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  • Cardboard Campout helps youth identify with homeless

    All Saints Catholic Church recently raised money for St. Vincent DePaul through a Cardboard Charity Campout.

    Youth and adults participated in the event that is designed to give participants a feel for what the homeless endure. They began the evening with a soup-kitchen style meal hosted by parishioners.

    A guest speaker was on hand to talk about personal experiences of working with the homeless on the streets of Louisville.

    At 11 p.m., the campers said the Rosary by candlelight in the church.

  • Book-themed garden

     

  • National Day of Prayer is next Thursday

    Tens of thousands of prayer events are planned across the country on Thursday, May 4, to honor the  Annual National Day of Prayer.  In churches, parks and on courthouse steps, citizens will be praying for our nation, government leaders, media, military, schools, churches, businesses and families.

  • Bennett pleads not guilty to murder

     

    The woman accused of murdering her husband at their Taylorsville home on Easter Sunday (April 16) entered a not guilty plea during her arraignment last Friday in Spencer District Court.

    Kandy R. Bennett, 40, appeared via video from the Shelby County Detention Center and also filed paperwork declaring that she has no income or assets, meaning she will be appointed a public defender as she faces murder charges in the shooting death of her husband, Mark Bennett.

  • Levee is now certified

    The long road of getting the floodwall around the City of Taylorsville recertified is complete. The Levee Commission met last week and reported that they’ve received the certification, which protects the insurability of homes and businesses within the floodwall protection area.

  • BOE seeks Academic/Athletic complex funding

    The Spencer County Board of Education moved forward with plans for two capital projects that could include an Academic/Athletic complex at the high school, along with a bus garage and maintenance facility for the district.

  • Event targets SCHS students looking for careers

     

    With graduation right around the corner, a lot of students are making plans for college. However, a significant number of high school students are looking at a different path, one that local educators are placing more and more value in.

    Spencer County High School last week hosted a Transitional Fair, designed to help students who are looking to jump right into the work force, who have the training or trade skills that many employers are looking for.

  • What’s happening - Week of April 26, 2017

    Spencer County Animal Shelter Fundraiser at Fairgrounds

    “A Ruff Day at the Fairgrounds” will be held on Saturday, May 13, from 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. at the Spencer County Fairgrounds in Taylorsville.

    Judge Angus will be performing from 3 - 5 p.m. along with Adam Spears & The Nameless Band taking the stage from 5 - 8 p.m.

  • Public Record - Week of April 26, 2017

    Property Transfers

    The following property transfers were recorded in the Spencer County Clerk’s Office from the period of March 15, 2017, until April 5, 2017.

    CM Russell Properties, LLC, Louisville, KY to Kathryn Elizabeth Coode, Fisherville, KY. Lot 8 of Wilsonville Heights. $262,500.

    Top Flight Development, LLC, Fisherville, KY to Alpha and Omega Homes, LLC, Crestwood, KY. Lot 98 of Top Flight Landing. $19,500.

  • Road Delays on KY 55 in Finchville

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet advises motorists of lane closures next week on KY 55 in Shelby County.  Contract crews will be performing corrective work May 1-5 at the bridge over Bullskin Creek (mile marker 3.8).

    KY 55 will be reduced to one lane at the bridge which is located between Finchville and Shelbyville. A temporary traffic signal will be installed next week to control the flow of vehicles through the work zone. Motorists should expect some delays in this area.