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  • Straight from the horse’s mouth

    Pumpkins patches, pizza baking and a talking horse don’t typically have much in common, but last week at Gallrein Farms, they all came together to make a unique and fun classroom setting.

    “It was really nice to have the class,” Sarah Flattery, a second grade teacher at Heritage Elementary said.  Flattery and her students along with three other second grade classes attended a field trip to Gallrein Farms on Thursday and this year, in addition to touring the farm, students were treated to a special agriculture program.

  • Big Picture Learning gives district an alternative to alternative education

    Shelby County Public Schools recognizes that not all students fit the same learning mold. So the district is considering the possibility of launching the state’s first Big Picture School.

    With nearly 100 schools around the globe participating, the program redesigns education in the United States.  With their innovative approach to learning, the program has a 92 percent graduation rate.

  • Little lessons, big results

    A row of gigantic pumpkins with a cornfield in the background and three ordinary looking guys talking to a child may not sound like the set of a television show, but that's just what it was on Friday at Gallrein Farms.

    The three stars of the segment of A Day in Buck's Big World- a KET series- were Shelby County Farmers Jim and Seth Ellis and Bill Gallrein.

  • UPDATED: 2 bus accident on Rocket Lane, minor injuries reported

    An accident on Rocket Lane Tuesday morning left one bus in the ditch near Shelby County High School's rear entrance and several students in the gym to be checked by EMS.

    Two buses collided just after 8:30 a.m., and one bus was left on its side. That bus had no students on board at the time of the accident. The other bus, No. 1121, did have students and all were escorted into the Shelby County High School gymnasium. The bus that flipped over was driven Wyena Marshall and Terry Overall was driving bus No. 1121.

  • SCPS rolls out student computers

    Nearly every Shelby County Public Schools high student will be spending their weekend tinkering with a new Chromebook, thanks to the district’s commitment to pair every student with their own device by 2018.

    On Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday students at both high schools piled into the halls and herded from station to station before finally picking up their Chromebook after much anticipation.

    Some stations took a bit longer than others to pass through but inevitably, all students left with smiles on their faces and devices under their arms.

  • Caucus is a go

    The state’s Republican Party has made history in the commonwealth. On August 22, the GOP voted in favor by two-thirds majority to replace the Republican May presidential primary with a March caucus.

    Mike Biagi, executive director of the Republican Party and a Shelbyville native, said that switching to a caucus would increase the value of the state’s decision.

  • Digging up the past

    If you’re looking to have a little fun this weekend, why not head over to Shannon Funeral Home on Sunday and do a little digging?

    From 1 p.m. to 4 the Shelbyville funeral home will be hosting Scoop, Bounce and Dig as part of their celebrations in recognition of 150 years in the business.

    Shannon Funeral Service, 1124 Main Street in Shelbyville, hosted an open house in April in honor of the occasion.

    “This is a thank you to community for their support,” owner John Shannon said, admitting he had a bit of fun with the name of the event.

  • Booting out muscular dystrophy

    If you see a fire truck and several members of the Shelbyville Fire Department at Kroger this evening, don’t be alarmed.

    There is no fire or emergency, but the firefighters are battling an issue.

    “We’re going to do a one-day collection for Muscular Dystrophy,” Chief Kevin Baker said.

    The collection is part of a 60-year campaign called the Fill the Boot, made possible with a partnership with the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) and the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

  • SIMPSONVILLE CITY COMMISSION: Salt bin nearing completion

    With the completion of Simpsonville's new salt barn, all three of Shelby County's municipalities have their own storage facilities.

    Simpsonville City Commissioner Michael Hesse reported at the commission's meeting Thursday that the structure was nearing completion.

    "The salt bin is progressing nicely," he said. "We are in the process of putting up the walls, and everything is right on schedule, just in time for winter."

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL – Greenwood Court no parking by Oct. 1

    Not all members of the Shelbyville City Council saw eye-to-eye Thursday evening in regards to parking issues on Greenwood Court, located just west of Jewish Hospital Shelbyville.

    “I’d like to recommend Greenwood Court be marked for no parking on the street because the street is too narrow,” Mayor Tom Hardesty said.