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Hornback appointed to
workforce advisory board
Outgoing state Senate President David L. Williams recently appointed Sen. Paul Hornback (R-Shelbyville) to the Kentucky Workforce Investment Board, a 42-member group that serves as an advisory board to the governor on workforce training and development issues.
“I’m honored to serve on the Kentucky Workforce Investment Board,” Hornback said in a release announcing his appointment. “I look forward to getting to work on solutions that will help strengthen the commonwealth’s workforce to meet the emerging needs of businesses and individuals.”
Hornback is co-chair of the Tobacco Settlement Agreement Fund oversight Committee, and he also serves on the Appropriation and Revenue Committee, the Agriculture Committee, the Transportation Committee, the Licensing, Occupation, and Administrative Regulations Committee, the Capital Planning Advisory Board, and the Government Contract Review Committee.
Hornback, who is a farmer in Shelby County, is in his first term.
Community meeting about Northside school
The construction process and timelines for the new Northside Early Childhood Center at 821 College St. in Shelbyville will be shared with the future center’s neighbors and property owners at an awareness meeting.
Representatives from the project’s design team, construction company and Shelby County Public Schools administration will be on hand at the 6 p.m. meeting Thursday at Central Office, 1155 West Main St, in Selbyville, to describe the project and answer questions.
McClean takes 2nd at national show
Simpsonville’s Mary Gaylord McClean took second place Wednesday night in the $1,500 5-Gaited Open Stake at the Alltech National Horse Show in Lexington.
She was riding Lynn Williams from her Golden Creek Farm on U.S. 60.
Sa Kalarama’s Ultimate, owned by Joan Hamilton of Springfield and trained and ridden by Larry Hodge, took first place in the competition.
"It feels wonderful to be back at the national horse show," Hodge said. "The crowd is into it so much. He's a super game horse, he's such a thrill to ride. He has so much energy and so much pizzazz. When you hit the saddle, you've got to be ready to ride!"
Competition among Saddlebreds continued Thursday night.
Free dental exams for students
Smile Kentucky!, a Louisville-based community dental partnership, today will complete free dental screenings to children in three elementary schools in Shelby County. The program began Wednesday for approximately 800 children in grades 3-6. More than 1,600 students will take part in dental education programs.
The schools affected are Wright, Clear Creek and, today, Heritage elementaries. Education programs occur throughout the day.
Students from the Shelby County Area Technology Center’s health and nursing program shadowed educators and received training.
Smile Kentucky! is a community partnership and has visited Shelby County elementary schools since 2002.
Brammer to address Rotary
Election Day will find Jack Brammer, veteran news reporter for The Herald-Leader in Lexington, as the guest speaker at the Shelbyville Rotary Club.
Rotary meets at noon at the Centenary United Methodist Church, located at the corner of Washington and 5th streets. Meetings are open to the public, but there is a charge for the meal.
Brammer, a resident of Shelbyville and former member of the staff of The Sentinel-News, will review the state and national races. He is a frequent participant in discussions on KET's weekly news review, Comment on Kentucky.
Multi-Purpose board meeting
Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency’s board of directors will meet at 1:30 p.m. Nov. 26 at the Spencer County Fiscal Court’s room in Taylorsville. The public is invited to attend. Multi-Purpose CAA provides services in Bullitt, Shelby and Spencer Counties.
PSC sets hearings on KU, LG&E
The Kentucky Public Service Commission will hold public meetings in Harlan, Louisville and Lexington to present information and receive comments on the requests for rate increases by the Kentucky Utilities Co. and the Louisville Gas & Electric Co.
The meetings nearest Shelby County are at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 15 at the Lexington Public Library and 5:30 p.m. Nov. 20 at Male High School in Louisville.
The meetings will begin with an information session during which PSC staff will explain how rates are set and the PSC’s review process. The presentation will include an overview of the utility applications. Public comments will follow the information session.
The Louisville meeting is being held primarily to take public comments regarding the LG&E case, but comments also will be taken from KU customers. The other two meetings are intended primarily for KU customers.
Both LG&E and KU are subsidiaries of the PPL Corp. Kentucky Utilities has about 546,000 electric customers in 77 counties across Kentucky. Louisville Gas & Electric has about 397,000 electric customers in nine counties in the Louisville area and 321,000 natural gas customers in 17 counties.
Kentucky Utilities has proposed to increase its electric rates across all classes of customers in order to generate an additional $82.4 million in revenue per year – an increase of about 6.5 percent. LG&E has proposed to increase its electric rates across all classes of customers in order to generate an additional $62.1 million in revenue per year – an increase of about 6.9 percent.
Written comments also may be mailed to the PSC at P.O. Box 615, Frankfort, KY 40602, faxed to 502-564-9625 or E-mailed from the PSC’s Web site.
Aid for victims of Sandy is sought
The American Red Cross is seeking help in its response to Sandy, the superstorm that has left millions without power and flooded states like New York and New Jersey.
The Red Cross is seeking donors for both cash and blood. Financial donations can be given by visiting www.redcross.org, calling 1-800-RED CROSS (733-2767), or texting the word REDCROSS to 90999 for a $10 donation. The Franklin County chapter, 318 Washington St., is also accepting donations for relief efforts.
Hundreds of Red Cross blood drives have also been cancelled as a result of Sandy, causing a loss of 11,000 blood products. The Red Cross asks those who are eligible to donate blood.
Veterans program at Collins
Charles Turner, a Navy Veteran of the Korean War, will be the guest speaker for a Veterans Day program at Collins High School. All veterans in the community are encouraged to attend the ceremony being coordinated by the Army JROTC and the Youth Services Center. The event will be at 10:30 a.m. next Friday.
Parent academy for preschool
Parent Academy, a new parent development program with Shelby County Public Schools, kicks off Nov. 13 with an event just for parents of preschool students. Parents can learn skills to help with their children’s reading at home. There will be hands-on activities at the event at 6-7 p.m. at Collins High School, 801 Discovery Blvd. Reservation slips are being sent home with the children to return before Nov. 9. Registrants can indicate if child care is needed for children preschool-aged and older.
I-64 road closures possible
Lane closures and delays remain possible on Interstate 64 from the welcome center near Simpsonville to a half-mile east of KY 55 because of roadway widening and interchange reconstruction. Lane closures are possible Sunday through Friday from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning and on Saturdays from 10 p.m. until 5 a.m.
Leaf pickup in Shelbyville
The Shelbyville Department of Public Works will offer leaf pickup through Dec. 30 within the city limits. Leaves must be bagged in strong garbage bags and tied with a 50-pound weight capacity. They should be placed on the curb, not blocking the sidewalk or street. Residents must call this department, 633-1094, to get on the list for pick-up.
The Kentucky Press News Service contributed to this report.