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  • How did SnoGo go?

    With the district’s first two non-traditional instructional, SnoGo, days in the rear view mirror, it’s apparent the model was not the picture of perfection.

    The district announced earlier this year that on the first snow day that would normally close school buildings, students would participate in SnoGo, instead.  By completing assignments from home on these days, students would avoid making up the day later in the summer.

    After months of planning and preparation, the first SnoGo day finally arrived Thursday, and followed on Friday.

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL – Council debates water tower paint

    Jake Haworth, distillation manager for Bulleit Distillery, presented to the Shelbyville City Council Thursday the distillery’s desire to paint a mural on the newly erected water tower on Prospect Street.  Haworth presented a digital print of the proposed mural, showing one side of the tower closely resembling the bourbon company’s logo and the other simply reading Shelbyville, Kentucky.

  • Attempted murder charges stem from theft of $5

    An altercation Tuesday morning over $5 ended with shots fired, schools on nearby Rocket Lane going into lockdown, and one person charged with four counts of attempted murder.

    Chase Wills, 18, of New Albany, Ind., is lodged at the Shelby County Detention Center, charged with four counts of attempted murder, possession of a defaced firearm and tampering with physical evidence.

  • New judge gets warm welcome

    The weather was bitter cold, but new Shelby County Judge-Executive Dan Ison was delighted with the warm welcome he received from Thursday the public at his first meet-and-greet event to introduce himself to the community, he said.

    “I was absolutely overwhelmed, that on a cold, snowy night, that seventy or eighty people would come out, and couldn’t have been nicer in welcoming me to this new job,” he said. “We had people there from walk of life in Shelby County, from elected leaders to farmers.”

  • Ruth Hodge: April 23, 1952 to Jan. 9, 2017

    Ruth Hodge owned more than just the It’s Convenient store on Shelbyville's east end – she owned the hearts of those who frequented her store every day, as well as her employees.

    Hodge, who passed away Monday, was never without a smile so dazzling that you couldn't be around her and stay in a bad mood, said her family.

  • Community rallies around Bagdad family who lost home in blaze

    Thursday evening started out pleasantly for the Bryant family, with a nice family dinner and a cozy fire at their home in Bagdad.

    Then in the space of only a few heartbeats, Bill, Amy and their children, Tanner, Jordan and Leslie, were plunged into a nightmare of flames leaping everywhere.

  • Attempted murder charges stem from theft of $5

    An altercation Tuesday morning over $5 ended with shots fired, schools on nearby Rocket Lane going into lockdown, and one person charged with four counts of attempted murder.

    Chase Wills, 18, of New Albany, Ind., is lodged at the Shelby County Detention Center, charged with four counts of attempted murder, possession of a defaced firearm and tampering with physical evidence.

  • Collins students look to patent software


    Though not yet even in college, Collins VEX Robotics teammates Matthew Munsterman and Chris Embry are preparing to make an accolade in the robotics industry that even some lifelong engineers can’t claim.

    “Nobody has done this before,” Embry said of his teammate’s coding work. “So when he [Munsterman] works on stuff and explains it to me, literally nobody else in the world knows what this is, which is a pretty cool feeling.”

  • Data reflects Shelby healthy children

    According to recently released data, Shelby County ranks 21 in the overall well being of children in Kentucky.

    Information relating to the well being of children was released in the Kentucky Kids Count Data Book earlier this month and provided county-level data based on 16 indicators in four categories: economic security, education, health and family and community.

  • Industrial climate heating up

    As 2017 gets underway temperatures may be cooling down but industry in Shelby County is hotter than ever and Libby Adams, executive director of the Shelby County Industrial & Development Foundation, said the economic forecast for the year looks to stay hot.

    “We had lots of industries that either expanded or finished an expansion last year,” she said.  “It seems like all of the industries are stable and growing.”

    As we reflect upon the past 12 months, there’s no doubt Adams’ observation is on point.