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  • Teacher delegate to will come together in Frankfort Friday to contest Bevin’s veto decision

      Just one week after teachers rallied together in Frankfort to protect school funding and their pensions, Gov. Matt Bevin and public education are once again toe-to-toe in the ring.

    Last Monday, thousands of Kentucky teachers joined together at the capital to voice their opposition of a pension bill that puts future teachers into a hybrid cash-balance plan, rather than a traditional pension, and will increase the time they must work before retirement benefits become available.

    Many also voiced their desire to see better funding for public education.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD - Architects to present report on new school

     On Thursday, SCPS school board members will hear a report from Studio Kremer Architects on the new Marnel C. Moorman School to be developed south of Collins High School on Discovery Boulevard.

    Also at the meeting, board members will consider approval for the construction documents and release for bids for the new school, pending final review and approval by Superintendent James Neihof and Kentucky Department of Education.

  • Shelbyville to help SCPS with road, and annex school property

     On Thursday the Shelbyville City Council quickly approved a resolution for the acquisition of a section of property northeast of Collins High School and construction of a road that will connect Midland Industrial Drive with a road to be constructed by Shelby County Public Schools

    The surprising part about the move was that it also included a request from SCPS on the annexation of the school district’s property, which includes Collins High School and the soon to be built Marnel Moorman School.

  • Mt. Eden Road construction plans on tap – again

    Lawmakers said they are optimistic about the chances of the Mount Eden Road construction project surviving the axe this time.

    The longtime project, which has been cut time after time from road plans over the past decade, is once again slated to get underway.

    The project is included in the 2018-2020 Biennial Highway Construction Plan that was released Monday, but Sen. Paul Hornback (R-Shelby County) said it didn’t start out that way.

  • Showcasing Shelby County

    Mark your calendars for Saturday – that’s when the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce will present its 16th annual Community Showcase.

    The event will be hosted at Collins High School again this year from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

    The event features local businesses that put up booths each year, full of literature and other information on their products and services.

    Kris Hayden, president of the chamber, said the event has already sold out of vendor spots with 60.

  • Novel event

    An upcoming Chamber of Commerce event will give the public the chance to meet some of the county’s local authors.

    This year the Shelby Showcase, to be hosted at Collins High School on April 14, will include a book fair featuring 20 local authors of all types of genres, said Jack Brammer, a member and past president of the Shelby County Historical Society, the entity from which the idea for the fair originated.

  • Forging Phase III of the trail
  • McConnell visits Shelby County

    U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell visited Shelby County Tuesday afternoon to discuss his new hemp legislation and other topics, including tax reform, in a talk to the Shelby County Farm Bureau and local officials.

    The Senate Majority leader told the crowd at Jeptha Creed Distillery he was very optimistic about the proposed Farm Bill, and its treatment of hemp in the form of the Hemp Farming Act of 2018.

  • Suspect captured after car, foot chases

     

  • Juleps and Jockeys Fashion Show tomorrow

    Polka Dotted Pineapple Boutique and Wakefield-Scearce Galleries are joining forces this week to bring the first Juleps and Jockeys Fashion Show.

    “It’s going to be a Derby fashion show featuring our store,” said Dori Lewis, owner of The Polka Dotted Pineapple. Lewis said the show would feature designer and name brand fashions from the boutique, as well as lavish hats created by local designers. Models will rock the runway tomorrow evening in the hottest Derby trends for 2018.