NEWS DIGEST: Aug. 27, 2014

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Body found inside

Anderson storage unit


Dr. Mark Tussey, Anderson County coroner, said the owner of AAA Storage on Bond Lillard Road, discovered a storage unit that was unsecure and unlocked. She opened the unit and discovered what appeared to be a deceased male.

The Anderson County Sherriff's Office responded to the call around 2:20 p.m., The Anderson News reported Tuesday.

Tussey confirmed that the body was David Kinder, 31, of Lawrenceburg. He was pronounced dead at the scene, according to Tussey.

Kinder was last seen alive by family at around 6:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 25., according to Tussey.

Kentucky State Police consider this an open investigation. Tussey said he does not suspect foul play at this time.

An autospy will be performed Tuesday.


Adopt-a-Highway Poster Contest

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) today announced the beginning of the 2014 Adopt-a-Highway Poster Contest.

Students across the Commonwealth are invited to submit creative works for use in the Adopt-a-Highway calendar for 2015. The contest is open to all Kentucky students of elementary, middle and high school age.

Exposure to the contest and to the Adopt-a-Highway program provides young people with a sense of ownership in Kentucky’s highways and stresses the importance of keeping Kentucky’s highways clean and free of litter. The contest is aimed at educating and encouraging children not to litter and to spread the message to others.

“Increasing environmental awareness and stewardship among children is the goal of this program. Our hope is to bring about a change in attitudes and behaviors concerning a growing problem with litter,” Transportation Secretary Mike Hancock said. “A pleasing change of scenery can be accomplished with your child’s help.”

Parents, teachers and family members are asked to encourage children to participate in the contest. The entry form with the necessary certificate of authenticity can be obtained by contacting KYTC’s Office of Public Affairs at (502)546-3419.

The form is also available online at http://adopt-a-highway.ky.gov/, where you can click on the “Art Contest Deadline” link.

Entries must be postmarked by Sept. 30, 2014.


Shelby County Republican party to meet

The Shelby County Republican Party will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Stratton Center, 215 Washington Street, Shelbyville.

Retired Army Colonel Walter Herdwill be a guest speaker.Col. Herd served in various roles in the military before he retired, including as an Army Ranger, a Green Beret and as a special operations commander in Afghanistan where he led more than 4,000 elite combat troops.Col. Herd will discuss leadership and international policyat the GOP meeting. 

Kentucky Supreme Court Justice Michelle Keller will also speak.  Justice Kellerwas appointed to the Kentucky Supreme Court on April 3, 2013, and she is currently running to retain her seat on the bench. 

After Justice Keller concludes her remarks, the Shelby County GOP Executive Committee will hold its monthly business meeting.

All registered Republicans are encouraged to attend.

For more information, please contact Shelby County GOP chair Jennifer Decker, 502-773-2326.


Terry will present plan for Shelbyville Rotary

Kamron Terry, 2014-15 president of Shelbyville Rotary, will speak at the the club’s meeting today to lay out his program for the coming year.

Terry is the manager of the Shelbyville office of Edward Jones and follows Erin Ratliff at the helm of the local club. Shelbyville Rotary is the longest-serving civic club in Shelbyville, founded in 1927.

Rotary meets at noon on Tuesdays at the Centenary United Methodist Church, located on Washington at 5th streets, and meetings are open to the public with a nominal fee for the meal.


Grove Hill Cemetery clean-up

The next restoration weekend for Grove Hill Cemetery will be September 20-21, starting at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the chapel and at 1:30 p.m. Sunday. Registration fee for members of Friends of Grove Hill is $15 to supplement supplies and lunch. A training program for newcomers will be conducted Saturday with a registration fee of $50 that includes training tools, D/2 Biological Solution and some cleaning supplies, plus lunch. Participants completing the two-day training will receive apprentice certifications.


SBDM council meetings

  • The Southside Elementary SBDM council will have a special-called meeting at 4 p.m. on Thursday in the conference room.
  • The Wright Elementary SBDM council will meet at 4 p.m. Thursday in the media center.


The Kentucky Press News Service contributed to this report.