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  • TRIPLE S PLANNING COMMISSION – Plans for second Shelby Taco Bell in place

    Plans for a new Taco Bell are in the works for Shelby County.  The Triple S Planning Commission will hear Tuesday a Development Plan for the fast food restaurant to be located at Mortown Way, across from the new Tractor Supply near Interstate 64 interchange on the west side of Shelbyville.

  • Bot-y building

    Two Shelby students, along with students from Bullitt, Oldham, Henry, Shelby and Jefferson counties, are in the midst of some fierce head to head competition in Missouri, as the Local Engineers of Tomorrow Team 2783 kicks-off its 2016 season with the Saint Louis Missouri Regional Competition at the Chaifetz Arena.

    The team inspires Kentucky studentsto pursue involvement with STEM related activities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, said parent, volunteer and mentor, Heather Mueller.

  • KDE Commissioner to visit Shelby

    Shelby residents will have an opportunity to share their concerns and have their voices heard regarding the state education system Monday.

    Kentucky Department of Education Commissioner Stephen Pruitt will kick-off a series of regional Town Hall Meetings across Kentucky next week and he has selected Shelby County as his first stop.

  • Fun-raising

    The Dorman Center Bingo Center is stepping up its game.

    Kitty Simpson, who is on the board for the Dorman Center preschool and runs the bingo fundraisers at the Dorman Bingo Center with her husband, Scott, says their latest addition offers an experience that’s as close to a slot machine as you can legally get in Kentucky.

  • Sprucing up Veteran's Park

    As you travel down Main Street you may notice a barer view of Veterans Park.  That’s because Shelby’s towering pine tree has now been replaced with what could be considered its baby sister.

    “The tree was removed around nine a.m. yesterday morning,” Engineer/Public Works Director Jennifer Herrell said on Thursday.

    Longtime Shelby residents say they are uncertain how long the tree stood in that area, but estimate it’s been at least twenty to thirty years.

  • SIMPSONVILLE CITY COMMISSION: Interlocal agreement with county approved

    The Simpsonville City Commission breezed through the reading of the Interlocal Agreement to go into affect July 1 with Shelby County, passing it on first reading during Thursday’s regular meeting at city hall.

  • Shelby tops state in GOP voter turnout

    Live music, lunch, candidates talking to voters, Saturday’s first Republican Presidential Caucus seemed more like a spring festival – especially with the driving rain – than a voting primary.

    “It’s been extremely crowded, we’ve been very pleased,” Shelby County GOP chair Janet Cuthrell said Saturday afternoon. “It’s no surprise [why], we’re making history.”

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD – Board will consider industry partnership

    The Shelby County Board of Education Thursday will consider the approval of a partnership with local businesses and industries to help connect students in the district with the outside workforce, better preparing them for a career after school.

    Ryan Allan, SCPS public relations spokesperson, said the matter is about creating a liaison that will work with the school system and local industries to create internships and other opportunities.

  • SCPS recognized for CCR improvement

    Shelby County Public Schools is one of 111 school districts in the state that has been recognized for its College and Career Readiness improvement.

    “Shelby County had a goal for at least fifty-four percent of our high school students to graduate college and career ready in 2015. In reality, seventy-one percent graduated ready as measured by the Unbridled Learning Accountability model,” SCPS public relations coordinator Ryan Allan explained.

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL – Council advances Project 622

    The Shelbyville City Council agenda included just one item Thursday, but the meeting was anything but hollow.

    Travis White, who is looking to establish several storefronts for starting entrepreneurs at 622 Main Street that could be funded by storage units on the basement level, returned to the council chambers to again seek their blessing to move forward with his venture.

    White stood before the council in Oct., Nov. and Dec. for the same matter, but no action was taken during those meetings.