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Brett Guthrie to be at Chamber
Senator Brett Guthrie (R), will be at the Spencer County Chamber of Commerce from 4 p.m. until 5 p.m. tomorrow for a meet and greet.
candidate Tim Gray
There will be a forum for State House Representative Republican Candidate Tim Gray at 6 p.m. tomorrow at the Spencer County Chamber of Commerce. Democratic candidate Kent Stevens was asked to attend but declined citing a full calendar this month. The meeting will be catered. Cost will be $7 for members and $10 for non-members. Please RSVP to the Chamber.
Young, Montell to speak at candidate forum
Spencer County Retired teachers will meet tomorrow at 4 p.m. at First Baptist Church. Brad Montell and Bill Young candidates for representatives will participate in a question and answer session. All active and retired teachers are encouraged to attend.
Advisory Council meeting
The Spencer County Family Resource Center and Youth Service Center will be having their Advisory Council meeting at noon tomorrow at Taylorsville United Methodist Church. Lunch and networking will begin at noon for a cost of $5. The meeting will begin at 12:30. For information or to RSVP please call 477-6934 ext. 2005.
SCES Fall Festival
Spencer County Elementary School would like you to save the date for our annual Fall Festival on Friday. The community is invited to join us for dinner, games, an auction, a country store, and to shop our craft/informational booths.
If you have a craft item to sell or would like to set up an informational booth for your business, please contact Ashley Phillips for more information at 477-6950 ext 2834 or after 4:30 at 295-1937.
If you would like to donate an item to the auction or create a basket to be auctioned that contains information about your business, please contact Erin Tobbe at 477-6950 ext 2823 or after 4:30 at 644-4831.
Girls Night In!
Curves, located at 79 Settlers Center Way, will be hosting a breast cancer awareness event, Girls Night In, Friday from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. All ladies are invited to attend this free event for a night of fun, food and fellowship. For more information please call 477-2141.
Class of 1973
The Taylorsville High School class of 1973 has changed the date of their reunion. They will be having their 35th reunion Saturday. If your address has changed since the last reunion please call Ron Thomas at 502-477-6694 or Kathy Spears at 502-477-2974.
Taylorsville High School class of 1978
Taylorsville High School class of 1978 will be having their 30 year reunion
Saturday. For more information, go to www.TaylorsvilleHigh1978.com or call 502-682-4511.
Spencer County Historical and
Katie Yates, a Spencer County High School senior, will give her presentation on “The City of Van Buren” at the October meeting of the Spencer County Historical and Genealogical Society. Katie entered and won the Spencer County Historical Society’s essay contest. Those interested in learning about Spencer County’s history and the City of Van Buren are welcome to attend. The meeting will be Monday at 7 p.m. at the Spencer County Library.
VFW And Ladies Auxiliary Essay Contest
It is once again time to set your thinking caps on and start working on your essay to have the opportunity to win a $30,000 or $10,000 scholarship. There are two essay contests. Applications may be picked up at the Spencer Magnet, the High School, or the Middle School.
Contest 1: Voice of Democracy is open to all high school students grades 9-12 to write and record their essay with this year’s theme being “Service and Sacrifice by America’s Veterans Benefit Today’s Youth by”. The deadline for entries is October 29, 2008. Entries will be picked up at the High School or you may call Joyce Waterfill at 502-477-8103 for pickup. This contest is open to all students (home schooled, church schooled and public schools).
Contest 2: Patriot’s Pen is open to all students grades 6-8. You are to write a 300-400 word essay on the theme of “Why America’s Veterans Should Be Honored”. Deadline for entries is October 29, 2008. Entries will be picked up at the Middle School or you may call Joyce Waterfill at 502-477-8103 for pickup. This contest is also open to home schooled, church schooled and public school students.
Students will be judged at the local level, and if a winner, will then be judged at District level. If a winner at District level, the winner will be judged for State winner. The winner will receive a monetary award at each of the levels they win.
If you have any questions, please contact Joyce Waterfill at 502-477-8103. Your entries must be turned in by October 29, 2008.
Arsenic and Old Lace
The SCMS drama department proudly presents “Arsenic and Old Lace”. Performances will be Thursday, October 30 and Friday, October 31 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, November 2 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets are $4 for adults and $2 for students. To celebrate Halloween at the Friday night show, they will be having a costume contest. Come dressed for fun and prepare to be entertained. Please show your support for their drama department with your attendance at this production.
Farm Bureau Citrus orders
2008 Florida Citrus Fruit Program order forms may be picked up at the Spencer County Farm Bureau office or printed offline at www.kyfb.com/counties/spencer/108_news.asp. All orders and money must be turned in by 11 a.m. Friday, October 31. Fruit will be delivered between December 8-17.
Taylorsville Lake State Resort Park
October 31-November 2, Taylorsville Lake will offer a safe and spooktacular way to celebrate the Halloween holiday at Halloween Campout 2008! Activities will include hayrides, campsite decoration, trick or treating, and prize-winning contests for groups and individuals. Enjoy all this on a 10 percent discounted rate. Call 502-477-8713 for more details.
Benefit for Christmas on Main Street
The Taylorsville-Spencer County Chamber of Commerce will be holding a benefit for Christmas on Main Street, Saturday, November 1 from 6 p.m. until 10 p.m. Admission will be $5 per person. Entertainment will be provided by Jeffy “Slade” Davis, “Kowboy Keith” Thomas, Megan Stout, Shelly Baby and John D.
For more information contact Sharon at 502-548-1306.
Benefit for Gerald Dawson Hood
Friends and family of Gerald Hood will be holding a benefit event November 1 from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. at the American Legion on Chaplin Road in Bloomfield.
A fish dinner may be purchased for $7 or a fish sandwiches for $5. Dessert will be extra. An auction will begin at 7 p.m. No alcoholic beverages will be served. For more information call Marie Patton at 502-673-9435 or Kenny Hood at 502-827-2184.
Taylorsville Lake State Park will be giving away free horse manure while supply last. Interested parties need to contact the Park Administration Office at (502) 477-8713 to schedule pick-up. No limit on amount of manure taken. A fee of $10 will apply if assistance is needed with loading. Starting this October manure will be given away year-round as supply increases. To check for availability, you may call (502) 477-8713 or email at TaylorsvilleLake@ky.gov
Absentee ballots now available
Voters in Spencer County who are unable to go to the polls on November 4, due to age, illness, etc., may now request a mail-in absentee ballot from the Spencer County Clerk’s office. The application must be in the clerk’s office on October 28. Voters who will be out of the county on election day are eligible to vote absentee in the clerk’s office beginning October 2. Voters will be able to cast their ballot during normal business hours through November 3. Call 477-3215 to request a mail-in ballot or with any question you may have concerning voting.
County Clerk’s office closed November 8
The Spencer County Clerk’s office will be closed Saturday, November 8. Clerk Judy Puckett was notified of the closing in a press release from Willie Peyton, Division of Motor Vehi8cle Licensing, which stated “On Saturday, November 8, 2008, the AVIS system will be down. There will be NMVITS updates and the AVIS system will be down all day on Saturday, November 8.” This means that the clerk’s office will not be able to do any renewals, transfers, etc. The clerk’s office will resume regular hours on Monday, November 10.
5K Glory Run
Celebrate Veteran’s Day in the Glory Run 5K brought to you by Guard Duty, a non-profit organization honoring and assisting our military and their families. The 5K run will be held at Ray Jewell Park on November 8. Registration will be at 7:30 a.m. with the run starting at 8:30. Registration fee is $15 in advance, $20 the day of the race, $17 with military ID the day of the race. For more information please contact Brian at 502-477-8713.
Help SCHS College and Career Fair
Come share your profession and experiences with the students at Spencer County High School. The College and Career Fair will be located in the gym on Tuesday, November 25 from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
If you would like to be a part of this learning experience for the kids, contact Joy Thommpson, Vonda Martin, or Darilyn Gray at the high school Guidance Office by calling 477-3255.
It is a great opportunity for adults of our community to interact with the students, by answering questions, having displays if so desired and possibly igniting a spark of interest in a field or profession. It is for the future of the students.
Families in need
Do you have some furniture piled up in the basement that you just aren’t using and probably never will? The Spencer County Family Resource Center has a few families that are in need of furniture. To donate, call Becky Wilson at 477-3202 or 477-0199.
Seasonal produce can be purchased straight from the farm every Wednesday and Saturday morning at the local farmers market. Area farmers will be offering their freshly picked produce behind Citizens Union Bank on Wednesday mornings and in the parking lot next to T & R Antiques on Saturday mornings from 8 a.m. until sellout or noon (whichever comes first).
Help for addictions
Lighthouse Baptist Church offers a faith-based program design to help break the bonds of addiction. Meetings of Reformers Unanimous are held each Friday from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. at the church, located at 88 Miller Road. Personal and group counseling are provided. Other free services include transportation, nursery and childcare. Call 477-8600 to schedule transportation.
The Spencer County Lions Club meets on the second and fourth Mondays of the month at Elk Creek Restaurant and Grocery beginning at 7 p.m.
Taylorsville VFW Post #11426 and the Ladies Auxiliary have their monthly meeting the second Thursday of each month at 7 p.m.
A.C.T.S. (Alcohol-Chemical Treatment Series) and Anger Management classes will be held each Saturday from 12 noon until 2:30 p.m. at 755 Taylorsville Road in Settlers Trace Center. Classes are provided by House of Prayer Apostolic Church and are offered at no charge. Please call 502-214-3287 to register.
AA (Alcoholics Anonymous) meetings are being held each Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at All Saints Catholic Church located at 410 Main Cross Street in Taylorsville.
AL-ANON meetings are being held each Monday at 7:30 p.m. at Taylorsville United Methodist Church.
Are you 65 years of age or over? Homeowners age 65 or over may be eligible to receive the homestead exemption if they reside in the home. This may reduce your real estate assessment on which your property tax bill is based. Are you receiving total disability payments? Homeowners who receive benefits for total disability may be entitled to receive a reduction in their real estate assessment on which your property tax bill is based. If you have any questions, please contact the Spencer County PVA office at 477-3207.
Lifelong Learning Center
The Spencer County Adult Education Program, located at 406 Main Cross St. in The Lifelong Learning Center, offers free Adult Basic Education Classes in reading, writing and math to any person in the community who would like to improve their basic academic skills. They help people prepare to pass the GED test, prepare for college or a job and qualify for a job-training program which is available to any person who has their high school diploma or GED. The Learning Center also offers free use of their computers and programs which can help people learn to type or use common office programs such as Microsoft Word and Excel. The Learning Center also administers the GED official practice test for free. The passing of this test is required by state law in order to be eligible to take the Official GED Test. If you or anyone you know is interested in any of the services offered please contact center at 502-477-3265.
Home Delivered Meals
The Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency provides home delivered meals to senior citizens through the Spencer County Senior Life Enrichment Center. Seniors aged 60 and over that are homebound and are unable to prepare a meal may be eligible to receive the service. If you are interested or know of a senior that could use the service, please call Linda at 477-8296 to complete an intake form over the phone. If you are chosen to receive the service, a home visit will be scheduled to complete the activation process. Multi-Purpose CAA has many other senior support services and they encourage you to call and ask about what might be available to assist you or your elderly loved ones. This project is funded, in part, under a contract with KIPDA and the KY Cabinet for Health and Family Services with funds from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Volunteers needed to deliver meals
Volunteers are needed to help with the home meal deliveries to our shut-ins. This requires a couple of hours one or more mornings a week based on your availability. Volunteers must provide their own transportation. There are also other volunteer opportunities available. Call Linda at Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency 477-8296.
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