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  • SCPS to offer free lunches

    Shelby County Public Schools announced this week its participation in the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) program, a provision from the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 that allows schools and local educational agencies (LEAs) with high poverty rates to provide free breakfast and lunch to all students.

    Cindy Murphy, school nutrition food service coordinator, said the provision is a big step toward battling adolescent hunger in the county. Shelby County will participate at the elementary and preschool levels this up coming school year.

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL – Plans for Zaxby’s property include annexation request

    At its previous meeting, the Shelbyville City Council unanimously approved the first reading of an ordinance that, if passed on the second reading Thursday, will annex into the city of Shelbyville the existing Zaxby’s property on U.S. 60.

    Construction is already underway for the development of a new Zaxby’s restaurant to be located beside CVS Pharmacy, which is also located within the city, on the bypass. What will happen to the existing lot may very well hinge on the council’s decision tomorrow evening.

  • SCPS to offer free lunches

    Shelby County Public Schools announced this week its participation in the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) program, a provision from the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 that allows schools and local educational agencies (LEAs) with high poverty rates to provide free breakfast and lunch to all students.

    Cindy Murphy, school nutrition food service coordinator, said the provision is a big step toward battling adolescent hunger in the county. Shelby County will participate at the elementary and preschool levels this up coming school year.

  • Art among the fun

    Entitled Horsing Around with the Arts, the Shelby Regional Arts Council will host for the first time an art show that will run in conjunction with the Shelbyville Horse Show Jubilee.

    “This is going to be a fun event and a fun space for people to visit,” said Eilene Collins with Shelby Main Street, who is coordinating the Jubilee events.

    On Saturday, July 30, amidst the usual excitement and fun on Main Street, guests will have an opportunity to slow down and take in the artistic talent of our community.

  • Retail heating up

    With temperatures lingering in the 90s, summer is heating up and so are the some summer-related retail items.  Rural King assistant manager Kim Matthews said they have been selling tons of fans and lawn-related items.

    She said sales have remained high.

    Sales may not be so hot across the map, however. CNNMoney reported that retail sales in June fell .3 percent from May. This data, they noted, is surprising because April and May were also both slow retail seasons, despite the expectation that sales would bounce back after a slow winter.

  • Unification event Sunday

    In the wake of the grave tragedies over the past few weeks, one Shelby County resident has taken it upon himself to reunify the community. 

  • Surfing broadband options

    An air of expectancy hung over a crowd of about 25 people who gathered at the Stratton Center Tuesday night as they waited to hear what kind of ideas would come from a workshop on how to improve – and in some cases, provide for the first time – broadband Internet access to their neighborhoods.

  • Laboring to farm

    With all the issues that farmers endure everyday, trying to find enough people to work their farms continues to be a major problem, especially now that a new problem has cropped up recently.

    A federal program that permits farmers to bring in migrant workers from other countries has added more requirements with paperwork that is causing delays for farmers in bringing in laborers, said

  • Putnam resigns from Simpsonville P.D.

     

  • Kentucky is ahead of CDC opioid recommendations

    New federal guidelines for treating pain are encouraging doctors to prescribe fewer narcotics, especially high-powered pain pills such as OxyContin and Vicodin.

    The Centers for Disease Control recently released an appeal to the medical community in what it termed an “urgent response” to an epidemic of overdose deaths in the United States.