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News Briefs: March 24, 2010

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By The Staff

Shelby schools place in cup competition

Shelby County schools and several individuals placed in the Elementary Governor’s Cup academic team regional competition on Saturday. Painted Stone took second place overall, and its Future Problem Solving team of Ellie Campbell, Maddie Johnson, Jake Waford and Matthew Munsterman took first place. Its Quick Recall team (Evan Murray, Jay Becherer, David Price, Grant Early, Campbell, Evan Ruff, Aryn Head, Shaun Bohnert, and Evan Early) took second.  Jay Becherer was second in Language Arts, and David Price was second in Math. Early was fourth in Math. Clear Creek, which had never had a Quick Recall team qualify for regionals until this year, finished in fifth place, and two students placed in individual written assessments: Robert Harris third in Science and Myah Rice fifth in Arts & Humanities. Connor Sturgill, Dalton Medley and Bryan Downs earned honorable mention. For Heritage, River Fuchs took first place in Social Studies written assignment.

I-64 closures this week

Lane closures and delays are possible between the Jefferson/Shelby County line and the Simpsonville exit (mile points 23.2 to 28.1) from 7 p.m. until 6 a.m. each day this week because of roadway widening.

Adopt-a-highway in Shelby

Volunteers will be out in force next week to spring clean Shelby County’s highways. The Transportation Cabinet announced that the Adopt-a-Highway Spring Clean Week will be held this week.

More than 1,100 groups participate in Kentucky's Adopt-a-Highway program, which was established in 1988. Volunteers clean approximately 8,800 miles of roadside annually, setting an example of responsible environmental stewardship. Approximately 9 percent of eligible Shelby County highways are adopted.

 

Rand Paul here Thursday

Rand Paul, the Republican frontrunner for the nomination for retiring U.S. Sen. Jim Bunning’s seat, will be in Shelby County on Thursday to address the Shelby County Republican Party. The meeting will be at 7 p.m. at the Stratton Center in Shelbyville.

The meeting is open to all registered Republicans, and Paul will take questions from the floor. For more information, contact Jennifer Decker at 633-4925.