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Community

  • Guthrie to host 'Listening Session' on Thursday

    Congressman Brett Guthrie will be in Spencer County on Thursday.
    Guthrie’s visit is part of his “Listening Sessions” to be conducted in each of the 21 counties in the Second District during January 2012.
    During the listening sessions, individuals will be able to ask questions or offer ideas on what Congress should be doing, according to a news release from Guthrie’s office. A constituent services representative will also be available to assist with any specific questions individuals may have about a federal government agency or service.

  • Library has lots of events planned for January

    The Spencer County Library is hosting the following events in January:
    Children’s story time
    Story time is hosted every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Story time includes reading stories and making new friends.  This month, story time will focus on time, money and bears.  Please note, if Spencer County Schools are canceled due to weather, story time is canceled also.
    Celebrate Chinese New Year

  • Did somone say cookies?

    Margaret Glasford hosted her 15th annual Christmas party just prior to the holiday season.
    “It’s a fun family tradition,” Glasford said. “Everyone either bakes their cookies at home and brings them to share, or they bake cookies at the party.”
    Sugar cookies are the favorite, so the group baked and decorated over 200 of them. This year, many of the sugar cookies were baked ahead of time, she said, “so the little ones could start decorating as soon as they arrived at the party.”

  • Sheriff's department to conduct traffic safety checkpoints

    According to a news release, The Spencer County Sheriff's Department will be conducting periodic traffic safety checkpoints over the New Year's holiday at locations approved by the sheriff's department policy and procedures manual.
    Special traffic enforcement and saturation patrols will also be dispatched to high collision areas.

  • PHOTO: Local woman‘s poem selected for book

    Taylorsville resident Kathy S. Shingleton Jamison recently had a poem entitled, “Shining Star” published in Eber and Wein’s 2011 “From a Window: Sights Unseen” contest series.

    Jamison said she has been writing all of her life and this was not the first time she’s been selected for publication. Her poem, “Shining Star,” highlights the story of the Christmas star, which shined above the stable where Jesus was kept in his first days. The poetry book can be purchased through Amazon.com.

  • PHOTO: Local officer recognized

    On Dec. 15, in Lexington, Taylorsville Police Officer Daniel Wills received an award for his efforts in combating intoxicated drivers on the streets in the community.
     

  • PHOTOS: Shop with a Trooper assists local families this Christmas

    Kentucky State Police’s Shop with a Trooper program helped 28 Spencer County children and youth have a merry Christmas this year.

  • Police chief offers tips for safe, responsible holiday parties

    Hosting a New Year’s Eve party this year? Taylorsville Police Chief Toby Lewis shared the following tips to host your party responsibly:
    1. Control access to the alcohol you provide.
    • Avoid serving from common sources such as kegs or punch bowls.
    • Consider hiring a trained professional to serve drinks at your party.
    • Be sure that whoever does pour the drinks is not consuming alcohol and monitors other guests’ consumption.

  • Heating assistance program’s crisis component to begin Jan. 4
  • ANNIVERSARY: Shelburnes celebrate 50 years