News Digest: May 29, 2013

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By The Staff

Registration dates set

for next school year


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.
Attendance secretaries can handle registration of new students from now through Tuesday. After that, the school offices will be closed except for the scheduled registration dates.
Collins High School’s office will be open for student registration on July 15, 16, 17 and 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.


Democrats to hold Jefferson-Jackson Dinner

The Shelby County Democratic Party will have its annual Jefferson-Jackson Dinner tonight at Claudia Sanders Dinner House in Shelbyville.

Keynote speaker will be U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth (D-Louisville). The emcee for the evening will be state House Speaker Greg Stumbo (D-Prestonsburg). Also scheduled to attend and address the group are Attorney General Jack Conway, State Auditor Adam Edelen, Secretary of State Allison Lundergan Grimes and State Treasurer Todd Hollenbach.

Festivities will begin with a cash bar at 5:30 p.m., with dinner at 6:15 and the program at 7:15. Tickets are only $40. RSVP is due by Monday to Austin Redmon at Austin.redmon@gmail.comor 502-220-2472.


Teacher to address Rotary

Maggie Terry, an educator for 20 years, will be recognized at the next meeting of the Shelbyville Rotary Club, based upon her being named as "Teacher of the Year" for Shelby County. Rotary meets Tuesdays at noon at the Centenary Methodist Church and is open to the public. There is a small charge for the luncheon.
Terry is an algebra teacher at Shelby County High School, was selected by a team of administrators from the system's central office.


EMS schedules SBDM election

East Middle School Parent Teacher Student Organization is seeking nominations for two parent representatives to serve on the Site-Based Decision-Making Council. There are two seats available for a 1-year term, serving July 1 through June 30, 2014. The SBDM meets monthly.

 Parents and guardians of students who will be in the sixth through eighth grades at EMS during the 2013-2014 school year are eligible to participate. Parents/guardians of students who will be in the eighth grade at Shelby County High School during the 2013-2014 school year will participate in the East Middle SBDM Parent Rep Elections.  

Nominations should be submitted to the EMS office no later than 3:30 p.m. Friday. Voting will take place at 7:30-8:30 a.m. and 4:30-5:30 p.m. next Wednesday

  • Wright Elementary’s SBDM will meet in special session, at 8:30 p.m. Thursday in the Media Center. This is a closed session to address a personnel issue.


Vets’ missing items in vault

If you’re a veteran missing a medal or discharge papers or a relative looking to discover a military legacy, you can visit www.KYtreasury.com and click on Military Item Listing. The Kentucky State Treasury is looking to reunite veterans and their families with hundreds of military items that sit unclaimed in the Treasury vault.

“We owe it to our military service members and their families to go the extra mile to return these items,” Kentucky Treasurer Todd Hollenbach said. “Their stories deserve to be told, and their memories need to be preserved."

Among the items in the vault are a bronze star, seven Navy medals, two purple hearts, numerous battle ribbons and campaign pins, dog tags and dozens of discharge papers including one from the Civil War.

Adopt-a-Highway push begins
will be out in force next week to summer scrub Kentucky highways. The Transportation Cabinet announced Monday that Adopt-a-Highway Summer Scrub Week starts Sunday.
Nearly 750 groups participate in Kentucky’s Adopt-a-Highway program, which was established in 1988. Volunteers clean about 5,100 miles of roadside annually, setting an example of responsible environmental stewardship.
Each year, the state Transportation Cabinet spends about $5 million and 200,000 worker hours to remove 96,000 bags of highway litter. Adopt-a-Highway volunteers help save thousands of taxpayer dollars and demonstrate that a clean environment is a shared responsibility, the news release said.

Volunteers adopt 2-mile sections of highway under a 2-year, renewable contract with the Transportation Cabinet.
Groups interested in becoming members of the Adopt-a-Highway Program can find details and district coordinator information at http://adopt-a-highway.ky.gov/. Safety guidelines are provided to volunteers and should be reviewed prior to each cleanup.

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. 


Looking for information

Juett D. Stucker Sr. is looking for information for the town of Clay Village to use in a book he’s putting together about the community.

Stucker had worked through records of deeds, wills and civil action at the Shelby County Court House, and he has discovered Clay Village was incorporated in 1839 and again in 1949. All information will be credited to the provider. Contact Stucker at P.O. Box 82, Shelbyville, 40066, 502-633-5507 or jdstucker@hotmail.com.


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.