News Briefs: Nov. 6, 2009

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By The Staff

 Women’s network to hold  

 first event in Shelby Nov. 14

For the first time, Shelbyville will be the site of the Women’s Network Annual Meeting, set for Claudia Sanders Dinner House on Nov. 14. Registration is at 8:30 a.m. with the program beginning at 9 a.m. “We are delighted that the Network has chosen Shelbyville as the center for its important annual meeting,” says Ann Ellerkamp, board representative to the executive committee.  “It underscores our area’s increasing importance in the state as a central meeting point as well as the work our Shelbyville group has done in bringing in thoughtful and provocative speakers.” The theme for the conference is “Yes We Can,” and the keynote speaker will be Terry Brooks, PhD., director of Kentucky Youth Advocates.  Kentucky State Auditor Crit Luallen will speak to the luncheon session.  All five candidates for the Democratic primary for the U.S. Senate will speak, including Kentucky’s Lieutenant Gov. Dan Mongiardo and Attorney General Jack Conway.  The event is open to the public, and the Women’s Network has a number of men as members.  The event is $35 for the day, including lunch. Reservations can be made by contacting Kathy Bryan, kathy.bryan1@gmail.com.   H1N1 shots on Tuesday The Shelby County Health Department will provide H1N1 influenza vaccine from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the office at 615 11th St. in Shelbyville.  The vaccine will be available to eligible population on first come, first serve basis.  Guthrie’s rep in Shelby on Nov. 16 Steve Miller, field representative for Congressman Brett Guthrie, will hold office hours in Shelby County at 10-11 a.m. Nov. 16 at the Stratton Community Center located at 215 Washington Street in Shelbyville. Individuals from the county are encouraged to meet with Miller, who will be available to answer questions and address concerns regarding current issues or problems with federal agencies.  He will forward all comments to Guthrie.  For further information or questions, please call 270-842-9896. Road, street closings Zaring Mill Road will be closed to through traffic Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at mile point 4 to allow for cross-drain replacement. Motorists should be aware that 11th Street between Washington Street and Henry Clay Street in Shelbyville will be closed through this morning for road work. In the event of inclement weather, this project would be rescheduled for the next available day weather permits. Crochet, sewing classes Beginning Crochet Classes start at the Shelby County Extension Office at 6 p.m. Tuesday.  Robin Dunavan will teach this two-part series of Beginning Crochet on Nov.  10 and 24.  The class cost of $5 includes all supplies needed to begin your first project.  Please call your Shelby County Extension Office at 633-4593 to register. The monthly Sewing Circle meets from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesdays at the  Shelby County Extension Office.  Shelby County Master Clothing Volunteers will teach some simple gift ideas.  Please call 633-4593 to register and receive the supply lists needed for these sewing projects. You are welcome to bring other sewing projects to receive help or share your sewing project idea with others.