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Gingerbread houses due this Friday

Time to get out those aprons and rolling pins. It’s the annual Gingerbread House Contest at the Red Scooter. Past entries have ranged from an elaborate reproduction of the courthouse to miniature homes made of graham crackers and icing. Creativity is encouraged, but remember that all entries must be your own creation and of edible products.


Adult 18+; over 6”, under 6”, made from kit

Junior; ages 5 & under, 6 - 8, 9-12, 13-17

School Project; 6th grade, 7th grade, 8th grade

Group; the more the merrier!

Deadline for entries is Friday. Drop off at the Red Scooter between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Stop by or call the Red Scooter for all the details at 477-6608.

SCES PTA Movie Night

 The SCES PTA will be hosting a free movie night Tuesday in the Spencer County Elementary cafeteria. The movie is “Kung Fu Panda” and will begin at 6:30 p.m. It is free to the public. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Refreshments will be available for purchase as well as $20 gift cards that can be used to buy movies from the PTA Movie Store online. Please come out and join us for a fun-filled night of free entertainment.


The Spencer County Sheriff’s office is now accepting donations for our Shop-With-a-Cop program. Donations can be made to any sheriff’s deputy or at the sheriff’s office on Main Street. All proceeds go directly to help needy children in the community. Any donation amount will be accepted.

County Clerks’

offices closed

The Spencer County Clerk’s office and Circuit Court Clerk’s office will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday on November 27, 28, and 29. Regular office hours will resume December 1.

Spencer County GOP meeting

The next meeting of the Spencer County Republicans will be Thursday at On the Way Cafe. Eat and greet 6 p.m. with the meeting starting at 7 p.m. We will have an election for the vacant Vice-Chair position at this meeting. Voting members please try to attend. For further information please call Lynn Hesselbrock at 502-477-0258 or 502-294-6142 or go to our new website, SPENCERCOUNTYGOP.COM.

Drivers license


Due to the holidays of Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years falling on Thursdays, testing will be on the following days:

Nov. 26 - regular times

Dec. 23 - regular times

Dec. 31 - regular times

As a reminder to all teen drivers ages 16/17, you are required by law to present to the examiner at the time of the road test your eligibility letter and driver’s log which should consist of fifty (50) hours of daytime driving and ten (10) hours of nighttime driving. The eligibility letter must be printed off the computer within a seven day period prior to taking the road test. The Web site is as follows: eligibility.gdl.kytc.ky.gov.

If you fail to present the aforementioned letter, no road test will be given.

Spencer County Historical Society’s Social

The next meeting of the Spencer County Historical and Genealogical Society will be Monday, November 24, at 7 p.m. at the Spencer County Library. Those attending are asked to bring a snack and a mysterious antique relic. Maybe, you can baffle the history experts when they try to guess your antique’s original purpose. Everyone is welcome to attend and participate.

Mt. Eden Fire

District Board of Trustees Meeting

The regular meeting of the Mt. Eden Fire Protection District Board of Trustees will be held as scheduled on December 1, at 6 p.m. at 13726 Mt. Eden Rd, in Mt. Eden instead of at Station 1 located at 260 Van Buren Road.

Help Santa give Diabetes the boot

Spencer County Physical Therapy will be hosting their “Santa Claus has a Cause” event to raise awareness of juvenile diabetes. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be available for photos Thursday, Dec. 4 from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. The cost of one photo will be $8, or you can purchase two for $10. Each photo will have a Christmas theme border that is ready for framing.

In addition to photos with Santa, visitors can enjoy free cookies, cocoa, try their luck with a 50/50 raffle and check out games and crafts.

All proceeds will go to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

Christmas Open House at the Red Scooter

Try some of our secret holiday punch along with sweet treats. Get a picture with Santa, December 6, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for $5. For more details stop by the Red Scooter or call Beverly at 477-6608.


Christmas Home Tour

Come enjoy some of Spencer County’s most beautiful properties all decked out for the holidays during the Christmas Home Tour. This year, the tour will be held December 6, from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Guests are encouraged to begin the tour with an open house at The Red Scooter and end with treats and live music at the Sanctuary Arts Center. Tickets will be $15 and can be purchased at The Red Scooter.

Indoor yard sale for Juvenile Diabetes

Journey Fitness will be sponsoring an indoor yard sale Saturday, December 6 from 8 a.m. until 12 p.m. Some of the items for sale are new and gently used toys, clothing and household items. All proceeds from this event will benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Journey Fitness is located in Elk Creek next to Training Wheels Daycare.

Letters to Santa due Dec. 10

The Spencer Magnet will be publishing once again children’s Letters to Santa. To ensure that the staff at the North Pole receives all those requests in time, the Magnet requests that all letters be submitted via e-mail by Wednesday, December 10. Letters can be sent to Robin Bass at editor@spencermagnet.com. Please only students in grades kindergarden through third grade.

Christmas on Main Street

Spend the evening with family and friends by enjoying horse-drawn buggy rides, a live nativity scene, train rides and caroling at this year’s Christmas on Main Street. The event will be held Friday, December 12 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.

Santa Claus will be receiving Christmas requests from children of all ages at the Spencer County Fiscal Court building. The first 200 children that register with Santa will receive candy and a ticket for free hot dog, chips and drink which they can receive in the Chamber and their name will be put in for gift drawings. Santa will be at the Chamber to help with prize giveaways at 8 p.m.

The official lighting of the town Christmas tree is scheduled for 6 p.m. Other events include live music and concessions at the Chamber of Commerce building.

Christmas tree contest and auction

Help the Main Street renovation project by donating a decorated Christmas tree, wreath or table center piece to be auctioned this season. Get those creative ideas flowing and make sure entries are completed by the December 5 deadline. Decorative pieces will be displayed at the Sanctuary Arts Center, located on Main Street, December 6 - 12. During that time, a silent auction will take place. A live auction will be held Dec. 12 at 7 p.m. All proceeds will go toward the Main Street renovation. Call Laurita at 477-5552 for more details.

Live music

The Sanctuary Arts Center will be feature two nights of live music this December 12 and 13. Look back later for further details.

Open call for artists

Sanctuary Arts Center invites local and regional artists to display for Christmas shopping.

With the economy, job losses and uncertainty, people are looking for a sense of community and heartfelt, unique, interesting and affordable gifts for Christmas. Artist and craftspeople are looking for now limited selling opportunities.

The Sanctuary Arts Center would like to invite local artists and craftspeople to display and sell their work through the holiday shopping season. This community has some of the most amazing talent - musicians, artists, basket weavers, quilters, gourd growers, jelly makers - the list is endless. The community also has several really wonderful holiday events coming up. This could be an opportunity for those who sell at seasonal shows to have some winter sales.

Y-art sale

The Sanctuary Art Center will be hosting a Y-art sale through Christmas. All of us go through phases. For those that would like to sell their past phases, we will accept collectible prints or original art for sale. One person’s old Pat Day print is someone else’s new find.

Items will be displayed and sold on commission. If any artists, craftspeople, whitlers, jelly makers and phase people, would like to display their items, please call 354-0404. We would like to have items in before Thanksgiving however will continue to add as space allows. Space is limited.

Also, if you know of anyone that can teach line dancing, please contact The Sanctuary.

VFW meetings

Taylorsville VFW Post #11426 and the Ladies Auxiliary have their monthly meeting the second Thursday of each month at 7 p.m.

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 Thompson, 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.

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.

Lions Club

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.

Spencer County Lifeline

Alcohol-Drug 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. A registration fee will be charged to enroll you in the classes. Classes are provided by House of Prayer Apostolic Church and are offered at no charge but you must be enrolled to participate. Please call 502-214-3287 to register.

AA meetings

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

AL-ANON meetings are being held each Monday at 7:30 p.m. at Taylorsville United Methodist Church.

PVA news

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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