Local News

  • Former firefighter to face trial for rape

    A former Spencer County volunteer firefighter is set to go to trial this summer after being accused of raping a teenage girl at one of the Taylorsville-Spencer County fire stations.
    Joshua M. Crowe, 22, of the 200 block of Sugarberry Lane in Taylorsville, was indicted on a charge of third-degree rape in early December 2012, when, according to the indictment, “on or about May 28, 2012, [Crowe] being 21 years old or more ... engag[ed] in sexual intercourse with a person less than 16 years old.”

  • Police seek help to ID park vandals

    Three males are responsible for vandalizing Ray Jewell Park on March 24 and the Taylorsville Police Department is seeking information from the community to help identify the suspects.

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  • Spencer County Fiscal Court Notebook ~ April 1 meeting

    • No citizens showed up to speak at the Spencer County Fiscal Court’s County Road Aid hearing early Monday morning, but a couple of magistrates and Judge-Executive Bill Karrer called into light a petition recently received by residents of Cecil Noel Road who ask that their road be one of those paved.
    Karrer said nearly all of the residents, the mail carrier and the bus driver for that road signed the petition.

  • Contempt of court motion ‘remanded’ in Trageser case

    A motion filed last month by County Attorney Ruth Hollan to hold Taylorsville resident Lawrence Trageser in contempt of court was orally remanded by Hollan’s office Monday, April 1.
    A hearing scheduled for Tuesday afternoon in Spencer District Court was cancelled as a result.
    Trageser’s attorney William Stewart said Tuesday morning that he was given no other information about the recent turn of events, and said it is unclear what this means for his client.

  • Election for flood control commissioners, secretary is Monday

    Votes in the election of flood control commissioners and secretary can be cast Monday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the office of the Spencer County judge-executive on Main Street.
    A commissioner from each of the three precincts will be elected, along with a secretary from the district at large.
    The one-year term begins May 1.
    Votes are limited to property holders within the levee district.

  • Board of Education sets graduation date as May 31

    Graduation for the Spencer County High School class of 2013 will be Friday, May 31, at 6 p.m. at the Frankfort Convention Center, the Board of Education agreed Monday night.
    Superintendent Chuck Adams recommended the date.
    “Considering we have all but escaped the winter months with only two days of school missed as a result of inclement weather, I feel confident enough to have the [board] approve the graduation date of Friday, May 31,” Adams wrote in notes provided for the meeting.

  • Local scammer arrested at casino

    Alert officials at Belterra Casino Resort in Switzerland County, Ind., who became suspicious of a man observed spending large amounts of cash Monday night helped to apprehend a suspect in a local home-improvement scam.

  • 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.