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  • Shelby County School Board – Redrawing of voting boundaries still a no-go

    The Shelby County Board of Education has once again postponed their decision to alter their voting district geographic boundaries.

    During the public input portion of Thursday’s board meeting, school board candidate Austin Redmon spoke out against the two proposed voting district boundary maps.

    Redmon strongly voiced his opinion of the proposals, explaining that both suggested maps could directly impede candidate Richard Baltzell’s opportunity to serve if he is elected to the board.

  • SCPS finance director steps down

     

    Last Wednesday, seven months after the district discovered fraudulent activity within their finance department, the district’s Director of Finance Greg Murphy stepped down from his position.

    Though he relinquished his position, Murphy currently remains with the district, Shelby County Public Schools Superintendent James Neihof said.

    “He is no longer the director of finance,” Niehof said. “He is still employed by the district at this point.”

  • McConnell tops Grimes to retains spot in U.S. Senate

     

    Incumbent Republican Mitch McConnell has maintained his position as U.S. Senator Tuesday by beating out his Democratic opponent Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes.

    The race was called shortly after the polls closed.

    In Shelby County, McConnell dominated Grimes 60.86 percent to 36.47 percent, beating her by nearly 4,000 votes.

    A posting on Mitch McConnell’s Facebook page thanked voters for their support, stating, “Thanks to supporters like you, we won a historic victory for Kentucky and America tonight.”

  • Council to remain unchanged

    The more things change, the more they stay same with the Shelbyville City Council. All six incumbents on the council will return after taking the top six spots in a nine-person election Tuesday.

    Republican Jon Swindler, who has served on the council for eight non-consecutive years, received the most votes with 12.58 percent while Republican Bobby Andriot was elected just two votes behind at 12.57 percent. Rounding out the votes were Republican Frank Page, 11.2 percent, and Democrats Donna Eaton, 12 percent, Shane Suttor, 11.2 percent, and Mike Zoeller, 10.7 percent.

  • Barn fire on Hoopers Station being investigated

    Shelby County Fire Department officials are looking into the cause of a blaze that destroyed a barn near the I-64 interchange on Mount Eden Road Monday night.

    Assistant Fire Chief Jeff Ivers said the fire is not officially considered arson, but that any time the cause is not apparent an investigation is routine.

  • JHS buys land

    Jewish Hospital Shelbyville officials have announced they have acquired land near Exit 32.

    Said Jewish Hospital Shelbyville Administrator Rob Murphy:
    "As part of our ongoing investment in the health of Kentucky, KentuckyOne Health is proud to announce the purchase of 36 acres of land at the intersection of Rt. 55 and I-64 (exit 32) in Shelby County.  Plans for the purchased land are still in development and will evolve over the coming months with input from community leaders and our physicians and employees."
     
     

  • Trumbo nominated for KFB Farmer of Year

    A longtime Shelby County farmer has been nominated for a prestigious award by Kentucky Farm Bureau.

    Jack Trumbo, 64, is a finalist in the 2014 Farmer of the Year competition – KFB’s top honor – along with Ronnie Copper of Lincoln County and Keith Lowry of Graves County.

    Trumbo, being shy, extended his thanks at the nomination, to be given through his wife, Gwyn.

    “He said to tell you that he is just honored beyond words,” she said.

  • Tourism celebrates 25 years in Shelby

    Glancing around at the familiar scenario of Undulata Farm’s upscale indoor horse arena where many social events and functions are held, Charlie Kramer smiled as he gazed out at all the people who turned out Tuesday night to celebrate 25 years of tourism as well as his non-retirement party.

    “I’ve got the most fabulous job in the world, why would I ever want to retire?” he said.

  • Shelby man stars in Orlando musical

    Former Shelbyville resident Michael Sheehy is starring in a new show in Orlando through Nov. 22.

    Sheehy, 22, a 2010 Shelby County High School graduate, plays the lead in Flat Stanley, a children’s musical.

    “It’s the story of a little boy who travels through the mail, and there’s a bunch of song and dance numbers and it’s just a lot of fun. And I play Stanley, so I’m the lead,” he said.

  • Turning everyday moments into learning opportunities

    Tuesday evening, a group of 25 parents, grandparents, caregivers and children attended the Born Learning Academy, a free program sponsored by the United Way and Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky.

    The six-session program is designed to assist busy parents and caregivers in preparing their little ones for kindergarten by teaching them how to turn everyday moments into learning opportunities.

    The two-hour program included dinner – spaghetti, salad and breadsticks – which was provided by the school’s cafeteria.