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OKHHS Class of 1966 reunion

Old Kentucky Home High School Class of 1966 will have its annual reunion at the Stone Hearth Restaurant in Elizabethtown, Saturday, at 6:30pm. The Stone Hearth is located at 1001 N. Mulberry (Hwy. 62) a short distance west of I-65 entrances and on the opposite side of the road from Ring Road in the Dolphin Springs area.

All interested persons are invited to attend. For more information contact Becky at 502-507-7159 or mailto:nba@bardstown.com.

4-H pork chop


The Spencer County 4-H Livestock Club will be having a pork chop dinner on Main Street, in front of Valley Productions, on Monday, November 3 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. as a fundraiser for the 4-H Meats Judging Team that will be representing Kentucky 4-H at the Western National Roundup in Colorado in January. 

The Pork Chop Dinner will cost $7 and you will receive a Pork Chop Sandwich, Chips, Cookie, and Drink.  Please come and support our youth and help the Meats Team, that includes Dakota Husband, Emily Hume, Danielle Montgomery, and Matthew Jeffiers, get to Colorado! 

Victory Bean Soup Supper

The public is invited to a Victory Bean Soup Supper November 4 from 6:30 p.m. till ?? at the Spencer County Chamber of Commerce. Hosted by the Spencer County GOP. $5.00 per person. Bean soup, corn bread, desserts and drinks. Come and watch the live election results and enjoy great food and fellowship. For more information please call Lynn Hesselbrock at 502-477-0258 or 502-294-6142.

City meeting change

Due to Tuesday’s election, the Taylorsville City Commission regular meeting has been rescheduled. The monthly meeting will be held Thursday Nov 6, at 5 p.m. in the City Hall Annex.

Horse ride and poker run

Trail ride/Poker run will be held November 9 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Meet at the Taylorsville Lake Day Ride area to enjoy the last ride of the season! The cost is $10 per rider/$15 for two riders. All proceeds benefit local student attending People to People World Leadership Forum in Washington, D.C. For more information, call Regina at 502-514-3611. See you there!

Gingerbread House contest

Time to get together with family and friends to make gingerbread houses! To enter in the annual Gingerbread House contest, read the following rules carefully.

• Entries must be your own creation and of edible products

• Base cannot extend more than 4 inches beyond actual building

• Entrants name and class must be written or taped on bottom of base

Adult Categories

ages 18

A1 … Best Gingerbread House over six inches in height

A2 … Best Gingerbread House six inches and under

A3 … Best Gingerbread House made from a kit

Junior Categories

Best Gingerbread House (any size)

J1 … Ages 5 and under

J2 … Ages 6-8

J3 … Ages 9-12

J4 … Ages 13-17

School Project Categories Best Gingerbread House

(any size)

S6 … 6th grade entries

S7 … 7th grade entries

S8 … 8th grade entries

Group Category

G1 … Best Group Created Gingerbread House (any size)

Drop off entries at the Red Scooter on Friday, November 21 between the hours of 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Entries will be displayed in the Red Scooter during the annual Christmas Home Tour (December 6) and Christmas on Main Street (December 12)

Entries and prizes may be picked up after 3 p.m. December 13. Need help with your creation? Go to www.gingerbreadlane.com.

VFW And Ladies Auxiliary Essay Contest

It is once again time to set your thinking caps on and start working on your essay to have the opportunity to win a $30,000 or $10,000 scholarship. There are two essay contests. Applications may be picked up at the Spencer Magnet, the High School, or the Middle School.

Contest 1: Voice of Democracy is open to all high school students grades 9-12 to write and record their essay with this year’s theme being “Service and Sacrifice by America’s Veterans Benefit Today’s Youth by”. The deadline for entries is today. Entries will be picked up at the High School or you may call Joyce Waterfill at 502-477-8103 for pickup. This contest is open to all students (home schooled, church schooled and public schools).

Contest 2: Patriot’s Pen is open to all students grades 6-8. You are to write a 300-400 word essay on the theme of “Why America’s Veterans Should Be Honored”. Deadline for entries is today. Entries will be picked up at the Middle School or you may call Joyce Waterfill at 502-477-8103 for pickup. This contest is also open to home schooled, church schooled and public school students.

Students will be judged at the local level, and if a winner, will then be judged at District level. If a winner at District level, the winner will be judged for State winner. The winner will receive a monetary award at each of the levels they win.

If you have any questions, please contact Joyce Waterfill at 502-477-8103. Your entries must be turned in today.

Trick or Treat on Main Street

The annual Trick or Treat on Main Street will be from 5:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. Friday. This event is a “treat” for the entire family. Costume photos will again be taken at the Spencer Magnet for a fee of $5.

Shop with a cop

The Spencer County Sheriff’s office is now accepting donations for our Shop With a Cop program. 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.

Farm Bureau Citrus orders

2008 Florida Citrus Fruit Program order forms may be picked up at the Spencer County Farm Bureau office or printed offline at www.kyfb.com/counties/spencer/108 news.asp. All orders and money must be turned in by 11 a.m. Friday. Fruit will be delivered between December 8-17.

Country Ham Breakfast

Taylorsville Masonic Lodge #210 will be having an all-you-can-eat country ham breakfast Saturday from 7 a.m. until 11 a.m. The breakfast is $6 per person. Carry-out is available. Everyone is welcome.

Benefit for

Christmas on Main

The Taylorsville-Spencer County Chamber of Commerce will be holding a benefit for Christmas on Main Street, Saturday from 6 p.m. until 10 p.m. Admission will be $5 per person. Entertainment will be provided by Jerry “Slade” Davis, “Kowboy Keith” Thomas, Megan Stout, Shelly Baby and John D.

For more information contact Sharon at 502-548-1306.

County Clerk’s

office closed

November 8

The Spencer County Clerk’s office will be closed Saturday, November 8. Clerk Judy Puckett was notified of the closing in a press release from Willie Peyton, Division of Motor Vehicle Licensing, which stated “On Saturday, November 8, 2008, the AVIS system will be down. There will be NMVITS updates and the AVIS system will be down all day on Saturday, November 8.” This means that the clerk’s office will not be able to do any renewals, transfers, etc. The clerk’s office will resume regular hours on Monday, November 10.

5K Glory Run

Celebrate Veterans Day in the Glory Run 5K brought to you by Guard Duty, a non-profit organization honoring and assisting our military and their families. The 5K run will be held at Ray Jewell Park on November 8. Registration will be at 7:30 a.m. with the run starting at 8:30. Registration fee is $15 in advance, $20 the day of the race, $17 with military ID the day of the race. For more information please contact Brian at 502-477-8713.

Help SCHS College and Career Fair

Come share your profession and experiences with the students at Spencer County High School. The College and Career Fair will be located in the gym on Tuesday, November 25 from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

If you would like to be a part of this learning experience for the kids, contact Joy Thommpson, Vonda Martin, or Darilyn Gray at the high school Guidance Office by calling 477-3255.

It is a great opportunity for adults of our community to interact with the students, by answering questions, having displays if so desired and possibly igniting a spark of interest in a field or profession. It is for the future of the students.

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.


A.C.T.S. (Alcohol-Chemical Treatment Series) and Anger Management classes will be held each Saturday from 12 noon until 2:30 p.m. at 755 Taylorsville Road in Settlers Trace Center. Classes are provided by House of Prayer Apostolic Church and are offered at no charge. 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.

AL-ANON meetings

AL-ANON meetings are being held each Monday at 7:30 p.m. at Taylorsville United Methodist Church.

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.

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