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  • Wente named March Healthy Hero

    Debbie Wente has had great personal success with a change of lifestyle resulting in a major weight loss of over 50 lbs. Soon after, she began teaching lifestyle/weight loss classes in Louisville.

  • Judge-executive proclaims April Child Abuse Prevention month in Spencer County

    Spencer County Judge-Executive Bill Karrer signs a proclamation Friday morning declaring April as Child Abuse Prevention Month.

    Spencer County Family Resource Center coordinator Becky Wilson said creating awareness is a community effort and not to be surprised to see pinwheel gardens popping up around town.

    The pinwheels are symbols of the effort to raise awareness.

  • Hillview students reach out to troops

    Students in Jason Cox’s class at Hillview Academy spent Friday afternoon packing boxes full of goodies for troops serving in Afghanistan.

  • ‘Cot’ Thompson celebrates 75 years

    The Mount Eden Ruritan Club will be the location of a birthday dinner April 16, 7 p.m., in honor of “Cot” Thompson’s 75th birthday.
    The meal will include fried chicken, ham and rolls.
    Attendants are asked to bring a side dish.
    For more information, call 502-839-6083. Everyone is welcome.

  • MPCAA offers seniors activities, lunch

    The Multi Purpose Community Action Senior Center is the place to be for ages 60 and older. There is food, crafts, games, and education. Lunch is served daily. Please call in advance to let them know you will be having lunch.
    Transportation is provided by Wheels. The facility is located at 44 Creekside Drive in Taylorsville and is open from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m Tuesdays and Thursdays. For more information, please call Susan at 477-8296.

  • Local volunteers needed at Spencer Senior Center

    Multi-Purpose CAA has many senior support services and activities. They are in need of volunteers to help at the Senior Center with crafts, games, and various other projects. The Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency provides meals to senior citizens at our facility and home delivered meals to senior citizens through the Spencer County Senior Life Enrichment Center. Please contact Linda Keeling at 477-8296 for further information.

  • A reason to Relay

    Editor’s note: As the Spencer County Relay for Life approaches, the paper is featuring submissions from local relayers and their reasons for participating in The Relay for Life.

  • Seven Counties opens at new location

    The staff at Seven Counties poses for a picture during an open house on Monday afternoon. From left are Terri Williams, Amanda Goodlett, Melissa Davis, Sharon Trew, Elizabeth Reichert, Stephany Pond and Thom Cherry. Seven Counties hosted the open house to invite community members into its new, larger office located at 80 E. Main St. Seven Counties is the state-designated regional behavioral health and developmental services center which serves Spencer County, as well as Bullitt, Henry, Jefferson, Oldham, Shelby and Trimble counties.
     

  • Cleanup week starts March 20

    Commonwealth Cleanup Week, an annual weeklong event implemented by the Energy and Environment Cabinet, runs from March 20-26, and also kicks off the Great American Cleanup, which runs March through May, Solid Waste Coordinator Curtis Ochs announced in a news release.
    “Its purpose is to provide Kentucky communities an opportunity to ‘spring clean,’ recycle and help promote personal responsibility across the commonwealth,” Ochs said.

  • Earls named Healthy Hero for February

    Paula Earls, pictured right, has lost over 120 lbs. and she did this even with heart trouble and a knee replacement.