Datebook Sept. 9, 2009

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By The Staff

Community datebook     Public meetings

Shelbyville City Council meets Thursday at 7 p.m. at city hall.

Shelby County Board of Education meets at 7 p.m. Thursday at 1155 Main St.

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

  This week Shelby Development executive meeting

The executive committee of the Shelby Development Corporation meets noon today.

  4-H turns 100

The Shelby County Cooperative Extension Office will have a 100th birthday celebration for Kentucky 4-H 3-7 p.m. today. Birthday cake, door prizes and 4-H history will be featured. Goodie bags go to the first 100 guests. For information, call 633-4393.

  Beekeepers event

Shelby County Beekeepers Association, a newly formed association, will have a booth for information at the Cooperative Extension Service Environmental Field Day 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday at Red Orchard Park. Clear Creek Trailblazers will be sponsoring Buddy Bowles. Buddy will be showing us the lives and history of bees in America. Refreshments will be provided.

  Lion's Club

Shelbyville Lion's Club meets noon Thursday at Sam's Place in Shelbyville.

  Cancer fundraiser event

The Brides Against Breast Cancer Charity Wedding Gown Sale is Thursday through Saturday. Times are 11 a.m.- 8 p.m. Sept. 11, 11am - 8pm and 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. Sept. 12 at 1325 S. Holiday Inn Hurstbourne, Louisville. For more information on a preview night and other details, see PerfectWeddingGuide.com.

  Kiwanis Club

Shelbyville Kiwanis Club meets at noon second and fourth Thursdays. The next meeting is noon Thursday at the Stratton Center.

  Seussical Jr.

The Shelby County Community Theatre production of Seussical Jr. opens Thursday. Regular shows are Sept. 11-12, 18 at 7:30 p.m., Sept. 19 at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and Sept. 13, 20 at 2:30 p.m.

  Ruritan clubs

Waddy Ruritan Club and Finchville Ruritan clubs meet at 7 p.m. Thursday.

  Painted Stone reenactment

The Painted Stone massacre reenactment is 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Red Orchard Park. The school visit day is Friday. Period demonstrations and historical reenactment. Cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children. For information, see www.paintedstonesettlers.org or call 228-3746 or 738-9435.

  Shelby Development

The executive committee of the Shelby Development Corporation meets at noon Friday.

  9-11 memorial event

A special ceremony is at 7 p.m. Friday at Shelby Christian Church in remembrance of the heroes of September 11, 2001. The event is held by the Shelby County Emergency Management Agency WMD/HAZMAT 6 Regional Response Team.

  Animal adoption opportunity

The PetSmart Fall Adoptathon is Friday through Sunday at the PetSmart Store on Outer Loop in Louisville. Dogs and cats from Shelby and Other counties are available for adoption.

  Youth festival in Frankfort

Commonwealth Credit Union's Annual Youth Festival is 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at Louisville Road Branch, 1425 Louisville Road in Frankfort. All youth attending the festival are invited to bring a non-perishable food item for another child. All food items will be donated to the Franklin County Family Resource Center "Weekend Backpack Meals" program.

  Barn dance

The Red Orchard Barn Dance is 7-11 p.m. Saturday in the Red Orchard Barn. Kentucky Blue will perform. Bring lawn chairs and coolers welcome. Burgers and hot dogs and other concessions will be available. This is a free event, but any donations will be greatly appreciated. 

  Simpsonville Fall Festival

The Simpsonville Fall Festival is Saturday. The 1 p.m. parade is dedicated to the memory of Mike Casey. Family members and UK teammates will be in the parade. Breakfast is 7-10 a.m. Registration for the 5K run/walk is 7:30 a.m. For more information, see www.cityofsimpsonvilleky.com or contact Denise Miller at 722-8793.

  Band craft fair

The Shelby County Band Craft Fair and Expo is 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at the high school. For information, call 829-5216.

  Car club show

The Shelby County Car Club Cruise is 10 a.m. Sunday at Hardee's parking lot in Shelbyville.

  Price family reunion

The Clarence and Florence Price family reunion is 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday at the Masonic Lodge in Simpsonville. The potluck picnic is noon. For information, call Doris Cissell, 722-1191.

  Taste of Shelbyville

Tasty Tailgating, Taste of Shelbyville is 5 p.m. Monday at Claudia Sanders Dinner House. Entertainment supplied by the Shelby County Jazz Ensemble. Tickets are $30. For information, call the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce, 633-1636.

  Solomon's Lodge

The Solomon's Lodge #5 meets 7:30 p.m. Monday. Visit www.solomons-fam.com.

  Grant deadline

The Shelby County Community Foundation announces that the deadline for applications for the Shelby County Partnership Grant Funds is Tuesday. Application forms may be downloaded from the Shelby County Community Foundation web site at shelbyccf.org.

  Optimist meeting

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

  Rotary meeting

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

  Library teen event

The Library Belt craft is 4:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday for middle and high school students. Only 24 spots are available, so register early at the library. For information, call Sherry Bogard, 633-3803.

  Next week   Senior bingo

Bingo and a light breakfast are free for residents and family, 9-10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Amber Oaks Assisted Living.

  Health-care meetings

Community conversations are being held on health care legislation information in each of the six Kentucky congressional districts. The 3rd Congregational district meeting is 1:30-3 p.m. Sept. 17 at Innplace Hotel, 9700 Bluegrass Parkway in Louisville. The meetings are sponsored by the American Association of Retired People. Pre-registration will be required as seating is limited. Registration will be available by calling 1-877-926-8300.

  Horse event

The Mounted Games are 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 19 at Red Orchard Park. The Jumping Competition is 3:30-5:30 p.m. Prizes are awarded; beginners welcome. For information, call 232-2110.


The Shelby County Fire & Rescue 5K Run/Walk is 8:30 a.m. Sept. 19 at Long Run Park in Louisville. For information, contact Georgina Ivers, 220-0221 or grivers3302@sprint.blackberry.net or Sherri Kocach 395-0242 or shelbyrn598@insightbb.com.

  Benefit yard sale

Cornerstone Christian Academy is sponsoring a family yard sale 7 a.m. - 2 p.m. Sept. 19 for the benefit of the school. The rain date is Sept. 26.

  Clean-up event

The Clear Creek Trailblazers hiking club will sponsor a clean-up of Cherokee Trail at Clear Creek Park. Anyone may attend 9 a.m. Sept. 19 at the first softball field off Burks Branch Road.

  Driving class

AAA Defensive Driving Course is 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 17, at the Capital Plaza Hotel in Frankfort. This informative and popular course is open to the public and registration is recommended while space is still available, by registering online at www.kyt2.com http or by calling 800-432-0719. Lunch is provided. A certificate will be issued at the end of class for six professional development hours. The fee to attend this class is $80 for city and county employees and $90 for all others. The fee includes breaks, lunch and materials. Class size is limited to 35-40 persons. Register online at www.kyt2.com or by calling 800-432-0719.

  Cropper Day

The Cropper Day Celebration is Sept. 19. For information on booth rental, call Robin Belwood, 461-7570. For information about the Tiny Tot Contest and "Miss Cropper" (Male Beauty Contest), contact Carolyn Chesher, 633-3766.

  Benefit auction and meal

The Kerry Dean Scrogham benefit is 2 p.m. Sept 19 at the Shelbyville Moose Lodge. Carry-outs available.


The Polly Wilson-Nathan Sanford reunion is noon Sept. 19 at the Salato Wildlife Center. Bring a covered dish. For information, call 875-5286.

  Upcoming   Tipton/Bramblett reunion

The Tipton/Bramblett reunion is 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 20 at the Bagdad Ruritan Club. For information, call Doris Cissell, 722-1191.

  Bedtime tales

The Shelby County Public library sponsors Bed Time Tales, 6 p.m. Sept. 22 at the library. Patrons 2-6 are encouraged to wear pajamas and bring a favorite stuffed animal.

  Family fundraiser

PM Yoga will be holding a community fundraiser to benefit the Poulter Family Sept. 27. Debbie Poulter has had a lengthy struggle with cancer.  After prolonged chemotherapy, she has sought alternate opinions in other states, including the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. All classes on Sept. 27 will be free to the community. Donations and prayers are gladly accepted for each class. Please call or email the studio for more information, 437-0520 or stephanie@pmyoga.com.

  Finchville Fall Festival

The Finchville Fall Festival is Sept. 26-27 in Finchville. For information about booth rental, call Geraldine Stratton, 722-5262. For information about the Little Mr. and Miss Contest, contact Marsha Whitehouse, 834-7100.

  Pregnancy Center fundraiser

Patrick Henry Hughes, a talented musician and recipient in the Extreme Home Makeover Show, will be performing and sharing his life story during the ALC Pregnancy Center Banquet of Life 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sept. 24 at Claudia Sanders Dinner House. Proceeds from the banquet will go to the ALC Pregnancy Resource Center, Inc. Seating is limited, and reservations are requested by Sept. 21. Call 647-0300 for ticket information. Tickets are $35 each or $280 for table of 8. See www.patrickhenryhughes.com.

  ResCare event

The Second Annual Big Brown Truck Pull presented by ResCare is 10 a.m. Sept. 26 in Louisville at Fourth Street Live. The event features teams in three divisions, vying to see who can pull a loaded UPS 18-Wheeler 12 feet in the fastest time. The Big Brown Truck Pull is produced by the Kentucky Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics, in its 24th year of supporting Special Olympics programs in Kentucky.


The Shelby County High School Faculty and Staff Reunion ('70s-'90s) is 2-5 p.m. Sept. 27 at Lake Shelby. Bring a covered dish. A $2 donation will be collected. Respond to Sam Chandler, 633-6595 or swcchandler@insightbb.com by Sept. 25.

  Discussion on stress offered

Shelby County Chiropractic will be hosting a free 20-minute discussion on stress and how it affects your health. This will also include a free dinner at Claudia Sanders Dinner House for all who attend. The discussion is 7 p.m. Sept. 30 at Claudia Sanders Dinner House. Contact Dr. David Dahlkamp D.C. at (502) 552-0906 to reserve your seat, since space is limited.

  Cancer fundraiser

The Ride to Conquer Cancer is a two-day cycling journey from Louisville to Lexington and back Sept. 26-27. Funds raised through The Ride to Conquer Cancer will generate the funds for programs, services and advanced care at Norton Cancer Institute. Team Shelby is led by Rachel Webb and Tom Waggener. For information, see www.ridetovictory.

  Teddy bear collection

Now through Sept.30, Commonwealth Credit Union is collecting new to gently used teddy bears and stuffed animals for the Kosair "Bears On Patrol" program.

Bears On Patrol is a cooperative effort between Kosair Charities and local law enforcement to provide teddy bears and other stuffed animals in police cars to comfort young children that may have been exposed to traumatic events.

All Commonwealth Credit Union branches located in Frankfort and Lexington will have boxes in the lobby to collect the stuffed animals. For information, contact Cindy Block, (502)564.4775 or (800) 228-6420, Ext. 5229.

  Library book sale

The friends of the Library 2009 Book Sale is Oct. 1-3 in the Hudson Room of the Shelby County Public Library. Members preview night is 4:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 1. The sale is 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Oct. 2 and 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Oct. 3.

  Clay Village event

The Clay Village Community is planning an October Fest for Oct. 2 and Oct. 3. The event will begin with a pig roast 5:30 p.m. Oct. 2. There will be entertainment, events and booths. For information about renting a booth for the yard sale, contact Charlotte Gilbert, 633-2588.

  Beta Sigma Phi reunion

The Delta Theta Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi, Shelbyville, is having a reunion Oct. 3. For information, call 633-2372 or 633-5821.

  Finchville School reunion

The seventh reunion of all former students and teachers of Finchville School is being planned for Oct. 17. Reunion time is 5 p.m. with dinner, 6 p.m. For information, contact Darlene Arington, 633-2436, or Kathy Ranard, 747-0058.

  Class of 1989

The Shelby County High School Class of 1989 reunion reception is Oct. 17 at the Galt House in Louisville. Go to www.schsclassof1989.com for more information, registration and to find out about tailgating at the Rockets Football game the night before. Send in payment by Labor Day for October reunion. Make check payable to SCHS Class of 1989. Contact Laura and Greg Smith at 502-664-4949 for additional information.

  Class of 1984

The 25-year Shelby County High School Class reunion is Oct. 24. Contact Tammy for information, 220-9959.

  Pumpkin Fun Run/Walk

The Shelby County Woman's Club's 5K Pumpkin Fun Run/Walk is Oct. 24 in Shelbyville. Sponsorship commitments are requested from local businesses. For information, contact Krista Hamilton, president, 655-0368 or Susan Bradley, vice-president, 544-2753.

  Rodeo event in Louisville

The North American Championship Rodeo is 7:30 p.m. nightly Nov. 12-14 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville. For information, call (502)595-3166. Tickets are on sale, (800) 487-1212.

  Recurring   Weekly bike ride

A beginners' bicycle ride is 6 p.m. Mondays beginning at Main Street Bikes in Shelbyville. For information, call 220-4136.

  Horse riding

Red Orchard Park is available for horse riding on Wednesdays, the second and fourth weekends and holidays. Also, the horse ring is available for use on those days. Call 633-5059 for more information.

  Farmers' markets

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

  Early yoga

A new Yoga Class at the Family Activity Center of Clear Creek Park is 6 a.m. Wednesdays and Fridays. For more info call 633-7667 for visit www.shelbycountyparks.com.

  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) of Clear Creek Park 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.

    Announcements   CASA need

To become a CASA volunteer in Shelby or Spencer Counties, contact Beverly Hilger at 502-647-2155. Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) also has a need for 250 sq. ft. of office space. CASA is a non-profit, and donations are tax deductible, under 501C.

  Spay/neuter assistance

LifeBridge for Animals will provide spaying and neutering for all pets adopted from the Shelby County Animal Shelter when the voucher received at the adoption is redeemed through a participating LifeBridge veterinarian. Call 633-4959 for information.

  Library book sale

Friends of the Library are accepting books for the October book sale. For information, contact the library, 633-3803.

  Meal program

Community Coordinated Child Care sponsors the USDA Child Care Food Program for Family Day Care Homes. Meals are served at no separate charge to children participating homes. Day Care providers who wish to enroll children in the program must complete a free and reduced price meal application. For more information, contact Becky Lewis, (502) 618-5677.

  Center for Women and Children

Funds from all single classes and 2-week unlimited packages purchased for 6:30 p.m. Thursday classes in August, September and October will go to the Center for Women and Children. For information, call Hot Yoga, 321-2020.

  Food Pantry hours

New hours for the Food Pantry are 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesdays. The Clothing Closet is open 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays. All items are free. God's Kitchen has a free meal, 11:30 a.m. weekdays at Victory Baptist Church, 715 Main St. in Shelbyville.

  Pregnancy center

ALC Pregnancy Resource Center 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.

  Weight-loss challenge

A 12-week Weight-Loss Challenge inspired by the popular TV fitness reality show "The Biggest Loser" is being planned. No specific program is required; participants can be on Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig, Herbalife or a customized plan of their own. The 12-week class is being offered locally. For registration and information, call 502-529-9311.

  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 visit www.actnowministries.org.

  Class of 1979

Payment of $25 per person must be paid by Labor Day for the October reunion. Mail payment to SCHS Class of '79, 1289 Denney Drive, Lawrenceburg, 40342. For information, e-mail nayinky1@yahoo.com for details.

  Veteran business help

Kentucky Small Business Development Center has introducing a website dedicated to promoting business ownership to current members of the armed forces, veterans and their families. The website is www.kyvetbiz.com. Information is also available at 270-763-6961, or email patricia@kyvetbiz.com.

  Shelby County Humane Society

Foster homes are needed for dogs and cats. Training provided. For more information, contact nguilliom@hotmail.com or call 633-4033. To volunteer at animal adoption centers, the Humane Society or the Shelby County Animal Shelter, call 633-4033. New Humane Society hours of operation are Monday, 1-5 p.m.; Tuesday, clinic day (low-cost spay/neuter) by appointment; Wednesday, 1-5 p.m.; Thursday, 1-5 p.m.; Friday, 1-5 p.m.; and by appointment. The Humane Society is at 40 N. Seventh Street. Training provided. For more information, contact nguilliom@hotmail.com or call 633-4033.

  Free classes

Free English as a Second Language classes and family literacy are taught for Shelby County Adult Education at St. James Episcopal Church. For more information, call 633-5524 Ext. 33669.

  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.

  Military group

Louisville Chapter No. 127 of the Waves National, an organization of women who have served or are now serving in the U.S. Navy is seeking members. Any member of former member of U.S. Army, Coast Guard or U.S. Marines may join as associate members. For information, contact Lillian Taub, 452-1459, or Kathy Ruble, 664-0898.