Today's News

  • Trial dates set in Trageser case

    Trial dates were set Friday for the Spencer County man accused of attempting to unlawfully access the county’s computer system and harassing a sheriff’s deputy.
    Lawrence S. Trageser, 47, of the 100 block of Elmers Court, originally faced a charge of unlawfully accessing the county’s computer system, a felony, and a separate harassment charge, which is a misdemeanor. However, the felony charge was reduced to attempt to unlawfully access a computer.

  • Spencer County: A community of giving

    Editor's note: The following stories were selected as positive highlights from 2012 compiled by The Spencer Magnet staff. The list is not all-inclusive and the highlights appear mostly in chronological order. Some events spanned a greater time frame and may appear seemingly out of order.


  • Looking back: A year in review

    Cahoe murder still a mystery almost a year later
    Spencer County had a tragic and mysterious start to 2012 with the unsettling news of a murder that still remains unsolved almost a year later.

  • Friends, family remember accident victim

    A 2010 Spencer County High School graduate remembered for his energy, enthusiasm and faith was killed in a two-vehicle accident in Greene County, Ohio, on Friday.

  • Taylorsville Police Citations: Dec. 26 edition

    Taylorsville Police Department arrests and citations issued Nov. 28 through Dec. 16:

    Charles P. Keeling, 34, of Murray’s Run Road, was cited Nov. 28 for no registration plates and failure of owner to maintain required insurance.

    April D. Moore, 39, of Briar Ridge Road, was arrested Dec. 3 on an Anderson District Court warrant for failure to notify address change to the Department of Transportation.

    Angela M. Schultz, 34, of East Main Street, was cited Dec. 5 for no registration plates.

  • Public Record: District Court Dec. 14

    The following cases were heard by Judge Linda Armstrong in Spencer District Court on Dec. 14, 2012:

    Connie M. Bacon (1952), speeding 15 miles over the legal limit, amended to defective equipment, guilty, $50 fine and $143 court costs to be paid in installments/deferred payment.

    Dan S. Bruner (1976), speeding 15 miles over the legal limit, guilty, state traffic school, $143 court costs to be paid in installments/deferred payment.

  • COLUMN: Promises, promises ... and New Year’s Resolutions

    There are some differences between the two words. I believe that a promise is when the person chooses to do, or not to do, a certain thing. For example, a choice is made (an often used promise) that “I’m going to lose weight.” This promise may not have been made strong enough for it to get done.
    It appears that a resolution may be an attempt to put some “teeth” into that promise is now more of a determination, a firm decision, to actually do that.

  • COLUMN: Winter break a perfect time to bake up some memories

    School will be out for almost two more weeks, and it is time to find things to do to occupy the kids and create memories. Baking cookies together is one way to create lasting memories and teach the kids a little about measurements, too.

  • Whooping cranes spotted in Kentucky: Species off-limits to hunting

    A federally protected whooping crane has been sighted at Sloughs Wildlife Management Area near Henderson. The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources has also received a report of two whooping cranes along the Pond River in Hopkins County.

  • Lady Bears give best effort, but fall 62-59 to Shelby

    The Spencer County Lady Bears took a tough 62-59 district loss on the road at Shelby County Tuesday, but may have gained some confidence in what first-year coach David Marion described as their “best performance by far this season.”