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  • Clerk’s Office celebrates Donate Life Month in April

    April is Donate Life Month, and the Spencer County Circuit Clerk’s Office is spreading the word.
    “This April, and every day, I am proud of the impact this office has on the lives of others, especially those in need of life-saving organ transplants. I am humbled at the generosity of our community,” says Circuit Clerk Becky Robinson. “Even through tough economic times, our community is committed to helping others.”

  • Spencer area girls invited to Girl Scout Camp

    As the weather warms, this is the perfect time to think about the time-honored tradition of summer camp. From swimming and hiking, to singing songs around a campfire and newer challenges including a high ropes course, camp is the place to make memories that last a lifetime.
    Girls in grades one through 12 from the Spencer County area can build these kinds of memories this summer.  Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana will be holding summer camps at two locations on multiple dates from June through July.

  • PHOTO: Pulliam works as page for Rep. Montell

    Kassidy Pulliam was recently selected to be a legislative page for Rep. Brad Montell at the Kentucky State Capitol on Feb. 27.  Kassidy is a sixth-grader at Spencer County Middle School, and she is the daughter of David and Melinda Pulliam.

  • What's Happening — Week of April 3

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

    Library seeks community input through survey
    The Spencer County Public Library is seeking help from the community to plan for its future.
    Visit the library’s website at spencercountylibrary.us to fill out a brief survey.

  • Motorcycle road skills testing resumes April 11

    Motorcycle road skills testing will resume beginning Thursday, April 11, and continue until Oct. 10. Testing will be on the second Thursday of each month at 10:30 a.m. if weather permits.
    If on the day of testing, interested parties are unsure about the testing due to weather conditions, the examiner will have made a decision by 9:30 a.m. Call the Circuit Clerk’s office at 502-477-3220 to find out his decision.
    The location for the testing has been moved to Waterford Park on Ky. 44, five miles west of Taylorsville.

  • Ridgeview Baptist launches new community ministries

    Ridgeview Baptist Church is launching two new ministries aimed to help teens and young children who may be dealing with difficult issues at home.
    The church is hosting a kickoff party at 4 p.m. Saturday to celebrate the expansion of Celebration Recovery, which helps adults deal with drug and alcohol dependency, addiction, domestic violence, physical and sexual abuse and other issues. The Landing is a new program for teenagers and Celebration Station will focus on children and pre-teens, said Lola Shelburne, the church’s ministry leader.

  • Mount Eden Saddle Club announces 2013 schedule

    The Mount Eden Saddle Club is sponsoring a horse show on April 13 at 6 p.m. at the Mount Eden Ruritan Grounds on Mount Eden Road (Ky. 53).
    The show will feature young, adult western, gaited pleasure and contest classes.
    For more information, contact Leslie Smitha, 502-321-8166; Sharon Gilbert, 502-738-9741; Chasidy Hawkins, 502-680-0497; or Brooke Gilbert 502-902-1754. Or you can visit www.mtedensaddleclub.weebly.com
    2013 Show Schedule:
    April 13
    May 11
    June 8
    July 13
    Aug. 10
    Sept. 14

  • PHOTO: National champs!

    The Spencer County Middle School Dance Team competed at Jamfest Nationals on March 23-24. The team took first place in their division and are now national champions. The team members, in no particular order, are Ilona Kovacs, Meredith Barnett, Allie Thomas, Hallie Helton, Beth Hill, Kaylee Smith, Mckenzie Potts, Lily Mitchell, Ali Henderson, Allison Dunbar, Lindsey Miller, Lindsey Bush, Molly Marlow, Jena Ellis, Kassidy Pulliam, Rikki Urquhart, Peyton Forberger, Morgan Forkey, Cayla Perkins, Cate Jarboe and Lydia Rowe.

  • April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

    April is Child Abuse Prevention Month and Kentucky leads the way in blanketing our Commonwealth in blue and silver pinwheels. The blue and silver pinwheel is a symbol of childhood and forms the cornerstone of the national Pinwheels for Prevention child abuse awareness campaign being conducted throughout the nation.  Kentucky’s campaign hopes to be the largest in the nation. The campaign, which last year was the second largest in the nation, is being coordinated through Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky.

  • Simpsonville fire claims 30 goats and barn

    Still-smoking, charred remnants of a barn are the horrible aftermath of a blaze in which dozens of prize dairy goats died Wednesday morning, their terrified bleating echoing through the darkness when the structure went up in flames.
    “It was so pitiful. You should have seen them. It was a nightmare, just a nightmare,” said Joann Shelburne in a trembling voice as she looked out at the ruins where half of her prize-winning Alpine dairy goats perished in the predawn hours.
    She said 25 goats died, and five more had to be put down.