What's Happening: Spencer County's community calendar

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Road maintenance

KY 1319:  Lane closures and delays possible between the Spencer/Bullitt County line and KY 1392 (mile points 2.1 and 4.4) due to roadway resurfacing.

KY 2814:  Lane closures and delays possible between the Spencer/Bullitt County line and Whitfield Lane (mile points 0 and 1.4) due to roadway resurfacing.

Benefit yard sale for Nick Henry

Deer Hollow Estates will be having a benefit yard sale Saturday from 8 a.m. until noon at Lighthouse Baptist Church and at 245 White Tail Drive. All items have been donated and all proceeds will benefit the Nick Henry Fund which is set up at CUB. Please attend or make monetary donations at the bank.

Litter abatement

The office of Curtis Ochs, solid waste coordinator for Spencer County, would like to remind each group participating in the litter abatement cleanup to be especially vigilant and alert as they pick up the litter as traffic continues to be heavier and faster and therefore, more dangerous. Please also remember what the Sheriff’s office told you to avoid picking up, especially any empty cylinders, empty gas cylinders, ammonia bottles, and Draino® containers. If anything seems odd about an item, note where it is and notify the state or county road department of its location.


deadline extended

The application deadlines for the Miss Spencer County Fair & the Miss Teen Spencer County Fair pageants have been extended to June 30. The application entry form may be found on page 22 of the fair catalog or call Debbie Herndon at 551-3636 for Miss Spencer County Fair information or Tammy Snider at 477-8527 for Miss Teen Spencer County Fair information.

JD Shelburne to perform at Fair

JD Shelburne will be performing at the Spencer County Fair at 8 p.m. July 17. Gate admission is $10 for ages 7 through adult; free for children age 6 and under. There is limited seating. This event is sponsored by the fair board and you may use your Life Time Membership card. If you do not have your card, please contact a fair board member and one will be provided. You must present your card at the gate. The Spencer County Fair Board would like to invite you to be a “Fair Partner”. With any donation to the fair board, you will be listed in the fair booklet as a sponsor of the JD Shelburne concert. A board will be displayed the night of the concert listing all sponsors as well as an acknowledgment during the concert. Please make your check payable to the Spencer County Fair Board with a notation of JD Shelburne Concert and mail to Spencer County Fair Board, PO Box 481, Taylorsville KY 40071-0481.

Summer reading program at Library

The Spencer County Library is getting ready for the summer reading program.  Each year children are encouraged to read during the summer by awarding prizes to those who sign up to read at least 10 books. Children have been meeting each Tuesday this month at 10:30 a.m. at the Spencer County Library. An end of summer reading celebration will be held June 30 with music from Bandwagon. 

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Youth Service Center sponsors summer day camps

The Spencer County Youth Service Center is sponsoring summer day camps. Spaces are limited. Please contact the YSC to register. There is a $10 registration fee but scholarships are available. Lunch will be provided for all participants.

  • A Tuesday Thing – Mrs. Robin Baxter, librarian. Special programs each week followed by open library. June 30, July 7, 14, 21, 28, August 4. From noon until 6 p.m. at SCMS library. Open to grades 6 – 12.
  • Drama Camp – Mrs. Kathy Fickel, director. June 15 – 26 from 9 a.m. – noon at SCMS. Open to grades 6 – 12.
  • Journalism Camp – Mrs. Ronda Cox, editor in chief. Call for dates/times at SCMS. Open to grades 6 – 12.
  •  CSI – Mrs. Dorothy Beaverson, lead detective. July 13 – 17 from 9:30 a.m. – noon at SCMS. Open to grades 6 – 12.
  • Art Camp – Mrs. Martha Crenshaw, Creative Art Director. July 20 – 24 from 9:30 a.m. – noon at SCMS. Open to grades 6 – 8.
  • Tae Kwon Do – Mrs. Amanda Bruce, first don black belt, WTF. July 27 – 31 from 10 a.m. – noon at SCMS. Open to grades 6 – 12.

For information on additional summer activities in our area, contact the YSC at 502-477-6934 ext. 2005 or 502-477-3255 ext 2368.

Summer food program at TES

Spencer County Public Schools is sponsoring the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP). The SFSP is a state sponsored program that collaborates with non-profit organizations to provide a FREE nutritionally balanced breakfast and lunch for children less than 19 years of age.

The summer food program is available at Taylorsville Elementary School Cafeteria ONLY this summer from now through July 31. Breakfast will be served from 8 a.m. until 8:30 a.m. and lunch will be served from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Acceptance and participation requirements for the program are the same for all regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, age, or disability and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service. Parents are asked that a responsible adult accompany younger children.

If your organization is interested in becoming an SFSP sponsor, please contact Rebecca Gordon or Brett Beaverson at 477-3250.

Fun and food at TES

A schedule of crafts and games is being offered at TES In conjunction with the summer food program.

MPCAA will have crafts and games from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. on Mondays, now through July 27.

Mrs. Krause will have Cultural Explorations from 12:30 p.m. until 1:30 p.m. on June 25, and July 9 and 23 for grades 4 and up. Spencer County C.A.N. will have fun and games from 12:30 p.m. until 1:30 p.m.  July 2, 16, and 30.

Family/Children’s portrait fundraiser at Signature HealthCare

Signature HealthCare of Spencer County is having a fundraising event July 9-13. Get a beautiful 8 x 10 family portrait or “Puttin’ on the Ritz”  children’s double package for only $9.95. The children’s double package includes two 8x10s, four 5x7s, and 16 wallet size. All proceeds will benefit senior activities at Signature. Please call the activity office at 502-477-8838 to purchase a certificate.

Kentucky Trails Day

Celebrate Kentucky Trails Day at Taylorsville Lake State Park July 11 from 9 a.m. until 8 p.m. sponsored by Trial Riding Equestrians in Kentucky and Kentucky Trail Riders Association. This event is for all hikers, bicyclists, and horseback riders. Registration is $15. Contact Brenda Hancock at 477-5331 for information. The event schedule is as follows:

Trail ride,10 a.m.–noon

Vendor booths, 11 a.m.–8 p.m.

Food, noon–6 p.m.

Games, 1 p.m.–4 p.m.

Clinic, 4 p.m.–5 p.m.

Live music, 6 p.m.–8 p.m.

All proceeds to benefit expansion and improvement of Spencer County trails system.

SCHS Class of 1999

Come celebrate 10 years with us! Saturday, July 18, 2009; $27 per person or $50 per couple. Email the following address for questions and additional reunion information. Must pre-pay and RSVP by July 3! Make checks payable to SCHS 99 Reunion and send to: 4412 Mill Road, Mount Eden, KY 40046. Please include names of persons attending & a contact email or phone number. Email us at: schs99reunion@gmail.com

CASA Yard Sale

CASA of Shelby and Spencer Co. will be having a yard sale on Saturday July 18, from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. in the front yard lawn of the CASA office, 822 Main St. in Shelbyville. If you have any items that you would like to donate to be sold in the yard sale, then just drop them off at their office. Try to call in advance if you are going to bring things so they know to be at the office when you come. All the proceeds will go directly to CASA of Shelby and Spencer counties. Also, if you would like to help at the yard sale just let them know.

Soccer Association annual meeting

The Spencer County Soccer Association (SCSA) will be holding their annual meeting on July 19 at 4 p.m. at Ray Jewell Park above the concession stand. They will be holding elections at that time.

Taylorsville Farmers Market

The Taylorsville Farmers Market is open Saturday mornings from 8 a.m. until no later than noon and is located in the lot by T and R Antiques.  There will be different activities throughout the year, including “Ask a Master Gardener” on the first Saturday of each month, Homemakers demonstrations and activities on the third Saturday of each month, and kids activities with the Spencer County 4-H members on the last Saturday of each month. There is also a Wednesday morning market from 8 a.m. until no later than noon.  It is located on Industrial Drive behind Citizens Union Bank.

The Shelby County Bookmobile

The Shelby County Bookmobile will be providing two new stops each month in the local area for residents. On the 1st and 3rd  Monday of each month, the Shelby County Public Library Bookmobile will stop at Carriss’s Grocery from 1:30-2 p.m. and at the Mount Eden post office from 2:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. All you need to use the bookmobile is a library card from Shelby or Spencer County, along with a photo ID, and we will take care of your reading needs. The bookmobile holds thousands of books in both regular and large print, juvenile books, paperbacks, magazines, audios and much more. For further information, please contact the library at 502-633-3803 and ask for Shana, our bookmobile outreach librarian.

Senior Center 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.

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.

Weather siren testing

Spencer County Emergency Management would like to remind residents that the emergency weather sirens will be tested at noon the third Wednesday of each month. If the siren sounds at any other time, it is to provide residents warning of a tornado spotted in the area.

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.

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.

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.

Senior Center needs volunteers

Multi-Purpose CAA has many senior support services and activities. They are in need of volunteers to help at the Senior Center with crafts, games, and various other projects. The Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency provides meals to senior citizens at our facility and home delivered meals to senior citizens through the Spencer County Senior Life Enrichment Center. 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. Please contact Linda Keeling at 477-8296 for further information.

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.

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