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Nursing home
in need of piano or keyboard
Signature Healthcare, a local nursing home, is in need of a piano or electric keyboard.
Anyone wishing to donate, please contact Phillip Ingram at 502-538-6076. Volunteers from the nursing home will gladly pick up the instrument.

Book clubs,
children’s art class at library this week
The Spencer County Public Library book clubs will meet this week. Sassy Readers is Thursday at 6 p.m. and the Brown Bag Book Club meets Friday at noon.
There will also be an Art for Kids class this Saturday at 10:30 a.m.

Enjoy Dinner
in Jail at the
historic jail house
The Taylorsville Main Street Committee in conjunction with the Kentucky Gourd Society’s annual Gourd Festival will be hosting the first-annual Dinner in Jail event April 26 at the historic Spencer County Jail House behind the court house.
The event is the kick-off for the gourd festival and will feature a sit-down dinner served on pie plates.
Servers will be dressed in old-time inmate costumes and guests can have a black and white “mug shot” taken as part of the fun. Guests will also receive a goodie bag filled with promotional items from event sponsors.
Tickets are $25 and on sale at The Tea Cup and The Red Scooter. Space is limited. There will be a seating at 4, 6 and 8 p.m.
All proceeds will benefit Taylorsville Main Street restoration and beautification projects.

MPCAA offering Zumba Gold
for seniors
The Spencer County Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency at 44 Creekside Drive in Taylorsville is offering Zumba Gold classes for active older adults. The program is a combination of floor and chair routines. Participants 60 and older are free, while participants 50-59 are $2 per class.
The classes are meeting every Tuesday and Thursday through May 2 from 10:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. Space is limited. Anyone interested in participating should call Jill Whitehouse at 502-477-8296 for more information.

CASA to host community
dinner
Court Appointed Special Advocates of the River Region is hosting a “Feast for Futures” community dinner, silent auction, and raffles to raise scholarship money for abused and neglected children of Shelby, Henry, and Spencer counties. The tri-county community event will be held at Claudia Sanders Dinner House on Friday, April 11. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and program starts at 6 p.m. Music entertainment will be provided by Whiskey Bent Valley.
Tickets should be purchased in advance and are $35 per person, which includes the dinner. Tickets may be purchased online at www.CASARiverRegion.org/FEAST or call 502-595-4911.

Spencer County Preschool/Headstart
host screenings
The Spencer County Preschool/Headstart Early Childhood Screening will be held on April 18 and May 16 from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. The early childhood screening is by appointment only. The dates will be the only scheduled preschool screening prior to the start of the 2014-2015 school year. Please call the preschool at 502-477-3210 to set up an appointment or for additional information.

Absentee voting information
In-house absentee voting for the primary election will begin on May 2, 2014 in the County Clerk’s office. Please call 502-477-3215 if you have any questions.

State park
looking for campground host
Taylorsville Lake State Park is looking for a campground host. This is a volunteer position with additional benefits. If interested, please contact Eddie Moore at 502-477-8713.

Garden Club
to host Gardens and Goodies event
The Spencer County Garden Club is sponsoring its third-annual Gardens and Goodies fundraiser to benefit Spencer County Habitat for Humanity. It will be held April 12 from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Spencer County Cooperative Extension office on Oak Tree Way.
Tickets cost $9 each and will cover a self-serve sack lunch and the guest speaker, Bob Hill. Hill is a well-known Courier-Journal columnist and owner of Hidden Hill Nursery & Sculpture Garden.
Twenty vendors will also be on-hand selling organic products, handcrafted items, breads, cheese, locally raised seedlings and many other farm and garden items.
Tickets are available at The Red Scooter, The Tea Cup and The Corner Door Gift Store. For additional information or to apply to be a vendor, please contact Leslie Zoeller at 502-477-6992 or email leslie.zoeller@twc.com.
Senior Center open Tuesdays, Thursdays
The Spencer County Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency Senior Life Enrichment Center, located at 44 Creekside Drive, is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays for community members ages 60 and older. Lunch is served at 11:30. Reservations must be made by noon Tuesday for the following week. Call 477-8296 and ask for Jill or Connie for more information.

Community
Easter egg hunt
A community Easter egg hunt will be held at Signature Healthcare on Saturday, April 19th starting at 2pm. There will be pictures with the Easter Bunny for $1 and also popcorn and lemonade for $1. Hop on over to the Signature Easter Egg Hunt and meet the Easter Bunny! Everyone in the community is invited to attend so, “Hop on over to the Signature Easter Egg Hunt and meet the Easter Bunny and have an afternoon of fun!”

Motorcycle road skills testing
to resume
Motorcycle road skills testing will resume this month. The location for the testing is Waterford Park on Highway 44 five miles west of Taylorsville.
If on the day of testing you are unsure about the testing due to weather conditions, the examiner will have made a decision by 9:30 a.m.
You may call the Circuit Clerk’s office at 502-477-3220 to find out his decision. There will be no make up days for inclement weather.
Be prepared to spend at least fifteen minutes for the actual skills test and allow an hour for the entire process. Before the test is given, Kentucky state law requires you to have a helmet, current proof of insurance, and that your motorcycle equipment is working properly. There are no exceptions.
Motorcycle road test dates and times are as follows:
Friday, April 18, 8:30 –
10 a.m.
Thursday, May 22, 2 –
3:30 p.m.
Friday, June 27, 9 – 11
a.m.
Thursday, Aug. 28, 2 –
3:30 p.m.
If you have questions, please contact the Spencer County Circuit Clerk’s office at 502-477-3220. No appointment necessary for motorcycle road skills test.

Poll worker
training to be held April 21
Training for precinct officers (poll workers) will be held on Monday, April
21 at 5:30 p.m. at the Chamber of Commerce building. All those working at the polls on election day, May 20, must attend training in order to be
able to work. Training should last about 2 1/2 hours, and you will be paid to attend. Please call the County Clerk’s office if you have any questions
at 502-477-3215.

Farm Bureau
to host political forum
Spencer County Farm Bureau is hosting a “Measure the Candidate” public forum for all county judge executive candidates April 22, at 6:30 p.m. The event will be held at the Spencer County Middle School and will be open to the public.

Spencer County to hold tire
amnesty
Spencer County is holding a tire amnesty program at the Spencer County Road Department at 843 Fairgrounds Road. The event will run from April 26-28. Bring your tires to the fairgrounds April 26 and April 27 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. or April 28 from 8 a.m. to noon. If you have any questions contact Todd Burch, Spencer County Road Department at 502-817-2788 or Curtis Ochs, Spencer County Solid Waste Coordinator at 502-477-3218.

Spencer County Retired
Teachers
meeting
Don Hines, state legislative co-chair for the Kentucky Retired Teachers Association will be the guest speaker for the SCRTA meeting on Thursday, April 10.
The meeting will be held at Spencer County High School cafeteria at 4 p.m. Mr. Hines will discuss concerns related to the teachers retirement system. All active and retired teachers are urged to attend.

Run to
Remember 5K run/walk
Bloomfield will be hosting “Run to Remember 5K run/walk on May 10. Enjoy an intermediate, scenic course through historic Bloomfield. All proceeds benefit the KY National guard memorial fund.
Register online at www.kyngmemorial.com or registration forms may be picked up at Hibbett sports in Bardstown and Bloomfield Barbershop.
Registration cost: $20 ages 11 and over and $5 ages 5-10 yrs. registration increases after April 26. Pre-registration ends May 4. Visit www.kyngmemorial.com for other ways to help.
Veterans and families are invited to a sit & sip to be spectators before, during and after the race. Pastries and coffee will be served.

Mt. Eden Saddle Club Horse
Show
Mt. Eden Saddle Club will host a horse show on April 12 at 6 p.m. at the Mt. Eden Ruritan Grounds.
The event includes western, gaited and contest classes, door prizes and a stick horse race for kids. $2 gate fee.
For more information contact Chasidy Hawkins at 502-680-0497.