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  • A new role in an old school

     As we edge closer to the final days of summer break, students are preparing to step out of the routine-free summer days and slink back into the nights of homework followed by early bedtime schedules.

    For some the dreaded routine is natural, but for others, the transition will take some time to adjust, and not just for the preschool or new kindergarteners.

  • Breakfast of champions

     As a light morning mist settled on the blades of grass across Undulata Farm early Thursday morning, a line of guests dressed in their best ascended upon the beautiful barn eager to kick-off the Shelbyville Horse Show Jubilee in preparation of next week’s Shelbyville Horse Show.

    As a few Saddlebreds peeked over their stable walls, they were treated to the unusual sight of black tablecloths, vibrant red rose-filled trophy centerpieces and a crowd of mingling guests dining on a catered breakfast.

  • Hibbett Sports closed

    A sporting goods store that has been serving Shelby for more than half a decade has closed its doors Sunday.

    Situated on the west end of Village Plaza, Hibbett Sports moved out of the store this week said James Pilson, the store’s district manager.

    He said the closing does not involve relocating the store, but is permanent.

    “We’re closing the store down completely,” he said. “Actually, our last day was Sunday. We’re packing everything up as we speak.”

  • Heading back to school

    With the first day just around the corner on Aug. 2, kids – and parents – are scurrying to stock up not only on school supplies, but clothing and other essential items.

    In some cases, what some might not consider essential, others do.

    “I want some new earphones,” said Melanie Newton. “And a Trapper Keeper.”

    “But you already have a Trapper Keeper,” her mother, Melissa Newton reminded her.

    “But I want a new one,” she said.

    Of course.

  • TRIPLE S PLANNING COMMISSION Simpsonville’s hotel plans approved

    Development plans are chugging along for a hotel in Simpsonville.

    In an interview last week, Hampton Inn representative Jennifer Hughes confirmed that hotel chain is looking to build a hotel with 80 rooms with an anticipated opening date in 2019.

  • Jubilee ready to roll

    As Shelby County prepares to roll out the 28th Annual Shelbyville Horse Show, Shelby Main Street Executive Director Eilene Collins said they are busy putting the final touches on Jubilee, an event that is sure to put everyone the Saddlebred showing spirit.

  • Adult Ed launches Skills U

    Shelby County Adult Education announced last week a new brand and logo for their free instructional programming.

  • Shelby queen competes in Miss United States

    The sun shined bright on Kentucky earlier this month as all six of the Bluegrass State’s competitors finished in the top 10 of the Miss United States Pageant in Orlando.

    And taking second runner up in the Little Miss Division was Shelbyville’s Tayan Stansfield.

    “It was a really, really fun week. It was really exciting,” her mother Tristen Stansfield said, noting they didn’t send her into the competition with high expectations because they knew she would face some of the top girls from across the country.

  • SHELBY COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION - Board reviews transportation report

    On Thursday, members of the Shelby County Board of Education were treated to what they called a shining example of what can be accomplished through leadership, collaboration, social responsibility and project-based learning.

    Student Alivia Louden, a rising sixth grader at East Middle School, presented to the board her public service announcement aimed at raising awareness of the importance of obeying school bus stops.

    Louden’s presentation accompanied a transportation report from Michael Clark, the district’s director of student services.

  • Kentuckians for the Commonwealth to hold tax reform forum in Shelby

    Shelby County’s chapter of the group Kentuckians for the Commonwealth is following the lead of other chapters around the state in holding a community forum on a potential upcoming tax reform measure.

    “What we hope to accomplish is just to educate people on what actually is going to happen if there is a special session and the legislature does vote for tax reform,” said Leslie McBride, president.