• 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.

  • PHOTO: Proclamation brings awareness to Child Abuse Prevention Month

    Judge-Executive Bill Karrer, front and center, signed a proclamation last week declaring April as Child Abuse Prevention Month in Spencer County. Pictured with Karrer are representatives from the Taylorsville Police Department, the Department for Community Based Services, the Family Resource and Youth Service Centers, the North Central District Health Department, the Spencer County Cooperative Extension, Court-Appointed Special Advocates and other community agencies.

  • Spencer County Sheriff’s Department February activity report

    Traffic stops, warnings – 59
    Traffic stops, citations – 15
    Highway Safety Checkpoint – 0
    Non-injury accidents – 9
    Injury accidents – 4
    Fatalities – 0
    Other calls for service – 221
    CCDW permits – 68
    Vehicle inspections – 53
    Total arrests – 42, including 8 DUIs
    Subpoenas, criminal summons and civil summons issued – 129
    Recovered property – $6,000
    Total contacts – 600

  • Clip box tops, labels and save for Spencer County Schools

    Help Spencer County Schools by collecting box tops and labels, from hundreds of items you purchase every day. See their full lists of items at these websites: www.boxtops4education.com and www.labelsforeducation.com  
    By saving these emblems and labels for the two elementary schools and the middle school, a great amount of school materials can be collected. Each box top emblem is worth 10 cents cash when submitted to the General Mills company by the school, while the Labels for Education uses a point system whereby items can be selected by the school from a catalog.

  • What's Happening — Week of March 20

    Finchville Ruritan plans fish fries
    The Finchville Ruritan Club will host a fish fry on Friday. The time will be 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Finchville Community Center on Ky. 55, four miles south of the I-64 Taylorsville exit.
    The dinner will be fish, wedges, slaw, rolls, cobbler and a drink. The cost for the meal is $10 per person.

    Bunco night to benefit dance team
    The Spencer County High School Dance Team is hosting a bunco night Friday at Spencer County Middle School from 6:30-9:30.

  • Do it for Dawson: Prayer service for Dawson Moore draws more than 100

    More than 100 people filled the streets of the Tindle Ridge subdivision Wednesday night to pray for 11-year-old Dawson Moore, who was diagnosed in July with diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma, which is a tumor located on his brain stem. Friends and family organized the candlelight prayer service near the Moores’ home to show their support for Dawson; his parents, Melody and Todd; and his brother, Mason.