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Former Shelby County resident
named outstanding director
Laban P. Jackson Jr., formerly of Shelbyville, has been named one of the top five 2012 Outstanding Directors by FT Global Conferences and Events.
Jackson is director at JPMorgan Chase in Gulf Stream, Fla.
The Outstanding Directors program has honored 125 directors since the program was established in 1998, encompassing the entire nation.
The program describes Jackson, brother of Carolyn Walters of Shelby County, as having taken the role of audit chair at Chase to new heights, establishing relationships with key regulators worldwide and successfully navigating the financial crisis’ many challenges.
The top directors will he honored in New York in October.
Attorney Neal presents distracted driving program
As part of April’s being National Distracted Driving Awareness month, Gregg Y. Neal, attorney and partner with Neal & Davis PLLC at 931 Main St. in Shelbyville, has teamed with The Casey Feldman Foundation to be a speaker in the area for the organization’s “Student Awareness Initiative.”
Neal and more than 750 other attorneys, judges and advocates from all 50 states and Canada are presenting programs to build awareness and to educate young people on the dangers of distracted driving.
The program offers students tips for keeping themselves and others safe. You can find more information at EndDD.org, 60forSafety.org and Nodd.org. The presentations run through this week.
Republic expands in Shelby
Republic Services announced it now would be offering Single Stream
Curbside Residential Recycling in the Shelbyville and some parts
of Shelby County. No sorting is required, and residents only have to place all recyclables in the same cart and wheel it to their curb.
Republic’s program includes both trash (weekly) and recycling (biweekly) for $15 a month. That includes up to two 5-gallon containers for trash and recycling.
“We feel like the citizens and the progressive attitude in this community will yield a large participation in recycling,” Republic’s Ron White said in a press release announcing the new service. “Over sixty percent of household trash can be recycled. It is the right thing to do, and we are excited to be a part of enhancing environmental stewardship in Shelbyville.”
Treasure Hunters back in Shelby
The Treasure Hunters are stopping in Shelby County again this coming week to evaluate unique jewelry, collectibles, antiques and other unusual items – including cash – that residents might want to sell.
The event, which routinely passes through the county, will be 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 9-4 p.m April 28 at the Ramada Inn on Breighton Circle in Shelbyville.
The Treasure Hunters expect to see all types of items at this event including: coins and paper currency issued prior to 1970, toys, dolls, trains, vintage jewelry, old and modern musical instruments, war memorabilia, gold and silver jewelry, costume jewelry, comic books, advertising memorabilia, swords, knives, daggers and the unusual!
§ Leadership Shelby ‘s annual alumni luncheon and silent auction will be at 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. May 3 at the Stratton Center in Shelbyville.
§ Whitney M. Young Job Corps Center in Simpsonville will have its annual industry council meeting and luncheon at 10:30 a.m.-noon on May 17. Each employer/guest will be connected to a particular career tech trade classroom for 35 minutes.
§ Shelby County Chamber of Commerce will have its membership luncheon at 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. May 17 at pavilion at Gallrein Farms on Vigo Road. State Sen. Paul Hornback (R-Shelbyville) and state Rep. Brad Montell (R-Shelbyville) will be the guest speakers. Tickets are $20 and can be reserved at www.shelbycountykychamber.comor by calling 633-1636 no later than May 11.
Bits & bytes
§ David S. Beck, executive vice president of Kentucky Farm Bureau Federation, announced that Matthew W. Ingram has been given dual responsibilities as the new director of the Organization Division and assistant to the executive vice president. His appointment is effective April 30. he will coordinate the young farmer, women, ag education, and member services programs.
§ Average retail gasoline prices in Louisville have risen 3.9 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.96 per gallon as of Sunday. This compares with the national average that has fallen 1.4 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.89, according to LouisvilleGasPrices.com.
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