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  • SCPS gets funding for early childhood academies

    Two Shelbyville elementary schools will soon take part in a statewide program aimed at better preparing children for kindergarten.

    Toyota and the United Way announced Monday morning that Shelbyville’s Southside Elementary will be one of 14 new schools chosen to launch a bornlearning Academy, a school-based workshop dedicated to turning everyday moments into learning opportunities.

    The decision was a strategic one, according to Program Coordinator, Helen Carroll.

  • All packed up and nowhere to go

    Mattresses, television sets, refrigerators, and household goods filled the sidewalks and parking spaces of the Blue Gables community Monday morning as residents where being forced to vacate after being notified 45 days ago that their property was being purchased by the City of Shelbyville.

    Shelbyville City Attorney Steve Gregory said the city contracted with previous owner, Mark Stivers, and The Shelbyville Preservation Group, which is purchasing the property from the city, and provisions were set to ensure the tenants were properly relocated.

  • Fair prepares for horse show

    The 2014 Shelby County Horse Show, which begins tomorrow [Wednesday] promises to be bigger and better than ever, organizers say, and it’s partly due to the way the fair schedule was structured this year.

    “It’s [horse show] still part of the fair, but because it’s not part of the fair week, where the livestock animals are here, we can put stalls up in the livestock barn, which means we have more stabling available,” said show secretary, Beth Snider.

    Horse Show Manager R.H. Bennett agreed.

  • Men’s health fair rescheduled

    The men’s health fair held by Jewish Hospital Shelbyville has been pushed back a bit this year, but officials say they don’t expect the timing to hurt the event, in fact, just the opposite.

    “That is perfectly fine,” said Tony Carriss, chair of the committee that is organizing the event. “It’s August twenty-third, from eight to twelve, and really, September is prostate cancer awareness month, so we’re getting pretty close to that, so I think it’s going to work out really well.”

  • Open house for Diageo well attended

    A crowd of about 100 turned out Tuesday at an open house for Diageo, the international distilling company that plans to build a facility in Shelby County.

    “It’s a great crowd, we’re very pleased with the reception we’re getting in Shelby County,” said Alix Dunn, director of external communications for Diageo, as she glanced around the crowded room at the Shelbyville Country Club at people milling around, sampling spirits and food made with bourbon.

  • Seven Counties to stay open despite bankruptcy

    Seven Counties Services, one of Kentucky’s largest behavioral providers, with an office in Shelbyville, will not be closing its doors or cutting any services because of declaring bankruptcy, officials say.

  • NEWS DIGEST: June 13, 2014

    Art and Author Fest

    The Shelbyville Horse Show Jubilee is looking for participants for the Art and Author Fest from 4 to 8:30 p.m. on July 26. The event will give artists and authors a chance to sell arts, crafts and books and interact with the public during the Jubilee. For more information or to register for the event, contact Cheryl Van Stockum at cheryljaye@mac.com.

     

    Bardstown distillery raises a stink

  • All atwitter for mystery cash man

    Shelbyville could soon join the ranks of cities with citizens scouring the landscape looking for rolls of cash.

    A phenomenon that began just three weeks ago with a Twitter account in San Francisco is very close to starting in Shelbyville, if one man has his way.

    “No one knows my identity or that I plan on doing this. Not even my family. I plan to keep my identity a secret,” he said via E-mail, even refusing to share his name with The Sentinel-News.

  • Hummingbirds in your backyard

    Birdwatchers, gardeners and backyard enthusiasts are busy filling their red plastic feeders with sugar water as summer approaches in hopes of attracting a large selection of the swift, speedy, allusive hummingbird.

    The species include the smallest bird in the world – the bee hummingbird – and they can fly up to 30 miles per hour. When diving, their wings can flap 200 times per second, and they can travel at over 60 miles per hour.

    Hummingbirds hover, fly sideways, backwards and have even been known to go upside-down.

  • Diageo to present development plan

    The Triple S Planning Commission has a brief but highly anticipated agenda for Tuesday’s regular meeting.

    Diageo will present its development plan for the 300-acre Diageo Distillery and & Warehouses facility planned for Benson Pike during the commission’s 6:30 p.m. meeting at the Stratton Center.

    Diageo is the No. 1 spirits producer in the world, with office in 80 countries, and is behind some of the leading alcoholic beverages on the market today like, Johnnie Walker, Crown Royal, Smirnoff, and Captain Morgan, among many others.