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  • Greenway Trail project to break ground

    A long-awaited vision for a walking and hiking trail around a portion of the city is about to take the first step toward becoming a reality.
    Phase I of the Greenway Trail will get underway with a ground breaking ceremony April 28 at 5:30 pm. at Stratton Park on N. 2nd Street, thanks to a $100,000 matching grant and the generosity of the public.

  • McDaniel visits Shelbyville

    Shelbyville was host to an informal visit Friday from Chris McDaniel, Republican candidate for Kentucky lieutenant governor and running mate with gubernatorial candidate James Comer.

    McDaniel visited a few places around town, such as Dairy Mart and W.J. Andriot’s paint store, and also stopped by to see former senator Gary Tapp, all the while accompanied by Sen. Paul Hornback (R-Shelbyville).

    McDaniel said people were very open and friendly in Shelbyville and eager to ask questions, mostly about things that concern them directly.

  • Down to earth event set for Saturday

    Organizers of an outdoor event set for Saturday say they are not nervous about rain ruining the annual Earth Day celebration scheduled at its usual venue of Red Orchard Park.

    “Well, they’re saying it’s supposed to be nice, and they’ve been pretty much on the mark so far,” said Jerry Scrogham with a chuckle.

    Scrogham, a Clear Creek Trailblazer Volunteer Coordinator, said the event would feature all of the old favorites of years past along with some new activities.

  • Trails presentation will head up city council meeting

    The Shelbyville City Council will be one of the first local entities to hear the presentation from the parks system on the Greenway Trail Project.

    Representatives from the Shelby County Parks Foundation will be on hand – Clay Cottomgim and Dee Maynard– to update council members on the progress of the first phase of the project during Thursday’s regular meeting at city hall, 315 Washington Street.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD – Painted Stone to showcase mini musical

    The Shelby County Board of Education will be treated to a special preview performance Thursday during the regularly scheduled board meeting at 7 p.m. at Painted Stone Elementary, 150 Warriors Way in Shelbyville.

    “Sloan Burroughs, music teacher at PSE, has written a musical based on the Leader in Me,” SCPS Public Relations Coordinator Ryan Allan said.

    “About ten third, forth and fifth graders have been selected after auditions to perform a portion of it,” he said.

  • Looking for creative funding

    The snow may be long gone, but the effects are still causing problems for 28 Shelby County Public School Odyssey of the Mind team members that need funding for their World Finals Competition next month.

    “We were going to host the regional tournament but it got cancelled the first of March due to snow,” said Teresa Walther. “We were going to make a couple thousand [dollars] with concessions. We were kinda counting on that.”

  • Park host health, fitness day Saturday

    If you’re looking for an enjoyable family activity to help kids burn off some excess energy this Saturday, then look no further than Clear Creek Park.

    This year’s annual Health and Fitness Fun Day at the Family Activity Center there, planned for 9 a.m. to noon, will include a family community health fair with information on several health-related topics, and plenty of fun activities for kids.

  • Jail budget sees slight increase

    Shelby County Fiscal Court magistrates accepted the 2015-16 budget for the Shelby County Detention Center Tuesday night, a budget that is up slightly from last year in both revenues and expenses.

    The proposed budget of $4 million is very similar to last year’s budget of $3.9 million, magistrate Bill Hedges, chair of the jail committee told magistrates.

  • Waddy church continues to rebuild in wake of tower collapse

    After eight months of hardship, the congregation of Waddy Baptist Church is finally beginning to see light at the end of the tunnel.

    Since the church suffered substantial damage from the collapse of a water tower on its property last summer, members have been deprived of their fellowship hall and dining area and their youth have no place to meet because a house next to the church that accommodated their Sunday school classes was also destroyed.

  • Grave injustice

    A long forgotten old cemetery is not only suffering from neglect, but also from abuse, at least in the opinion of those entrusted to oversee such places.

    Paula Mitchell, president of the Shelby County Cemetery Preservation Board, said she has penned a letter to the Shelby County Fiscal Court regarding the mistreatment of an abandoned cemetery in Finchville.