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City offices closed for holidays

The City of Taylorsville offices will be closed December 25, 26 and again January 1 and 2 in recognition of the Christmas and New Years Day holidays.

Post offices open Christmas Eve

Both Taylorsville and Mt. Eden Post offices will be open to serve customers until noon today. Regular mail delivery will not be affected by today’s early office closing.

The last collection for mail deposited in blue collection boxes for Dec. 24 processing will also be 12 p.m. today. Commercial customers are asked to check with their Bulk Mail Acceptance Unit for Dec. 24 hours of operation.

Post offices will be closed Christmas Day. Express Mail will be delivered Dec. 25 and regular mail delivery will resume Dec. 26.

County clerk’s

holiday hours

The Spencer County Clerk’s office (vehicle transfers, etc.) will be closed December 24, 25, 26, and 27 for the Christmas holiday and January 1, 2, and 3 for the New Year’s holiday and year end shut down in Frankfort. The Spencer Circuit Court Clerk’s office (driver’s licenses, etc) will be closed December 25 and 26 for Christmas and January 1 and 2 for New Year’s.

Halloween Photos

Just a reminder! If you had your child’s photo taken at the Spencer Magnet during Trick or Treat on Main, the photos are in and may picked up any time M-F 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Rumpke holiday schedule

Waste and recycling collection will be delayed one day the week of Christmas and New Year’s for customers whose regular collection occurs on Thursday or Friday. The regular collection schedule will resume Monday, January 5.

Drivers’ license testing

Due to the holidays of Christmas and New Year’s falling on Thursdays, testing will be on the following day:

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.

St. Francis Xavier benefit dance

St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, located at 155 Stringer Lane in Mount Washington, will be having a benefit dance from 9 p.m. until 12:30 a.m. December 31 in the Parish Hall for a cost of $10 per single or $20 per couple. Favors, snacks and soft drinks will be provided. DJ will be Daniel Hawkins and his lovely assistant Angela. Proceeds will help support their group going to help feed and shelter their friends in the Appalachians. For reservations please contact Shelly at 502-538-7722 or 502-738-9308.

Chili cook-off

The VFW Post 11426 and Ladies Auxiliary will be hosting a chili cook-off open to the public on January 17 from 4:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. The entries will be judged and a first and second monetary award will be given. All entries need to be at the Post (106 Washington St.) by 3:30 p.m. After the judging you may purchase a bowl of chili for $3. You will also have the opportunity to bid on some homemade pies and cakes. So come out for a fun Saturday evening with your taste buds geared up for some fantastic homemade chili. For more information please call Ron Waterfill at 477-8103.

Senior Center hosts activities

The Multi Purpose Community Action Senior Center is the place to be for ages 60 and older. There is food, crafts, games, and education. Lunch is served daily. Contributions are accepted for meals but no one is denied a lunch due to inability to pay.

Please call by 11 a.m. the day before to let us know you will be having lunch. Transportation is provided Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

The facility is located at 44 Creekside Drive in Taylorsville and is open from 9:30 a.m. until 2 p.m.

For more information please call Linda at 477-8296.

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 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 and each Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at the VFW Post on Washington Street.

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.