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  • 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.

  • Hippety Hoppers

     

    All the kindergartners at SCES got to interact with animals from around the world as part of an “in-class field study” provided by Jeff Armstrong, a naturalist with Kingston Springs, Tennessee-based Animal Tales. Armstrong also showed the students a porcupine, an African bullfrog and a black-throated monitor. He pointed out the unique characteristics of each animal and answered students’ questions.

  • ‘I want to save someone’s life’

     

    Mike Simpson struggled for years with a lung disease that kept him short of breath. However, he’s never short on words to support the organ donor program after a double lung transplant gave him a new lease on life.

    The Shelbyville native, who has lived in Spencer County for 21 years following time in Texas, is now on a mission to spread the word about the importance of becoming an organ donor, knowing first-hand that such a decision truly saves lives.