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  • Bringing warmth to a cold tragedy

    In the wake of last week’s tragic high school shooting, Rebecca Jew is hoping to blanket Marshall County in comfort.

    As Project Linus Chapter Coordinator for Shelby County, Jew is helping organizing a national collection aimed at providing each of Marshall County High School students with a new, hand stitched blanket.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD - Board voices condolences for Marshall County

    Shelby County’s board of education meeting Thursday opened with a moment of silence in honor of the Marshall County School district.

    Tragedy hit their county last week when a student opened fire on his classmates, killing two and injuring more than a dozen others.

    “I can’t imagine what they are going through,” board member Brenda Jackson said.

    Board members agreed they would like to express their condolences to the district.

  • Shelby County School Board - Board approves Draft Budget

    The Shelby County Board of Education Thursday reviewed a draft budget that, according to the district’s Director of Finance Susan Barkley, would not balance without some changes.

    Decreases from SEEK [Support Education Excellence in Kentucky] funding and required CERS [County Employees Retirement System] payments contribute to an unbalance, tilting the budget into the red at just more than $300,000 of nearly $50.4 million in expenses compared to a little more than $50 million in expected revenue. 

  • Main Street showing love

    Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and Shelby Main Street is eager to spread the love.

    In line with the First Thursday initiative – where Shelby Main Street shops have elected to keep their doors open later on the first Thursday of the month to allow customers an opportunity to hit their favorite local stores a little later in the day – Main Street businesses will say thank you to their devoted patrons with a Customer Appreciation Day.

  • Shelby Construction team snags international honors Finishes second in the world

    Walt Wilson’s construction team has snagged up a top title once again.

    Earlier this month five Shelby County High School students competed in Orlando at the International Builders Show and earned second place in construction management.

    “It’s quite a big deal,” Wilson said proudly of his crew. “It’s quite an accomplishment being number two in the world.”

    The team, consisting of Tannor Mills, Jacky Romo, Jacob Smith, Travis Allen and Paul Nethery did an outstanding job, Wilson said.

  • Marshall County shooting leaves districts re-evaluating procedures

    On Monday, tragedy struck at a Kentucky high school in Marshall County when a 15-year-old student used a handgun to open fire on his peers, killing two and injuring more than dozen.

    And with such a horrific incident striking so close to home, parents across the state are faced with the painful thought of “what if.”

    Officials with Shelby County Public Schools assure, however, that in the unlikely event of an active shooter, they are prepared to handle the situation.

  • Jeptha Creed named official vodka of Kentucky Derby Festival

     Shelbyville’s craft distillery, Jeptha Creed, has been named the official vodka of the 2018 Kentucky Derby Festival.

    A month-long celebration leading up to Derby day, the Derby Festival offers events across the region for people of all ages. The locally distilled vodka will be available for purchase at Thunder Over Louisville on April 21 and Kroger’s Fest-a-Ville at the Chow Wagon April 27 through May 4.

  • Standoff resolved peacefully

    What started off Sunday morning as a violent incident with a home break-in, a struggle with a handgun and the residents fleeing in terror with the intruder in chase, ended as a standoff when the intruder barricaded himself in the victim’s home.

    Shelbyville Police Chief Istvan Kovacs expressed relief that his officers were able to resolve the situation peacefully and that no one was harmed.

    “It was as good an outcome as we could have wished for,” he said.

  • KY 53 project could be stalled again

    When Shelby legislators went into a new session at the first of the year, they did so with expectations that the Mount Eden Road Widening Project would receive top priority.

    But the new 2018 Recommended Highway Plan for the next six years, which includes a record $1 billion in funding, released Jan. 17 by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) does not agree.

    “According to the governor’s plan, it looks like the funding for it is 2020,” said Rep. Rob Rothenburger (R-Shelbyville).

  • Grove Hill looking to expand

    Shelby’s largest cemetery is on the verge of expanding, looking to create another section across Old Mount Eden Road, which will provide it room for hundreds of gravesites, say officials.

    “It’s going to be developed in the same philosophy as the other part of the cemetery,” said Charles Long, president of the board of trustees of Grove Hill Cemetery.