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  • Community joins forces for workforce development

    All three government entities in Shelby County have joined with Shelby County Public Schools and local industry leaders to commit to funding a position for a workforce development coordinator to recruit and train high school students for local employment.

  • Let freedom ring

    Soldiers returning from Afghanistan Saturday got a warm welcome home at a ceremony at Shelby Christian Church in their honor, along with a big surprise when they saw that Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin was also standing by to greet them.

    “Truly, we were amazed to see the governor there, that he would come by and welcome us home and say a few words, well, it really meant a lot to us,” said the unit’s commander, Maj. Ryan Irvine of Shelbyville.

  • Walmart evacuated after suspicious suitcase spotted

    Fears that a suspicious looking black suitcase left unattended at the Shelbyville Walmart Saturday afternoon might be an explosive device were unfounded, authorities say.

    That determination came after a nearly 3-hour effort from three agencies, which involved evacuating the store, clearing out and blocking off the parking lot, and examining the object with sophisticated equipment from a Lexington bomb squad.

  • Community joins forces for workforce development

    All three government entities in Shelby County have joined with Shelby County Public Schools and local industry leaders to commit to funding a position for a workforce development coordinator to recruit and train high school students for local employment.

  • Simmons pays restitution for embezzlement from parks

    A former Shelbyville/Shelby County Parks and Recreation employee, who was arrested in June 2015 after being indicted for theft from the Family Activity Center, has paid her restitution.

    After pleading guilty to a lesser charger on March 7, Heather Beth Simmons of Pleasureville, the former youth services director at for the park system, last week was ordered to pay back the sum of $8,926 to the parks system. Simmons paid the money back on June 15 out of the $10,000 cash bond she had put up when she was arrested.

  • County to endorse KACo mortgage assistance

     

  • Damp start can’t slow show

    Despite a wet start, competition at the 2016 Shelby County Fair Horse Show was not impeded by the weather Wednesday night, and the show went off without a hitch, organizers said.

    “I was very pleased with it, we had a lot of horses turn out to show,” said R.H. Bennett, co-manager of the show, along with his brother, Edward “Hoppy” Bennett. “The weather kind of gave us a wet start early on, but it finally turned out nice, and we had a great [opening night].”

    The show, which runs through Saturday, had 20 classes on Wednesday.

  • Discovery Blvd development moves forward

     

    Other than several absences and a last minute date change, Wednesday’s Triple S Planning Commission Meeting presented no additional surprises. 

    The commission, with Jake Smith, Scott Merchant and Quintin Biagi absent, approved without question the final plat for development property off Discovery Blvd.

  • JHS receives C rating

    Jewish Hospital Shelbyville recently earned a grade of C for patient safety through information comprised by Hospital Safety Score and while hospital officials say the information is useful, it’s not absolute.

  • Dental office coming to Governor’s Square

    The revitalization of Governor’s Square is well underway and real estate broker, Lee Webb, a co-owner of the center, said a new business will soon fill a long vacant space.

    “The interior build out is happening right now,” Webb said.  “We are hoping within the next few months that Doctor Coleman will be in practice.”

    Dr. Jamie Coleman currently operates out of Buecker, Long, & Coleman D.M.D Family Dentist on Washington Street and was unavailable for comment by press time.