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Farmer featured speaker at home builders event
Former Kentucky basketball star and current Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer will be speaking to the Shelby County meeting of the Home Builders Association of Louisville.
Farmer, who is running for lieutenant governor on a Republican ticket with state Senate President David Williams, will address the gathering at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Claudia Sanders Dinner House.
Farmer will share stories about his days as a member of UK’s “Unforgettables” and his campaign with Williams.
Tickets are $10 for HBAL members and $15 for nonmembers.
For more info, contact Nicole Bochard at Nicole@hbal.com.
Morris joins Century 21
Nikki Morris has recently joined the CENTURY 21 Abbot Realty & Auction Team. She is a graduate of A-Pass Weikel Institute. She specializes in single-family, farm, vacant land, commercial and auction properties. She is a graduate of Shelby County High School and a longtime resident of the Shelby County area. She resides in Shelbyville with her daughter, Nicole.
Shelby Fit For Life, Extension Office launch program
The Bones for Life program to promote improved bone density is being offered in Shelby County through a collaboration of the UK Extension Office and Shelby Fit for Life. This 4-week series begins at 10 a.m. March 9 and continues through March 30. Classes will be held at the Extension Office, 1117 Frankfort Road. Carolyne Slayton-Knox is a certified Bones for Life teacher. For more information or to register for this program, call 647-7867 or E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
§ A job fair for young adults (ages 16 to 21) is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 5 at the Kentucky International Convention Center, 221 Fourth St., Exhibit Hall 1 A/B. This is free to employers, job seekers and there is free parking at 4th Street Live garage and 6th and Main garages. Jobs will range from food service to cashiers to phone sales to camp workers. Internships and volunteer positions also will be available. Booth applications and more information are available by calling (502) 574-2500, or online at www.kentuckianaworks.org.
§ HJW Career and Financing Literacy Institute Inc. is providing free tax preparation assistance 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays through April 14 at 330 Main St. Tax assistance is also available in Oldham County at La Grange Community Center 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Mondays, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesdays and select Saturdays at 9 a.m.-1 p.m. (March 5, 19 and April 2) through April 14. A full list of HJW’s volunteer income tax assistance sites can be found at www.hjwfinancial.org or by calling 502-647-3072.
§ The Whitney M. Young Job Corps Center will sponsor an open house for the community, schools and local businesses on March 18. There will be group and individual tours of our academics areas, career technical trade areas and new culinary arts building. The program will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. RSVP by Friday. For more information, contact Stephanie Barber at WMYJCC.
§ The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce will have its first morning mixer of 2011 at 7:30-9 a.m. March 10 at the Shelby County Public Library.
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