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Community

  • Spencer native records country CD

    Life has been full of surprises for Taylorsville native and musician Bob Carrithers, but luckily, lately they’ve been good surprises.

  • Local grief ministry looks to offer support

    Grief is something that almost everyone can say they have experienced during their lifetime. The varying degrees of grief associated with the loss of a family member or friend can seem debilitating, especially if that loss was unexpected or occurred tragically.
    Often times people who are grieving don’t know exactly where to turn for help, and Spencer County’s Angelina Leezer and Anne Lujan have recognized that need.

  • PHOTOS: Babies, babies, everywhere!

    Dozens of new mothers and mothers-to-be attended Friday’s Community Baby Shower hosted by several community organizations at the Spencer County Health Department and Spencer County Extension Office. Mothers got plenty of helpful information, and no one went home empty-handed as everyone took home a door prize.

  • COLUMN: A tragedy of war

    The reality of war is that everyone gets wounded. Some wounds heal rapidly, some last for a lifetime. Some are seen, some invisible; but, all are still just as serious.
    The wounds presented here are commonly referred to as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD.

  • First Lady Beshear visits Taylorsville

    Kentucky’s First Lady Jane Beshear was in Taylorsville on Wednesday. Beshear made a lunchtime appearance at the Tea Cup to talk with community members and answer questions.

  • Kicking off ‘Toys for Tots’

    Becky Wilson, Family Resource Center coordinator, Bruce Kapfhammer, Fire Chief Nathan Nation, Capt. Jason Karrer and Vonda Martin, Youth Service Center coordinator, pose for a picture with a ‘Toys for Tots’ box in front of the Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Department Station 1 to celebrate the kick-off of this year’s program.

  • MPCAA seeking community input on problems facing low-income families

    The Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency will be conducting community meetings to provide concerned citizens the opportunity to speak out about what they feel are problems facing low-income citizens and what services are needed to address those problems. MPCAA will use the input to design programs to meet the community’s needs.
    Two meetings will be held:
    • Oct. 6 — MPCAA Senior Center, 44 Creekside Drive, Taylorsville, from 10:30-11:30 a.m.

  • COLUMN: How important is significance?

    Significance? Well, everybody wants to count for something. Everybody wants to feel significant. But, sometimes the search becomes an obsession and causes much undue stress and still the search is often not successful.
    Feeling significant comes as we believe we have worth, value, dignity, etc. Belief that we have significance is a belief that, in effect, our existence has made a difference in the life of someone, whether family member, friend, or even at our place of employment.

  • PHOTO: Making a clean sweep at Taylorsville Lake

    Approximately 155 volunteers converged on Taylorsville Lake this past weekend for the 12th annual Taylorsville Clean Sweep.

    Gerry van der Meer, commissioner of Kentucky State Parks, was at the event and helped the volunteers pick up 45 cubic yards of trash, 29 tires and four miles of roadway. Organizers extend a special thanks to Mike Driscoll, the local Fish and Wildlife officers and County Attorney Ruth Hollan, for organizing 21 community service workers to assist.

  • Parks and Rec basketball signups planned for Oct. 19, 26

    Signups for this year’s Spencer County Parks and Recreation basketball leagues will be Wednesday, Oct. 19, and Wednesday, Oct. 26, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Ray Jewell Park.
    Leagues this year will be divided into boys and girls, but will be co-ed if there are not enough signups for the age groups.
    Age groups this year are kindergarten through first grade, second through third grade, fourth through fifth grade, and sixth through eighth grade.
    Evaluations for players fourth grade and up will be Sunday, Oct. 30, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Spencer County High School.