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  • New Business: Sweet Avisha Frozen Yogurt, LLC.

    Address: 103 Jeanie Drive, Burks Plaza, Shelbyville,KY

    Who We Are: We are Sweet Avisha Frozen Yogurt, owned by Kurt and Jamie Smith. We are local residents of Shelbyville. We have lived in this community for over seventeen years. We enjoy yogurt shops, and thought it was time for Shelbyville to have one. We felt Shelbyville needed a place where friends and families could come and enjoy the atmosphere and have a sweet treat.

  • Shelby County School Board: New buildings to get full attention at meeting

    The Shelby County Board of Education will check the progress of the district’s two newest additions when it convenes at 7 p.m. Thursday at East Middle School, 600 Rocket Lane, for its regular meeting.

    The board will hear an update from architects K. Norman Berry and Associates on both the finishing touches at the Northside Early Childhood Center and on the progress at the new Southside Elementary School.

  • Shelby County School Board: New school vision coming

    Superintendent James Neihof said he is ready to introduce a plan that can reshape the vision, along with some of the common practices, of Shelby County Public Schools.

    “When I say my plan, this comes from the Strategic Leadership Team, so it’s eighty-plus [people] strong,” he said. “This is the plan we’ve put together. The BIG Goals will still be our motto, but our vision and our mission will come from Inspired Learning, Leading and Living.”

  • Cheerleaders to school board: Let us to go to nationals

    The day before Collins High School was set to celebrate its KHSAA Class AAAA football state title, another group of students approached the school board to discuss a decision not to allow them to compete in a national competition.

  • School board to look at MAP scores

    The final round of MAP testing scores for the past school year will be reviewed by the Shelby County School Board on Thursday night.

    Deputy Superintendent Lisa Smith will present the scores to the board, for a spring-to-spring comparison as an indication of how students have progressed in their academic year.

  • Shelby County School Board: Weather forces change in Northside work

    The Shelby County Board of Education had a late addition to the agenda for Thursday’s meeting at the Area Technology Center.

    The board, after approving a revised agenda, approved the expenditure of up $40,000 on wet soil removal and replacement at the site of the Northside Early Childhood Center project. The vote was taken before a change order was submitted, which is allowable, because of  the timeliness of the project. The change order will be submitted at the board’s next meeting.

  • 3 Shelby teams make Odyssey world finals

    Shelby County schools had 15 teams qualify for the state Odyssey of the Mind competition last weekend at Northern Kentucky University, and three of them took home championships to advance to the world finals in May at Michigan State University.

    “It was great. We had one team at each level advance, and we had another five teams finish in third place, just missing qualifying for the world finals,” said Teresa Walther, the Talented and Gifted teacher for East and West middle schools.

  • Shelby County School Board: Last day for school: May 22

    Students at Shelby County Public Schools should plan to attend school for an extra couple of  days in May after missing classes for two snow days this winter.

    If there are no more school cancellations, SCPS will add two days to the school year, pushing the end of the school year back to May 22.

  • Shelby County School Board: Collins students will run for Beta Club national office

    The Shelby County Board of Education’s meeting on Thursday was the site of a national announcement.

    Collins junior Ryan Ruff, who was elected state Beta Club President and will serve his term next year, announced his intentions to run for president of the national organization.

    “I’m here today to formerly announce my intentions for the candidacy of the national president,” Ruff told the board.

    Ruff, the son of Dan and Liz Ruff, was actually at the meeting to talk about his candidacy for the state president.

  • Kentucky Legislature: Bills designed to make schools safer

    In the wake of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., both the Kentucky House and Senate are moving forward with similar school safety bills.

    House Bill 354 unanimously cleared the House Education Committee on Thursday and will go to the floor for consideration.