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Community

  • Homeowners need to prep for winter

    The change in seasons should bring about more than just a change of wardrobe. It’s important to check out your appliances and home systems now in order to help prevent unnecessary repairs when you need those systems the most.

  • Robinson attends fall college for circuit clerks

    
Spencer County Circuit Court Clerk Becky M. Robinson participated in the 2011 Circuit Clerks Fall College that took place Nov. 15-17 at the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Conference Center in Frankfort. The Administrative Office of the Courts provided the education program for the state’s circuit court clerks. The theme for the event was Building Excellence in Changing Times.

  • Survey: Readers prefer community newspapers for local news

    Readers in areas served by community newspapers continue to prefer the community newspaper as their sources of local news and advertising. The 2011 results of an annual survey conducted by the National Newspaper Association and the research arm of the Reynolds Journalism Institute at the Missouri School of Journalism show that 74 percent of people in communities served by a newspaper with circulations under 15,000 read a local newspaper each week.
    The survey, in its sixth year, shows consistent trends.

  • Pack 465 helps fight hunger with ‘Scouting for Food’

    On Saturday, the boys of Cub Scout Pack 465 in Taylorsville/Elk Creek will collect food in local neighborhoods to help the hungry in our community. All food collected will be taken to the Spencer County Family Resource and Youth Service Center.
    Donations can be brought directly to Spencer Christian Church between the hours of 9 and 11 a.m. on Saturday.

  • ‘Food for fines’ program returns to Spencer County Library now - Dec. 30

    Once again, the Spencer County Public Library is sponsoring Food for Fines, a win-win situation for those who have late fees on books and DVDs and for those in need of food during these tough economic times.

    The Food for Fines program is an effort by the Library to collect nonperishable food items in exchange for fine amnesty. According to Library Director, Debra Lawson, “The program received great community response last year and we are happy to bring it back.”


  • PHOTO: Legislators visit Chamber luncheon

    State Rep. Brad Montell and Sen. Paul Hornback visited and spoke during the Chamber of Commerce luncheon on Thursday. Both addressed the upcoming legislative budget session.

  • Spencer County Relay for Life to host kick-off event Tuesday

    It’s kick-off time. The American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life event kick-off will be Tuesday at 6:30 at the Methodist Church.  This is a pot luck soup and dessert, each team is invited.  Bring a dish or dessert.
    Relay For Life is the signature fund raising event of the world’s largest non-profit health organization. Money raised will benefit the local and surrounding communities by providing education, advocacy, services and research related to cancer, Relay for Life event is a 24-hour event that will be held June 8, 2012.

  • PHOTOS: Local team a strong supporter of Special Olympics

    Russell Miller’s ‘Ice Socks’ team, which participates in the Polar Bear Plunge for the Special Olympics of Kentucky each year, attended a fall festival at the Millers’ home to rally for next year’s plunge. The team has raised over $200,000 for the Special Olympics since it started participating in the plunge in 2006. The team has grown from nine to 81 members and raised $66,030 in 2011.
     

  • PHOTOS: Trick or Treat on Main Street

    Pictured are scenes from the 2011 Trick or Treat on Main Street event, which took place Monday.

  • Extension office to offer AARP driving class

    The Spencer County Extension Service along with AARP will offer the AARP Safety Driver’s Class on Tuesday, Nov. 15, at the Extension Office at 66 Spears Drive.
    The class will last from 9 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. with a short break around 11 a.m.
    The class is open to any senior age 55 and older. AARP members pay $12 and nonmembers pay $14.  Make checks payable to AARP and bring your driver’s license and AARP cards, if applicable.