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  • What’s happening - Week of March 25, 2015

    Recycling Drive to collect unwanted electronic and paper waste Saturday, March 28
    St. Francis Xavier Church in Mt. Washington and Bluegrass E-Cycle are co-sponsoring a recycling drive to collect unwanted electronic waste from the community on Saturday, March 28 from 9:00 to noon at the parish parking lot at 155 Stringer Lane, Mt. Washington.  In addition, The Paper Predator will be offering free paper shredding to all.

  • BACK IN TIME - 20 Years Ago; March 22, 1995


    Michael Donovan and Charles S. Tichenor have been named Spencer County High School’s 1995 valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively.

    Donovan, the son of Duane and Jeannie Donovan, earned a 4.23 grade point average (GPA) on a weighted 4.0 scale during his four years at the school.

    Tichenor, the son of Stephen and Linda Tichenor, earned a 4.12 weighted GPA.

    Donovan plans to attend the University of Kentucky (UK) or Georgetown University in the fall and major in math and sciences.

  • BACK IN TIME - 20 Years Ago; March 22, 1995


    On March 16, 28 members of the Spencer County Future Farmers of America (FFA) chapter participated in the Regional FFA Day finals.

    A highlight of the day was the chapter meeting team placing superior first in the regional contest.

    Team members were Charlie Tichenor, Lyle Pinkston, Bob Coots, Crystal Whitehouse, Kyle Smith, Jason Butler, Chris Herndon, Stephen Hammond, Jeremy Hardin, Jeremy Truax and Ryan Bivens.

    Tichenor also placed first in extemporaneous public speaking and Brian Wallcer placed first in sheep impromptu.

  • Davis friends and family collect funds for hearing aids


  • Ashley graduates with honors


    Officer Aaron M. Ashley of the Ashland Police Department graduated from the Eastern Kentucky University police academy this week. Officer Ashley graduated at the top of his class and received three distinguished awards. He received the physical fitness for duty award, the academic achievement award for the highest GPA, and the recruit of distinction award.

  • Local artist paints library mural


    Lois Platt has worn many hats and has traveled to many places in her 80-plus years, but it is Spencer County that she calls home, and here is where she shares her passion for art.

    Her most recent work can be seen at the Spencer County Public Library’s Children’s Room – a mural resembling a life-sized floor-to-ceiling bookshelf, filled with books and toys, including a toy truck that was owned by Linda Bevins, the librarian who asked her to do the painting.

  • A match made in Heaven — Q and U


    Spencer Christian School’s kindergarten class, taught by Mindy Druin, recently celebrated the marriage of the letters Q and U to help students remember that the two letters are always together. Q was played by Carson Mosser and U was played by Morgan Hawley.

    Students enjoy the ceremony and celebrated with a piece of wedding cake. Students were encouraged to dress for the occasion.

  • Ingram named Main Street Manager


    As proprietor of the Red Scooter antiques store in downtown Taylorsville for nearly two decades, Beverly Ingram, is deeply entrenched in the city’s Main Street in downtown Taylorsville.

    This month she was named manager of Taylorsville’s Main Street Program, which seems a natural fit. She had been named interim manager by the City Commission after the previous manager, Annette King, resigned in September. Ingram also has served on the program’s board of directors for 15 years.

  • Road department working to fix Haley Road slide

    As if the plague of potholes from the harsh winter wasn’t enough, Spencer County’s road department is dealing with a slide that has closed a portion of Haley Road, which runs near the Shelby County line.

    Road Supervisor Todd Burch said Thursday that the slide is the result of recent heavy rains combined with snowmelt and high water in Guist Creek, which flows nearby. He said the county is hoping to receive funding to repair the road from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

  • Professor to portray Henry Clay at historical society dinner

    Henry Clay. Renowned statesmen. Orator. “The Great Pacificator.” Died in 1852.

    But, if you would like to get an idea of what it would be like to hear him speak, you are in for a treat.

    George J. McGee, a professor of theater at Georgetown College, will portray Clay as the featured guest at the Spencer County Historical Society’s annual dinner, set for 6 p.m. Monday, March 30, at the Spencer County Extension Building.