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What's Happening — Week of Oct. 10

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KSP to conduct traffic safety checkpoints
Kentucky State Police Post 12, which provides police coverage for Anderson, Fayette, Franklin, Scott, Shelby, Spencer and Woodford counties, will conduct periodic traffic safety checkpoints at locations approved by the Kentucky State Police Policy and Procedures Manual. There will also be special traffic enforcement in high collision areas using radar, laser and saturation patrols.
These checkpoints will be conducted in an effort to enforce the traffic laws of the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Special attention will be paid to occupant protection (seatbelt adherence), sobriety, insurance and registration violations.

No motorcycle road skills Thursday at Waterford Park
The motorcycle road skills test will not be given Thursday, Oct. 11, at Waterford Park due to repaving of the blacktop at that location.  For alternate locations, please call the Spencer County Circuit Clerk’s Office at 502-477-3220.

Class of 1987 to host reunion
The Spencer County High School class of 1987 will host its 25th year reunion Saturday from 7 to 10 p.m. at Evonne’s Sports Bar and Grill, located at 4881 Taylorsville Road.
Musical entertainment will be provided. Food and drinks are optional.
For more information, contact Trevor Martin at 312-391-5095 or Diana Hilbert at 502-422-1537.

Circuit Clerk’s Office closed Monday
The Spencer County Circuit Clerk’s Office will be closed Monday, due to a mandatory furlough of judicial employees necessitated by state budget cuts.  The office will reopen Tuesday at 7:30 a.m.

Election training set for Monday
Election training will take place Monday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Chamber Building, 19 E. Main St. All those wishing to work as precinct officials must attend training unless other arrangements have been made for training.
If you have any questions, call the clerk’s office at 477-3215, or contact the clerk at lynnhesselbrock@spencercountyky.gov.

Fair board plans truck, tractor pull
The Spencer County Fair Board is hosting a truck and tractor pull Saturday, Oct. 13, at the fairgrounds at 7 p.m.
Admission is $10, and children ages 6 and under are admitted free.
For more information, call 477-9992.

JD Shelburne to perform free concert Oct. 20
JD Shelburne will return to his hometown of Taylorsville on Saturday Oct. 20 at 5 p.m. to perform a free concert at the Country Mart parking lot for his fans and community.
Shelburne will release his Nashville debut album first in Taylorsville that afternoon and will perform a full band show. The concert is free to the public and all ages are welcome.
This will mark Shelburne’s first return to his hometown since July 2009 to perform an actual concert. Shelburne will be hitting the road in 2013.There will be an opening act to be announced at a later date and Shelburne is expected to hit the stage at 6 p.m.

Habitat to host yard sale
Habitat for Humanity will host a yard sale Saturday, Oct. 20, from 8 to 2 p.m. in the Polymerica building.
The sale will feature strollers, Christmas items, a Surger sewing machine, household items, furniture and more.

Floodwall meeting set for Oct. 23
A meeting to discuss and plan for the future and maintenance of the floodwall is planned for Tuesday, Oct. 23, at 6:30 p.m. in the Fiscal Court meeting room.
The meeting is open to the public, and owners of property within the floodwall are especially encouraged to attend.

Spencer County Elementary fall festival Nov. 2
Spencer County Elementary School is hosting its annual fall festival Nov. 2 and invites the community to attend.
Anyone wishing to sell craft items or wanting to set up an informational booth for a business should contact Ashley Phillips at 477-6950 ext. 2834 or email ashley.phillips@spencer.kyschools.us.
The school is currently looking for donations from businesses and private donors to be used in the auction. Any questions regarding the auction or donations should be directed to Erin Tobbe, 477-6950 ext. 2823 or erin.tobbe@spencer.kyschools.us.

Martin selected for Europe trip;account set up for community donations
Javen Martin, a Spencer County Middle School student, was recently selected by his teachers as an ambassador with the People to People Program. Through the program, Javen will have a chance to explore the heart of Europe.
A donation account, the Javen Martin Ambassador Account, has been set up at The Peoples Bank in Taylorsville for community members to help fund Javen’s trip.
“This will give Javen the opportunity to strengthen the leadership and problem solving skills that he already has,” his mother, Nydia Martin, said. “This is a great opportunity for Javen as well as Spencer County.”
Javen has said he wants to share his experiences with the community upon his return.
The Martin family thanks the community for its support.

Hosparus to host volunteer training in Louisville
Hosparus needs volunteers to provide patient and family support and assistance with its bereavement program in Louisville and surrounding areas, including Spencer County. Hosparus will host a free volunteer training in Louisville, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 14, at 3532 Ephraim McDowell Drive. Lunch is provided.
Pre-register by Monday, Nov. 12. To pre-register, contact Denise Stemm at 502-719-4153 or by email at dstemm@hosparus.org.
Hosparus volunteers help with patient/family support, administrative duties, bereavement care and fundraising/special events.  Hosparus volunteers must be in good health, have available transportation and complete a training and application process.
Hosparus, a fully accredited non-profit hospice organization, provides care, comfort and counseling for people facing life-limiting illnesses in Kentucky and Southern Indiana. Hosparus cares for nearly 6,000 patients and their families each year.  To learn more about Hosparus services, visit www.hosparus.org

Warm clothes to be collected for those in need
As we approach the cooler months and winter weather, Judy Bentley will collect new or used coats, blankets, hats or gloves and any other warm item to be donated to the those in need in the community.
Call Judy at 502-477-8249 to arrange pickup of your donations.

Red Scooter announces Gingerbread House Contest
Once again, The Red Scooter will host its annual Gingerbread House Contest. The houses need to be turned in on or before Nov. 17. Complete contest rules will be available later and posted in The Red Scooter. Adults, as well as students, are encouraged to enter.