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  • Cauley-Stein visits Shelby students

    The red and black gym at West Middle School was filled with blue and white Thursday, as students stomped on the bleachers and chanted, “We want Willie”.

    The room exploded when the seven-foot-tall University of Kentucky basketball player, Willie Cauley-Stein, finally arrived.

    And with him he brought positive messages of encouragement, be a positive influence, be nice and do your best.

    Former UK player Jeff Sheppard introduced Cauley-Stein and spoke with the students as part of his ‘School is Cool Tour’.

  • Building a new life

    As Shelby County High School construction teacher Walter Wilson controls his class filled with rowdy high-schoolers operating loud power tools and banging hammers, it’s difficult to fathom that just three months ago Wilson was lying in an operating room in Cincinnati receiving a new liver.

    “I feel better every day,” he said with a smile.

    More than five years ago Wilson was diagnosed with nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) disease, a rare disease of the liver speculated to be hereditary but not related to drinking alcohol.

  • Shelby’s first family of racing

    Their jobs are not the same but the end goal is the same for Shelbyville residents Mike and Vicki Tomlinson.

    Keeping thoroughbred racing owners happy.

    Mike Tomlinson trains horses for a living working out of Churchill Downs and Florida while his wife, Vicki, is the Horsemen Relations Concierge at the track. Their careers overlap and help each other to see how to keep those owners happy.

  • Holes remain in Shelbyville's downtown

    A business owner who is in the process of reestablishing his shop after a devastating fire on Main Street two years ago that destroyed five buildings and left a huge hole in Shelbyville’s downtown streetscape says he is still working on that project, and hoping to reopen in a new location later this year.

  • Still no arrest in deadly shooting

    The investigation is continuing into a shooting last week that left a Louisville man dead, but police have no further information to release to the public, they say.

    “They’re still investigating; I don’t want to say anything that would ever jeopardize the case,” said Shelbyville Police spokesperson Kelly Cable. “When they’re ready to give me the information, we’ll kind of go from there.”

  • Matthews’ accepted to first Craft Academy

    Shelby County High School sophomore Hunter Matthews will exit his local high school this summer and return next fall to the campus of Morehead State, but he isn’t graduating yet.

    Matthews is one of sixty students selected from more than 100 applicants to be part of the inaugural class of Morehead State University's Craft Academy for Excellence in Science and Mathematics, which is set to open this August.

  • Food for thought

    Southside third-graders had a unique opportunity last week to taste test several items under consideration for next year’s school lunch menu, and their feedback will determine which items make the cut.

    “It’s just so cool to let them feel like they have a say in what’s happening at the school and let them share their student voice,” said teacher Amanda Atkins.

    “Students don’t get a lot of opportunity to do that.”

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD – Board aims for new goals

    The Shelby County Board of Education Thursday will hold a working session to establish their board goals for the upcoming school year during their regularly scheduled board meeting at the district’s offices, 1155 Main Street, Shelbyville.

    Shelby County Public Schools public relations coordinator Ryan Allan said the board has a different basis for setting their goals than in the past.

  • Police seek suspect, vehicle in deadly shooting

    Children played Wednesday in the sun-drenched parking lot of a Martinsville apartment complex, where only hours before, a Louisville man’s blood spilled out from gunshot wounds, leaving him lifeless.

    Shelbyville Police have said they do not know the motive for the shooting of Larry T. Bell, 28, and the shooter is still at large.

  • Support for Blake

    Blake Hundley

    benefit dance

    WHEN: 7-11 p.m., Saturday

    WHERE: Shelbyville Country Club, 47 Smithfield Road

    WHAT: Music and raffles to raise money for Blake Hundley and his family

    ADMISSION: $5

    WHO: All ages are welcome to attend