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  • Donate food, decrease your library fines

    The Spencer County Public Library’s third annual Food for Fines program kicks off on Friday. Patrons with late fees on books or DVDs can help the community and wipe out the fines on their accounts by donating canned goods or other nonperishable food items to the library.
    The Library is offering $1 credit toward any fine for each canned or boxed item brought into the library between Friday and Monday, Dec. 31.

  • Toy sale sign-ups Friday, Monday

    This year, the toy sale sponsored by the Spencer County Ministerial Association will partner with local toy store, Toytopia, to let parents choose toys for their children at reduced rates.
    Each year at the annual Community Thanksgiving Service, the association collects an offering to support the toy sale.  Then, after registration, the association determines how much is available to spend on each child.

  • PHOTO: Library makes building improvements

    This year the Spencer County Public Library created an additional parking area off of Mill Street. The gravel lot adds approximately 24 parking spaces. A new library entrance is now open on the north side of the library that allows patron access to the library and the Meeting Room from the new parking area. Pictured is Dawson Barr, the first patron to use the new entrance. Library hours are Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, call 477-8137.

  • PHOTO: Troop 176 attends Merit Badge Fair

    Boy Scout Troop 176 attended the Merit Badge Fair in Bardstown over the weekend of Oct. 26. Despite the frigid winds and rain, the troop had a great time and earned several merit badges. Pictured, from back left, are Paul Codner, Scoutmaster Doug Hayes, Robert Osborne, Dwight Greenwell and James Osborne. From front left are Logan Kurtz, Nathan Hedden, Ethan Codner, Joe Hayes, Trevor Codner and Owen Baxter.

  • What's Happening — Week of Nov. 7

    2013 Relay for Life kick off Thursday
    The 2013 Spencer County Relay for Life kick off is Thursday, 6:30 p.m., at Taylorsville United Methodist Church. Taylorsville UMC is located at 145 W. Main Street. The meeting has a Thanksgiving theme and attendants are asked to bring their favorite Thanksgiving food!

    SCHS yard sale to benefit scholarship fund
    Spencer County High School will host a large, indoor yard sale on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the school’s cafeteria.

  • Local group participates in UPS Plane Pull

    On Saturday, Sept. 29, 18 residents of Spencer County, 15 of those from Spencer County High School, participated in the UPS Plane Pull for Special Olympics in honor of a SCHS student who competes in Special Olympics.

  • Service to honor Spencer County’s veterans, active-duty military

    Saturday, Spencer Countians will have a chance to honor their fellow citizens who have served or are serving in the United States Armed Forces.

  • Students to present fall production ‘The Outsiders’ at SCMS this weekend

    Spencer County’s middle school and high school drama departments will present S.E. Hinton’s “The Outsiders” this weekend as their fall production.
    The show is directed by Spencer County High School senior Ben Hesse and produced by Spencer County Middle School Drama Director Shelby Steege.

  • Toys for Tots boxes up and accepting donations

    The holiday season is just around the corner as is evidenced by the recent placement of Toys for Tots donation boxes in many local businesses.

  • What's Happening — Week of Oct. 31

    Curbside junk pickup starts this week
    Running through Friday, Nov. 2, Rumpke will host Spencer County’s fall curbside junk pickup on the same day as customers’ regular garbage collection.
    No hazardous materials or items such as old oil, tires, old paint and old antifreeze will be picked up.
    For more information, call Curtis Ochs, Spencer County solid waste coordinator, at 502-477-3218 or stop by 220 Main Cross between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.

    No driver’s license processing at clerk’s office Thursday