NEWS DIGEST: April 16, 2014

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Danville tables

Fairness Ordinance

The Danville City Commission Monday voted to table a first reading of a proposed fairness ordinance until recent documents pertaining to the legalities of the ordinance can be reviewed and a workshop held to discuss those legalities.

The ordinance is similar to one that has been proposed to the Shelbyville City Council by the Shelby County chapter of Kentuckians for the Commonwealth. Shelbyville officials have said they do not plan to act on proposed ordinance.

City Commissioner Paul Smiley motioned to table first reading of the ordinance scheduled for Monday in light of documents received by the commission.

John O. Sheller, an attorney for the Louisville-based law firm Stoll, Keenon and Ogden, who represents Sunrise Children's Services, questioned the validity of the ordinance in a letter addressed to Mayor Bernie Hunstad and shared with the commission.

And several other inquiries were made about potential changes, from both residents and Keith D. Duerr, managing attorney for the Kentucky Human Rights Commission.

“We are at a point in time where perhaps we need to have a special workshop to consider all the comments received and additional legal points raised,” said Scott.

Smiley stands by his vote to have a first reading.

“However, as we go through the ordinance – and there are parts that are being discussed, the pros and cons of individual items – I am going to be open-minded and listen mostly from our attorney and from the other commissioners, from the mayor and from citizens until we come to some closure,” said Smiley.


Kentucky Speedway to announce title sponsor

Kentucky Speedway today will announce the new title sponsor for its June 27 NASCAR Nationwide Series race.


DAR geneaology workshop

Isaac Shelby Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution will host a Genealogy workshop from 10 a.m. to noon on April 26 at the Shelby County Public Library, 309 8th Street, Shelbyville. The workshop is open to the public. Anyone interested in help with research and/or becoming a member of the DAR is invited to attend.

Seating is limited, for early reservation contact 502-593-5791 or 502-321-9244.


Adelsburger to address Rotary

Penny Adelsburger, with Operation Care, will be the speaker at the Shelbyville Rotary Club’s meeting April 22.

Operation Care is a non-profit charity and Metro United Way Agency, which helps people in crisis with shelter, housing and medical and dental care.

Rotary meets at noon at the Centenary United Methodist Church, located at the corner of Washington and 5th Streets in Shelbyville. Programs are open to the public, but there is a nominal charge for the luncheon.


Kindergarten registration

Shelby County Public Schools will have kindergarten registration from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 on April 22. Registration will be held at the student’s home school, and parents will need to bring 2 proofs of residence – like utility bills, mortgage or lease agreement – an official birth certificate, social security card, immunization certificate, current physical and eye and dental exams.

For any other questions or concerns, contact your home school or the Office of Student Services, 633-2375.

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SBDM meetings

  • Collins High School’s SBDM will meet at 4 p.m. Wednesday for its regular monthly meeting in the conference room. The council set its schedule to meet on the third Wednesday of each month through June 18.
  • Shelby County High Schools SBDM will meet at 4 p.m. Thursday for its regular monthly meeting in the main office conference room.


Road repairs, delays

  • Interstate 64:Lane closures and delays are possible at any time on Interstate 64 from the Welcome Center to half-mile east of KY 55 (mile points 27.9 to 32.8) because of roadway widening. Lane closures are scheduled on westbound I-64 at the bridge over Bullskin Creek (mile point 29.3) for asphalt repairs at the bridge ends
  • KY 1848:Shoulder closures and construction delays possible at the I-64 interchange (mile points 4.6 to 6.4) because of roadway widening. One lane of traffic will be maintained in each direction. The speed limit is reduced to 35 MPH in the work zone.


The Kentucky Press News Service contributed to this report.