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  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD – Publishing unaudited report provides concern

    The Shelby County Board of education approved the unaudited financial report during their regular board meeting Thursday, but not before voicing concern. 

    Board member Andrew Cline shared his displeasure for a change in legislation requiring school boards to publish their unaudited report in local newspapers. 

    Cline said publishing the unaudited report shortly before the audited report is available could cause confusion. “There will be updated audited financial statements that go out in November,” he said. 

  • Step in the right direction

    March to Recovery

    WHAT:Drug addiction awareness event

    WHEN:Saturday, 10 a.m.

    WHERE:Starts at the Shelby County Fairgrounds on Midland Trail, participants will walk down Main Street to the former Shelby County Courthouse

    PARKING:Parking will be at the fairgrounds and First Baptist Church across the street




    By Lisa King


  • A place to call home

    A broad expanse of green grass, gently ruffled by a warm summer breeze, and a lone sunflower, still in its infancy, are the only features visible on a small vacant tract of land on 7th Street in Shelbyville.

    But a cozy little home also exists, although as yet, it lives only in the imagination of members of the Powell family, who will live there once the house is built by Habitat for Humanity in 2017.

  • Goodwin departs chamber

    Shelley Goodwin, president of the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce, is vacating her position for a new role as a workforce development coordinator.

    Goodwin said the newly established position has been in the works for a number of years.

  • TRIPLE S PLANNING COMMISSION – Will consider Simpsonville zone change requests

    The Triple S Planning Commission will consider a zone change for nearly seven acres of property in Simpsonville when it convenes at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Stratton Center, 215 Washington Street.

    Simpsonville Enterprises has filed the zone change request to the City of Simpsonville for property located on Shelbyville Road between Buck Creek Road and Meadow Ridge Drive from R-1 (residential - very low density), C-2 (commercial – neighborhood)and IC (interchange) to C-4 (highway commercial) on 6.68 acres. 

  • A big comeback

    Social media was overflowing Wednesday morning with images of students dressed in their back-to-school best as parents shared feelings of sorrow and excitement for their children’s first day of school.  

    Students shared similar feelings mixed with butterflies for what the new school year may bring, but most of the gloom and apprehension melted away as buses and cars and were greeted with smiles, high fives and hugs from excited faculty members.  One school literally rolled out the red carpet for its students.

  • More money for drug tips

    For the next 30 days, Shelbyville/Shelby County Crime Stoppers will target heroin dealers by increasing the amount of money paid for tips on heroin trafficking.

    From Aug. 13 to Sept. 13 Crime Stoppers will pay tipsters $500 for information leading to the arrest of a heroin dealer.

    Normally, the amount paid for drug information is only about half that, but for the time specified, the greater amount will be paid in an effort to help eradicate some of the heroin activity that has been plaguing Shelbyville for the past couple of years.

  • I-64 back open after tractor-trailer overturns

    I-64 is back open after an early morning accident in which a tractor-trailer overturned near mile marker 44 eastbound.

    The truck, which was carrying pizza and ice cream, spilled more than 80 gallons of fuel on the roadway when it overturned at 2:04 a.m.  Cleanup efforts took several hours. It is not clear yet if the driver sustained any injuries or what caused the accident.

  • Pilot recovering after crash landing at Waddy

    An Owen County pilot is in stable condition at the University of Kentucky Medical Center after a crash landing near a private airstrip in Waddy.

    Jules S. Roberie, 59, made an emergency landing near Miles Field, a private airstrip owned by Helen Patterson on Grubbs Lane, at about 5 p.m.

    When Roberie called 911 to tell them he had crashed and that he was injured, he wasn’t able to give them an exact location, said Waddy Fire Chief Darrell Brown.

    “He didn’t know where he was at,” said Brown.

  • Neihof named new MUW campaign chair

    James Neihof, superintendent of Shelby County Public Schools, is the new county campaign chair for Metro United Way.

    Neihof, who is in his 9th year as superintendent, said he became interested in MUW when he found out how the organization’s fundraising efforts benefited the county, and that’s something he wants to get across to the community in his role as county chair.