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  • Murder trial on hold

    Raymond Revard Jr. was in Spencer County Circuit Court on Monday morning, but the fate of the man accused of murdering his wife two and a half years ago is still uncertain.
    Lea Revard, 39, was found lying on the kitchen floor of her home in January 2009 with a gunshot wound at the back of her head.
    Revard’s attorneys, Stephen Miller and Jeff Stovall, were present with their client on Monday for a scheduled hearing in front of Judge Charles Hickman.

  • Lyons to leave post as principal of SCHS

    Spencer County High School Principal Jocelyn Mills Lyons announced via email Monday evening that she would be leaving the Spencer County school system.
    Lyons, who has been principal at the school for two years, said she has accepted an assistant principal position with Jefferson County Public Schools.
    Lyons also served as an assistant principal at Spencer County Middle School in 2006-07.

  • EDA to close July 31

    The Taylorsville-Spencer County Economic Development Authority will officially close its doors July 31, 2011.
    Though the city and county funding will end with the fiscal year on Thursday, all parties involved agreed July 31 would be a legitimate timeline to close down the office, said Charlie Tichenor, the attorney hired by the EDA to assist in its closure.
    Tichenor told board members at Monday night’s EDA meeting that the city and county realize a business can’t close down overnight and agreed to allot an extra month.

  • Board releases superintendent’s evaluation

    The Spencer County Board of Education recently released Superintendent Chuck Adams’ annual summative evaluation scores, and the numbers reveal disagreement among board members as to how effectively Adams is leading the district.

  • Dozens work to clean park trails

    “I found a gold mine down here,” shouted Denny Markwell to others when he discovered a fresh collection of garbage near the shores of Taylorsville Lake.

  • Results of school surveys released

    The Spencer County Board of Education recently got a better idea of how parents perceive the district and the schools at its May meeting, when the results of the 2011 SCPS Parent Survey were released.

    According to survey data, 196 people participated in the electronic survey. This is the first public perception survey the district has conducted in several years and it included 36 questions addressing topics from teacher performance, academic preparedness, administrator performance and the effectiveness of the SCBOE.

  • Water concerns spur line replacement

    One Spencer County family’s concerns about local water quality spurred the Taylorsville City Water Works to replace a line on June 9-10.

  • Driver escapes wreck unscathed

    A Bloomfield truck driver miraculously walked away unscathed from an accident Saturday morning near Wakefield involving a 26,000-pound tanker hauling hot liquid asphalt.

    According to the Spencer County Sheriff’s Department, James G. Hahn, 44, of Bloomfield, was driving south on Ky. 55 in a tanker owned by the Asphalt Company of Bardstown, when an unidentified motor vehicle in the northbound lane crossed the center line.

  • City pulls EDA funds

    While many questions remain about the future of economic development in Spencer County, one thing is certain – the current Taylorsville-Spencer County Economic Development Authority won’t have a hand in it.

    After hearing two proposals from Executive Director Annette King, the Taylorsville City Commission ultimately followed in the footsteps of the fiscal court and voted Wednesday to end its relationship with the EDA.

  • County seeks appointees to charter government commission

    The Spencer County Fiscal Court is seeking interested citizens to serve on a new charter government commission, Judge-Executive Bill Karrer announced at Monday night’s meeting.