News Briefs: Sept. 16, 2009

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By The Staff


Historian at library Thursday

Betty Gorin, historian, lecturer and author, will be at the Shelby County Public Library at 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday to speak about the raids of Confederate general John Hunt Morgan. Her book "Morgan is coming!" describes the raids north of Morgan who probably passed through Henry and Shelby counties on an escape from prison in Ohio.

Gorin is from Campbellsville, and her longtime interest in history led her to research and ultimately write the book, which will be available at the library talk.


Book donations needed

Donations of used books for the Friends of the Library 2009 Book Sale would be greatly appreciated. The sale is Oct. 1-3 in the Hudson Room of the Shelby County Public Library. Books can be dropped off at the library during regular hours. 


Rep. Guthrie’s traveling help desk in Shelby

Steve Miller, field representative for Rep. Brett Guthrie (R-Bowling Green), will bring his traveling help desk to the Stratton Center at 10-11 a.m. Monday. He will take questions or comments for Guthrie. For information, call (502) 432-8606.


'Hazardous chemicals and your body' program

Environmental contaminants, such as persistent organic pollutants, may contribute to an increased risk for chronic disease if they occur for long enough or at high enough levels. Research has shown that some hazardous chemicals may even cause the body to be more vulnerable to such medical conditions as cancer, poor immune system response, altered nervous system function, and cardiovascular disease. Certain dietary strategies may provide a defense for combating the effects of these contaminants while improving your overall health.  For more information about these dietary strategies, you can attend a free special program at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Shelby County Extension Office.


Driver improvement course

The AAA Driver Improvement Program for drivers age 55 and older is 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Sept. 26 at the Shelby County Extension Office. The class costs only $20.  Lunch is provided. Call 633-4593 for more information and to reserve a space. A Kentucky Law requires that car insurance companies give a reduction in premium to drivers 55 and older who complete an authorized driving course. 


Girl Scout sign-up meetings set

Local Girl Scout recruitment meetings for students and parents have been set. For students who attend Clear Creek, Southside, Painted Stone or Wright Elementary, the meeting is 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Stratton Community Center in Shelbyville. For students who attend Simpsonville Elementary, the meeting is 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the school. Cornerstone and Our Lady of Guadalupe students and parents may attend any of these meetings. For more information, call 633-5954.


Multi-Purpose board meeting set

Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency’s Board of Directors will meet on Sept. 28, 2009 at 1:30 p.m. in the Spencer County Fiscal Court Room located in Taylorsville. The public is invited to attend. Multi-Purpose CAA provides services for the elderly and low income in Bullitt, Shelby and Spencer Counties