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  • What's Happening — Week of June 26

    JDRF yard sale
    The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation is hosting its eighth annual fundraising yard sale locally the next two weekends — this Friday and Saturday and July 5-6.
    The yard sale begins at 8 a.m. each day at 314 Lanter Lane in Taylorsville.
    All proceeds will benefit JDRF.

    Drivers license testing moved to July 3
    Due to the July Fourth holiday being on Thursday, drivers license permit testing will be on Wednesday, July 3 between 8:30 and 10 a.m. Road skills testing will be at noon.

  • What's Happening — Week of June 19

    Habitat for Humanity announces golf scramble
    Spencer County Habitat for Humanity is hosting its eighth annual golf scramble Saturday at Tanglewood Golf Course.
    Registration starts at 7 a.m. with shotgun start at 8.
    The event features door prizes and a catered lunch.
    All proceeds benefit the local Habitat chapter.
    For more information, visit www.spencercountyhfh.com.

    Historical society to meet
    The Spencer County Historical and Genealogical Society will meet Monday at 6:30 p.m., at the Spencer County Library.

  • Fireworks at lake on July 6

    A fireworks display is planned for Saturday, July 6, at the Taylorsville Lake.
    The display is a result of a joint effort between the Taylorsville Lake State Park, the Taylorsville Lake Marina, Spencer County Tourism and the Friends of the Taylorsville Lake.
    Fireworks will be shot off of a barge between the marina and the Possum Ridge Boat Dock.
    The display will last at least 12 minutes — possibly longer if additional sponsorships are added.

  • Cannon twins to attend JDRF Children’s Congress

    Spencer County twins Jaden and Deven Cannon have been selected as delegates for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s Children’s Congress to be held July 8-10 in Washington, D.C.

  • Robinson attends circuit clerks summer college

    Spencer County Circuit Court Clerk Becky M. Robinson participated in the 2013 Circuit Court Clerks Summer College that took place June 4-5 in Frankfort. The Administrative Office of the Courts provided the judicial education program for the state’s circuit court clerks.

  • Extension to launch Quilt Trail Project

    The Spencer County Extension Service will host a meeting Monday for anyone interested in a potential Spencer County Quilt Trail Project.
    Quilt trails involve a collection of barns or other area buildings that have large painted quilt squares on their sides. Communities come together to paint the squares and then have them displayed on buildings. Travelers often follow these trails to observe the rural quilt squares and visit the communities that created them.

  • What's Happening — Week of June 12

    ‘Raw food group’ to host first meeting
    The Spencer County Extension Office is giving community members a chance to meet like-minded people that want to be healthy through learning about raw food. The raw food group will begin Thursday at 6:30 p.m. Attendees can learn, share raw food meals and discuss a plant-based diet and health issues. Attendees aren’t required to be on a 100 percent raw diet. Most members are “transitioning” toward a healthier, more environmentally conscious diet and are getting lots of support along the way.

  • Middle school eighth grade band earns distinguished rating
  • Fire districts raise more than $41,000 for WHAS Crusade for Children

    Cameron Canan, of the Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire District collects donations during a road block last Friday for the WHAS Crusade for children. Through its collections, the TSCFD raised $15,885.
    The Mount Eden Fire Department raised $25,600, as well, through door-to-door collections and road blocks, according to Chief Doug Herndon.

  • Barnett graduates from basic training

    Army National Guard Spec. Alexander T. Barnett recently graduated from basic combat training at Fort Leonard Wood, Waynesville, Mo.
    During the nine weeks of training, the soldier received instruction in drill and ceremony, weapons, rifle marksmanship qualification, bayonet combat, chemical warfare, field training and tactical exercises, marches, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army history, traditions, and core values.