News briefs: June 19, 2009

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By The Staff

 Sower to address Rotary

Phyllis Sower, the principal of Our Lady of Guadalupe Academy in Simpsonville, will be the Shelbyville Rotary’s guest speaker at noon Tuesday at Centenary United Methodist Church in Shelbyville.

Sower, who resides in Shelbyville with her husband, John, is an attorney who formerly practiced in Frankfort. Sower will present an update of the year at Our Lady of Guadalupe.

  Rotary change

The Rotary club meeting for June 30 will be an evening meeting. Instead of the usual luncheon at noon, members will gather for their annual picnic at the farm of Cal Schmidt.

                                     ‘Walk About' in Finchville

Group exercise will be the goal Tuesday evening, when you can participate in a “Walk About” at Finchville Park. The walk starts at 7:30 on either June 23 or June 30, and if you join the walk, you will receive a free "Get Moving Kentucky!" water bottle as long as the supply lasts.  Participants will also have the opportunity to receive a "Get Moving Kentucky!" T-shirt for summertime travels and fun. The Shelby County Extension Service sponsors this event that is open to all interested adults and youth. For more information call the Shelby County Extension Office at 633-4593.

  Fish fry tonight

The monthly fish fry will be held tonight at Lake Shelby. The event runs from 5 to 8 o’clock. There is a fish fry the third Friday of every month through September.

    4th Street closed  

Because of construction of the new Shelby County Judicial Center, 4th Street in Shelbyville is closed to traffic indefinitely. Construction is scheduled to be completed in 2010. Customers now only will be able to access the Shelbyville Post Office from Main Street. There will be no access from Washington Street.

  Parental candidates needed for SCHS site-based council  

he Site Based Decision Making Council for Shelby County High School is holding a special election seeking minority nominations for one minority parent member to serve on the council during the 2009-2010 school year.

The Site Based Decision Making Council (SBDM) meets monthly at the high school. SBDM Councils are responsible policies that improve student achievement and to make decisions in the following areas: School Improvement Plans, plans for closing achievement gaps, professional development plans, budget spending, policy setting, personnel consultation, and principal selection.     

SBDM Councils have the ability to help create a successful school environment, but parental involvement is needed.   Please consider nominating yourself or someone you know who is dedicated to student achievement.   For nomination forms, please call the Shelby County High School Youth Services Center at 633-2344 ext 111.   The deadline for nominations will be July 6 at 3 p.m.  The special election will be held on July 17 from 8 a.m. until 3p.m. at the high school.