News Briefs: Jan. 6, 2010

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By The Staff

Shelbyville tree pickup

The Shelbyville Public Works Department will be picking up live discarded Christmas trees.  You must have "all" lights and decorations removed from the tree, or it will not be picked up.

This service will be offered through Jan. 29.  Please call the department at (502) 633-1094 from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. with your address. The tree should be placed by the curb (not blocking the sidewalk or street).

Guthrie hosts Veterans’ Information Fair

Congressman Brett Guthrie (R-Bowling Green) will host a Veterans’ Information Fair on Monday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Colvin Community Center located at 230 Freedom Way in Radcliff.

 This free event is open to the public and will provide information on various benefits and services available through local, state and federal agencies and veterans’ service organizations.

 Individuals will be able to learn about the disability benefits process, retired veterans’ benefits, women veterans’ program, homeless veterans’ program, the healthcare enrollment process, nursing homes, veterans’ cemeteries, education and training for disabled veterans, and small business assistance for veterans.

 Veterans, widows of veterans, spouses of veterans, and family members of veterans, as well as members of the military are encouraged to attend.

 Those who would like additional information may call 270-842-9896.


SlugFest tournament

Frazier Rehabilitation Institute has organized the 2010 Louisville SlugFest Invitational Wheelchair Rugby Tournament. Rugby teams affiliated with the United States Quad Rugby Association will compete in an invitational tournament 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday at Central High School in Louisville. For more information on this event, contact Jill Farmer, Tournament Director at (502) 582-7618 or jill.farmer@jhsmh.org.