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Community

  • 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.

  • What's Happening — Week of June 5

    Sign ups for Spencer County Stallions Football
    Sign ups for the Spencer County Stallions Youth Football Association will be Saturday at the Ray Jewell Park baseball fields from 10 a.m. til 2 p.m.
    Teams practice three days a week and games are on Saturdays.
    Spencer County Stallions are also in need of a cheer coordinator. If you may be interested in the position please contact us on the Spencer County Stallions Facebook page.

    Mud bog at fairground set for Saturday

  • Collins honored with Ida Lee Willis Memorial Award

    Stephen L. Collins, of Shelbyville, was honored with the Ida Lee Willis Memorial Award during the 35th annual presentation of the Ida Lee Willis Memorial Foundation Historic Preservation Awards. The memorial award is the highest honor the foundation bestows each year during the ceremony, which took place Thursday, May 23, at the Governor’s Mansion.

  • Spencer High School graduation this Friday in Frankfort

    Friends, family, community members and most importantly the members of Spencer County High School’s class of 2013 will gather at the Franfort Civic and Convention Center this Friday for the annual commencement ceremony.

  • Library announces June programming for kids, teens

    Now is the time to register for summer reading at the Spencer County Public Library.  Kids that register and read get a coupon package after June 25. Register online at spencercountylibrary.us or come in to the library.  Stop in every Tuesday in June for a new adventure.  Kids programs are at 10:30 a.m. and teen programs are at 6:30 p.m. 
    June 4: 10:30 a.m. Amazon John is back with his wild animals.
    June 4: 6:30 p.m. Pottery with Albert Bauman
    June 11: 10:30 a.m. Magic show featuring Mr. Magic.

  • What's Happening — Week of May 29

    Country ham breakfast
    Taylorsville Masonic Lodge #210 will have an all-you-can-eat country ham breakfast from 7 to 10 a.m. Saturday. The breakfast is $7 per person. Carry-out is available. Everyone is welcome.

    KTT truck tug in Mount Eden
    The Kentucky Truck Tuggers will host a truck tug at the Mount Eden Ruritan Club grounds on Saturday at 5 p.m.
    Concessions will be provided by the Ruritan Club. For additional information regarding classes, visit http://kytrucktuggers.com/home.

    MPCAA board to meet