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Business briefcase: June 21, 2013

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By The Staff

New director named at Shelby Christian preschool

Tracy Steinmiller is the new director at Shelby Christian Preschool at Shelby Christian Church. She has been a pre-K teacher there for the past six years and will continue to teach as well as her new role as director.

Steinmiller has a Bachelor of Science in education and a master's degree in curriculum and instruction. Shelby Christian Preschool offers a Christian/Bible based early childhood education program for 3- to 5-year-olds. Registration for fall enrollment is taking place now. For more information, contact Steinmiller at 633-7846 or 257-2180.

She resides in Waddy with her husband, Ron, and two sons, Hunter and Dylan.

Shelby Prevention holding election 
Shelby Prevention is conducting a special election to fill an opening on its board of directors. Business owner Steven Ladden, the current chair of the board, was nominated for the position on June 14.

The new position is for a 3-year term, starting July 1. Ladden’s current term expires June 30.

Voting is being conducted by E-mail, fax, postal delivery and hand delivery to Shelby Prevention’s offices at 1028 Main St. in Shelbyville. It will end June 30.

For questions, call 437-0491.

Leadership Shelby looks for new participants

Leadership Shelby recently graduated its Class of 2013, and now is the time for individuals to enroll for the next class, which will begin in September.

Applications are available at the Shelby County Public Library, Shelbyville City Hall and downtown branches of Commonwealth Bank & Trust, Citizens Union Bank and Fifth Third Bank.

Or to request an application or for more information, call 502-682-1053. The deadline for applying is July 30.

Urban Outfitters drops bottles

National retailer Urban Outfitters is halting sales of a line of products that mimic prescription pill bottles and prescription pads following a plea from 24 attorneys general across the nation.

In a recent statement to the media, Urban Outfitters announced it would discontinue its "Prescription Line" of products because of its "misinterpretation."

Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway and Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine led efforts to contact Urban Outfitters to urge the retailer, popular with teens, to stop selling products, including pint glasses, shot glasses and flasks, made to look like prescription pill bottles.
"Urban Outfitters is doing the right thing by removing these tasteless products that make light of an epidemic that kills thousands of people each month in the United States," Conway, who co-chairs the Substance Abuse Committee of the National Association of Attorneys General, said in a news release. "I hope Urban Outfitters will continue to support our efforts to educate the public, and teens in particular, about the deadly consequences of prescription drug abuse."

In a letter May 22, the attorneys general outlined their concerns and urged Urban Outfitters to cease sales of its "Prescription Line" of products.

Bulletin board

  • The Shelby County Fair will be today through Saturday at the Shelby County Fairgrounds.
  • The Shelby County Campus of Jefferson Community and Technical College will offer an evening certification class for Certified Nurse’s Aids, including 3 hours of college credit. For more information, contact the Shelby County Campus at 502-213-3626 or stop by Room 118 at the campus to pick up an enrollment packet.

Bits & bytes

  • Sts. Mary and Elizabeth Hospital and University of Louisville Hospital, part of KentuckyOne Health, parent company of Jewish Hospital Shelbyville, have been awarded the 2012 “Tissue Donations Performance Award” by the Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates.
  • The Louisville Convention & Visitors Bureau has been named a winner of Successful Meetings prestigious Pinnacle Award for 2013.The Pinnacle Award, in its 29th year, is given to destination support organizations by readers of Successful Meetings magazine.
  • Approximately 1,500 water professionals from throughout Kentucky and Tennessee will attend the 2013 Kentucky-Tennessee Water Professionals Conference at the Kentucky International Convention Center on July 14-17 to discuss issues and attend 100-plus educational sessions related to drinking water and wastewater.
  • The Business of Writing International Summit will be held from 7:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Aug. 2 and from 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 3 at Indiana Wesleyan University's Louisville Conference Center, located at 1500 Alliant Avenue. A pre-summit workshop will be held from 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on Aug. 1, with Peggy DeKay, coach and author of Self Publishing for Virgins.
  • Average retail gasoline prices in Louisville have fallen 4.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.70 per gallon as of Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 644 gas outlets in Louisville. This compares with the national average that has fallen 2.1 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.61. Including the change in gas prices in Louisville during the past week, prices yesterday were 18.9 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 14.1 cents per gallon higher than a month ago. The national average has decreased 5 cents per gallon during the past month and stands 8 cents per gallon higher than this day one year ago.

Briefcase is compiled from press releases and other information submitted to The Sentinel-News. The Kentucky Press News Service contributed to this report. Information and photos may be E-mailed to sharonw@SentinelNews.com. The deadline is noon Wednesday.