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  • Shelby unemployment office could close next month

    Shelby County’s unemployment office is slated to either close or have reduced hours as early as February as part of a state consolidation to save millions of dollars and will eventually result in 12 hubs scattered throughout the state.

    The nearest one to Shelby County would be located in Louisville.

    Andy Hightower, policy advisor for the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet, said that much collaboration must be done before the move takes place, which will involve 31 unemployment centers.

  • Simpsonville shooting investigation continues

    An investigation is continuing into a fatal shooting in early December at Simpsonville Baptist Church in which a Shelby County Deputy Sheriff shot and killed a burglary suspect inside the church.

    The Shelby County Coroner pronounced Dylan M. Dalzell, 22, of Shelbyville dead at Simpsonville Baptist Church after being fatally shot by Deputy Corey Williams. Three others were arrested on burglary charges.

    Investigators said Thursday that the investigation, being conducted by the Kentucky State Police, has lagged somewhat due to a temporary shortage of personnel.

  • MLK community service moves to new location

    On Monday, the Dr. Martin Luther King Day service in Shelbyville will be held at a new location, but one that is very appropriate said organizers of the event.

    “We will be at Bethel AME Church on Clay Street this year, said Robert Marshall, pastor of St. John United Methodist Church, where the service has been hosted for the past several years.

  • EMS to change county's ambulance policy

    The Shelby County Emergency Medical Services committee has heard the public’s questions and is responding by reversing a policy that will now allow patients to choose their hospital, as it had in the past.

    The county's EMS Committee drew up the changes at its meeting Tuesday night after coming under fire from the public about not allowing patients to dictate to paramedics which hospital they wished to go to, rather than the closest – which is most often Jewish Hospital Shelbyville.

  • Gables growing

    If tenants have been waiting for someone else to test the waters at the recently redeveloped Shoppes at Blue Gables, they can comfortably dive in now.

    Shelby Preservation Group president Kerry Magan said about 20 potential tenants have come through to look at the spaces and the first units have been rented.

    “Our first tenant was Parkside Realty, locally represented by Jacob Gurney.  Jacob has been most helpful in publicizing the venue on Facebook.  He occupied the premises on January first,” Magan said. 

  • TRIPLE S PLANNING COMMISSION Shelby gaining new restaurant

    Though several fast food restaurants recently have developed second locations in the county, the community has long voiced a desire for new options.  Their cries may at last have been heard. 

    On Tuesday, during the regularly scheduled 6:30 p.m. meeting at the Stratton Center, 215 Washington St. Shelbyville, the Triple S Planning commission will consider the development plan for Bojangles’ along Taylorsville Road on Mortown Way and Old Brunerstown Road in Shelby County, near the recently developed Taco Bell and Tractor Supply.

  • Celebrating MLK Day with art

    Shelbyville shoppers can leave Kroger over the holiday weekend with an extra item likely not on their grocery list– some heartfelt artwork.

    Customers on Sunday and Monday will get their items bagged in a piece of memorable art from Southside Elementary students who have decorated and colored bags all week in honor of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday.

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL - Council discusses bi-partisan election

    At the request of Mayor Tom Hardesty, following a recent citizen suggestion, city attorney Steve Gregory laid out to the Shelbyville City Council Thursday the necessary steps if the city council were to move to a non-partisan election.

    Council member Donna Eaton shared her support for the potential change.

  • Get up and get started

    With New Year’s resolutions still firmly intact, getting healthy is always a focus in January. But how do you stay on track and on budget with your resolution? Try setting a goal to run a 5K. At just 3.1 miles, a 5K is an attainable goal, and trainer Todd Heady has put together a basic plan to help get a beginner ready to run into a healthier lifestyle.

  • How did SnoGo go?

    With the district’s first two non-traditional instructional, SnoGo, days in the rear view mirror, it’s apparent the model was not the picture of perfection.

    The district announced earlier this year that on the first snow day that would normally close school buildings, students would participate in SnoGo, instead.  By completing assignments from home on these days, students would avoid making up the day later in the summer.

    After months of planning and preparation, the first SnoGo day finally arrived Thursday, and followed on Friday.