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  • Please don’t stop the music

    Many students may dream of participating in the school band or orchestra, but sometimes the cost of a new instrument can be the difference in picking up the trombone and finding a different school activity.

    School music programs offer their share of benefits, and one local church is doing what they can to help.

    Gary Steinhilberand The First Presbyterian Church’s Outreach Committee have been addressing this issue for 11 years.

  • School supplies, get them while they’re hot

    With parents emptying shelves as quickly as employees are stocking them, one might confuse the Walmart back-to-school isles for the shelves on black Friday.

    From pencils to backpacks, carts were being filled Wednesday morning with items in preparation for the new school year, which begins Aug. 13 for students.

    And with the new school year comes new students like Damien Rothrock who’s starting kindergarten at Painted Stone Elementary this year.

    His mother, Alisha Rothrock said her son is very excited.

  • VIP Night raises $100,000

    The James Graham Brown Cancer Center raised more than $100,000 from donations, silent auctions and ticket sales for Wednesday VIP preview night for the Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass.

    The amount doubled $50,000 raised for charity at Oklahoma City’s outlet opening and is $40,000 more than the Atlanta outlet raised at its VIP night.

  • Traffic, stores, shoppers all move smoothly

    After nearly three years of speculation, conversation and construction, the Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass officially opened its doors Thursday morning, greeting a swarm of eager shoppers.

    Crowds were expected to come by the tens of thousands, but throughout the opening day traffic, parking and lines moved smoothly. Shoppers had minimal complaints regarding crowds and mostly offered compliments on their opening day experience.

  • State approves tax incentives for Katayama expansion

    Shelbyville’s industrial community received a boon Thursday when a local plant got good news from state economic development officials.

    Katayama American Inc. received preliminary approval from the Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority $200,000 in tax incentives toward a $16.8 million addition to its plant on Midland Industrial Drive.

  • A lasting logo

    As the Shelbyville Horse Show celebrates its 25th anniversary, the show and its logo have become synonymous with Shelbyville.

    The logo for the show, that of a horse’s head and neck adorned with flowing championship ribbons, has been displayed in several prominent spots around the show ring, and this year the logo will also be included on centerpieces of the tables at the pavilion.

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  • Traffic plan finally in place for mall opening

    Even though it’s estimated that people will be pouring into the county by the tens of thousands for the opening of the Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass Thursday, officials say they are ready for those crowds. Especially law enforcement, which will have about two dozen officers from several departments set to handle the traffic influx.

  • Scammers target student families

    If you have recently purchased books from a student knocking on your door and claiming they attend school with your child, you may have been deceived. 

    Shelby County Public Schools Public Relations Coordinator Ryan Allan said the district has received several calls over the past two weeks from parents inquiring about a suspected scam occurring in the area.

    “We’ve gotten some phone calls from all over the county where this person is claiming they have some affiliation with the school system and wants to sell books,” Allan said.

  • 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.