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  • Foundation to help state police

    A nonprofit foundation benefiting the Kentucky State Police has been established to support the agency, its employees and the families of officers who have died in the line of duty.

    Through public and corporate support, the Kentucky State Police Foundation will provide equipment, training and other resources when normal funding streams are not available. Founded in November, the foundation recently facilitated a $100,000 donation for the construction of a medical and dental screening facility at Trooper Island Camp.

  • Website to serve as access point for assistance money

    The Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services has launched a new self-service web portal where citizens can easily apply for assistance.

    The online service, called benefind, is the access point for Kentuckians to apply for programs like Medicaid, the Kentucky Children’s Health Insurance Program, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), or food benefits, and Kentucky Transitional Assistance Program (KTAP), or cash assistance.

  • What’s happening - Week of March 2, 2016

    Country ham breakfast

    Taylorsville Masonic Lodge No. 210 will have an all-you-can-eat country ham breakfast from 7 a.m. until 10 a.m. on Saturday. The breakfast is $7 per person. Carry-out is available.

    GOP county meeting

    A GOP county mass meeting will be held Monday, March 7 at 7 p.m. in the Farm Bureau meeting room.

    Friends of the library meeting

  • Bill filed to block Bevin from ending kynect

    Rep. Darryl Owens, a Louisville Democrat, has filed two bills seeking to block Gov. Matt Bevin’s plans to dismantle kynect, the state health exchange, and scale back the state Medicaid program. Owens said he hopes to get a hearing on his bills in the House, where Demo­crats hold the majority, though he acknowledged that they likely won’t fare well in the Senate, con­trolled by Republicans.

  • Two separate accidents

     

    Two separate accidents sent two men to the hospital last week.

  • Stidger House earns national designation

     

    It may look like a dilapidated shack, but a house on Garrard Street was last week listed on the National Register of Historic Places by the National Park Service. The designation paves the way for organizers who hope to restore and preserve the home because of its significant historical relevance.

  • GOP votes Saturday

    Republicans in Spencer County will vote this Saturday, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., in the first-ever Republican Presidential Caucus at the Spencer County High School.

    Members of the party wanting to make their selection for the Republican nominee for President of the United States, must participate in this event, as this race will not be on the regular May primary ballot. Democratic voters will vote as usual in May.

  • SCMS students excel in academic competition

     

    Six middle schoolers have proven that Spencer County is producing formidable smarts.
    When Tyler Moehrke, JD Brown, Jack Kennedy, Sam Cooper, Josh Dunkelberger and Jack Reynolds went to Louisville on Feb. 18, it was the first time Spencer County Middle School participated in the state Junior Beta convention.

  • Kayaker rescued from creek

     

    Much like the weather Wednesday, a leisure activity for a group of young men quickly went from pleasant to unpleasant when they flipped a kayak– prompting the aid of emergency responders from two counties.

    Shelby County Fire and Rescue and Shelby County EMS were dispatched after 6 p.m. Wednesday in response to a water rescue at Rivals, off Haley Road on the Shelby/Spencer county line. Crews from the Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Department assisted from their side of the creek off Normandy Road.

  • Bridge replacement to close Wilsonville Rd.

     

    A section of Wilsonville Road (KY 3192) will be closed for up to two months beginning next week, as crews replace a bridge over Elk Creek. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet announced the closure Monday, that is expected to begin on Monday, March 7.

    Hornback Construction Company, of Hodgenville, was awarded the $570,473 contract for the bridge that is located just between KY 1633 (Elk Creek Road) and Skyline Drive. The contract is for replacing the bridge that was constructed in 1928.