NEWS DIGEST: April 4, 2014

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By The Staff

Wisconsin, Kentucky Senators wager

on NCAA Final Four Game

Kentucky Senators Mitch McConnell (R-Louisville) and Rand Paul (R-Bowling Green) and Wisconsin Senators Ron Johnson and Tammy Baldwin have made a wager on Saturday’s NCAA Tournament basketball game between the universities of Kentucky and Wisconsin.

The stakes are a selection of Wisconsin bratwurst and cheese against Kentucky Derby-Pie® from Kern’s Kitchen in Louisville.

Sen. Johnson said, “Senator Baldwin and I will enjoy eating some pie for dessert as we celebrate a Badger victory over the Kentucky Wildcats.”

“Sen. Paul and I look forward to tasting Wisconsin brats and cheese, courtesy of Senators Johnson and Baldwin, as desserts following UK’s victory over the University of Wisconsin on Saturday,” Senator McConnell said. “There is no disputing that the Commonwealth of Kentucky is the college basketball capital of the world and Sen. Paul and I are proud to watch the Wildcats continue their NCAA tournament run.”

“The Cats are on a roll and Big Blue Nation can't wait to celebrate another win this Saturday. I know I will enjoy Kentucky's victory even more by celebrating with Wisconsin brats and cheese,” Sen. Paul said.


Spring fashion show

The Shelby County Extension Homemakers annual Fashion Show & Luncheon will begin at 11:30 a.m. April 10 at the Shelby County cooperative Extension Office, 1117 Frankfort Road, Shelbyville. Registration is required and the deadline is today. The show will feature fashions from the B&H Boutique, Favorite Things, The Polka Dot Pineapple and the Tipsy Gypsy. Representatives from each shop will model clothes, and have a display table. There will also be a fashion show of clothes made by the homemakers, and modled by homemakers and their family and friends.

The cost is $12 and includes lunch. For more information, contact 502-633-4593.


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.


LG&E and KU remind about safe digging

With the increasing warmth of the season come increased thoughts of making home upgrades and repairs, or putting renovation projects in motion. But one detail that often gets left out of the mix is how to safely execute those projects, particularly when they require digging underground.

As part of April’s “National Safe Digging Month,” Louisville Gas and Electric Company and Kentucky Utilities Company urge customers to dial 811, the Federal Communication Commission’s designated call-before-you-dig number, to identify buried lines that could be damaged as a result of excavation work.

Whether it’s a home owner or contractor, Kentucky law requires all excavators to contact operators of underground utilities before performing any excavation work.

According to Common Ground Alliance, a national organization focused on protecting underground utilities across the country, an underground utility line is damaged every eight minutes because someone decided to dig without calling 811.

LG&E is a Kentucky 811 member utility in all of the areas it serves. KU is a Kentucky 811 member only in certain areas of its service territory. LG&E customers should dial 811before they dig. KU customers can visit the company’s website www.lge-ku.comto see if they need to call 811 or KU directly based on the area where they are digging.


Nielson to address Rotary

Gregory Nielson, executive director of Green Hill Therapy of Louisville, will be the speaker at the Shelbyville Rotary Club’s meeting on Tuesday.

He represents the Louisville nonprofit organization and formerly served a vice president and contract manager for Bank of America in Louisville. He is a retired legal officer with the U.S. Army, and a graduate of the University of Notre Dame Law school.

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.


Legislative breakfast

The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce April 9 will have an Eye Opener Breakfast with State Sen. Paul Hornback (R-Shelbyville) and State Rep. Brad Montell (R-Shelbyville). The breakfast, which will be from 8 a.m. to 9:30 at the Stratton Center, 215 Washington Street, Shelbyville, will give our representatives the opportunity to discuss the legislative session and what it means to residents. For more information or to register, visit the chamber’s Website, www.shelbycountykychamber.com, E-mail johnna@shelbycountykychamber.comor call 502-633-1636.


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.


City of Shelbyville cleanup

The City of Shelbyville’s Department of Public Works will have its citywide clean-up April 7-11. The cleanup is for city residents only and business pickups will not be permitted. To schedule a pickup, contact Public Works at 633-1094. Yard waste is allowed, but limbs must be no longer than 6-feet, no larger than 6-inches in diameter and in stacks no taller than 4-feet. Appliances, except microwaves, will be picked up but must have doors secured for safety reasons. Items that will not be included are standard household garbage or truck bodies, asbestos, propane containers, dead animals, chemicals, microwaves, hazardous waste or large quantities of material from building demolition or remodeling. Public Works reserves the right to leave any debris, if these stipulations are not met.


SBDM meetings

  • Shelby County High Schools SBDM will meet at 4 p.m. April 17 for its regular monthly meeting in the main office conference room.
  • Collins High School’s SBDM will meet at 4 p.m. April 16 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.


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.