News Briefs: April 14, 2010

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By The Staff

Shelbyville rewards hero

Shelbyville Mayor Tom Hardesty honored Teresa Evans as an Ambassador of Shelbyville for going above and beyond the call of duty last month.

Evans, who declined to be interviewed, saw a person steal the Children's Miracle Network money off the counter at Speedway in Shelbyville, followed that person and contacted the police so the suspect could be arrested.

"I just wanted to give credit and thank her," Hardesty said. "I hope she sets an example for everybody to help those around them."

Hardesty said Evans' commitment should "be applauded. I'm very proud of her."

"To furnish information to the police, that helps them do their job, is a very important part of community," he added.

Beshear to sign JC bill

Gov. Steve Beshear today will sign House Bill 160, which makes the process much easier for students at Kentucky Community and Technical Colleges to transfer to 4-year universities in Kentucky. The new law will effect in the 2012-2013 academic year for first-time students. It provides students with a clear-cut understanding of which courses will apply toward a 4-year degree and creates consistency among core courses that students need in order to succeed.

 Collins, SCHS PTSA elections 

Both high schools now have their own newly formed Parent Teacher Student Associations and are seeking nominations for officers.  

The following positions need to be filled for both the schools: President, Secretary, Treasurer, Vice President-Ways and Means, Vice President-Volunteer Services and Vice President-Membership.  

 If you would like to nominate yourself or someone else for any of these positions please E-mail Christina.Olsson@shelby.kyschools.us before noon today. The election will be at 6 p.m. Thursday in the SCHS library. The meeting is open to all potential members.

Guthrie’s rep in Shelby

Steve Miller, field representative for U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie, will hold office hours in Shelby County at 10-11 a.m. Monday at the Stratton Community Center located at 215 Washington Street in Shelbyville.

Individuals from the area are encouraged to meet with Miller, who will be available to answer any questions and address concerns regarding current issues or problems with federal agencies.  He will forward all comments to Guthrie.

To get the latest information from Guthrie’s office, please sign up for the e-newsletter at Guthrie.house.gov or 270-842-9896.


Lane closures on I-64

Lane closures and delays possible between the Jefferson/Shelby County line and the Simpsonville exit (mile points 23.2 to 28.1) from 7 p.m. until 6 a.m. the following morning through Friday because of roadway widening.


Animal groups have new cookbook

The Shelby County Animal Shelter and the No Kill Mission have published their first cookbook, compiled from recipes submitted from animal rescuers all over the state. Just in time for summer picnics, cookouts, and dinner parties, you can plan your meal from soup to nuts with this cookbook.

And the animals aren't left out: There's even a section on recipes for treats you can make for your own furry friends – let them do the taste testing!

All proceeds from the sale of the Shelby County No Kill Mission Cookbook go to vetting the animals in the Shelby County Animal Shelter. When you adopt from the shelter, your pet already will be spayed/neutered, vaccinated, heartworm-tested and microchipped.

Each cookbook is $10, and can be shipped for $3. To order, visit www.shelbycountynokillmission.com or call or E-mail: Kelly Catlett: kellydcat@bellsouth.net (502) 836-9742, Robin Kenyon: birdiebird29@yahoo.com (502) 727-2703. Or go to the shelter, 266 Kentucky St., Shelbyville.


Get census form 

If you have not received a census form in the mail, or think you were left off your household’s census form, you can pick up a Be Counted form to ensure you are counted. 

Be Counted forms, available in English, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese and Russian, can be picked up in nearly 39,000 community locations nationwide and mailed back in the attached postage-paid envelope. 

To find a Be Counted site near you, go to 2010census.gov (see “Need Help with Your Form”).