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  • Joseph Ellison announced as new Collins’ Principal

    After more than a year of searching, the Collins High School Site-Based Decision-Making Council has selected Joseph Ellison III to take over as principal on July 1.

    Mike Clark, the former director of student services for the district, served as interim principal for the 2015-16 school year while awaiting their decision.

    Superintendent James Neihof shared his approval of the SBDM Council’s selection.

  • Focusing on healthy children

    The staff at the Kosair children’s facility in Governor’s Square was happy to show visitors around at its open house Tuesday, taking the opportunity to spotlight the specific services the facility offers children.

  • Health department hosts fair

    If you’re looking to combine a healthy experience with a fun day, then the Fun Fest Health Fair on Saturday would be right down your alley.

    Hosted by the North Central Health District, the free event will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the parking lot of the Shelby County Health Department at 615 11th St.

    There will be games and fun activities for kids and adults alike, including music, food, prizes and bounce houses.

  • Highway 53 project preparing to move forward

     

  • SCHS student recognized for Microsoft certification score

    Shelby County High School student Jacob Turner was a leader among leaders at the Student Technology Leadership Program (STLP) state championship at Rupp Arena in Lexington last month. 

    Out of about 7,000 students from nearly 500 schools across the state Turner was recognized for his outstanding score on a Microsoft Certification test.

  • No crusade roadblocks

    In lieu of roadblocks, Shelbyville Fire and Rescue will concentrate their Crusade for Children collections efforts this year by means of seeking door-to-door donations.

    Shelbyville Firefighters say this decision was made due to safety concerns for themselves and their families.

    “One of the primary reasons is we’re concerned about the safety of the volunteers that are helping us collect,” Shelbyville Fire Chief Kevin Baker said, noting many who help collect do not serve in the department but are rather family members or volunteering civilians.

  • Graduations set for May 28

    Graduations

     

    WHEN: May 28

    TIME: Collins at 10 a.m.; doors open at 9

    Shelby County at 2 p.m.; doors open at 1:15

    WHERE: Respective school’s gymnasiums

    SENIOR AWARDS NIGHTS: Both at 6:30 p.m. Monday at Collins and Tuesday at SCHS, 6:30

     

    Graduations set for May 28

     

    By Ashley Sutter

     

  • Dealership to storage lot

    Eyebrows have been rising as the former Jeff Wyler Chevrolet Buick GMC lot on Taylorsville Road started filling up with trucks again over the last few weeks.

    After sitting vacant for nearly a year, there are now about 200 white incomplete work trucks occupying the space but despite people stopping by to look, there are no salespeople coming out.

    Rick Hill with Auto Truck Group, located in Kingbrook Commerce Center in Simpsonville, assures those vehicles are not for sale.

  • Election 2016: Primary Election Day goes smoothly in Shelby

    Election Day was going smoothly Tuesday, although officials weren’t sure what kind of a turnout they experienced at the polls when The Sentinel-News went to press.

    Early deadlines due to press issues forced the paper to print in mid-afternoon well before polls closed.

    Shelby County Clerk Sue Carole Perry said that no problems had cropped up of a technical nature, although that wasn’t the case with human nature, she said ruefully.

  • Organizers hoping for dry Relay for Life

    The 2016 Shelby County Relay for Life is set for Friday and organizers say they hope the rain will hold off.

    “If it’s raining really bad, we’ll be in Collins gym, but we’re going to have a beautiful day,” said co-chair Heidi Willhoite.

    The event beings at 7 p.m. Friday night and lasts through 7 a.m. Saturday morning at Collins High School.

    Eighteen teams from businesses, clubs, families, friends, hospitals, churches, schools and service organizations will participate, with team members taking turns walking on the track.