News Briefs: Sept. 9, 2009

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By The Staff

 2010 legislative calendar set

A schedule for the Kentucky General Assembly’s 2010 session was approved today by legislative leaders. The session is scheduled to convene on Jan. 5 and adjourn April 13. It is expected to last 60 working days – the maximum allowed by the state constitution in even-numbered years.

Legislators will not meet on Jan. 18 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day or on Feb. 15 in observance of Presidents’ Day.

The veto recess – the period of time in which lawmakers commonly return to their home districts to see which bills, if any, the governor chooses to veto – will last from March 30 through April 9, with lawmakers returning to the Capitol on April 12 for the final two days of the session.

Microchipping event

Microchips for pets can be purchased online for $20 at the following link or at any Commonwealth Credit Union in Frankfort or Lexington credit union branch before Wednesday. For information, see www.ccuky.org/whatsnew/lovepetday.htm. Commonwealth Credit Union and L.I.F.E. House For Animals sponsor the event.


Homemakers hold ice cream social

Extension Homemakers is the largest educational organization of women in Kentucky. The Homemakers have access to the latest research-based information from the University of Kentucky, Kentucky State University and other land grant universities around the country.

The Shelby County Extension Homemakers invite adults age 19 and up to join them for an ice cream social at the Shelby County Extension Office. This open event will be held on Friday anytime between 2 and 5 pm to enjoy an ice cream sundae and learn more about extension homemakers.  Club information, class topics, community service projects and other homemaker updates will be available at the Ice Cream Social.

Meet new friends at this free social. Learn about the many opportunities available for extension homemakers! You may even win one of the door prizes. Register by calling 633-4593.


Clear Creek SBDM changed

The Clear Creek SBDM regularly scheduled meeting for Tuesday was postponed and replaced by a Special-Called meeting on Tuesday at 4 p.m. in the school library. An agenda will be sent out in a couple of days.


Grant applications sought

The Shelby County Community Foundation is currently inviting non-profit (501c3) organizations in Shelby County to submit applications for a major grant totaling at least $35,000. The funds to be distributed represent the annual earnings of the Partnership Grants Fund, which is one of the many funds under the umbella of the foundation.  Recent recipients of the fund include Court Appointed Special Advocates for Shelby and Spencer Counties  (CASA), and the Substance Abuse Treatment  program in Shelby County. 

The deadline for submitting an application is Tuesday. The winning organization(s) will be announced at the annual distribution meeting scheduled for Nov. 9.