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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Wilt caused by more than heat in vegetable patch

    I can hardly wait for this year’s first harvest of summer squash.  Last year was a bust because of the heat; so, I have high hopes for a bumper squash crop this year. Mostly, gardeners complain about losing their plants to the squash vine borer; but, I have managed to offset that pest pressure by delaying planting in order to miss peak egg-laying time.  I have also used row covers, lifting them in the morning so bees can do their pollinating, then covering them during the day when mama wasp of the vine borer does her work. 

  • Active weather pattern could hold key to Kentucky agriculture

    Coming out of the wettest combined April and May on record, Kentucky agriculture producers are dealing with a multitude of problems including flooding and increased disease.

    University of Kentucky College of Agriculture meteorologist Tom Priddy said data from Jan. 1 to May 31 reveals Kentucky’s wettest year on record with an average 31.38 inches of rainfall statewide. That figure surpasses the previous record of 31.18 inches set in 1950.

  • Ashley named to Morehead State dean's list

    Aaron M. Ashley of Taylorsville was named to the Morehead State University dean’s list for the 2011 spring semester.
    To be named to the list, a student must be enrolled on a full-time basis and achieve at least a 3.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale for the current semester.

  • Dowell named to Wofford College dean's list

    Chelsea Taylor Dowell of Fisherville was named to the dean’s list at Wofford College for the spring 2011 semester.
    To be named to the dean’s list, a student must be enrolled for at least 12 semester hours of graded courses and attain a semester grade point average of 3.6 or higher.
    Dowell earned a 4.0 GPA for the semester.

  • Shelburne graduates from University of Kentucky

    Tommy Wilson Shelburne, of Taylorsville, graduated from the University of Kentucky on May 19 with a bachelor’s degree from the college of fine arts.  Shelburne has a graphic design degree, which he earned earlier and has been professionally using that experience for a couple of years.  He has worked for UK part-time while attending classes.
    He is a son of David and Jane Shelburne and a Spencer County High School graduate.

  • Heiss 'goes the distance' for Spencer County Schools

    Taylorsville Elementary School Counselor Heidi Heiss received the 2011 Going the Distance Award for Spencer County Schools. Heiss was commended for the extra effort she put in during the 2010-11 school year to help families in the district.