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  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL – Breighton Circle zone change gets 2nd reading

    A heated debate will make an encore at Shelbyville City Hall Thursday when council convenes for their regularly scheduled meeting at 6:30.

    Last month the council heard a first reading for an ordinance that would allow a zone change for 15-acres of property at the intersection of Breighton Circle and Brunerstown Road to be changed from General Interchange (X-2) to Multi-family Residential (R-4) to allow the development of a 216-unit apartment complex.

  • Biggest loser contest comes to Shelby

    A weight loss program that starts tonight at the Shelby County Health Department already has a good crowd signed up, officials say.

    People coming out to the department’s Biggest Loser contest won’t find a grueling program such as NBC’s fitness guru Jillian Michaels features, but they will find it very rewarding when they start to see the pounds rolling off, officials say.

  • Shelby 911 starts national upgrade

    Seconds count dearly, whether it’s firefighters racing to the scene of a devastating blaze; ambulance crews counting precious seconds responding to a heart attack victim or a police officer calling for help with a hostage situation. And now all these scenarios, and many others, will have a better chance of success in Shelby County.

    County officials Wednesday launched the Next Generation 911 (NG911) program.

  • Hornback: AT&T Bill should pass this year

    A bill that would allow telephone companies such as AT&T to abandon landlines in rural areas could pass the Kentucky General Assembly this year after a four-year effort, lawmakers say.

    “[In the beginning] everybody was against it when I first proposed it, and now I feel like everybody’s for it,” said State Sen. Paul Hornback (R-Shelbyville).

  • New survey lets seniors speak out KIPDA assessing needs of those over 50

    A new survey is circulating with the objective of gathering data for gauging needs for older citizens.

    The Kentuckiana Regional Planning and Development Agency (KIPDA) has contracted the University of Louisville Kent School of Social Work to conduct a needs assessment for baby boomers and older adults in order to plan for future services, said Kim Embry-Hill, executive director of the Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency.

  • Shelby woman has role in new film

    Shelbyville native Ruby Lewis will have a supporting role in a new movie set to debut in theaters on Feb. 6, including locally at Stonybrook Cinema in Jeffersontown.

    Lewis plays reporter Gina Winters, in Pass the Light, which stars Cameron Palatas, Dalpre Grayer, Alexandria DeBerry, Colby French and Jon Gries, and tells the story of Steve Bellafiore, a 17-year-old high school senior who decides to run for Congress in order to protect the faith that he so loves.

  • Parents outraged at SCPS handling of Death Note

    A note discovered at East Middle School last week has left several students feeling unsafe during the school day and numerous parents enraged.

    The note, according to a parent, contained a list of student’s names and was titled Death Note and the district says it’s considered a play on Japanese anime series of the same name.

    The series features a student that finds a notebook that will bring death upon any person whose name is written within.

  • Cuisine for a cause

    On Wednesday Ellen Gill McCarty spent much of her afternoon making pierogis, pork schnitzel and a family recipe of pretzel bagel bites made with Goetta sausage.

    While that may not be unusual for a chef, it’s certainly different in the kitchen at Science Hill Inn, where McCarty has been for nearly 30 years.

    The longtime Shelby County establishment is well known for its fine Southern cuisine, so a several course German meal may have been a first there.

  • Titans help peer battle cancer woes

    Collins High School classrooms were with filled yellow shirts instead of the school’s normal Titan blue as students took the opportunity to support one of their own.

    While Keaton McMurray isn’t competing for a football state championship or suiting up for the basketball team, he is fighting for a huge win and he has the support of all his classmates.

    McMurray, a Collins senior, has osteosarcoma, a type of bone cancer that usually develops in adolescents.

  • Shelbyville City Council: More public education needed on trash

    More than two weeks after the City of Shelbyville implemented a new curbside trash pick up service, haulers told the Shelbyville City Council that things are going smoothly, for the most part.

    There is a slight problem, though, with people putting things that don’t belong in the recycling carts, said Greg Butler, municipal relationship manager for Republic Services.