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What's Happening: Spencer County's community calendar

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By The Staff

Kindergarten

registration

Spencer County Elementary kindergarten registration will be held March 2 - 6 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Children who will be five years old by October 1, 2009 and are not currently enrolled in Spencer County Preschool should register.

To be fully enrolled, the following must be on file:

Proof of residency

A copy of the original birth certificate (not a hospital certificate)

A copy of the student’s Social Security card

Current immunization certificate

Physical examination form

Vision examination by an optometrist or ophthalmologist

If you have any questions please feel free to call 477-6950.

GOP meeting

The next meeting of the Spencer County Republicans will be Thursday, at On the Way Cafe. Eat and greet at 6 p.m. with the business meeting to follow at 7 p.m. Please join us for a fun and informative evening. For further information, please call Lynn Hesselbrock at 502-477-0258 or email her at lynn111@earthlink.net.

Carnival for a cure

Spencer County will be hosting it’s first “Carnival for a Cure” in downtown Taylorsville April 25. All proceeds will benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

Vendors, parade participants involving any children’s groups,church floats, bands, etc are needed. Every organization involving children is welcome! This will be a fun day of kids games, food, pony rides, inflatables,  and a petting zoo!

To participate please contact debcannon@insightbb.com or Debby Cannon @ 502-477-9268.

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.

Guard Duty

interviewing

Korean War

veterans

Attention all Korean Veterans! Guard Duty will focus on the Korean War of 1950-1953 for this year’s Veterans Salute in November and is requesting any veteran, male or female, serving at that time to call us with your experiences. Guard Duty is a non-profit organization supporting our military and veterans. It is our mission to also  revive patriotism in the American heart by honouring God and country. For more information, please call DJ at 442-5462.

Park trails closed

Taylorsville Lake State Park trails are closed due to the winter storm and the ice that has caused trees and tree limbs to fall. The trails will be closed until further notice. Trail users should call parks in advance to check on trail openings and conditions.

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.

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.

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.