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  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL Council will consider revision to water and sewer fees

    Shelbyville Municipal Water and Sewer Manager Tom Doyle will present an ordinance establishing a revised schedule of charges for the Shelbyville Sewer and Water Commission to the Shelbyville City Council meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at city hall, 315 Washington Street in Shelbyville.

    The proposed increase is 3.5 percent for both sewer and water.  Increases presented in 2014 were 3.5 percent on water and a 3.75 for sewer.  Doyle said the increases are necessary to keep up with increasing operational costs.

  • A rocking Christmas

    Though it’s been two decades since it was home to a radio station, the building at 416 Main Street, now Crahan’s Wealth Management, is once again pumping out music and this time the tunes are accompanied by their own festive light production.

    Each night during the holiday season from 5 until 10 p.m., passerbys who tune into 88.5 FM can hear the tunes of the season with a synchronized light show dancing on the former WCND building. 

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  • Basic plan in place for holiday traffic at mall

    Simpsonville and The Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass are prepped and ready to handle increased traffic flow starting today and throughout the holiday season.

    The pattern employed in the past has been pretty basic said Chip Minnis Simpsonville Police chief.

  • Learning is child’s play

    Thanks to a group of volunteers, dozens of children that attend the Dorman Preschool Center can now experience hands on learning outdoors.

    Laurie Cottrell, executive director of the Dorman Center, said she is pleased with the new combination outdoor classroom/playground.

    “In the last two or three years, the Dorman Preschool has been moving toward the Reggio Emilia [outdoor learning] approach and with that, also, a lot of nature is brought into the classroom and a lot of time being spent outdoors,” she said.

  • Creating a cure one brick at a time

    While many kids their age are using Legos to destroy their bedroom floors, brother Max and Elliot Adkins are hoping to use the plastic bricks to better the world.

    Through the sale of Lego style bracelets and key chains, as well as countless donations, the boys are looking to raise money to help children fighting cancer.

    Inspired by a man named John O’Leary who suffered burns to his entire body as a child, the 11-year-old twin brothers started their own non-profit earlier this year.

  • A little holiday humanity

     

    In between the chaos of Black Friday shopping and dining on our abundance of leftovers, we can quickly forget about all of the blessings we counted at the table yesterday.  It’s easy to get wrapped up in the excitement of our wish lists and all we hope to unwrap on Christmas morning.  But it’s important to remember that not everyone this season is looking forward to a Merry Christmas.

  • McGinnis honored as Farmer of the Year

    Tom McGinnis smiled shyly as he approached the front of the room at Tuesday night’s 62nd Annual Farm-City Banquet, hosted by the Shelbyville Kiwanis Club, to claim his Farmer of the Year award.

    “I’m just very appreciative and very thankful,” he said humbly.

    McGinnis may be a man of few words, but he is also a man of many kind deeds and actions, as well as a great example of a hard working farmer.

    Nathan Poole, who introduced special guests, gave the crowd an example of McGinnis’ dedication to farming.

  • A prestigious performance

    As if making the all-state choir wasn’t prestigious enough, two Shelby County High School juniors can add All-National Choir to their musical resumes. 

    During the 2015-16 school year, SCHS students Shyanne Drane, Gavin Martion, and Bryce Fowler qualified for an all-national audition. Martion and Bryce advanced to join “Best of the Best” at the National Association for Music Education’s (NAFME) 2016 All-National Honor Ensembles last weekend in Texas.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD – Plans underway to return 8th graders to middle schools

    The district says plans are underway to eventually return eighth grade students to their home middle schools. Chief Operations Officer Eddie Oakley and Assistant Superintendent of Operations Kerry Whitehouse presented updates on 21st Century Support Systems to the board Thursday and Whitehouse shared their intentions to return 8th grade students to East and West middle schools by August of 2018.