen and her family in Spencer County Circuit Court.
    Michaella “Mikie” Monroe, 16, and Shelby Bockting, 17, juniors at Spencer County High School, were pronounced dead at the scene after both were ejected from Monroe’s 1990 Ford F-350 truck when the vehicle overturned.

  • Board of Ed approves use of part-time officers

    The Spencer County Board of Education on Monday night approved the use of two part-time Taylorsville Police officers to fulfill the duties of school resource officers, but it’s unlikely those officers will be in the schools before the start of the 2013-14 school year.
    Board members had previously decided to look into the financial benefit of having two part-time officers versus one full-time officer before taking action on the proposal from the Taylorsville City Commission.

  • Chief deputy files civil suit against Trageser

    A Taylorsville man who often criticizes the actions of individuals within local government and law enforcement agencies is now facing a civil suit in addition to previously filed criminal charges.

  • Barmore dropped as varsity boy’s basketball head coach

    After nine years for Jacob Barmore with the Spencer County High School boys varsity basketball team, district officials have decided it’s time to move the program in a new direction.
    The board of education voted Monday night to release Barmore from his coaching duties. Barmore, however, will continue working at SCHS as a special education teacher – a position he also has held for nine years.

  • What's Happening — Week of March 27

    Extension building committee to meet
    The building committee of the Spencer County Cooperative Extension District Board will meet Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at the Extension office located at 100 Oak Tree Way.

    Circuit Clerk’s office to close early on Good Friday
    The Spencer County Circuit Clerk’s Office will close at 11 a.m. on Friday in observance of Good Friday and Easter.

    County Clerk’s office announces holiday hours

  • PHOTO: Proclamation brings awareness to Child Abuse Prevention Month

    Judge-Executive Bill Karrer, front and center, signed a proclamation last week declaring April as Child Abuse Prevention Month in Spencer County. Pictured with Karrer are representatives from the Taylorsville Police Department, the Department for Community Based Services, the Family Resource and Youth Service Centers, the North Central District Health Department, the Spencer County Cooperative Extension, Court-Appointed Special Advocates and other community agencies.

  • Spencer County Sheriff’s Department February activity report

    Traffic stops, warnings – 59
    Traffic stops, citations – 15
    Highway Safety Checkpoint – 0
    Non-injury accidents – 9
    Injury accidents – 4
    Fatalities – 0
    Other calls for service – 221
    CCDW permits – 68
    Vehicle inspections – 53
    Total arrests – 42, including 8 DUIs
    Subpoenas, criminal summons and civil summons issued – 129
    Recovered property – $6,000
    Total contacts – 600

  • Clip box tops, labels and save for Spencer County Schools

    Help Spencer County Schools by collecting box tops and labels, from hundreds of items you purchase every day. See their full lists of items at these websites: www.boxtops4education.com and www.labelsforeducation.com  
    By saving these emblems and labels for the two elementary schools and the middle school, a great amount of school materials can be collected. Each box top emblem is worth 10 cents cash when submitted to the General Mills company by the school, while the Labels for Education uses a point system whereby items can be selected by the school from a catalog.

  • COLUMN: Ready for spring? Most of us are

    No one is indifferent to spring — at least that’s what our poll results from last week would indicate.
    While an overwhelming majority said they’re ready for sunshine and warmer weather, I’m actually surprised a whopping 12 percent of voters said they prefer the colder weather.
    Driving to work on Monday, I laughed aloud listening to radio advertisements, which had clearly been placed well ahead of time. “Spring has sprung,” they said. “It’s getting warmer,” another chimed.

  • PHOTO: TES academic team honored

    The Taylorsville Elementary School academic team was recognized for its achievements at Monday night’s Board of Education meeting. Team members, in no particular order, are Audrey Hickerson, Mary Young, Reece Russell, Riley Collins-Schultz, Hunter Chesser, Vanessa Velasquez, Allie Roberts,  Jacob Wurts, Caden Little and Carter Pierce.