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Community

  • PHOTOS: Arts on Main
  • Hillview students pitch in to clean up school grounds

    A group of students from Hillview Academy, after completing an integrated unit on community service, put their knowledge into action last Tuesday with a community clean-up project.

  • Spencer County Democrats elect committee members

    The Spencer County Democratic Party held its convention April 17 and elected the following executive committee members: Susan Arnold, Berttye Sue Brown, Bonnie Downs, Carmin Gaines, Jill Herndon, Annette King, Abby Nation, Hope Selby, Hilda Snider, Ruth Stamper, Bill Arnold, Paul Daugherty, Davis Lee Downs, David Goodlett, David Henry, Darrell Herndon, Dr. John M. Snider, Doug Williams, Randy Wise and David Young.

  • King donates special session pay to Red Cross

    Since taking office last year, State Rep. Kim King (R-Mercer) has insisted that legislators should not be paid for budget-related special sessions.

  • Spencer County opens Public Library Workforce Center

    Spencer County residents seeking employment opportunities now have more computer access, training and job workshops at the new Public Library Workforce Center (PLWC). The Spencer County Public Library is one of 46 public libraries in the state that will have a PLWC.
    The centers house computers and software that will be used to provide training in a formal workshop setting to Kentucky residents seeking employment opportunities.

  • Middle, high school drama students to perform ‘The Hobbit’

    Magic descends on Taylorsville this week as the Spencer County middle and high school drama students perform their production of “The Hobbit.”

    The show opens on Thursday, May 10 at 7pm in the middle school theater. The cost is $2 for students and $4 for adults. Other performances are on May 11 and 12 at 7pm and Sunday, May 13 at 2pm.

    Auditions for the play were in February. Twenty-eight actors and twenty-three crew members have worked hard to get the play ready. Approximately 70% of the students involved are from the middle school.

  • WHAT'S HAPPENING: Community Calendar

    Sanctuary Arts Center to feature local artist exhibits
    The Sanctuary Arts Center is sponsoring a weeklong Art Appreciation Exhibition, dedicated to resident artists Jim Johnson, Joe Maupin, and Lois Platt, and featuring Kentucky Gourd Society artists and others.
    The show continues daily through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    The event is free and open to the public and everyone is invited.
    As a cap to the weeklong exhibition, the public is invited to mingle with the artists on Friday from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m.

  • Pretty in pink: Spencer County’s Grayson Lawson to be youngest participant in Oaks Day Survivors’ Parade

    Eight-year-old Grayson Lawson has to remind her mom not to cry when telling others about her daughter’s frightening cancer battle.

  • PHOTO: That’s a lot of pills!

    The Taylorsville Police Department collected 56 pounds of pills and 21 pounds of liquid medicine during Saturday’s drug drop off, held in conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Agency. Residents could bring any expired/unused/unwanted pills, liquids, needles or other medications for free and safe disposal, no questions asked.

  • An unexpected guest blows in...

    This hot air balloon, at left, landed on Bailey Court in Allen Place North on Saturday evening — right in the yard of Terri Cooper.

    ‘[The kids and I] ran out on the back porch to watch it fly over and to our surprise the hot air balloon pilot yells out, “Hey, can we land in your yard?” Well, of course our answer was yes! The pilot had to negotiate a very hard landing between houses and trees, but was able to land expertly even with the heavier winds,’ Cooper said in an email to The Spencer Magnet.