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Today's 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.

  • COLUMN: Troubleshooting tomato problems

    This time last year, I had some healthy looking tomato plants, which was a delight because in 2009, I had some disease issues.

    Turned out that 2010 was a bust though because of all the crazy heat we had. This year, the garden and the tomatoes look promising, but I am always on the lookout for emerging problems. So far, the 2011 daytime and nighttime summer weather and temperatures are absolutely perfect for tomatoes.

  • Fun at the 4-H tractor contest

    The 2011 Spencer County 4-H Tractor Contest was held on Friday, May 27th at the Spencer County Fairgrounds.  The Spencer County Youth Service Center provided snacks for the group, which were greatly appreciated.  All participants took a knowledge skill test, inspected the tractors, and drove through an obstacle course, while using the safety procedures that they learned at the tractor safety S.O.S. class, taught by Adam Butler and Todd Bivens this past March.  

  • COLUMN: Producers likely have time to make more hay

    Exceptionally wet weather delayed hay cutting this spring, but producers likely still have time to make enough hay to last them through the winter.

    While many producers were able to make hay during the hot, dry weather the first two weeks of June, producers of alfalfa and alfalfa-mixed grasses were about a month behind with their first cutting. This delay will likely cost them one cutting this year.

  • CARTOON: The Far Middle
  • Two Spencer students make Center dean's list

    Two local students were named to the winter/spring dean’s list at Centre College, an honor reserved for students who maintain at least a 3.60 grade point average.

    Whitney Brown is the daughter of Arnold and Melissa Brown of Taylorsville and is a graduate of Spencer County High School.
    Amber Martin is the daughter of Kyle and Catherine Martin of Taylorsville and is a graduate of Spencer County High School.