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  • Crowd gathers to pray over county

     

    Nearly 80 people lined up in front of the Spencer County Courthouse and across the street last Thursday at noon to participate in the National Day of Prayer. Many shielded themselves from the bright sun on an unusually warm day as they listened to music and then joined in a series of prayers for the community.

    The annual event is held in small towns and big cities all across the nation to reaffirm the role faith has played in the lives of citizens and in our history.

  • IKEA Simpsonville rumor debunked; other stores in line

    For more than a year, locals have been passing word that IKEA was planning a Simpsonville location, but officials with the Sweden-based retail store say there are no plans in place to build here.

    “At this time, we do not have plans to build in that area,” IKEA public affairs manager Joseph Roth said.

    Roth said the company is always in discussion about potential opportunities, but they are currently not planning a location for the Louisville region.

    “At this time, it’s just speculation,” he said.

  • What’s happening - Week of May 13, 2015

    Preschool/Headstart Registration
    Spencer County Preschool/Headstart Early Childhood Screenings will be held on May 22 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.  The Early Childhood screening is by appointment only.  This will be the only scheduled preschool screening prior to the start of the 2015-2016 school year. Please call the Preschool at 502-477-3210 to set up an appointment or for additional information.

  • Local Girl Scout Troop send cookies to Guardsmen on duty

     

    When soldiers are away from their families, it’s the little things that mean the most. Even if you’re only across the river for a training exercise at Camp Atterbury, Indiana.

    For soldiers of the 63rd Theater Aviation Brigade, comfort was in the form of America’s favorite chocolate, shortbread and lemon-flavored cookies that only come out one time a year. And thanks to the Taylorsville Girl Scout Troop 1199, it was the perfect treat at the end of a 12-hour shift.

  • Raising chickens a growing trend in Spencer Co.

     

    As concern throughout the nation mounts about hormones and antibiotics in our food, people are turning more and more to locally-grown produce and meat. One way that people can do this is to buy locally grown eggs or keep their own hens to have fresh eggs.

    Jennifer Turner, a Spencer County resident, started with about a dozen chickens and learned some best practices along the way.

  • Attorney charged with vote fraud

    A local attorney is facing a single felony count of wrongfully registering to vote following his arrest last month.

    Jim Hodge, whose address on court records is listed as being in Jeffersontown, was charged in April with wrongful registration for voting in elections in Spencer County during the 2014 May primary and 2014 general election. James Scott, with the Attorney General’s Office, made the arrest at Hodge’s home at 9904 Wynnbrooke Circle in Jefferson County.

  • Doctor’s office closes with little notice; sale pending

    Just days after posting a “closed” sign on the front door of his Taylorsville office, Dr. Thomas Crain said he plans to remain open while working out a deal to sell the practice he’s operated for 23 years.

    A few days later, he said he would resume seeing patients as usual as part of a transition to new owners.

  • Court tackles budget woes

    The Spencer County Fiscal Court was to meet this morning to begin ironing out the 2015-16 budget, amid concerns that the gap between revenues and expenditures continues to grow.

    Judge-Executive John Riley and the five magistrates will be discussing the nearly $6.1 million budget in a special meeting. Riley has warned the court in previous meetings that incoming revenues have not kept pace with expenses and tough decisions will need to be made.

  • WWII: A Survivor’s Story

     

    Gary Vidito, songwriter, playwright, actor, brought his musical talents to the Spencer County Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency last Tuesday with his show, “WWII, A Survivor’s Story.”

    The show explores the causes, incidents and results of World War II through stories and song.

  • What’s happening - Week of May 6, 2015

    KY Gourd Art Show May 16-17
    The Kentucky Gourd Art Show will be held on Saturday, May 16, from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. and on Sunday, May 17, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Gourd show art classes will also be held on Friday. For more information contact Janet Barnett at (502) 299-8543.