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By The Staff

Community datebook

Public can attend

Thursday -- Shelby County Board of Education meets at 7 p.m. at 403 Washington St.

Monday -- Shelbyville Water and Sewer Commission meets at 6:30 p.m. at 1059 Washington St.

Tuesday -- Fiscal court meets at 10 a.m. at the Stratton Center, 215 Washington St.

Tuesday -- Triple S. Planning and Zoning meets at 6:30 p.m. at the Stratton Center.

Community meetings

Thursday -- Shelbyville Kiwanis Club meets at noon second and fourth Thursdays at the Stratton Center.

Thursday -- Waddy Ruritan Club meets at 7 p.m.

Thursday -- Finchville Ruritan club meets at 7 p.m.

Friday -- Shelby Chapter 170 Order of the Eastern Star meets at Solomon Lodge at 7:30 p.m.

Monday - Wingate Lodge 161 F & AM meets 7:30 p.m. at the lodge in Simpsonville.

Tuesday -- Shelbyville Rotary Club meets at noon at Centenary United Methodist Church.

Tuesday - Shelby County Optimist Club meets at 6:30 p.m. at New China Buffet.

This week

Library amnesty

Children's Book Week is through Saturday. The Shelby County Public Library is offering fine-amnesty for patrons who donate diapers to the library. The fine-free week applies only to actual library materials and items, books, CDs, videos, DVDs. The diapers will be given to local charities. For information, call the library, 633-3803.

Drug Court

The Shelby County Drug Court is sponsoring a community-wide resource fair 1-4 p.m. Thursday in the Hudson Room of the Shelby County Public Library. The Resource Fair is open to the public. This is an opportunity for the community to receive information and bring about awareness to Shelby County Drug Court.

Shelby Development event

A workshop on tax credits and lending is noon Thursday at the Cooperative Extension Service on Frankfort Road. The workshop is for those interested in purchasing property in downtown Shelbyville and is sponsored by the Shelby Development Corporation, Business Committee, and Shelby Development Foundation.

Lake Shelby event

The first Lake Shelby Fish Fry of the season is 5-8 p.m. Friday. The Fish Fry is scheduled for every third Friday, May thru September. A fishplate offers fish, potato wedges, coleslaw, and hushpuppies. There will be iced tea or lemonade to drink and ice cream for dessert.  Individual items may be purchased. A welcomed addition is the "boat tree house" just completed by Eagle Scout Ethan Baker. There are also paddleboats and canoes for rent and music.  Come join everyone at Lake Shelby. 

Library event

A guided walking tour of historic Shelbyville is 10:30 a.m. - noon Friday beginning at the Shelby County Public Library. To register, call the library, 633-3803, or send an email to marketing@sclibrary.net.

Clear Creek Trailblazers

Garlic mustard (invasive species) removal is 9 a.m. - noon Saturday at Lake Shelby. For information, see www.ClearCreekTrailblazers.org.

Herb festival

The 17th annual Kentucky Herb Festival is 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Saturday at Lakeview Park at the Franklin county Fairgrounds. For information, call 502-535-6885 or see the website http://www.kyherb.com.

Home Expo

The 2nd annual Shelbyville Home Expo is 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Saturday at Shelby County Fairgrounds. The event will include ideas for home improvements, gardening, interiors, paint, builders and more. The event is sponsored by Citizens Union Bank and The Sentinel-News. For information, contact Nathan Poole, 647-5139, for information.

Kids Korner

Centenary United Methodist Church has Kids Korner 10 a.m. until noon, Saturday. The program is for K-fifth graders who are on the free/reduced meals program. The children are given an opportunity to share in games, crafts, stories and fellowship before enjoying a hot meal and a take-home-snack-sack. Any questions, call Centenary UMC office, 633-4510.

North Central KY Goat and Sheep Field Day

The North Central Kentucky group and the Trimble County Extension Office will have a field day 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Saturday at the Trimble County Extension Office, 43 High County Lane, Bedford. Lunch will be provided. To insure enough food, make a reservation by calling Sonia at 502-268-9321 or email at mcelroyakers@iglou.com, Mary Ann at 502-845-2224, or the Trimble County Extension Office at 502-255-7188.

Simpsonville farmers market

The Simpsonville Farmers Market will open its season 8 a.m. - noon Saturday at Metzger's Country Store in Simpsonville. The market will run every Saturday through the end of October. Locally grown in-season vegetables, fruit, eggs, beef, pork and potted plants will be available. Contact Lee Lafferty, 502-905-9113 or LeeLaf@ShelbyBB.net, for additional information.

Free financial seminar

How Money Works, a free financial seminar, presented by Primerica Financial Services is 6 p.m. Monday at the Shelby County Public Library. There is limited seating; call 502-494-7030.

Golf scramble

The Shelby County Suburban Fire district's 14th annual Crusade for Children Golf Scramble is Monday at Weissinger Hills. For information, call 633-6648 or go to www.shelbycofire.com.

Red Cross event

Cattleman's Restaurant is sponsoring American Red Cross Day on Monday. Cattleman's will make a donation to the local Red Cross from sales that day.

Business After Hours event

Business After Hours will meet 4:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Crescent Place Assisted Living on Allen Drive. For information, contact the Shelby County Chamber of commerce.

Next week

Motorcycle seminar

Motorcycle Safety Awareness, a free safety seminar, is 6-9 p.m. May 21 at Kentucky State Police headquarters in Frankfort. Information, can be obtained on the KSP website at www.kentuckystatepolice.org or by calling the Office of Public Affairs, 502-695-6353.  The seminar will be limited to the first 100 participants who register.

Realtor's luncheon

The May luncheon for the Shelbyville Board of Realtors is 11:30 a.m. May 21, at Cloverbrook Farm.  Dominion Homes will sponsor this event with a cookout.  All members are requested to respond by Friday.  Contact your office or Nancy at 1sbr@bellsouth.net.

Historic Shelbyville

A historical exhibit, Shelbyville Then and Now, will open May 22 at the Shelby County Historic Society building at 627 Main St.

Sixth Street Live

Sixth Street in Shelbyville will close down for the year's second Sixth Street

Live concert from 7-10 p.m. May 22. The concert will feature the Mitchell Toll Band and Butch Ross.


Baby bottles requested

ALC Pregnancy Resource Center, Inc. is kicking off their annual Baby Bottle Boomerang fundraising campaign, ending on Father's Day, June 21. Baby bottles are distributed to local organizations, churches, groups and individuals to be filled with loose change and returned to the Center after Father's Day. Funds raised are used to facilitate operations at the pregnancy center. ALC is a non-profit ministry whose services are free and open to anyone. The Center is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays 10-6, and Wednesdays 2-6. They are in the Village Plaza Shopping Center; for information, call 647-0300. Contact ALC if you or your group is interested in receiving baby bottles to be used in the fundraising campaign.

Cassidy's Room

A walk to support Cassidy's Room is 9 a.m. May 23 at the Clear Creek Park in Shelbyville. The walk is in honor of Cassidy Carignan, 2, stroke survivor. For more information, contact Becky www.caringbridge.org/visit/cassidycarignan.

Project Graduation

A fundraiser carwash is 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. May 23 at Advanced Auto Parts.

Police meeting

The Fraternal Order of Police will meet 6 p.m. May 26 at the Shelby County Detention Center.

Alcohol server training

The Shelby County Drug/Alcohol Advisory Council, Inc. will sponsor Server Training in Alcohol Regulation (STAR) class 5 p.m. May 28 at the Shelby County Extension Office. For information, call 437-0491.

School anniversary

Simpsonville Elementary will celebrate 20 years 1 p.m. May 29. For details, respond to Jessica Smither, 722-8706, by Friday.

Cardinal Caravan

The University of Louisville Cardinal Caravan will be at the Shelby County Fairgrounds Pavilion 5:30 p.m. June 3. All Caravan stops are free with food and beverages available for purchase, along with free raffle drawings for great Cardinal items.  Additional information may be obtained by calling the Cardinal Athletic Fund at (502) 852-5735 or at www.UofLsports.com.

Raffle for Project Graduation

Shelby County Athletic Association raffle drawing for four one-day hopper passes to Walt Disney World, Florida and a $50 gift card to Sports Legends is a fundraiser for Project Graduation.  The drawing is 3 p.m. June 5 at Sports Legends. You need not be present to win. Only 500 Tickets will be sold at $10 per chance. For information, contact Sharon Purdom, 633-2344.

Golf scramble

Shelbyville Board of Realtors 2009 Golf Scramble is June 11 at Shelbyville Country Club. Check in is 11:30 a.m. The shotgun start is 1:30 p.m. For information, contact Shawn Willard, 553-1880, or Nancy Edwards, 633-3335.

The 3rd Annual Drive it Home golf Classic begins noon June 8, at the Cardinal Club in Simpsonville. Proceeds benefit the Ashley Project. For information, contact Pat Murphy, 633-2310.

Flag retirement

The local Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Governor Isaac Shelby Chapter of the Kentucky Society of the Sons of the American Revolution will have a potluck dinner and national flag retirement ceremony 5 p.m. June 16, at the Sanders Pavilion of Clear Creek Park.


Miss Shelby County Pre-Teen Pageant is June 20. Registration is $50 for girls 8-12. For information, contact Paula Jenkins, 647-3576, or pjenkins911@insightbb.com. The Miss Shelby County Teen Pageant is June 23 at the Shelby County Fair for girls 13-16. For details, call 647-9353 or 220-1484.

Queen pageant

The Shelby County Fair Queen contest is June 23. For information, call 633-3765 or 321-1817.

Free workshop on accounting

To help local high school students get a head start on an accounting degree, Sullivan University is having a free workshop this summer. The four-week seminar will be held on the Louisville campus June 29-July 30. It is open to the first 50 qualified applicants. Students will earn four college credits for completing the course. There is a fee for books and application deadline is May 29. For more information, contact Brian Willett at 502-413-8563 or bwillett@sullivan.edu.


Paper towel collections

The Shelby County New Homemakers is collecting paper towels to clean the Shelby County Animal Shelter cages. For information, call 633-3003.

Farmer's Market

The 2009 Shelby County Farmers' Market is open 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. every Saturday at the Coots Barn of the Shelby County Fairgrounds. Call Doug Burkett, 633-7484, for information.

Parent group

Associates in Pediatric Therapy has a Support Group for Parents with Autistic children (For all Autism Spectrum Disorders). Meetings will be at the APT Clinic (1900 Midland Trail) times are flexible, according to the needs of the group. Call 633-1007 to sign up.

Red Cross training

The American Red Cross offers Certified Nurse's Aide training (CNA) classes at our Alpine Drive location. There are monthly day and evening classes. For more information, call the Red Cross office, 502-437-5147.

Tumble Time

The Family Activity Center (FAC) is offering Tumble Time for children 2-8. Cost is $35 for the 4-week course. The instructor is Cathy Wilhoit. Call the FAC office, 633-5059, for information.


ACT Now Ministries

ACT Now is looking for volunteers of all ages to work about 10 hours each week in our ACT Now Against Domestic Violence Program as program facilitators, mentors and counselors. Community service hours are available. For volunteer packet and training, contact 633.4493 or www.actnowministries.org.

Class of 1979

For information about the 30-year Shelby County High School reunion, email Renee' Ruble at nayinky1@yahoo.com for more details.

Field of Bricks campaign

SCHS Shelby County Athletics is raising money to help pay for facility improvements.  Personalized 4x8-inch bricks will be placed at Robert Doyle Stadium. Donor cost is $100, each brick. For information, call 633-2344.

Recipes needed

The Shelby County Library is still requesting recipes. Each person can submit up to two recipes. Include your full name and phone number in case we have questions. The library staff will compile the submitted recipes and send them to a publisher. The recipe books will be sold at the library at cost. Return your recipe to the Library Circulation Desk, mail to Shelby County Public Library, 309 8th Street, Shelbyville, Ky. 40065; or e-mail to:  marketing@scplibrary.net.