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Shelby Energy to sponsor All-A basketball tourney
Shelby Energy again this weekend is a co-sponsor of the Touchstone Energy All “A” Classic, an annual basketball tournament among the state’s smallest high schools.
The games began Wednesday and continue through Sunday for 16 boys’ and 16 girls’ teams at the Frankfort Convention Center. None of the schools in Shelby County are participating.
The All “A” also awards academic scholarships. Earlier this month, about 70 students received $1,000 awards to attend college. Approximately 30 or more students will receive in-kind scholarships from various Kentucky colleges by the end of the summer.
“The Kentucky Touchstone All ‘A’ Classic basketball tournament allows some of the commonwealth’s best teams to get the statewide recognition they deserve,” Candi Waford, Shelby Energy’s manager of member services, said in a release announcing the sponsorship. “It’s very exciting, but without the All ‘A,’ these boys and girls might be overlooked. At Shelby Energy, we’re dedicated to helping kids from all backgrounds excel in academics, the arts and sports.”
CUB promotes 3 officers
Citizen Union Bank this week announced a trio of promotions to senior vice president:
Jelsma leading Louisville firm
Franklin K. Jelsma, son of Lawrence and Sherry Jelsma of Shelbyville, recently was elected managing partner of the Tarrant & Combs LLP law firm in Louisville.
Jelsma replaced Bill Hollander, who had served since 2007.
Jelsma is a graduate of Ballard High School and received his bachelor’s degree from Princeton University and his law degree from UK.
In 2000 he was selected as one of "Kentucky’s Leaders for the New Century."
Chamber sponsoring trip
The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce is offering a trip to Panama for all members through the chamber’s state association. Trip dates are Oct. 8-17. A free Webinar offers members a glimpse of what the trip would include.
Final details on all activities are still forthcoming, but there will be visits and meetings with businesses in the area that have Kentucky connections, as well as visits with the local chamber of commerce, tourism department and World Trade Center.
Register for the Webinar, visit https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/385694298.
‘Shop & Share’ for awareness
First lady Jane Beshear is encouraging Kentuckians to volunteer and participate in the sixth Annual “Shop & Share” day, a 1-day goods drive to benefit Kentucky Domestic Violence Association shelters across the state.
The drive will be held at Kentucky Kroger, Food City and Super Dollar Discount Food stores from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 1.
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