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Today's News

  • 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.

  • High school honors veterans

    On Monday, the Spencer County High School student body and staff filled the gymnasium to celebrate Veterans Day and honor those who have served our country.  The American flag was displayed in the center next to the podium where several students gave poetic speeches of liberty and led the audience in our nation’s Pledge of Allegiance.

  • Shelburne earns honor with Ky. Science Center

    The Senior Leadership of the Kentucky Science Center recently completed the application and interview process for the 2012-2013 Youth Infusion Board.

  • BACK IN TIME: 30 years ago - SCHS gym

    30 years ago
    Nov. 11, 1982

    From the outside, the new Spencer County High School gym doesn’t look very big. On the inside, pictured above, it looks enormous.
    It is 102 feet by 104 feet, said Superintendent Lloyd Mullins. “It’s about the same size as Bullitt East but we won’t have a balcony.”
    Mullins said the Spencer County gym will seat 1,500, compared to the 400 capacity seating in the old gym.
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