News Digest: June 7, 2013

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By The Staff

Men’s Health Fair

expects large turnout

About 300 men are expected Saturday to take part in Jewish Hospital Shelbyville’s 13th annual Men’s Health Fair, which is from 8 a.m. to noon at the hospital, at 727 Hospital Drive.

Free screenings include cholesterol, glucose, blood pressure, oral cancer screening, skin cancer screening and the PSA (prostate specific antigen) – a screening to detect prostate cancer in men. The screenings are valued at about $1,400.

Men interested in screening exams should pre-register by calling 502-647-4341.

Shelby County Magistrate Tony Carriss, one of the organizers of the event, said that he expects that 250 to 300 men will attend, an increase from last year.

 “I think it’s awesome for that many men to come out to get a health screening,” he said. 

In conjunction with the health fair, First Baptist Church Shelbyville is sponsoring a car and motorcycle show on the church’s grounds at 1516 Midland Trail, near the hospital entrance. The event, which includes free food, will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information on the car and motorcycle show, call 502-633-1317 or E-mail info@shelbyvillebaptist.com.


First rabies clinic is Saturday

The annual rabies vaccine clinics for 2013 get under way this week.

The first will be from noon to 1 p.m. Saturday at Finchville Ruritan Club, hosted by Finchville Animal Hospital and Dr. Catherine Whelen White.

There also will be clinics at 10 a.m. to noon on June 15 at Bagdad Ruritan Club, hosted by Kresin Vet Clinic and Dr. Jennifer Way, and 10 a.m. to noon on July 29 at Shelby County Fairgrounds, hosted by Kresin Vet Clinic and Dr. Jessie Herman.

Rabies vaccines are $5 each, and only cash will be accepted.

County licenses will be available for $5 (normally $10).

All dogs must be on a leash, and cats and ferrets must be in carriers. Owners are responsible for the safe handling of their pets.


Conway celebrates cyber record

Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway’s Cybercrimes Unit is celebrating its fifth anniversary and touting its record in fighting child pornography, cyber-predators and crimes that occur online.

According to a news release from Conway's office, since its creation in June of 2008, Conway’s Cybercrimes Unit has launched 341 child pornography investigations and seized more than 403,000 child pornographic images and videos from the Internet. The unit’s investigative efforts have also resulted in a 100 percent conviction rate.

That includes the March 2012 guilty plea of Dale Chisena Sr., a retired Florida school teacher who traveled to Kentucky to have sexual relations with two juveniles. Chisena was sentenced in U.S. District Court to 30 years in prison following a sting operation conducted by Conway’s cybercrimes investigators.
Conway also opened a digital forensic lab to help law enforcement address the backlog in processing and examining crucial digital evidence involved in 80 percent of today’s crimes.

James to address Rotary

Jamie James of the Veterans of Foreign Wars  will present a program Tuesday at the Shelbyville Rotary Club’s weekly meeting. Rotary meets at noon at the Centenary United Methodist Church community room. The meeting is open to the public, but there is a charge for the meal. The church is located at the corner of Washington and 5th streets.  


SBDM meetings

§  East Middle School’s Site-Based Decision-Making Council has called a special meeting for 4 p.m. Thursday. The session will be closed to address personnel matters.

§  Simpsonville Elementary’s SBDM will have a special called meetings at 10 a.m. Monday and 11 a.m. Thursday in the school’s library. These, too, will address personnel issues.

§  Collins High School SBDM reopened its nomination process for one parent to serve from July 1 through June 30, 2014, and another to serve from July 1 through June 30, 2015. Nominations should be submitted to Leesa Stivers at Leesa.Stivers@shelby.kyschools.usno later than 3 p.m. today. Voting will take place at 9 a.m.-2 p.m. June 14 at the school. For questions, contact Stivers at Leesa.stivers@shelby.kyschools.us or 502-647-1160.


School registration schedule

Certain days have been set aside to register new students in Shelby County Public Schools for the 2013-2014 school year. Parents need to keep in mind that elementary is for grades kindergarten-fifth grade, middle school for sixth and seventh grades and high school grades 8-12.
Collins High School’s office will be open for student registration on July 15-17 and July 29. All other schools will be open for registration the week of July 22.
Parents are advised to call the schools to make an appointment. Parents must bring two proofs of residence and a copy of the child’s birth certificate. Other school records can be requested after that.


Neihof’s wife gets new job

Dorenda Neihof, wife of Shelby County Superintendent James Neihof, has a new job with Oldham County Public Schools.

She is moving from the role of principal at South Oldham High School to be the district’s new chief operating officer. She will assume that job in July.

Jeff Griffin was promoted from associate principal at South Oldham to replace her.


Road closings, delays scheduled

  • I-64:Lane closures and delays are possible between 7 p.m. and 5 a.m., Sunday through Friday, between the Welcome Center and a half-mile east of KY 55 because of roadway widening. On Saturdays the hours are 10 p.m.-5 a.m. The eastbound exit to KY 55 South (Exit 32A) is closed due to ramp construction. Motorists can use Exit 32B to access both KY 55 North and South.
  • KY 1848:Shoulder closures and construction delays are possible at the I-64 interchange 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.
  • KY 55:  Lane closures and delays between Interstate 64 and Breighton Boulevard because of roadway widening and paving. 
  • WASHINGTON STREET: Lane closures and delays are possible at the intersection with 7th Street because of utility work by Time Warner Cable. Lane closures are possible weekdays from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.
  • KY 1399:Construction delays possible at the intersection with KY because of roadway relocation.


Multi-Purpose sets election, meeting

Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency will hold a public election on June 19 for low-income board representatives in Bullitt and Shelby Counties. Voting will be at senior center on Washington Street between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Anyone 18 years of age or older and living within the county is eligible to vote. Multi-Purpose also will have its next board meeting at 1:30 p.m. June 3 at the Spencer County Fiscal Court Room located in Taylorsville.


The Kentucky Press News Service contributed to this report.