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Today's News

  • Tea Party gets footing in Spencer

    Tea Party advocates in Spencer County now have an official forum in which they can voice their political opinions to like-minded individuals and soon rally support for candidates.

  • Road closures possible this week

    Lane closures and delays are possible on two state roadways this week because of pavement patching and roadway paving, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet announced in a news release.
    Ky. 636/Van Buren Road may be affected between Ky. 248 and Smitha Road (mile points 0 and 1) due to pavement patching.
    Ky. 2885/Bowman Lane may be affected between mile points six and seven due to roadway paving.

  • Activities available to seniors

    The Multi Purpose Community Action Senior Center is the place to be for ages 60 and older. There is food, crafts, games, and education. Lunch is served daily. Please call in advance to let them know you will be having lunch. Transportation is provided by Wheels. The facility is located at 44 Creekside Drive in Taylorsville and is open from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m Tuesdays and Thursdays. For more information, please call Susan at 477-8296.

  • 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.

  • 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.