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Datebook: Nov. 18, 2015

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This week
Chamber annual meeting, awards luncheon
The 2015 annual meeting and awards luncheon will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at Claudia Sanders’ Dinner House, 3202 Shelbyville Road. Bill Lamb,
president and general manager of WDRB and WMYO, will be the keynote speaker. Tickets are $25 each. Recognized during the event will be the diplomat of the year, chamber member of the year and the Shelbyville citizen of the year. For more information, contact Johnna Maier at 633-1636 or E-mail johnna@shelbycountykychamber.com.
Coupon class
Want to save money on your grocery bill? Maria Edwards will be at the Shelby County Public Library, 309 8th St., from 3 to 5 p.m. on Nov. 18 in the Hudson Room, to help teach you all the tips and tricks to saving money when going to the grocery store. There will be door prizes for those that attend. Bring paper and a pencil. Registration is required by calling 633-3803 or E-mail media@scplibrary.net.
Caryatid Book Club
The Caryatid Book Club will meet at 12:30 p.m. Thursday at the home of Kate Hinkle. The program will be conducted by Claudette Long.
Healthy holiday cooking and eating
A special program on holiday cooking and eating will be at 10 a.m. on Thursday at at the Shelby County Extension office, 1117 Frankfort Road. Participants will learn about healthy lifestyle habits to prevent and/or manage diabetes. The program will include cooking demonstrations, food sampling, free recipes and answers to your questions. There will be new recipe food sampling at noon. To register for this free program, call 633-4593.
Operation Christmas Child collection dates
Operation Christmas Child’s National Collection Week is through Monday, each of the 8 locations will collect shoeboxes—packed with toys, school supplies, hygiene items and notes of encouragement—from generous Louisville donors. This year, Louisville project coordinators hope to collect 44,000 shoebox gifts to deliver to children in need overseas. The Shelbyville location is Shelby Christian Church, 2375 Frankfort Road. Drop off times are 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday; 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday; noon to 7 p.m. Sunday; and 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday. For more information, contact Christy Holland at 502-905-0511 or cholland502@yahoo.com; or visit http://www.samaritanspurse.org/operation-christmas-child/drop-off-locati....
Lions Club
Shelby County Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. Thursday at Simpsonsville City Hall in the community room.  
Clear Creek Writers Club
The Clear Creek Writers Club meets at 7 p.m. Thursday in the board room of the Shelby County Community Theatre. Persons interested in sharing some works, listening to the work of others or honing skills are invited to attend.
Learning Disabilities
Parents of Children with Learning Differences and Attention Difficulties meets at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Learning Disabilities Association of Kentucky, 2210 Goldsmith Lane, No. 118, Louisville. For additional information call the LDA office at 502-473-1256.
Cropper Ruritan
Cropper Ruritan Club meets at 7 p.m. Thursday.
Guardian Angels Junior Circle
The Guardian Angels Junior Circle meets Thursday at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville KDS Conference Room at 7 p.m. Contact Cecilia A. Piccini, junior leader, 502-647-3853 or ceciliaapiccini@msn.com. Members are ages birth to 17.
Kentuckians for Commonwealth meeting
Shelby Kentuckians for Commonwealth meets 6 p.m. Thursday at the Stratton Center, 215 Washington St. For more information, E-mail carissa@kftc.org.
Diabetes meetings
The Shelby County Diabetes Coalition meets 1:30 to 3 p.m. Thursday at the Shelby County Extension Office. KRDC is a diabetes education, support, and advocacy group. You do not have to be a person with diabetes to join. For more information or to RSVP, contact Mona Huff at 845-6849 or monahuff616@gmail.com or Amanda Stoess at 633-1243 or amandan.stoess@ky.gov.
Small ruminant series
Small Ruminant series will be from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday. The series focuses on sheep and goats. For more information, or to reserve your spot, call 633-4593.
Lottie Moon auction
Burks Branch Baptist Church will have the annual Thanksgiving Meal Fellowship and Lottie Moon Christmas Offering Auction on Friday. Located at 2023 Fox Run Road.
Eastern Star
Shelby Chapter 170 Order of the Eastern Star meets at Solomon Lodge at 7:30 p.m. Friday.
Turkey Trot
The Leadership Shelby Turkey Trot will be Saturday at Sixth and Main streets. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. and the run/walk will get underway at 8:30. Register online at headfirstperformance.com or print out a registration form at leadershipshelby.com. For more information, contact Rosemary Riggs at 502-682-1053 or E-mail leadershipshelby@gmail.com.
Spencer Project Graduation
Spencer County Project Graduation will host an indoor craft fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday at SCHS. There will be all kinds of arts and crafts from various vendors. If you are interested in having a booth on this day or have any questions please leave a comment or message on the group’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/2015craftshow. The high school is located at 520 Taylorsville Road in Taylorsville.
Canned food drive
Beauty Pro’s Salon & Boutique, 802 Washington Street, is partnering with Lighthouse Baptist Church of Shelbyville for a canned food drive. During the month of November, bring in non-perishable food items and receive 50 cents off any salon service per item donated, up to $10 per family. The items will be taken to the church and put into food baskets to be distributed to local families. For more information, call 502-991-3275.
Kids Korner
Centenary United Methodist Church hosts Kids Korner at 10 a.m.-noon on Saturday for K-fifth grade children who are on the free/reduced meals program. The children enter the facility from the 5th-and- Washington Street door and are given an opportunity to share in games, crafts, stories and fellowship before enjoying a hot meal and being sent home with a take-home-snack-sack. There will be special activities for parents. For those who do not have transportation, call 633-4510 by noon Friday.
Solomon’s Lodge
The Solomon’s Lodge No. 5 meets at 7:30 p.m. Monday. For more information, visit www.solomons-fam.com.
ALS support group
An ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) support group meets 6 p.m. Monday at Cardinal Hill Rehab Center on Bluegrass Parkway in Louisville. For more information, call 800-406-7702.
Amateur radio meeting
The Shelby County Amateur Radio Emergency Services (ARES) group meets at 7 p.m. on Monday at the Shelby County Emergency Management Building, 98 7th St. in Shelbyville. For more information, call 502-220-7872 or 502-529-6054.

Upcoming
Uniquely U painting
Come have a great time by creating your very own masterpiece at the Shelby County Public Library, 309 8th St. It will be a step by step instruction canvas painting of a personalized Christmas ornament. Paint supplies and brushes will be provided. This program is free, but we ask that you bring your own 16x20 canvas. Bookmobile Librarian Amanda, who graduated from the University of Kentucky with a degree in art, will give instructions. Sign up 5 to 7 p.m. on Dec. 2. Registration is required due to a limit of 20 people per class. For more information or to register, call at 502-633-3803, or E-mail media@scplibrary.net.
CASA’s Christmas in the courtyard
CASA’s Christmas in the Courtyard at Wakefield-Scearce Galleries is a benefit for children in crisis in Shelby and Spencer counties from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Dec. 3. There will be food, drinks and live music by The Giltner Group all in the surroundings of the beautiful, decorated-for-the-holidays Wakefield-Scearce Galleries. Come join us and help the children of Shelby and Spencer counties. Tickets are $50 per person and can be obtained at www.CASARIVERREGION.ORG or by calling 502-400-8040.
‘Woodland Winter’
 A “Woodland Winter” Christmas dinner and auction will be from 6 to 9 p.m. on Dec. 5 at Cornerstone Christian Academy, 3950 Frankfort Road. Tickets are $25 for adult and $15 for student, which includes a meal, more than 100 auction items, entertainment, and wreath sale. For reservations, contact BeckyWilliams@CCAofKY.org or call 633-4070. Follow Cornerstone Christian Academy dinner and auction Facebook page for auction item preview.
‘Wonderful Life’ at SCCT
Tickets go on sale Nov. 20 for Shelby County Community Theatre’s production of It’s a Wonderful Life, by James W. Rodgers. Performances are Dec. 4, 5, 10, 11 and 12 at 7:30 p.m. and Dec. 6 and 13 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and $10 for students and children. For reservations, call 502-633-0242. It’s a Wonderful Life is directed by Jack Wann, and sponsored by Roger and Diane Shott, Brig. Gen. R.R. Van Stockum and Village Plaza Shopping Center. The theatre is located at 801 Main Street in Shelbyville.
Benefit show for the Angel Tree
Ray Glenn is working with the Salvation Army, City of Simpsonville on a benefit show for the Angel Tree on Dec. 12. The goal is to take donations and complete as many of the requests as possible, hoping that no child goes without and that every angel is pulled off the tree. He does quite a variety of music from numerous artists, performing numerous Tribute shows and Vegas style shows from the 50s through the 90s, as well as to artists such as Roy Orbison, Kenny Rogers, Johnny Rivers and Elton John. For more information, E-mail rayglenn@twc.com or call 502-541-7861.
Book signing at the library
Come to the Shelby County Public Library from 6 to 7 p.m. on Dec. 14 to hear Mike Grimes present and sign his new book, “The Pleasureville Connection 1784-2015.” Grimes will be showing featured pictures from the book, as well as discussing topics about the history that shaped and formed the town of Pleasureville. Call the library to register at 502-633-3803 or e-mail: media@scplibrary.net.
11th annual toy and coat drive
Cash Express will accept toys, coats and shoes (washable) and non-perishable food items in many drop off locations in the area. All donations should be received by Dec. 15 to have them delivered in time for Christmas. For more information call 633-3491.
Bagged leaf pickup
The City of Shelbyville, Department of Public Works will offer leaf pick-up through Jan. 1. Leaves must be bagged in strong garbage bags and tied, with a 40-pound weight capacity. They should be placed on the curb, not blocking the sidewalk or street. Residents must call this department, 633-1094, to get on the list for pick-up.
Recurring
Teens sponsor blanket drive
The Shelby County Public Library Teen Advisory Board will sponsor a “Christmas Blanket Drive” for preschool children attending the Northside Early Childhood Center. Library patrons and the general public are encouraged to participate in this community project. The blankets needed are the (new) small, fleece ones. Boxes are set up in the main lobby of the library as well as in the Children’s Department.
Story hours at library
Story Hours at the Shelby County Public Library through May will be 10 and 11 a.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays for preschool ages 2 to 4; 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Thursdays for baby and toddler time (newborns to young 2s). For more information, contact 633-3803 or youthservices@scplibrary.net.
Free GED classes
New free GED classes are at the Shelby County Public Library, 309 8th St. JCTC Shelby County Adult Education is offering GED and skills upgrade classes from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays.  Visit the library now during class hours to register.
Movies at library for seniors
Movies for seniors 50+ will be the third Friday of the month at the Shelby County Public Library, 309 8th St. The movies are free and popcorn and water will be provided. Call the library for movie titles. For more information, contact 633-3803, ext. 11 or media@scplibrary.net.
Senior services and program
The Multi-Purpose Senior Center, 207 Washington Street, is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Lunch is served at 11:30 each day with various activities scheduled throughout the day for 60 years of age and above to enjoy. To make a reservation, one week in advance, call 502-633-2218.
Lawn Warriors Service LLC
The Shelbyville VFW Post 1179 is creating a Veteran Lawn Care Service to provide income for veterans of all military and naval services of the United States of America. This business will be managed and operated by veteran members of the Shelbyville Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1179. This veteran service will be licensed and insured and will provide the best quality of lawn care service. Services provided are mowing, trimming, cleanups, mulching, gutter cleanings, window cleaning, deck staining. For more information, free quotes or service, contact Vietnam Veteran, Jim Morris at 502-419-5584 (text or call), or E-mail jim.morris1@twc.com
Bookmobile schedule
The Bookmobile operates on a two week rotating schedule making numerous community stops around the city and county, so there’s one close to you. The public is welcome at all stops. Our traveling library is filled with materials for children, teens, and adults. On the bookmobile you can: register for a library card; check out books and magazines; access free wifi; and return both library and bookmobile items.  To have the bookmobile services at your home or daycare, call the library at 502-633-3803 and ask to speak with Amanda, our Bookmobile Librarian, to see if you qualify.
Recovery on the Run
Recovery on the Run, a Women’s Christian-based recovery support group, including drugs and alcohol meets weekly from 5:30 to 7 p.m. each Sunday at New Mt. Zion’s Community Development Center or CDC at 701 Main St. Pre-registration is necessary for childcare, contact Teresa Smith at 502-548-1561. Sponsored by Shelby County Christians United Against Drugs.
CASA recruiting volunteers
Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of the River Region is recruiting and training community volunteers to advocate for the best interest of abused and neglected children in Spencer, Shelby and Henry counties. If you are looking for a rewarding experience in helping a child in crisis, call Carolyn Smither at 502-647-2155 or visit www.CASARiverRegion.org to learn more about becoming a volunteer. No experience necessary.
Events at Clay Street
Clay Street Missionary Baptist Church will have skating from 7 to 10 p.m. every Friday. If interested in playing basketball, sign ups are going on now. To sign up or for more information, see Lou Manica or call 407-1784.
Big Brothers/Big Sisters
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Shelby County provides children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported 1-to-1 relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. We have mentors ready to be matched with youth ages 7-16. Do you want a Big Brother or Big Sister for your Little? Visit BBBSKY.org or call 502-753-3745.
New exhibit at History Center
The Shelby County Historical Society has a new exhibit at the History Center on Main Street. Panels and other memorabilia spotlight Shelbyville High School, which closed 40 years ago when the city system merged with the county schools. Coordinators Sharon Hackworth and Duanne Puckett said the history lessons reveal highlights about people, like the female superintendent, Willie C. Ray, who served from 1930-1960. A model of the former Bagdad School created by Jerry Ruble has been added to the museum display and also some Bagdad School memorabilia. This school was demolished in the mid 1980’s. The exhibit will open from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Volunteer docents are available weekly from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday and Friday. If a group needs to meet at another time it can be arranged by contacting Sharon Hackworth at 502-633-5473.
Volunteer knitters and crocheters needed
A Place to Sleep, a ministry of First Presbyterian Church that provides beds for children in Shelby County, needs volunteers who will knit or crochet blocks for blankets through October. Blocks are generally somewhere in the 7x9 inch size, any color, any stitch you like. Great use of scrap yarns. Free yarn and hooks/needles are available if needed. Contact Lynn Whittaker, 502-321-7116 or e-mail mjlw22@shelbybb.net.
Musical instruments needed
Do you have musical instruments that need a good home? Did you know that you can donate those instruments to the Shelby County School System through a Partners In Education Program at First Presbyterian Church and help students who otherwise couldn’t afford to be in band or orchestra? If you have an instrument to donate, contact First Presbyterian at 502-633-2693. More than 50 instruments have been given since the program started in 2003. All donations are tax deductible.
Monthly diabetes support
The American Diabetes Association invites churches to participate in free diabetes awareness and education program, Live Empowered, sponsored by Norton Healthcare and WellPoint/Anthem BC/BS. These lessons can improve the health of members with diabetes, their families and even the community. All materials and training would be provided by the American Diabetes Association at no cost to you. For more information, contact Kristen McDanald at kmcdanald@diabetes.org or 502-452-6072 ext. 3321.
Drug/alcohol recovery
Celebrate Recovery is a Christian-based Drug and Alcohol Recovery program at First Baptist Church, across from the Shelby County Fairgrounds. It is also for anyone who has a hurt, habit or hang-up. Meetings are at 6 p.m. on Thursdays. Pizza will be served at 5:30. No childcare is provided. For more information, call John Flannagin 502-321-4847.
Spay/neuter clinics
Operation CatSnip monthly spay/neuter clinics with a financial donation for Shelby County. Dogs will not be accepted. For more information, call or text 502-220-0271, or e-mail ocki@twc.com.
Strengthening exercise class at NMZ
Strengthening exercise classes will be from 6 to 7 p.m. on Mondays at the New Mount Zion Community Development Center (Mulberry Building), 701 Main St., with certified instructor, Sheri Charbeneau. The fee is $3. For more information, call 502-633-7991.
Zumba at the library
Zumba at the Shelby County Public Library from 6 to 7 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursday on the first floor in the Hudson Room. Registration is required for adults 18 years and older. The classes are free. Limit 30. For more information, call 502-633-3803 ext. 11 or e-mail marketing@scplibrary.net.
Yoga for seniors
A free yoga class for seniors, 50 years and older, will be Monday, Wednesday and Thursday at the Shelby County Public Library. Registration is required for each class, with a limit of 25. For more information, class times and to register, call 633-3803 ext. 11, or e-mail marketing@scplibrary.net.
Line-dancing class
A free line-dancing class will be at 5:50-6:50 p.m. on Wednesday at the Shelby County Public Library. Registration is required, with a limit of 30 for adults 18 years and older. Wear hard-soled shoes, no tennis or running shoes. For more information, E-mail marketing@scplibrary.net or visit www.scplibrary.net.
‘Piloxing’ classes at FAC
The Family Activities Center at Clear Creek Park is bringing “Piloxing” to Shelbyville. Piloxing blends boxing, standing Pilates and dance-inspired moves into a low-impact workout. Classes will be at 7 p.m. Mondays, and 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Make sure to bring water and a towel to class. This class is free for FAC members and $6 for non-members. For more information, call 502-633-5059.
Bee Tree at outdoor center
The Bee Tree, an observational beehive, is open with an eastern box turtle display at the Miller Outdoor Education Center from 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturdays.
ALC classes with Spanish
A Spanish translator is now available at all classes at A Loving Choice Pregnancy Center, 711 Henry Clay Street, from 5 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays and from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the girls’ night out program on the first Thursday of each month. If moms attend any of our classes, free babysitting is offered for the first 16 children registered. For details, contact Cynda Lewis at 502-647-0300 or e-mail cynda@alovingchoiceprc.org.
T.R.A.I.L. volunteers needed
Volunteers are needed to assist with therapeutic riding lessons at T.R.A.I.L. (Therapeutic Riding Association Inc. of Louisville), which is located at 4090 Webb Road in Simpsonville. If you like horses, and/or enjoy working with special needs children and adults, this is for you. For more information, contact Nathalie Green at 502-876-7844.
Book club kits at the library
If you belong to a book discussion group or are thinking about starting one, you are invited to check out the Shelby County Public Library’s selection of book kits. Each kit contains 12 books and a notebook with information about the author, a synopsis of the book and discussion questions. All of the books have been selected and read by the library’s “Brown Bag” book club. The club meets the second Tuesday of every month, at 1-2 p.m. All you need to check out a kit is to have a library card. For more information, call 502-633-3803.
Habitat housing applications
Habitat for Humanity of Shelby County is accepting applications for the next home. Candidates must submit applications, and they will be called in for a preliminary interview. Proof required for need, ability to pay and willingness to partner with Habitat. Applications can be obtained through www.habitatshelbyky.org. The applications must be mailed to HFH of Shelby County, P.O. Box 728, Shelbyville, 40066. Habitat is currently looking for active members who are interested in getting involved with Habitat. Whether you have an interest in swinging a hammer or a more behind the scenes approach of being on a committee contact Deb at 502-633-5518 or email executivedirector@habitatshelbyky.org.
Parkinson’s support session
A support/exercise group geared to meet the needs of those fighting Parkinson’s Disease meets at 6:30-7 p.m. Mondays at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville. For more information, call Dyna Zehnder at 502-377-7562.
Dorman Center bingo
The non-profit Dorman Preschool Center benefits from the 7 p.m. Tuesday and Friday bingo at 1857 Midland Trail.
Bridge at FAC
Free bridge groups meet at 9:30-11:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Fridays at FAC. All levels, beginning or rusty, etc.
Dulcimer lessons
The Merrie Melodious Dulcimers will offer lessons on the mountain lap dulcimer at locations in Pleasureville and Simpsonville free of charge for anyone interested in playing with us. For more information, contact Wilda at 502-523-4448 or e-mail mmdulcimers@gmail.com.
Merrie Melodious Dulcimers
The Merrie Melodious Dulcimers are now scheduling for fall and Christmas events.  This is a group of musicians from Henry and Shelby Counties playing lap dulcimers, hammered dulcimers, guitars, and mandolins, and love gospel, folk, bluegrass and mountain music.  There is no charge for the performances.  For more information, call Saundra 502-845-4734 or email mmdulcimers@gmail.com.
Collins brick program
The Collins High School Athletic Booster Club is selling commemorative bricks in a “Legacy Brick Garden” to raise money for the club and the school’s athletic program. Individuals or organizations may purchase bricks for $100, which is tax deductible, and have them engraved as a lasting gift or appreciation for a teacher or even to advertise a business. For more information, call 502-647-1160 or e-mail MLCHSboosters@gmail.com.
Amanda Smith Circle
The Amanda Smith Circle contact is Tina Hurt, president, at 502-633-3308 or hurttina@hotmail.com.
Rotary Club
Shelbyville Rotary Club meets at noon every Tuesday at Centenary United Methodist Church. The public is invited.
Pediatric group meeting
Associates in Pediatric Therapy has a Support Group for Parents with Autistic children (for all Autism Spectrum Disorders). Meetings will be at the APT Clinic, 1900 Midland Trail, and times are flexible, according to the needs of the group. Call 502-633-1007 to sign up.
Outdoor Center open Saturdays
The Miller Outdoor Education Center at Red Orchard Park is open noon to 4 p.m. every Saturday. If you or someone you know would like to help out by being at the center during these hours once a month or so, contact us at clearcreektrailblazers@hotmail.com or www.facebook.com/clearcreektrailblazers. Visit www.shelbycountyparks.com/Clear-Creek-Trailblazers.html for up to date schedule of events and information.
Weekly bike ride
A beginners’ bicycle ride is 6 p.m. Mondays at Main Street Bikes in Shelbyville. For information, call 502-220-4136.
Foster care/adoption program
The Cabinet for Health and Family Services is forming classes for their foster care and adoption program. Applicants must be at least 21 years old, married or single, financially stable and have an income, in good physical and mental health, meet safety requirements including background checks, and all adults in the home must successfully complete 32 hours of training. CHFS is in specific need of foster/adoptive homes willing to accept teenagers, large sibling groups (three or more), medically fragile kids, kids of a different race/ethnicity and kids currently available for adoption on the Special Needs Adoption Web site. However, all types of applicants are encouraged to apply in order to meet the needs of all children in foster care. Interested applicants should call 502-633-2055 or 1-888-698-2221. For more information visit apps.chfs.ky.gov/snap/ or http://chfs.ky.gov/.

Announcements
Car donations
Many boys and girls’ clubs are looking for car donations in any condition. Cars are sold at auction and the funds generated help support their many programs. Call 1-800-246-0493 to donate or for more information.
Crestview needs volunteers
Crestview Care and Rehab is recruiting volunteers who would like to help enrich the lives of residents through art, crafts, games, music, reading or various other activities. Crestview is also available to host small women’s or men’s groups to include interested residents for community or religious involvement. Contact Brittany Mitchell at 502-633-2454.
Classic movie fans
If you love movies from the 1930s through the 1960s and would like to find other classic movie fans in our area, contact Lou Ann at 502-829-0233.
Animal shelter needs volunteers
The Shelby County Animal Shelter is looking for volunteers to walk, play with and socialize the dogs and cats. The shelter is full, so there are plenty of animals to choose from. If you would like to help, call the shelter at 502-633-0009.
Food Pantry hours
New hours for the Food Pantry are 10 a.m. until about 12:30 p.m. on the first and third Wednesday of the month. The Clothing Closet is open 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesdays. All items are free. God’s Kitchen has a free meal, 11:30 a.m. weekdays at Victory Baptist Church, 715 Main St. in Shelbyville.