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  • Preparing students for the 21st century

    Shelby County Public Schools Staff Developer, Lora Shields presented board members with updates on the next strand of the new Strategic Leadership Plan Thursday afternoon during the SCPS board meeting.

    As part of the district’s “Think Big” motto, The Strategic Leadership Plan contains five components: Globally Effective Students, 21st Century Professionals, Healthy and Responsible Students, Leadership Innovation, and 21st Century Support Systems.

    During each bi-monthly board meeting, a new strand is to be presented.

  • SCHS grad to compete for Miss Teen USA

    Megan Ducharm, a Shelby County High School graduate, is headed to the Bahamas this week with the anticipation of being crowned Miss Teen USA.

    “I’ve never been a crazy pageant girl,” Ducharm joked, explaining that she has only participated in a handful of pageants for fun over the last few years.

    Last year, Ducharm was the first runner-up for Miss Kentucky Teen.

  • A Premier stable

    If Shelby County is the Saddlebred Capital, it might be fair to argue that Rob and Sarah Byers, owners of Premier Stables, are current candidates for presidency. 

    Rob Byers said his desire to work with horses was instilled in him at a young age, as his family always had horses.

    “Just being around horseshows and whatnot got me interested in it,” he said.

    Byers said he worked with many breeds through the years, but Saddlebreds grabbed his interest.

  • Shelby woman named St. Jude's volunteer of the year

    How kids

    can participate

    For more information or to enroll in UPHA Ribbons Of Service’s 2014 program, visit UPHAonline.com/ribbonsofservice.html or contact Robertson at 502-802-6777 or at Helen@InfinityStables.com.

    A Shelby County woman will be honored this weekend in Memphis after being named Volunteer of the Year for St. Jude's Childrens Hospital.

  • Shelbyville Horse Show starts Wednesday

    Shelbyville Horse Show

    What:25th annual Saddlebred competition

    When:7 p.m., July 30 – Aug. 2

    Where:Shelby County Fairgrounds

    Tickets:$5 per person for gate admission, $350 for 6 box seats, including gate admission, for the entire show, $45 for Horseman’s Tent, $20 for Saturday night party


    How can you improve on something like the Shelbyville Horse Show?

  • More Crusade money coming into Shelby County than being donated

    While donations for the WHAS Crusade for Children dipped a little this year, the county’s services won’t see a decrease.

    In fact, after the Crusade raised more than $5.6 million, about $200,000 is expected to find its way back to the county to help provide goods and services for children with needs.

    And that’s after only $143,969 was collected in the county this year.

    More than half of the money collected in Shelby County for this year’s Crusade, $75,000, will go directly back to Shelby County Public School’s. 

  • Shopping for a cause

    The Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass is scheduled to open to the general public Thursday and with between 20,000 and 40,000 shoppers expected a plethora of concerns for the impending traffic issues and parking availability have been expressed.

    However, there’s a great alternative for those that want to shop Simpsonville’s new 364,000-square-foot retail center before everyone else and also avoid the opening day traffic on Buck Creek and Veechdale roads just south of Interstate 64.

  • Jubilee breakfast kicks off horse show festivities

    As the sun rose behind Undulata Farm Thursday morning, guests arriving for the Shelbyville Horse Show Jubilee Kick-Off Breakfast greeted one another with warm smiles and hugs.

    And like the horses munching hay and oats to gear up for a show, the guests then piled their plates high with a warm breakfast catered by the Bell House Restaurant to gear up for the Jubilee weekend.

    With this being the 25th anniversary of the Shelbyville Horse Show, the Jubilee brought three guest speakers to help reminisce about the show’s early years.

  • Indictment in school district embezzlement case will wait

    Despite being labeled as a “black and white” case, Shelby County Public Schools is still waiting for an indictment against a former employee accused of embezzling from the district funds.

    In May, SCPS Superintendent James Neihof expressed to The Sentinel-News that information had been uncovered implicating Benita Anglin in the manipulation of the payroll software MUNIS. Anglin, at the time, was the district’s payroll manager.

  • Some confusion surrounds wet/dry petition

    Those collecting the thousands of necessary signatures to allow the county to have a vote on alcohol package sales are encountering a surprising obstacle when requesting signatures for the petition.