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  • VEX team up and rolling

    Though they were slow getting off the ground last year, the VEX club at Collins High School is quickly gaining ground this year.

    Two teams in the school’s program have already competed this year and are among the top ten in the state and the school hopes this weekend’s competition will push them to the top of the list.

    The Robotics Education & Competition Foundation hosts the VEX Robotics Competition, it is considered one of the ultimate STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) activity for middle school and high school students.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD – Board to approve calendar

    The district is expected to approve one of two proposed calendars tomorrow when the Shelby County Board of Education meets for its regularly scheduled meeting at 7 p.m. at Central Office, 155 West Main Street.

    Earlier this year the district’s calendar committee released two calendars to giving parents and school personnel an opportunity to contribute to the decision through an online poll.

  • Shelbyville City Council – Restaurant tax passes

    For nearly a year, the Shelbyville City Council has bounced around the idea of passing a three percent restaurant tax that benefit the tourism commission. The commission, in turn, said it would split that tax with city, with the stipulation that the money raised goes toward community enhancement projects.

  • Bevin’s transition team has strong Shelby feel

    Two members of Governor-elect Matt Bevin's 6-person executive committee heading up his transition team have strong ties to Shelby County and, now, important roles in shaping the future of his administration.

    Jerry Miller, a former Louisville Metro Council member who was elected to the House of Representatives, 36th District, in 2014, grew up in Shelby County and still belongs to the Shelby County Historical Society.

  • Show to benefit Angel Tree

    If you’re looking for a way to help less fortunate children this Christmas and have fun at the same time, you might want to travel to Simpsonville next weekend.

    A benefit show, Ray Glenn and Friends, is sure to be a crowd pleaser, with numerous tribute artists coming together to perform numbers by such greats as Elvis, Roy Orbison, Kenny Rogers, Johnny Rivers and Elton John.

  • County to apply for grant for equipment

    Shelby County Emergency Management Agency officials plan to apply for a grant to help with the acquisition of new equipment.

    The equipment would be in the form of a monitor that would be installed at the agency’s new headquarters, EMA Director Paul Whitman told magistrates at Tuesday night’s meeting of the Shelby County Fiscal Court.

    “This will be between five hundred and seven hundred dollars, a small grant, just to help us out,” said Whitman.

  • A royal recognition

    The American Royal Horse Show each year brings together the best of the best, and no exception to that rule was made when selecting their royal guest of honor for the exhibitor’s party on the fourth night of the national competition.

    Shelby County’s own Don Harris, one of the most esteemed trainers in the Saddlebred industry, was selected as the honoree at the show last month in Kansas City.

  • Post office goes Peanuts

     

    Wright Elementary School played host to a unique ceremony Thursday, as Shelbyville Mayor Tom Hardesty and Shelbyville Postmaster Vince Birk revealed the new Charlie Brown Forever stamps in honor of the iconic comic’s fiftieth anniversary.

    The event featured Christmas music from the Wright Singers, followed by remarks from local leaders and the announcement of the winners of art and essay contests, held in honor of the occasion.

  • Learning through the lens of others

    Though reading a book and sitting through a lecture is a good way to learn about a topic, students at the Area Technology Center in the Health Sciences career pathway know that stepping out into the world and uncovering the information firsthand is an effective way to not only learn a lesson, but to also retain that information for life.

    “This is an assignment they’ll never forget,” said Karen Smith, the health sciences teacher at the ATC.

  • Give the gift of home

    Whether you are shopping for relocated relatives or a Shelby neighbor with a deep affinity for their hometown, giving a gift that’s unique to Shelby County is sure to please just about any recipient.

    From Kentucky shaped cheese boards to Saddlebred wreaths, local gifts are easy to snag in Shelby County this holiday season.