Today's News

  • PUBLIC RECORD: Property Transfers

    The following property transfers were recorded in December 2010 and January 2011 at the Spencer County Clerk’s office:

    The Bank of New York Mellon, fka The Bank of New York, on behalf of CTI Mortgage Loan Trust 2007-1, Oklahoma City, Ok., to James W. Beard and Tina Beard, Taylorsville, a 1-acre tract of property at 459 Waterford Loop, as described in deed book 238 page 398, $52,000.

  • Hello, and happy birthday, America!

    Members of the Mount Moriah Baptist Church wave to the parade spectators from their float. Mount Eden hosted its annual Independence Day parade on Monday. Despite a few sprinkles, the crowd on hand was larger than in years past. For more  photos from this year’s parade, see our photo gallery below!

  • Bullitt man dies in wreck on Ky. 31 E

    A Saturday afternoon motorcycle ride through Spencer County turned tragic for a Mount Washington man who was killed after hitting a passenger car head on.

    James D. Anderson, 40, of Mount Washington, was traveling northbound on Ky. 31 E around 1:20 p.m. with his wife, Constance “Connie” Anderson, when he came around a curve and struck a white box trailer being pulled by Louis Medley Jr., of Bardstown, Spencer County Sheriff’s Deputy Damon Jewell said.

  • Revard still headed to trial

    Despite his attorneys’ efforts to have a murder indictment dismissed, Raymond Revard Jr. is still on track to have his fate determined by a jury.

    According to an order entered Friday by Circuit Court Judge Charles Hickman, Revard’s attorneys, Stephen Miller and Jeff Stovall, attempted to have the charges against Revard dismissed “based on irregularities in the grand jury process.”

  • 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.