News Briefs: Feb, 26, 2009

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By The Staff

 Simpsonville Commission

holds special meeting

The Simpsonville City Commission will conduct a special called meeting today at 4 p.m. to discuss the purchase or sale of property. City officials declined to elaborate on the specific property. The meeting will be held at city hall.


‘New Cool’ up for award

The New Cool video created by a group of Shelby County students to prevent drug and alcohol abuse is heading to the city. The video, currently being played at Great Escape Theater in Shelbyville, has been nominated for the 2010 Reel Action Video Contest. The premier and awards event will be March 7 at the Baxter Ave. Theatres on Bardstown Road in Louisville. The contest is for videos created by teens to prevent underage drinking.


55 Yard Sale set

The second annual Ky. Hwy. 55 Yard Sale will be April 15-18. The yard sale is open to residents of Carroll, Henry, Shelby, Spencer, Nelson, Washington, Marian, Adair and Taylor counties. Originally begun in Shelby County, headquarters for the yard sale will be the old Finchville School in Finchville. If you are interested in holding a yard sale in your community or would like to reserve a vender's booth call (502) 834-7754.


Hundreds rally for KCTCS

More than 600 Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) students, employees, faculty and others rallied in Frankfort on Thursday to encourage legislators to continue to invest in KCTCS.

Gov. Steve Beshear proclaimed Thursday as Kentucky Community and Technical College System Day in Kentucky.

Those who rallied represented the 8,425 people who have signed a petition to keep higher education accessible to grow our economy and to help Kentuckians find high-wage, high-growth jobs.

“We are here today to demonstrate to state lawmakers the important role KCTCS plays in the lives of Kentuckians and the state’s economy, and to ask them to make smart investments by doing two things,” KCTCS President Michael B. McCall said at the rally. “First, maintain our base funding. In other words, no more cuts. KCTCS has taken eight budget cuts during the past ten years. The second thing we are asking lawmakers is to pass a transfer bill – HB160 – which is currently in the Senate. This bill will help to eliminate the barriers many of you face when transferring to one of the state’s public universities.”


Girl Scout cookie alert

The Girl Scout Cookie supplier, Little Brownie Bakers, has advised that some batches of Lemon Chalet Crème Girl Scout Cookies are not up to their quality standards. As a result, the bakery is implementing a voluntary quality withdrawal. The affected cookies are NOT a health hazard. The affected batches have the following lot codes, located on the bottom of each cookie box and on the brown cases: 7455881, 7455882, 7455883, 7456741, 7456742, 7456743, 7457661, 7457662, 7457663, 7458521, 7458522, 7458523, 7459401, 7459402, 7459403. No other Girl Scout Cookie varieties are involved. Cookies affected by the withdrawal were distributed only from the Louisville Berger Warehouse.


Group seeks teen musicians

A group campaigning against teens drinking and driving is trying to find teenage musicians in Shelbyville to help prevent teenage drunk driving fatalities across America. The “Kids Saving Kids” drunk driving prevention campaign claims to be the first to use music as the primary vehicle of our life saving message. Through a “Kids Saving Kids” compilation CD, backers are promoting both our ideals and teenage musicians from more than 100 cities in the U.S. For more information, call 978-922-5041 or E-mail atNicole@stopddnow.com.