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  • Kentuckians for the Commonwealth to hold tax reform forum in Shelby

    Shelby County’s chapter of the group Kentuckians for the Commonwealth is following the lead of other chapters around the state in holding a community forum on a potential upcoming tax reform measure.

    “What we hope to accomplish is just to educate people on what actually is going to happen if there is a special session and the legislature does vote for tax reform,” said Leslie McBride, president.

  • Fiscal court gives approval for water pipeline

    A project that was years in the making to add an alternate water supply for the county received the approval of the Shelby County Fiscal Court in its regular meeting Tuesday.

  • Bagdad pet sitter earns certification

    Kelly Catlett, owner of Waggs 2 Whiskers, has taken the next step in her animal loving business journey, becoming a certified professional pet sitter.

    Catlett established her pet-sitting, Bagdad-based business five years ago and immediately became a part of Pet Sitters International, the world’s largest educational association for professional pet sitters, which represents nearly 7,000 independent professional in-home, pet-care businesses.

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL - Approves 911 inter-local agreement

     

    When the Shelbyville City Council convened on Tuesday for a special called meeting, council members quickly nodded in favor of changes to the 911 inter-local agreement between Shelby’s three governing bodies.  Shelbyville Mayor Tom Hardesty said the discussion was necessary as the agreement had not been reviewed for several years.

    The majority of the changes proposed focus on the makeup of the board.

  • Community rallies to hold on to treasured resident

    Luke Morris has blessed Shelby County with his presence for some time, but residents fear their friend with constant smile may soon fade from the community.

    “We all love him and can’t imagine him not being around,” said John Shannon, Morris’ Sunday school teacher of about 25 years at First Baptist Church.

    Shannon explained that Morris is in a state guardianship program and due to some qualification issues, he may soon be moved into another program.

  • TRIPLE S PLANNING COMMISSION - Hotel in the works for Simpsonville

    A hotel in Simpsonville that has been on the radar for several years now appears to have plans and is gaining steam.

    During its June meeting, the Triple S Planning Commission approved a request to divide a tract of land off Aristocrat Court behind the Pilot Station near Interstate 64 for the purpose of building a hotel.

    Developers are wasting no time with those plans as Tuesday’s Triple S agenda includes a development plan for Hampton Inn on the property.

  • The Lifeguard life

    Abby Siever has been a part of the aquatic’s program at the Clear Creek Park since 2011 and says she couldn’t imagine a more fitting job.

    “I wanted a job where I could dress casual everyday,” she said.  “It’s a very laid back job, but it’s kind of cool because you can be an average everyday superhero.”

    Siever began her role at the pool six years ago and recently took over as the lifeguard aquatics director.

  • FCCLA dominates at nationals

    Nashville didn’t know what hit it last week as three Collins High School teams brought home medals from the FCCLA National Leadership Conference.

    Collins Family, Career and Community Leaders of America head advisor Leslie Hulsey took two teams and Erica Roberts led the culinary team.

    All three teams ended the five-day conference on a positive note, with the two FCCLA teams earning gold medals and the culinary team silver.

    Hulsey said she couldn’t be more proud of her teams.

  • HRC continues fairness discussion

    The Shelby County Human Rights Commission picked up right where it left off from last month’s meeting, continuing the discussion on a proposed Fairness Ordinance.

    Last month, commissioner Ronald Ford went over some of the high points of proposed changes, which would amend and expand the previous discrimination ordinance to provide protection based on sexual orientation or gender identity, covering the LGBTQ community.

  • SHELBY COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION - Board to hear transportation report

    When the Shelby County Board of Education convenes for its regularly scheduled meeting Thursday the board will hear a transportation information report from Mike Clark, the district’s director of student services. 

    SCPS Public Relations Coordinator Ryan Allan said the report will provide a breakdown of the number of drivers the district has and their training, as well as their safety record.  The report will also provide details regarding the number of routes, shuttles and busses for each school, the bus fleet, fuel usage and mileage.