News Briefs: June 2, 2009

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By The Staff

 Hickman presents at conference

Circuit Judge Charles R. Hickman was a presenter last week at the 2010 Law Enforcement Prescription Dug Monitoring Program in San Antonio, Texas. Hickman addressed attendees regarding Kentucky’s drug courts and how judges use the program.

The conference was presented by The Alliance of States with Prescription Monitoring Programs to educate court employees on efficient concepts hat are being used.

 “This conference highlighted different programs across the United States that are being utilized to combat the ever-growing problem of prescription drug abuse,” Hickman said in a release. “It was a great opportunity to share ideas and learn about the impact that this is having on our nation as a whole.”


Traffic stoppages possible

§       The project along U.S. 60 through downtown Shelbyville continues this week. Shoulder closures and delays are possible 9 a.m.-2 p.m. daily along Main Street between Ashland Avenue and Hi Point Road for the replacement of sidewalk ramps.

§       On Interstate 64, construction delays are possible between the Jefferson/Shelby County line and the Simpsonville exit (mile points 23.2 to 28.1) because of the widening project.

§       On the Shelbyville Bypass construction, delays are possible at Harrington Mill. Temporary diversions have been constructed at this roadway.


Rabies clinics coming up

The Shelby County Health Department and the animal shelter will sponsor rabies vaccination and licensing clinics throughout the county to ensure that all dogs, cats and ferrets (indoor and outdoor) have current vaccinations and licensing, as required by ordinance. The first clinic will be conducted June 12 by Dr. Jon Kresin, 9-10 a.m. at the Shelby County Fairgrounds (Smithfield Road entrance) and 10:15-11:15 a.m. at the Finchville Ruritan Club. Dr. Melissa Lipps will conduct clinics on June 19 (9 a.m.-noon at the animal shelter and 1-3 p.m. at the Bagdad Ruritan Club) and July 24 (9:30-10:30 a.m. at the Waddy Ruritan Club and 11 a.m.-noon at the Southville Fire Station). The fee is $5 (cash only) each for registration and vaccination.


Multi-Purpose board election

Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency will be holding a public election June 16 for low-income board representatives in Shelby, Bullitt and Spencer counties. Voting will be held 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the local senior centers. Anyone 18 years of age or older and living within the county is eligible to vote.