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  • New survey lets seniors speak out KIPDA assessing needs of those over 50

    A new survey is circulating with the objective of gathering data for gauging needs for older citizens.

    The Kentuckiana Regional Planning and Development Agency (KIPDA) has contracted the University of Louisville Kent School of Social Work to conduct a needs assessment for baby boomers and older adults in order to plan for future services, said Kim Embry-Hill, executive director of the Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency.

  • Shelby woman has role in new film

    Shelbyville native Ruby Lewis will have a supporting role in a new movie set to debut in theaters on Feb. 6, including locally at Stonybrook Cinema in Jeffersontown.

    Lewis plays reporter Gina Winters, in Pass the Light, which stars Cameron Palatas, Dalpre Grayer, Alexandria DeBerry, Colby French and Jon Gries, and tells the story of Steve Bellafiore, a 17-year-old high school senior who decides to run for Congress in order to protect the faith that he so loves.

  • Parents outraged at SCPS handling of Death Note

    A note discovered at East Middle School last week has left several students feeling unsafe during the school day and numerous parents enraged.

    The note, according to a parent, contained a list of student’s names and was titled Death Note and the district says it’s considered a play on Japanese anime series of the same name.

    The series features a student that finds a notebook that will bring death upon any person whose name is written within.

  • Cuisine for a cause

    On Wednesday Ellen Gill McCarty spent much of her afternoon making pierogis, pork schnitzel and a family recipe of pretzel bagel bites made with Goetta sausage.

    While that may not be unusual for a chef, it’s certainly different in the kitchen at Science Hill Inn, where McCarty has been for nearly 30 years.

    The longtime Shelby County establishment is well known for its fine Southern cuisine, so a several course German meal may have been a first there.

  • Titans help peer battle cancer woes

    Collins High School classrooms were with filled yellow shirts instead of the school’s normal Titan blue as students took the opportunity to support one of their own.

    While Keaton McMurray isn’t competing for a football state championship or suiting up for the basketball team, he is fighting for a huge win and he has the support of all his classmates.

    McMurray, a Collins senior, has osteosarcoma, a type of bone cancer that usually develops in adolescents.

  • Shelbyville City Council: More public education needed on trash

    More than two weeks after the City of Shelbyville implemented a new curbside trash pick up service, haulers told the Shelbyville City Council that things are going smoothly, for the most part.

    There is a slight problem, though, with people putting things that don’t belong in the recycling carts, said Greg Butler, municipal relationship manager for Republic Services.

  • Proposal for apartment complex passes 1st reading

    A hot topic in zoning circles is one step closer to approval after receiving a first reading Thursday night by the Shelbyville City Council.

    Council members had already heard from both surrounding residents and developers of the 15-acre property for which a 216-unit apartment complex is being proposed at the intersection of Breighton Circle and Brunerstown Road in two previous meetings, and on Thursday were ready for the first step of the approval with a first reading.

  • Goldsmith pleads guilty to murder charge

    A Shelby County man who has been in jail for nearly three years has pleaded guilty to murder and related charges, and prosecutors have recommended a prison sentence of 22 years.

    Marcus Goldsmith, 55, of Shelbyville, was arrested in the early morning hours of March 16, 2012, and charged with the murder of Keith A. Jackson, who was found lying in the doorway of his apartment, mortally injured from stab wounds. He was taken to Jewish Hospital Shelbyville, where he was pronounced dead.

  • Indiana man killed in I-64 crash

    An Indiana man was killed last Friday in a single-vehicle traffic accident on Interstate 64 in Shelby County that shut down the westbound lanes for more than two hours.

    Law enforcement officials say they still don’t know why Joseph Rivers, 46, lost control of his Ford F150 pickup truck and ran off the road around the 37-mile marker westbound.

    Shelby County Sheriff’s deputy Rick Meadows, who reconstructed the accident, said the road was wet, but that the snow had not yet started to fall heavily when the accident happened at 4:41 p.m.  

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD – ATC expansion to broaden Career Villages

    The Shelby County Board of Education got a sneak peak of the district’s modern education tactics on Thursday when Assistant Superintendent Kerry Whitehouse and Tommy Hurt, the district’s chief information officer, gave a report on 21st Century Support Systems, the fifth strand of the Strategic Leadership Plan.

    While the district’s one-to-one computing plan calls for each high school student this year to receive a digital device, the district has still not been able to secure funding.