Local News

  • Mount Eden man ruled incompetent to stand trial

    After a confidential hearing Thursday, a Mount Eden man accused in the stabbing death of his nephew was ruled incompetent to stand trial.

    George T. Henderson allegedly stabbed his nephew, Phillip Ray Bentley Jr., two days before Christmas in 2007.

    An order from Circuit Court Judge Charles Hickman, which was entered Friday, says, “Hearing held. Testimony taken by Dr. Drogin. Court finds [Henderson] incompetent to stand trial.”

    Henderson is now scheduled for a hearing on Aug. 4 at 9 a.m.

  • Mills Lyons stepping down from SCHS

    Family has always been important to Spencer County High School Principal Jocelyn Mills Lyons.
    But her father’s recent and unexpected death, coupled with the reality of being her daughter’s primary caretaker, inspired Mills Lyons to inspect and realign her priorities. Mills Lyons realized she had to step down from her post as SCHS principal in order to devote more time to her family, especially her daughter, Makiah, who will be a high school freshman this fall. Her resignation will be effective tomorrow.

  • Guthrie field rep. to take questions

    Steve Miller, field representative for Congressman Brett Guthrie, will hold office hours in Spencer County on Monday, July 11 at the judge-executive’s office at 12 W. Main St. in from 1–2 p.m.

    Individuals from the area are encouraged to meet with Miller, who will be available to answer any questions and address concerns regarding current issues or problems with federal agencies.  He will forward all comments to the congressman, according to a news release.
    For more information or with questions, call 270-842-9896.

  • Habitat golf scramble a success

    The sixth-annual Spencer County Habitat for Humanity Golf Scramble raised more than $5,000 for the organization’s efforts to supply affordable housing to local families in need.

    “We are extremely grateful for the support of the community and the golfers who participated,” said SCHFH President Scott Street. “Habitat offers a unique opportunity for Spencer County.”

  • Head-on collision leaves man, woman dead

    A head-on collision on Taylorsville Road Sunday night left a Fisherville man and Florida woman dead.
    Jefferson County Deputy Coroner Jim Wesley said 19-year-old Benjamin Koier, of Fisherville, and 38-year-old Melissa Graham, of Bonita Springs, Fla., both died of multiple blunt force injuries sustained in a wreck that occurred at the 14,000 block of Taylorsville Road.

  • City approves 2011-12 budget

    In a special meeting Thursday afternoon, the Taylorsville City Commission approved next year’s budget, an amendment for the current budget and an ordinance setting water and sewer rates that will go into effect on Friday.
    The three ordinances were approved on first reading earlier this month.
    The 2011-12 budget calls for $2,146,000 in estimated revenues in the general fund, $7,678,000 in estimated revenues in the water and sewer enterprise fund and $20,200 in estimated revenues for the Municipal Road Aid fund.

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  • Officials host groundbreaking for water project

    The City of Taylorsville broke ground on its $3.4 million wastewater expansion plant project June 23.

  • Bear Care moves to TES

    The Spencer County School District’s Bear Care child enrichment program is again facing change as school board members voted last week to move its location from Spencer County Elementary to Taylorsville Elementary due to space constraints.
    The program’s existence has been questioned several times by the board because of its ability to financially sustain itself and now has been moved to TES because SCES is expected to be at capacity this school year. The room the program currently operates out of is needed for instruction space, Superintendent Chuck Adams said.

  • Competency hearing set for Mount Eden man accused in nephew’s stabbing death

    A Mount Eden man accused in the stabbing death of his nephew in December 2007 is scheduled for a competency hearing in circuit court Thursday.
    George T. Henderson allegedly stabbed his nephew, Phillip Ray Bentley Jr., two days before Christmas in 2007.
    Bentley was 48 years old at the time of his death.
    Police reports indicated that the victim likely bled to death after being stabbed once near the left shoulder with a seven-inch butcher knife.