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News Briefs: June 9, 2009

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By The Staff

 School board to hear

more on facilities plan The Shelby County School Board will meet on Thursday at 7 p.m. at Central Office on Main Street in Shelbyville, and its limited agenda with only one action item. Assistant Superintendent for Operations Kerry Whitehouse will deliver a report on the District Facility Plan. At its meeting on May 13, the board approved an aggressive, 4-year plan that called for four new schools, additions to five current locations and numerous renovations. The plan passed, 5-1, with only Sam Hinkle voting against it. Also on the agenda, the board will: Recognize student member Austin Crowe for his year of service. Recognize and hear a  presentation from West Middle’s Odyssey of the Mind team. Hear a report on MAP testing.   Meet the candidates event The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce is partnering with the Shelby County Industrial & Development Foundation and Shelby County Associated Industries to host a “Meet the Candidates” luncheon 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. June 22 at Claudia Sanders Dinner House. Candidates running for the offices of U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives, and state Senate have been invited.  Chamber members will be given the opportunity to presubmit questions. Each candidate will be allowed 15 minutes to discuss his/her views on the questions.  Reservations at $20 are now being accepted at 633-1636.    Road, street closures The construction of the Shelbyville Bypass has reached the intersection of U.S. 60 and KY 55 and sometimes will cause the right, westbound through lane to be closed. Other possible traffic disruptions: Interstate 64 possible between the Jefferson/Shelby County line and the Simpsonville exit (mile points 23.2 to 28.1) because of  roadway widening.  Lanes and shoulders along Main and Washington streets in Shelbyville may be closed 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. daily between Ashland Avenue and Hi Point Road because of the  replacement of sidewalk ramps.  2nd street between Main and Washington will be closed 5:30-7:30 p.m. nightly Monday through June 18.   Simpsonville SBDM meets today Simpsonville Elementary’s Site-Based Decision-Making Council will have a special called meeting at 3 p.m. today for personnel considerations. The meeting is closed.   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 Saturday 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.