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  • Jubilee breakfast kicks off horse show festivities

    As the sun rose behind Undulata Farm Thursday morning, guests arriving for the Shelbyville Horse Show Jubilee Kick-Off Breakfast greeted one another with warm smiles and hugs.

    And like the horses munching hay and oats to gear up for a show, the guests then piled their plates high with a warm breakfast catered by the Bell House Restaurant to gear up for the Jubilee weekend.

    With this being the 25th anniversary of the Shelbyville Horse Show, the Jubilee brought three guest speakers to help reminisce about the show’s early years.

  • Indictment in school district embezzlement case will wait

    Despite being labeled as a “black and white” case, Shelby County Public Schools is still waiting for an indictment against a former employee accused of embezzling from the district funds.

    In May, SCPS Superintendent James Neihof expressed to The Sentinel-News that information had been uncovered implicating Benita Anglin in the manipulation of the payroll software MUNIS. Anglin, at the time, was the district’s payroll manager.

  • Some confusion surrounds wet/dry petition

    Those collecting the thousands of necessary signatures to allow the county to have a vote on alcohol package sales are encountering a surprising obstacle when requesting signatures for the petition.

  • Road issues continue to plague mall area

    As the Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass prepares to open next week, another issue with the newly designed roads has officials again reassessing the situation.

    Even now, with all the lanes open and three new traffic lights in operation, large trucks are having trouble navigating the turn from Buck Creek Road onto the new Veechdale Road, which is just south of the 364,000 square foot outlet center that sits on the southwest corner of Buck Creek Road and Interstate 64.

  • NEWS DIGEST: July 23, 2014

    Appalachian food map

    Showcases desitination

    Forty-eight food destinations in Eastern Kentucky are included in a new map guide developed by the Appalachian Regional Commission to promote culinary tourism throughout the region.

  • Tiger steps down from fire department

    On August 1, the Shelbyville Fire Department will say goodbye to longtime chief Willard E. “Tiger” Tucker.  After 25 years with the department, 13 of which as chief, Tucker has announced his retirement.

    When asked what he’ll miss most about the job, Tucker immediately responded with, “The people, I’ll miss the people.”

  • Secular invocation recalls separation of church and state conversation

    For the first time since adopting an ordinance to have a local church leader deliver an invocation to start its meeting, the Shelbyville City Council opened Thursday’s meeting with a secular invocation.

    However, the change seemed to leave some council members and some attending the meeting confused.

    Linda Allewalt stated that because she was not delivering a prayer, there was no need for people to stand, fold their hands, or bow their head, but most remained standing, some with their heads bowed, some with their hands folded.

  • Southside remains on schedule for opening

    This Thursday, attendees at the Shelby County Public School board meeting will once again review the construction progress for the finishing touches at the Northside Early Childhood Center and the last bits of construction at the new Southside Elementary School.

    The Shelby County Board of Education will meet at 7 p.m. at the district's offices, 1155 Main Street in Shelbyville. A representative from K. Norman Berry and Associates will be on hand to update the board with a slideshow presentation of images for both buildings.

  • Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass: Official stuck in opening traffic plan

    Simpsonville officials have been working on a traffic plan for the high volume of cars expected for next Wednesday’s opening day of the new Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass, but so far those plans are still incomplete, officials say.

    “We have been working on that for months, but the problem is, it keeps changing,” said Kentucky State Police Spokesperson Kendra Wilson.

  • Roll Forming to have job fair

    Roll Forming Corporation will have a job fair from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday.

    Roll Forming President Ray Leathers said the plant, located on Brooks Industrial Road, has openings for two dozen permanent employees and several temps, for all different shifts.

    He said the increased need for more employees is both because the plant is experiencing growth and because of increased business.

    “We’re in the middle of a new product launch, for a shelving system for Amazon warehouses,” he said.