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  • TRIPLE S PLANNING COMMISSION – Shelby Oaks apartments get OK

    A proposed apartment complex that has divided council members and commissioners since the fall took another step toward becoming a reality Tuesday evening when commissioners voted five to one to pass the preliminary planned unit development for Shelby Oaks Apartments.

    Kerry Magan representing Roberts & Smith and Fred Burns Builder, LLC presented the PUD which calls for 216 apartments to be built on tracks 1, 2, 2A, 2B, 2C, 3A and 3B in the Breighton Business Center in Shelbyville, just south of Interstate 64 on KY 55.

  • Flowers in the showers

    Shelbyville

    Garden and

    Art Show

    WHEN: 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday

    WHERE: Shelby County Cooperative Extension Office, 1117 Frankfort Road

    WHAT: Plants, art, food

    ADMISSION: Free

    Forecasters might be predicting rain but that hasn’t dampened the spirits of the Shelby County Master Gardeners, who said Saturday’s Art and Garden Fair will go on rain or shine.

  • Shelby native accepted in Michigan-based opera

    A path that began in Shelbyville has led Matasha Allen, a 2000 SCHS graduate, to a stage in a Michigan opera house.

    “Being in a full length opera performance is something that I have dreamed of,” Allen said. “I did an opera in college, but this will be my first opera opportunity with a professional opera that’s not school related.”

    As a child, Allen performed in choir and orchestra at SCHS and also in her church choir at New Mount Zion Baptist Church.

    Today, Allen is preparing for a more pivotal performance.

  • Shannon’s celebrates 150 years of legacy

    Shannon Funeral Service has stood the test of time, enduring five generations of ownership and five relocations through 150 years to offer grieving friends and family members an opportunity to honor their loved ones through their services.

    But Sunday their doors will be open to the community for a less somber occasion.

  • UPDATED: Police on look out for red SUV in Tuesday night shooting

    Shelbyville Police officials have confirmed that 28-year-old Larry T. Bell of Louisville was shot and killed in Shelbyville late Tuesday night at Centerbrook Apartments.

    At 11:59 Tuesday night, Shelbyville Police responded to a call of a possible shooting in the parking lot of the complex at 108 Berea Drive, between Martin Luther King and 9th streets in Shelbyville. At the scene they discovered a black male with at least one gunshot wound.

    Bell was transported to Jewish Hospital Shelbyville where he was pronounced dead at 12:35 a.m.

  • Road funding down more than $200K

     

  • Trails project will break ground Tuesday

    Shelbyville City Council members got an update Thursday night from Parks and Recreation officials about an upcoming project to build a hiking trail through the downtown area.

    Clay Cottongim and Dee Maynard, members of the park’s Foundation Board, outlined the $200,000 project that will consist of a 10-foot wide concrete path running from Stratton Bottom to the 7th Street Bridge.

    The trail already exists as a footpath, worn bare over the years by those seeking a picturesque place for a serene walk along Clear Creek through the city limits.

  • Keaton McMurray, Jan. 4, 1996 - April 19, 2015

    Keaton McMurray won’t get to attend his high school graduation or take his girlfriend to the prom, two things that were high on his priority list as he knew his time on Earth was drawing to  a close.

    But there is one thing that the cancer-stricken teen accomplished – he inspired all who knew him by his selfless acts and his strong faith, said his mother, Debi McMurray.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD – District puts focus on ATCs needs

    The Shelby County Board of Education awarded a bid for a new Computer Numeric Controlled (CNC) machine headlined during Thursday’s meeting at Painted Stone Elementary.

    Superintendent James Neihof explained to the board that the bid was for a computer-controlled metal milling machine that will be programmed by the students.

  • Painted Stone surprised with fitness grant

     

    Painted Stone Elementary School teachers and faculty members received a pleasant surprise Tuesday afternoon when representatives from Project Fit America (PFA) announced that the school had been selected as a recipient for a two-year Fitness in Education program, worth nearly $30,000 thanks to funds and efforts provided by Baptist Health Louisville and Kelley Construction.