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  • Police take WMS student into custody

    The Shelbyville Police Department was called to West Middle School Friday afternoon after a student was disrupting school.

    The student was taken into custody around 3:15 p.m.

    Shelby County Public Schools Public Relations Coordinator Ryan Allan said the incident started when a student wasn’t happy with a situation at the school.

    Allan said there was no weapon involved in the altercation.

  • New building, new name

     In response to a rapidly growing student population, a new educational facility is in the works for Shelby County.

    A preschool through eighth grade center is under development adjacent to Collins High School, but the facility will initially house middle school students with preschool and elementary students to follow.

    With the new educational facility on the way, Shelby County Public Schools is now tasked with coming up with a name for the building, and they are reaching out to the community for ideas.

  • Dogs bite workers at shelter, humane society

    In two separates incidents, workers were bitten by a dog in January, both at the humane society and the animal shelter, which the society now operates.

    One involved a volunteer at the Shelby County Humane Society and the other, an employee at the former Shelby County Animal Shelter, now known as the Shelby County Animal Care Services.

    The volunteer, Brenda Popp, was bitten Jan. 12, and Jill Wintergerst, an employee at the other facility, was bitten the week before.

  • A taxing chore

    It's been two weeks since most people received their W2s from their employers, and many ran to their tax preparers like a racehorse to the starting gate, but others, like a skittish thoroughbred, are balking at the chore.

    Tax prepares say those waiting are often those that owe money or are trying to prepare their own returns, both of which can be helped with a tax professional.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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:

  • Shelbyville teen in custody following stabbing of family member

     An argument turned violent Friday night, leaving a 37-year-old man dead and a family struggling for answers.

    The incident occurred Friday evening in the Cloverbrook Farms neighborhood. Officers with the Shelbyville Police Department were called to a home on Beamtree Drive around 9 p.m. and discovered David Bryant with a fatal stab wound to the chest.

    A teenage suspect, who is related to Bryant, was later taken into custody, accused of stabbing Bryant to death.

    Because of the teen’s age, no name has been released.

  • Shelbyville rocks

    When it comes to friendly communities, Shelby is a shining example. But if you need tangible proof that Shelby County truly rocks, just look down.

    Scattered across the community, hidden in plain sight, you’ll find a plethora of colored, wildly decorated rocks adorning fun designs aimed solely at bringing a smile to the finder’s face.

    Many of those rocks direct the discoverer to the Facebook page: Shelbyville Ky Rocks!

  • Juvenile in custody after fatal stabbing in Cloverbrook