Local News

  • New school in district's future

    The Spencer County Board of Education and the district’s local planning committee are continuing to pursue plans to construct a new elementary school in Spencer County, but it is still unclear where or when construction will begin.

  • Postal service seeks input before decision on Mount Eden post office

    The United States Postal Service is still considering closing its Mount Eden office, but is asking for input from its patrons before making a final decision.

    Rosemary Miller, USPS manager responsible for local offices, including the one in Mount Eden, sent a letter to customers of the Mount Eden office on June 23.

    That letter explained the plan for continued service should the Mount Eden office be closed and included a two-page survey, the results of which will be considered before making a final decision.

  • City sets new solicitation rules

    New regulations will now face groups and organizations hoping to solicit money at one of the city’s busiest intersections.

    The updated solicitation ordinance, approved on second reading by the Taylorsville City Commission on June 23 limits solicitation to only one location, which is described as the intersection of Taylorsville Road and Little Mount Road.

  • 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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