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  • WHAT'S HAPPENING: Spencer County's Community Calendar

    Newly elected King to host open house

    Representative-elect Kim King is hosting an open house Nov. 21 from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. at Wild Turkey Trace Golf Course, 1450 Fox Creek Road, Lawrenceburg.

    The event will include refreshments.

    For more information, call 859-734-2173.

    SCES PTA to host book fair, meeting

    The Spencer County Elementary School PTA is now holding its annual Fall Book Fair through Friday in the school’s gymnasium.

  • Let there be lights

    Perry Marler is a man on a mission – a quest to protect motorists in Spencer County by petitioning the state to place a traffic signal at KY 55 and KY 1169/Normandy Rd.

    “There needs to be a light,” said Marler, a mechanic at County Wide Lawn and Garden near the crossroads. “There have been so many close calls. I’ve heard cars crash and walked out there thinking I was going to find people dead.”

  • CHURCH HAPPENINGS

    Revival at Mt. Moriah Baptist

    Mt. Moriah Baptist Church is hosting a revival Sunday through Wednesday beginning at 6:30 p.m. in Mount Eden with Steven Boyd from Simpsonville Baptist Church. Youth night is Wednesday with a special service at 6 p.m.

    Donate to Shop with a Cop

  • New direction planned for Christmas on Main

    The town’s annual Christmas celebration is taking a new direction this year that event coordinators are hoping will incorporate more family fun.

    Christmas on Main 2010 is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 11, a change from years past when the festivities were held on a Friday evening.

    Event co-coordinator Gordon Deapen said that decision was made after hearing comments in years past that it was difficult for many working individuals to participate on Friday evening.

  • WHAT'S HAPPENING: Spencer County's Community Calendar

    Sanctuary to host music night

    The Sanctuary Arts Center is hosting a music night Saturday including local musicians. Any musician can bring their instrument and join the performance.

    There will also be a chili cook-off held in conjunction with the event. Community members are encouraged to bring a pot of their best chili for tasting.

    The event is free and open to the public.

    For more information contact John Shircliffe at 502-773-5419.

    SCHS blood drive

  • Look out for flying discs

    Scott Ringham confessed Monday that he was uncertain disc golf would ever be a reality at Taylorsville Lake State Park. As an avid player, the park manager had the drive to see a championship course built, but with costs shooting up to $22,000 plus labor – well, it was beginning to look like an improbability.

    That was before he learned that one park’s misfortune would be his stroke of good luck.

  • Health department busy in the community

    As summer ends and fall begins, North Central District Health Department has been working diligently to bring about awareness of health-related issues within the community.

    Here are some examples of what we have been working on and ideas on how you can participate within your community.

  • ELECTION 2010 ANALYSIS: What went wrong?

    The Republican Party’s sweeping victory in the general election last week successfully altered Spencer County’s long-held political identity – and has left many of the Democrat faithful feeling strangely out of place.

  • Religious order moves in

    Several months ago, if you went to Captain’s Cove Resort on Taylorsville Lake, you might have found a party or a wedding reception underway.

  • PHOTO: Head-on collision

    Motorists were re-routed for more than an hour on KY 55 at Yoder Tipton Rd. last Wednesday while crews worked to rescue two victims in a head-on collision. Both motorists involved were transported to UofL Hospital: Phyllis Green, of Taylorsville, by helicopter; Joseph Scott, of Bloomfield, by ambulance. Police reports indicate that Green allegedly crossed the center line, striking Scott’s SUV.