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Today's News

  • What's Happening — Week of April 24

    Board of Elections meeting canceled
    Thursday’s regular meeting of the Spencer County Board of Elections has been canceled due to illness. Regular meetings will resume in May.

    Drug take-back

  • COLUMN: We’re among heroes every day

    I spent Friday night on the couch trying to fight off what has now become a full-fledged cold. So much for that, but it’s not like I would have moved from in front of the tv anyway. When my eyes weren’t reading the latest tweets to stay updated, they were glued to the national new stations as America awaited the capture of a terrorist.
    Once the suspects in the April 15 Boston Marathon bombings were identified, law enforcement officials in and around Boston spent hour after hour trying to capture them.

  • PHOTO: Bennett spreads flowers and well wishes

    Maddie Bennett, right, senior at Spencer County High School and reporter for the Beta Club, completed her community service project at Signature HealthCare. On March 5, she handed out carnations and well wishes to the residents at the facility. In turn, she was greeted with smiles.

  • PHOTO: Senior project presentation

    Gage Mertz, standing, presents his senior project at Monday’s Spencer County Board of Education meeting. Listening are Superintendent Chuck Adams, Board Vice Chair Sandy Clevenger, board members Ange McKinney, Debbie Herndon and Janet Bonham.

  • National Day of Prayer event set for May 2

    Tens of thousands of prayer events are planned across the country on Thursday, May 2, to honor the annual National Day of Prayer. In churches, parks and on courthouse steps, citizens will pray for our nation, government leaders, media, military, schools, churches, businesses and families.
    Spencer County will honor the National Day of Prayer on the courthouse steps in Taylorsville from noon to 1 p.m.  Many government leaders will participate in the program as well as several Spencer County pastors, according to a news release.

  • Three sentenced in July 2012 cocaine raid

    Three of four Spencer Countians who pleaded guilty to drug charges that came as a result of a July 2012 bust by the Taylorsville Police Department were sentenced in Circuit Court on Thursday.
    Neither Raymond Birdsong, 62, Margaret F. Tingle, 76, or Terrence E. Gilbert, 48, will serve any jail time as long as they stay on the right side of the law for the next five years.

  • 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.