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  • Achieving perfection

    When 229 seniors take the stage for graduation at Collins High School Saturday morning, there’s one student you can bet won’t be absent.

    It’s an extremely rare feat, but with a little bit of luck and a whole lot of drive, Anthony “Tony” Nichols has achieved perfect attendance, having never missed a single day of school since he started kindergarten 13 years ago.

    Shelby County Public Schools Chief Academic Officer/Deputy Superintendent Lisa Smith said Nichols should be a role model.

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL – Considers transitional housing

    The Shelbyville City Council heard a request from Dave Hamlin to send a zoning regulation change to the Triple S Planning Commission for their recommendation.

    Hamlin presented to the council a proposal to change the regulations in the Ag/Commercial district to allow for transitional housing to help curb the growing drug epidemic.

    “There are some that are trying to get well and to get in a better place and they are trying to get help,” Hamlin said.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD – Students to share garden project

    Knowledge is blooming at Clear Creek Elementary thanks to the efforts of second grade teacher Dan Edelen. Focusing on persuasive writing, earlier this school year Edelen’s students wrote letters to Kerry Whitehouse, assistant superintendent of operations, and Jon Swindler, facilities engineer, sharing why they needed an outdoor garden.

    Edelen said the students followed up with research and obtained more information before their request was approved. 

  • Joseph Ellison announced as new Collins’ Principal

    After more than a year of searching, the Collins High School Site-Based Decision-Making Council has selected Joseph Ellison III to take over as principal on July 1.

    Mike Clark, the former director of student services for the district, served as interim principal for the 2015-16 school year while awaiting their decision.

    Superintendent James Neihof shared his approval of the SBDM Council’s selection.

  • Focusing on healthy children

    The staff at the Kosair children’s facility in Governor’s Square was happy to show visitors around at its open house Tuesday, taking the opportunity to spotlight the specific services the facility offers children.

  • Health department hosts fair

    If you’re looking to combine a healthy experience with a fun day, then the Fun Fest Health Fair on Saturday would be right down your alley.

    Hosted by the North Central Health District, the free event will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the parking lot of the Shelby County Health Department at 615 11th St.

    There will be games and fun activities for kids and adults alike, including music, food, prizes and bounce houses.

  • Highway 53 project preparing to move forward

     

  • SCHS student recognized for Microsoft certification score

    Shelby County High School student Jacob Turner was a leader among leaders at the Student Technology Leadership Program (STLP) state championship at Rupp Arena in Lexington last month. 

    Out of about 7,000 students from nearly 500 schools across the state Turner was recognized for his outstanding score on a Microsoft Certification test.

  • No crusade roadblocks

    In lieu of roadblocks, Shelbyville Fire and Rescue will concentrate their Crusade for Children collections efforts this year by means of seeking door-to-door donations.

    Shelbyville Firefighters say this decision was made due to safety concerns for themselves and their families.

    “One of the primary reasons is we’re concerned about the safety of the volunteers that are helping us collect,” Shelbyville Fire Chief Kevin Baker said, noting many who help collect do not serve in the department but are rather family members or volunteering civilians.

  • Graduations set for May 28

    Graduations

     

    WHEN: May 28

    TIME: Collins at 10 a.m.; doors open at 9

    Shelby County at 2 p.m.; doors open at 1:15

    WHERE: Respective school’s gymnasiums

    SENIOR AWARDS NIGHTS: Both at 6:30 p.m. Monday at Collins and Tuesday at SCHS, 6:30

     

    Graduations set for May 28

     

    By Ashley Sutter