NEWS DIGEST: May 21, 2014

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I-64 construction,

Lanes, exits closed

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet announced Tuesday that overnight lane closures will occur in Shelby County Thursday as Interstate 64’s eastbound lanes are shifted back to their original configuration.

Eastbound I-64 will be reduced to one lane from 7 p.m. on Thursday until 6 a.m. Friday, when construction crews will remove the temporary barrier walls and shift the traffic lanes.

To accommodate this work, the Welcome Center and rest area at mile point 28 will be closed. In addition, the exit and entrance ramps at on eastbound I-64 at KY 55 (Exit 32) will be closed.

Motorists on eastbound I-64 should continue to Exit 35, turn left on KY 53, access westbound I-64 and proceed to KY 55.

Motorists on KY 55 that need to access eastbound I-64 should travel north on KY 55 to eastbound US 60, continue to southbound KY 53 and then access eastbound I-64.

The construction project, which will widen the section of I-64 from four lanes to six lanes, is scheduled to be completed in late summer 2014.

The actual starting date and duration of this work may be adjusted if inclement weather or other unforeseen delays occur. For further information on the project and to check for changes, check 51.ky.gov or the District 5 Facebook page at www.facebook.com/KYTCDistrict5.


Cattlemen’s raising money for ‘Kick Cancer for Keaton’

All five Cattlemen’s Restaurant locations, including in Breighton Park in Shelbyville, is asking patrons to donate $1 per meal through May 27 to help promote Kick Cancer for Keaton.

Keaton McMurray, 17, is a junior at Collins High School and was diagnosed in July with stage 4 Osteosarcoma, a rare and aggressive bone cancer. He is the youngest son of Rod and Debi McMurray, and his older brother, Chase, has severe autism and suffers from complications from cerebral palsy.

On Tuesday, to bolster the final day of fundraising, Cattlemen’s Shelbyville location will feature live music from Shelbyville native Lewis Mathis. 

In addition to Cattleman’s efforts, Citizen’s Union Bank is also be collecting donations throughout the campaign at all of its locations.

For additional information or to donate to Kick Cancer for Keaton, visit any Cattleman’s Roadhouse or Citizens Union Bank location or go to www.cattlemansroadhouse.comand click on the cowboy boot link to make an online donation.  For more detailed information call: 812-944-7728.


Shelby Trails open for Memorial Day weekend

Miles of trails are open for horseback riding and hiking as we usher in summer with Memorial Day weekend. Shelby Trails offers the ability to trailer in your own horse and purchase a daily trail pass for $10. And guided horseback rides are available by calling Corinne Bradley at 502-232-2110. The cost is $25 for an hour ride.  There is no charge for hikers using the trails.

Shelby Trails located at 5063 Aiken Road, Simpsonville. For more information, visit www.shelbycountyparks.com or call 502-633-5059.


Community foundation accepting applications

The Shelby County Community Foundation invites 501(c3) charities, Ecumenical religious organizations and governmental organizations to submit applications for grant funding for their organizations by June 30. Grants will be awarded for 2015. Application forms may be downloaded from the Foundation website, shelbyccf.org, or for more information call 633-2763.


Library holiday hours

The Shelby County Public Library will be closed in observance of Memorial Day, May 26. The Library will re-open at 9 a.m. on Tuesday. For more information, contact 633-3803, ext. 11 or marketing@scplibrary.net.


SBDM elections

  • The Shelby County High School SBDM Council will have an election from noon to 7:30 p.m. today at the school. Parents and guardians of students that will be in ninth through twelfth grades during the 2014-15 school year are eligible to vote.
  • The West Middle Site Based Decision Making Council is seeking nominations for two parent members to serve on the council. Any parent of upcoming sixth, seventh and eighth grade students may run. The elected members will serve a one-year term beginning July. The SBDM Council meets monthly at West Middle. Councils have the ability to help create a successful school environment, but parental involvement is needed. To nominate yourself or someone else, contact Rachel Page at 633-4869, 647-0217, E-mail rachael.page@shelby.kyschools.usor Melissa Goodlett at goodlettm@bellsouth.net. Nomination forms are also available in the school’s office and will be accepted through 4 p.m. Friday. Elections will be May 29.


SBDM meetings

  • Collins High School’s SBDM will meet at 4 p.m. today for its regular monthly meeting in the school’s conference room. The next scheduled meeting is June 18.
  • Shelby County High School’s SBDM will meet at 4 p.m. June 12 for its regular monthly meeting in the main office conference room.


Road repairs, delays

  • 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.
  • KY 1399:Lane closures and delays are possible near the Norfolk-Southern railroad crossing (mile point 2, just west of The Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass) due to curve widening.


The Kentucky Press News Service contributed to this report.