What's Happening: Spencer County's community calendar

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Knights Kafé Lenten fish fry

Lenten Friday night fish fry will be held every Friday through Lent from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at All Saints Catholic Church. Menu items available will be fish, shrimp, frog legs, onion rings, macaroni & cheese, coleslaw, baked beans, home-made desserts and assorted beverages. Carry out will be available. All proceeds will go to charitable works in our community by the Knights of Columbus. All Saints Catholic Church is located at 410 Main Cross St.

Pancake breakfast

The Multi-Purpose Community Action Senior Center will be hosting a pancake and sausage breakfast Saturday, March 7 from 8 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. The cost is $5 and tickets must be purchased in advance. Please call Linda Keeling at 477-8296 or 477-6765 for more information.

The senior center is located at 44 Creekside Drive in Taylorsville.

Video greetings or photo from troops needed

Guard Duty Inc., a local non-profit organization that serves our military, their families, and our veterans, is needing from your military hero (spouse, son, daughter, or any relative who is now serving stateside or overseas) a short video greeting for our Armed Forces Recognition event to be held May 9th. Most units can provide camcorders for such purposes but you must contact your hero immediately to have one created and sent to us.

You can also submit their picture with their information for a video tribute that will be shown during this event. This project will be a blessing to our community and those who are so very proud of their loved one. Time is short so if you would like to honour your special someone who is now serving, whether or not they are from Spencer County, please get your video greeting or photos in as soon as possible. For more information, please call DJ at 477-7989 or Rita at 477-8049.

School District report card

Spencer County Public Schools is pleased to announce that the Kentucky School and District Report Cards are available for viewing and download on the Kentucky Department of Education Website, at http://applications.kde.state.ky.us/schoolReportCardArchive/  . This report card for the 2007-2008 school year contains important information about our school, including details about our academic performance, teacher qualifications, learning environment, and more. If you are unable to access the card for your school on the Internet, the school or district office will print the card for you at your request.

ACT prep classes

A.C.T. preparation classes will be offered on Mar. 3 from 2:45 p.m. -4 p.m. in room 95.  Juniors and Seniors wishing to attend need to sign up on the sheet posted at room 95 at the high school.  Also, ACT help is available 5th period every Thursday in room 95. Contact Mrs. Miller.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


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