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  • Curb repair needed in sidewalk project


  • Bevin’s proposed budget slashes could harm JCTC and beyond.

    Addressing a deficit of more than $30 billion in Kentucky’s pension fund, Governor Matt Bevin proposed some budget cuts in his State of the Commonwealth budget address late last month that could be a major blow to public postsecondary institutions.

    If approved by the legislature, Bevin’s spending plan would cut funding to postsecondary institutions by 4.5 percent for the remainder of the fiscal year and by 9 percent for the biennium.

    While many see that as cuts at our major universities, it will hit home as well.

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL – City approves orientation periods

    The Shelbyville City Council’s Thursday meeting included two quick approvals. The council approved a second reading of an ordinance enacting and adopting a supplement to the code of ordinances for the city. The ordinance allows all ordinances passed in 2015 to be added to the City’s Code of Ordinances.

  • Shelby County produces 2 Merit Finalists

    This year Shelby County has the honor of recognizing not one but two, National Merit Finalists.

    Raley Suter of Collins High School and Emma Saarinen of Shelbyville and a senior at the Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky in Bowling Green at Western Kentucky University, have advanced to Finalist standing in the National Merit Scholarship Program.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD – Board to review 2015-16 goals

    The Shelby County Board of Education will hear an update on its progress toward the 2015-16 board goals when they meet Thursday at district’s office, 1155 West Main Street in Shelbyville.

    The board members will hear from Chief Academic Officer/Deputy Superintendent Lisa Smith about the district’s progress toward meeting the goals for the 2015-16 school year, which were set by the board last April.

  • Johnson Controls to spin off seat-making operation this fall

    Johnson Controls recently announced a name for its automotive seating and interiors business after the entity is spun off into a new, publicly traded company this October.

    “It was be called Adient, and that will be a brand new company beginning the first part of October, so all of the plants and facilities that are part of our automotive seating business, including the plant in Shelbyville, will become part of the new company,” said Fraser Engerman, spokesperson for Johnson Controls.

  • Old Stone Inn liquor license denied

    The immediate status of the Old Stone Inn is uncertain after an action filed in Franklin Circuit Court Wednesday by the Kentucky Finance and Administration Cabinet.

    The civil summons served to Shelley Marie Thompson, states that the Old Stone Inn owes a large sum of money in taxes, penalties and interest and says “an injunction should be issued enjoining the operation of the defendant’s business.”

  • A class act

    It has been said that you can’t go home again, but Stanton Garr has come as close as one can get, and in his case, it may be even better, he said.

    Managing to look both distinguished and boyish at the same time, Garr leaned back in his chair and brushed back a stray lock of hair as he contemplated his return to his native Shelbyville after a 30-year career in musical theater in New York.

  • Elementary student dropped at wrong stop

    District officials have extended their apologies to SCPS second grade student, Will Vanhoy and his parents after he was dropped off at the wrong bus stop Wednesday afternoon.

    “We made a mistake and we are sorry,” SCPS Public Relations Coordinator Ryan Allan said.  “We have reached out to the family and apologized.”

    The district explained that a substitute bus driver had dropped Will off at the wrong stop a few blocks away from his home. 

  • Expediting zoning violations

    Triple S Executive Director, Ryan Libke, shared with the commission Tuesday his plans to meet with Shelbyville Mayor Tom Hardesty and other city officials Thursday morning to discuss a plan could speed up and tighten punishments enforced upon those who violate zoning regulations.