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  • PHOTO: Observing a moment of silence

    Members of emergency agencies bow their heads last Wednesday morning to observe a moment of silence for 9/11 victims. Participating agencies included Spencer County EMS, Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Department, Kentucky State Police, Taylorsville Police Department, Spencer County Judge-Executive Bill Karrer and the Spencer County Sheriff’s Department.

  • Sewing boot camp starts up again soon

    The Spencer County Extension Service will host its fall sewing boot camp on Thursdays in October, beginning Oct. 10.
    The class will meet weekly on Thursdays for four weeks from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    This boot camp project is an inverted pleat skirt with 2-inch wide exposed elastic waistband.
    Class size is limited to eight and is open to anyone age 18 and up with basic sewing skills. The cost is $50, which covers lunch, elastic and pattern making supplies. All other class supplies will need to be brought to class.

  • What's Happening — Week of Sept. 11

    Main Street Board to meet
    The Taylorsville Main Street board’s next meeting is Thursday at 6 p.m. at the Taylorsville City Hall Annex. A new board member will be introduced and Main Street Manager Annette King will report on a recent conference she attended.
    Plans for the Progressive Dinner on Sept. 28 will also be discussed.
    All are welcome to attend.

    Upcoming library events
    The Spencer County Public Library is hosting story time every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.  Bring your child to hear stories and learn songs.

  • WHAT'S HAPPENING: The week of Sept. 4

    Country ham breakfast
    Taylorsville Masonic Lodge #210 will host an all-you-can-eat country ham breakfast from 7 to 10 a.m. Saturday. The breakfast is $7 per person. Carry-out is available. Everyone is welcome.

  • PHOTO: Ham breakfast raises $1,500 for Ellis family

    Charles Jewell, left, secretary, and Brandon Cantrell, master of Taylorsville Masonic Lodge, present a check to Officer David Cullen for $1,500 for the Jason Ellis family. Taylorsville No. 210 and Mount Eden No. 263 Masonic Lodges hosted a ham breakfast July 8. The lodge extends a thank you to everyone who made it possible to help the Ellis family.

  • PHOTO: In memory of Officer Ellis

    Hundreds of bikers make their way through Taylorsville on Saturday morning. They were members of a memorial ride for slain Bardstown Police Officer Jason Ellis.

  • What's Happening — Week of Aug. 28

    Circuit Court Clerk’s office to close for Labor Day
    The Spencer County Circuit Court Clerk’s Office will be closed Monday in observance of the Labor Day holiday. The office will reopen on Tuesday at 7:30 a.m.

    Magnet office closed for Labor Day
    The Spencer Magnet office will be closed Monday in observance of Labor Day. The office will reopen Tuesday at 9 a.m.
    All advertising deadlines will be at noon Thursday for the Sept. 4 edition.
    News submission deadlines are 5 p.m. Thursday for the Sept. 4 edition.

  • Sasser completes training at Kentucky Dept. of Criminal Justice Training

    Law enforcement officers from 25 agencies across the state graduated Aug. 9 from basic training at the Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training.
    Austin Sasser, of the Spencer County Sheriff’s Department, was among those graduates.

  • Jewell earns Governor’s Occupant Protection Award

    The Kentucky Office of Highway Safety honored 140 law enforcement officers from 123 agencies across the Commonwealth earlier this month for their efforts to increase the use of seat belts and child restraints in motor vehicles.
    Lt. Rick Jewell of the Taylorsville Police Department was one of those officers honored.

  • Guthrie to host town hall discussion here next week

    Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02) will host a town hall in Spencer County on Wednesday, Aug. 28, at noon at the Spencer County Fiscal Court Building located at 16 E. Main St. in Taylorsville. The town hall will be open to both the general public and the media.
    “It is an honor to represent Kentucky’s Second District and I look forward to hearing what’s on the mind of my fellow Kentuckians,” said Congressman Guthrie. “There are so many issues in the news today and I think it’s important to provide an opportunity to discuss them.”