News Briefs: July 31, 2009

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By The Staff

 Miss KSU to speak

at event Saturday

Elisabeth Martin, Miss Kentucky State University, will be the guest speaker for a Back to School Event at Clay Street Baptist Church on Saturday at 11 a.m. The event is sponsored by the Shelbyville/Eminence KSU Alumni Chapter.

Martin is a senior and serves as a student ambassador, academic center for excellence peer Tutor/Supplemental instructor, Co-Editor of the KSU Kentucky River Magazine and KSU Student Contributor to the QEP Committee. She is majoring in English Education.

All school-aged children are encouraged to attend.  Lunch will be served.  This event is sponsored by the KSU Alumni along with several community and church organizations. School supplies will be given out to the school-aged children.

Martin is the daughter of James and Starla Martin of Waddy and has eight brothers and sisters.


Multi-Purpose, First Christian

set teen training courses

Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency, Inc. and First Christian Church are partnering to provide a class for Teens on Communication Smarts For All Relationships. The classes will be held at First Christian Church at 1000 Eminence Pike, Shelbyville, starting on Aug. 16 at 4:30 p.m. and running for the next seven Sundays. Please RSVP by Friday. Call 502-633-3345.

This is a contract between the Community Action Kentucky (CAK), Inc. and Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency, Inc. This project is funded, in part, under a contract with the Cabinet for Health and Family Services/Department for Community Based Services with funds from the Community Service Block Grant Act of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.


I-64 roadwork could

lower speed limits


Two sections of I-64 in Shelby County may cause drivers to have to slow down this week.

Lane closures and delays are possible between the Simpsonville and Taylorsville Road exits (28 and 32) because of road resurfacing. The work will be conducted between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m., and speed limits will be reduced to 55 during those hours. Double speeding fines will be enforced.

There will be additional work between mile markers 38 and 43 to do corrective work along the bridge approaches.

Drivers also are alerted to continuing work on I-64 just west of the Jefferson County line because of the road-widening project.


Walk Abouts on Saturday, Tuesday

Group exercise and encouragement will be the goal Saturday at the First Saturday "Walk About" at the Clear Creek Park Family Activity Center. Starting at 8:30 a.m., you can enjoy a walk around the park trail. In the event of inclement weather, the walk is held inside.  Participants at Clear Creek Park receive a free daily pass to visit the Family Activity Center on another day.

Walk Abouts will also be held 7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays in August at the Finchville Park, starting this Tuesday. Finchville Park has its new paved trail and a picnic pavilion that can be rented for groups.

Your Shelby County Extension Service and the Clear Creek Family Activity Center sponsor these events that are open to all interested adults and youth.  For more information, call your Shelby County Extension Office at 633-4593.


SBDM meetings

§       A regular Site-Based Decision-Making Council meeting for Simpsonville Elementary School has been set for Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. in the school Library.

§       The Southside Elementary School-Based Decision-Making Committee will meet in a special called session on Friday  at 5 p.m. in the library. Part of the session will be closed to deal with personnel issues.

§       Wright Elementary will have a special closed session of its SBDM on Monday at 5 p.m. The session will deal with personnel issues.


Key school dates:

Today: Deadline for incoming freshmen enrollment cards to be received at SCHS

Today: SCHS Junior Service Day, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.

Monday: Sophomore Service Day, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.

Wednesday: SCHS Rocket Institute for freshmen with last names A-L, 8:30 a.m.-noon

Thursday: SCHS Rocket Institute for freshmen with last names M-Z, 8:30 a.m.-noon

Thursday: Notebook newspapers mailed to parents to outline bus routes

Thursday: SCHS open house for incoming freshmen and parents, 6:30, school gym

Aug. 13: Students return to school


Daycare registration


Because of state regulatory changes, Shelby County Public Schools' after-school programs were required to become licensed daycare facilities during the 2008-2009 school year. Changes have been implemented for the 2009-2010 school year, stemming from visits to nearby daycare programs by and input from a group of parents representing each elementary school.

Registration for daycare slots opens today for students. Program brochures are available at Central Office and each elementary school that outline hours of operation (after-school) and costs (ranging from $40 to $60 weekly).

A $25 registration fee is due upon enrollment. A District Daycare Manager is being hired and can be reached at 633-5123. In the meantime, contact Central Office 633-2375 with questions. Registration forms should be submitted to the elementary school where your child will be enrolled in daycare.