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  • Public input positive on Greenway Trails

    Though progress on the Shelby County Greenway Trail has been slowed by weather, parks’ consultant Clay Cottongim says the trails are already being used.

    As a sign of the project’s popularity, he pointed to an unusually large crowd at a public meeting

  • Tax return deadline looming

     Procrastination gets the best of all of us from time to time, but if you’ve been putting off filing your taxes this year it’s time to get on the ball.

    With the April 17 deadline quickly approaching, many are scrambling to gather their documents and complete their forms at the last minute, while some are still avoiding the task altogether.

    Unfortunately this is not one of those situations that will go away on its own if you ignore it long enough.

    Failure to file can result in a penalty of an addition 25 percent of taxes owed.

  • TRIPLE S PLANNING COMMISSION - More housing planned around Discovery Boulevard

    While development stalled and sat stagnant for quite some time in the area, dirt is finally moving again around Discovery Boulevard.

    On Tuesday, the Triple S Planning Commission will consider the preliminary plat for 24 lots for single-family dwellings on 15 acres.

  • Long takes over as Clean Community coordinator

     Shelby County native Randy Long is now at the helm of the county’s Clean Community program.

    Long fills the shoes of longtime coordinator, Kathy Ranard, who retired from the position at the end of January after serving the community for 26 years.

    “Right now I’m still trying to learn the job,” Long said, noting Ranard has been very helpful in the transition. “She has taught me a lot. If it wasn’t for her, there would be a lot I wouldn’t know.”

  • Teacher delegate to will come together in Frankfort Friday to contest Bevin’s veto decision

      Just one week after teachers rallied together in Frankfort to protect school funding and their pensions, Gov. Matt Bevin and public education are once again toe-to-toe in the ring.

    Last Monday, thousands of Kentucky teachers joined together at the capital to voice their opposition of a pension bill that puts future teachers into a hybrid cash-balance plan, rather than a traditional pension, and will increase the time they must work before retirement benefits become available.

    Many also voiced their desire to see better funding for public education.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD - Architects to present report on new school

     On Thursday, SCPS school board members will hear a report from Studio Kremer Architects on the new Marnel C. Moorman School to be developed south of Collins High School on Discovery Boulevard.

    Also at the meeting, board members will consider approval for the construction documents and release for bids for the new school, pending final review and approval by Superintendent James Neihof and Kentucky Department of Education.

  • Shelbyville to help SCPS with road, and annex school property

     On Thursday the Shelbyville City Council quickly approved a resolution for the acquisition of a section of property northeast of Collins High School and construction of a road that will connect Midland Industrial Drive with a road to be constructed by Shelby County Public Schools

    The surprising part about the move was that it also included a request from SCPS on the annexation of the school district’s property, which includes Collins High School and the soon to be built Marnel Moorman School.

  • Mt. Eden Road construction plans on tap – again

    Lawmakers said they are optimistic about the chances of the Mount Eden Road construction project surviving the axe this time.

    The longtime project, which has been cut time after time from road plans over the past decade, is once again slated to get underway.

    The project is included in the 2018-2020 Biennial Highway Construction Plan that was released Monday, but Sen. Paul Hornback (R-Shelby County) said it didn’t start out that way.

  • Showcasing Shelby County

    Mark your calendars for Saturday – that’s when the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce will present its 16th annual Community Showcase.

    The event will be hosted at Collins High School again this year from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

    The event features local businesses that put up booths each year, full of literature and other information on their products and services.

    Kris Hayden, president of the chamber, said the event has already sold out of vendor spots with 60.

  • Novel event

    An upcoming Chamber of Commerce event will give the public the chance to meet some of the county’s local authors.

    This year the Shelby Showcase, to be hosted at Collins High School on April 14, will include a book fair featuring 20 local authors of all types of genres, said Jack Brammer, a member and past president of the Shelby County Historical Society, the entity from which the idea for the fair originated.