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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 anytime Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Taylorsville Masonic Lodge #210 will be having an all-you-can-eat country ham breakfast from 7 a.m. until 11 a.m. Saturday. The breakfast is $6 per person. Carry-out is available. Everyone is welcome.
SCHS band concert
The Spencer County High School band invites everyone to attend their annual Christmas concert Sunday at 2 p.m. in the HS cafeteria. The concert will feature their seniors and their new jazz bands. A dessert auction will be held after the concert.
Christmas in Mt. Eden will be held Friday, beginning at 5 p.m. at the Ruritan Building. There will be a chili supper, silent auction, Santa Claus and trolley rides. There will also be gospel singing and a craft market at Mt. Moriah Baptist Church. House decorating contest will be within one mile of Mt. Eden. Judging will be today. If interested call Shana at 502-738-5071.
Tournament at TES
Edgewater Sports and Tourism is sponsoring the First Helio Soneca Brazilan Jui Jitsu Tournament Saturday at Taylorsville Elementary.
This event will be bringing people from IN, TN, OH, AL, MS, and all over KY to our county. Additionally, Helio Soneca is one of the major contributors to the successful development of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu across the world. Soneca has trained several world champions in BJJ, GRAPPLING and NHB. Some of his most famous names include people like Vanderlei Silva, Alan Belcher, Michel Safi and many more. He left the mats several times over as a champion and fought incredible matches.Soneca is currently a 4th Dan and known as one of the best fighters and Masters in the world. Several fellow BJJ Pan American Champions will be attending the Dec. 6th Tournamen as well. For more information, please visit www.KYBJJ.com.
The Spencer County Sheriff’s office is now accepting donations for the Shop-With-a-Cop program. The deadline for donations is Friday. 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.
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 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, Saturday, 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 Saturday, 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.
Letters to Santa
due Dec. 10
The Spencer Magnet, once again, will be publishing children’s Letters to Santa. To ensure that the staff at the North Pole receive 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Please only students in grades kindergarden through third grade.
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
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 Friday. Decorative pieces will be displayed at the Sanctuary Arts Center, located on Main Street, Saturday-December 12. During that time, a silent 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.
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. Artists and craftspeople are looking for new 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.
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. Space is limited.
Also, if you know of anyone that can teach line dancing, please contact The Sanctuary.
Bread making Class
If you are interested in breadmaking Starla Martin (Shelby County homemaker) will be teaching a breadmaking class at the extension office on Monday at 6:30 p.m. For more information and to sign up call the extension office at 477-2217.
Call for crafters
Organizers of Christmas in Mt. Eden are looking for crafters to add a little holiday spice to their event. If you would like to participate, contact Roxane Perry at 738-5603. The cost to rent a table at the event is $10, with the proceeds going toward the Team Kid program at Mt. Moriah Baptist Church.
Visit with Santa
Santa will be at both branches of Peoples Bank Saturday, December 20 from 9 a.m. until noon. For a picture with Santa, bring your camera.
Due to the holidays of Christmas and New Years falling on Thursdays, testing will be on the following days:
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 drivers 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.
The Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency of Taylorsville will be having a Christmas Bazaar fundraiser Saturday from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. at 44 Creekside Drive. Please come and support our local senior citizens.
Indoor yard sale for Juvenile Diabetes
Journey Fitness will be sponsoring an indoor yard sale Saturday 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.
The Bullitt-Spencer counties American Red Cross will offer the following safety training:
Adult CPR - Dec. 8
Child and infant CPR - Dec. 9
First aid - Dec. 11
CPR recertification - Dec. 15
Each class being offered will begin at 6 p.m. and last until 10 p.m. Red Cross will now recertify CPR up to one year past the expiration date of the certificate. Participants must pre-register and pre-pay to attend. Please call the Shepherdsville office at 955-6259 for more information.
Taylorsville Elementary presents “I Need a Little Christmas Vacation” with performances by the chorus, music ensemble, and drama club next Thursday, December 11, at 7 p.m. This performance will take place in the Taylorsville Elementary Gymnasium.
Please bring a can of food to donate to the TES Bookbag Buddies Program. Items will be collected by TES Community Engagement Club.
Finchville children’s party
The Finchville Ruritan Club, will be having it’s annual children’s Christmas Party, on Dec. 20, 2008, at 6 p.m There will be refreshments and snacks served. Pictures will be taken with Mr. and Mrs. Clause. Gifts and door prizes will be given out. All children are invited to attend.
The Finchville Ruritan Club, is located on Hwy. 55, in Finchville, about 4 1/2 miles, South from 64, or about 5 1/2 miles, North, from the light in Elk Creek.
The Sanctuary Arts Center will be feature two nights of live music this December 12 and 13. Look back later for further details.
Taylorsville VFW Post #11426 and the Ladies Auxiliary have their monthly meeting the second Thursday of each month at 7 p.m.
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.
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 designed 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.
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 (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 are being held each Monday at 7:30 p.m. at Taylorsville United Methodist Church.
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.