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  • What’s Happening - Week of September 20, 2017

    Spencer County Animal Shelter dinner fundraiser

    Spencer County Animal Shelter’s 2nd Annual Dinner Fundraiser will be held on Saturday, November 11, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., at the Spencer County Extension Service at 100 Oak Tree Way, Taylorsville. Tickets are $25 each (or) $40 for two.

    The evening will include dinner, entertainment, a silent auction and door prizes.

  • Influx of flood damaged cars could be headed to Kentucky

    While Kentucky has not been directly affected by hurricanes Harvey and Irma, the Commonwealth could soon experience flooding of another kind: a rise in flood-damaged vehicles. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s Department of Vehicle Regulation (DVR) is preparing for an influx of title requests for vehicles that have been deemed a total loss due to natural disaster damage in states such as Florida and Texas, then brought to Kentucky to be “rebuilt.”

  • House fire intentionally set


    A vacant house on Bloomfield Road (KY 55) just south of Taylorsville, was completely destroyed by flames Saturday night. Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Chief Nathan Nation said investigators think the fire was intentionally set and the incident was being investigated by Kentucky State Police arson investigators. The home was fully engulfed when firefighters arrived and Nation said firefighters extinguished the flames and worked to save surrounding buildings. There were no injuries sustained in the blaze.

  • Shelter supporters demand answers

    Workers and volunteers for the Spencer County Animal Shelter came to fiscal court Monday night demanding some answers as to when they will be getting a new shelter they say was promised a few months ago during budget discussions.

    The item was not on the agenda Monday, but during a time set aside for citizen comments, animal control officer Tabitha Pickens spoke up and said she and other volunteers who have worked to raise funds for the new shelter deserve to know where the county stands on moving forward.

  • Program preps students for the workforce


    A four-year liberal arts degree is no longer the surest path to success for high school graduates. More and more students are looking to head straight to the job market and a new program at Spencer County High School will help prepare students for the workforce, whether it’s with or without a college diploma.

    Brandy Scott, College and Career Coach at Spencer County High School, outlined the new Work Ethic Program at a recent board of education meeting, and said last week they hope to implement the program after fall break.

  • Students warned of cyber dangers


    Scott Harvey had a warning for students at Spencer County Middle School who think their social media comments, pictures and posts can be hidden or deleted.

    “You can have privacy and you can have social media, but you can’t have both,” he told the students during an assembly Thursday afternoon.

  • Higdon chosen as President Pro Tempore of state senate

    The Kentucky Senate Majority Caucus announced Friday that Senator Jimmy Higdon (R-Lebanon) has been chosen by his peers as the designee to replace former Senate President Pro Tempore David Givens in the Kentucky Senate. Senator David Givens (R-Greensburg) who resigned from his seat in Senate leadership in June citing personal reasons.

  • Court approves enforcement of nuisance orders

    Three Spencer County property owners will soon be getting letters from the county, along with estimates on cleaning up garbage, mowing lawns and removing items that have been allowed to accumulate to the point where they are a blight to their neighbors.

    The court agreed during their meeting last Wednesday to approve Planning and Zoning to pursue enforcement of their policies. Action against other locations will follow.

  • Meeting will address cyberbullying and kids

    Young people have had to deal with bullies for generations. However, just as technology and social media has changed virtually every other aspect of our lives, it’s also changed the way people harass, intimidate and target others.

    Spencer County Middle School will be holding two meetings on Thursday to address the issue of cyberbullying, one for students during the school day, and another that evening at 6:30 p.m. that will be open to the general public.

  • What’s Happening - Week of September 13, 2017

    Spencer Co. Farm Bureau Annual Meeting

    The Spencer County Farm Bureau Annual Meeting will be held on Monday, September 25 at 7 p.m. at the Spencer County Extension Office. All members are invited to come socialize and enjoy dinner and hear what’s happening with the bureau in 2017. The winners of the youth and variety contests will provide the entertainment.

    KY Gourd Society seeking sponsors for 2018 Gourd Art Show