What's Happening — Week of Feb. 13

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Finchville Ruritan plans fish fries
The Finchville Ruritan Club will have a fish fry on the following dates: Friday, Feb. 22 and March 1, 15 and 22. The time will be 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Finchville Community Center on Ky. 55, four miles south of the I-64 Taylorsville exit.
The dinner will be fish, wedges, slaw, rolls, cobbler and a drink. The cost for the meal is $10 per person.

Spencer County Habitat hosting Valentine’s fundraiser
Spencer County Habitat for Humanity is having its first Valentine spaghetti dinner and silent auction on Friday at 6:30 p.m. at the Chamber of Commerce building.
The cost of the event is $10 per person. All proceeds will go to build the next two Habitat homes on Maple Avenue in Taylorsville.
Some of the auction items include a lap top computer, blu ray player, sewing machine, autographed sports memorabilia, art work, home decor and a pet stain spot remover.
For ticket information, please call 502-477-2263.

Local ‘Project Linus’ chapter to host event in Shelbyville
The local chapter of Project Linus is hosting a National Make a Blanket Day event on Saturday at Crescent Place Assisted Living Community, 148 Allen Drive in Shelbyville.
The event will be from 10 a.m. to noon.
Attendees are asked to bring fleece material, scissors and measuring tape. Refreshments will be provided.
The local chapter serves Spencer, Shelby, Henry, Oldham and Anderson counties. The national organization seeks to make comforting blankets available to children who are sick, who experience trauma or who need a little extra care.

Ag Commodity Breakfast
The Spencer County FFA  Agricultural Commodity Breakfast at the Spencer County High School will be Monday from 8 to 10 a.m.
The Ag Commodity Breakfast provides an opportunity for Spencer County residents to come together in a casual  “meet and greet” environment.   There will not be a program and attendees are welcomed to come in at any time to eat.
The goal is to showcase agricultural commodities and FFA during this casual setting by providing agriculturally based breakfast foods to eat and FFA members to serve. There is no charge.
If possible please R.S.V.P. by email to bland.baird@spencer.kyschools.us  or call 502-477-2781 and leave the number coming by Thursday.

Spencer County Democrats to meet Monday
The Spencer County Democrats will meet Monday at 6 p.m. at the Farm Bureau building.

Relay for Life team captain meeting
Spencer County Relay for Life will host a team captain’s meeting Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Taylorsville United Methodist Church.

Habitat accepting applications for two partner families
Spencer County Habitat for Humanity will select two new partner families in the coming months.
Interested families should attend one of two upcoming application orientation meetings. The meetings are scheduled for Saturday, March 2, at 10 a.m. and Tuesday, March 5, at 7 p.m. Both meetings will be at the Fiscal Court building, located at 12 W. Main St. in Taylorsville. Trained Habitat interviewers will be on hand to explain how Habitat works and assist families in filling out the application.
The application deadline is March 19.
The orientation is free and open to the public.
For more information, contact Habitat at the mailing address P.O. Box 999, Taylorsville, Ky. 40071, the physical address 19 E. Main St. in Taylorsville, by phone at 477-2263 or visit www.spencercountyHFH.com.

Relay for Life dance looking for volunteers, donations
The annual Spencer County Relay for Life dance at Spencer County Middle School is March 8. The event is currently seeking volunteers to work the dance. Volunteers must have a background check to work at the school.
The local committee is also looking for donated items for concessions, including hot dogs, sodas, candy, chips, etc.
For additional information about how to get involved, contact Samantha Tanner at sams-relay@baehrsden.com.

Adult Ed offers college, GED prep classes
College and GED preparation classes are available at the Spencer County Adult Education Program, located at 406 Main Cross in Taylorsville.
Classes are offered on Tuesday and Thursday mornings as well as Tuesday and Thursday evenings.
Call 502-477-3265 for more information or to get enrolled.

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.