• SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD - Southside presentation

     Shelby County school board members will dive into culture at Southside Elementary School Thursday as they come together for the regularly scheduled meeting at the school at 7 p.m.

    As host for the meeting, Southside, located at 718 Ginkgo Drive in Shelbyville, will welcome board members with a student presentation on the arts.

  • SCHS student selected as Derby poster winner

     Art has always been a hobby for Ashley McHone, but with a recent announcement, her pastime is becoming a passion.

    First Lady Glenna Bevin announced Monday McHone’s work was selected as the winning entry of the 2018 Kentucky Derby Poster Contest.

    An acrylic painting on canvas of a horse surrounded by red roses, McHone’s piece best embodied the theme: “What does the Kentucky Derby look like to you?”

  • Collins hosts VEX state tournament

     Collins High School hosted the Kentucky State High School Vex Robotics Championship over the weekend and saw 44 teams vie for a slot in the VRC World Championship, which will be in Louisville next month.  The district sent seven teams into the competition, with six from Collins and one from Shelby County. The competition requires student teams to build a robot to perform different tasks.

    The placements were:



    3217A –10

    3217G – 19

    3217D – 20

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL - Discovery Boulevard still a dead end

     Shelby County Public Schools has worked for quite some time to untangle the Discovery Boulevard mess left by a defunct developer and it seems the battle isn’t quite over.

    Superintendent James Neihof Thursday approached the Shelbyville City Council and explained when they purchased the property for the construction of Collins High School, they were under contractual agreement with WAZE, which had planned to develop property around the school, to build the road.

  • Odyssey teams advancing to state

     Odyssey of the Mind Teams from six Shelby County schools competed at the East Central Regional Tournament at Collins High School this past Saturday and ten out of eleven will advance to state.

    Despite a setback, Shelby County High School took second in the Stellar Hangout Division.

  • Former school board member continues work in education

     The power of art is spreading to Shelby County thanks to the regional nonprofit Fund for the Arts and their support of Imagine Greater Louisville 2020, along with one Shelby resident and his dedication toward supporting education.

    Doug Butler, former Shelby County School Board Chairman and member of the Imagine 2020 Education Subcommittee, said the idea behind the plan is to provide art opportunities to students across the region and he’s excited to the plan take hold in Shelby County.

  • Collins Culinary team earns region title

     The Shelby County High School Culinary Arts Team has once again snagged the FCCLA regional title and will advance to state next month.

    Their win marks the third year as Region 6 title holders and their teacher and coach Erica Roberts is hoping for a second state win in a row.

    Comprised of all first year team members, the team of juniors Isaac Holland and Skyler McClusky along with senior Bianca Saucedo, has worked hard to get to this point, Roberts said.

  • Southside students raise money for charities

    Southside Elementary School hosted its annual art night Thursday, raising more than $2,000 for local, state and national charities.

    Art teacher Michelle Thomas said a total of about 450 students participated, each grade level creating a different heart themed project for the “For the Love of Art” show.

    Each grade level also selected a charity to support.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD - Board approves unmet needs

    On Thursday, the Shelby County Board of Education reviewed the district’s unmet needs for 2018.

    Some of the requested items include:

  • Board reviews budget committee recommendations

    The Shelby County Board of Education took on the task of meeting new budget requirements and a slight budget deficit with recommendations from the board’s budget committee during Thursday’s meeting at East Middle School.

    “The 2018-19 Budget Committee was tasked with several objectives, one to recommend initiatives necessary to maintain progress with our strategic plan, to recommend ways to fund new initiatives and to recommend reductions to existing budget items which were no longer effective,” Susan Barkley, director of finance told the board.