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  • SCPS closed Friday, Feb. 20

    Shelby County Public Schools will remain closed on Friday, Feb. 20, due to snow, ice and extreme temperatures in the region.

    The district made the announcement after 4:30 p.m. on Thursday.

    This is the fourth day this week the district has missed due to the weather after storms have dropped nearly a foot of snow on the county this week.

    SCPS was already scheduled to be out of school on Monday for President's Day. A winter storm watch and wind chill advisory are in effect until 6 a.m. Friday morning.

  • SCPS to remain closed Thursday, Feb. 19, due to weather

    Shelby County Public Schools will remain closed on Thursday, Feb. 19, due to snow, ice and extreme temperatures in the region.

    The district made the announcement after 4 p.m. on Wednesday.

    This is the third day this week the district has missed due to the weather after storms have dropped nearly a foot of snow on the county this week. SCPS was already scheduled to be out of school on Monday for President's Day.

    Wednesday night and Thursday are forecast to the coldest days of the winter, with temperatures falling well below zero.

  • State pessimistic about when roads will be clear

    With plummeting temperatures and more snow, state officials said they are not sure when crews will be able to provide clear routes on roads.

    Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Public Information Officer Andrea Clifford reported in an E-mail that District 5 crews, which includes Shelby County, will continue to work on roads around the clock.

  • County to have hazardous waste study

    Shelby County magistrates gave emergency management officials the go ahead Tuesday to submit a grant request to get funding in place for a hazardous waste study.

    The commodity flow study, as it’s officially known, would provide crucial information about the types of hazardous materials used in Shelby County, said Emergency Management Agency Director Paul Whitman.

  • Fire destroys Trumbo home

    Just weeks after Jack Trumbo experienced one of the proudest moments of his life, being chosen in December to represent Farmer of the Year for the entire state of Kentucky, Monday morning brought a devastating experience when his house burned down around him.

    “We were just lucky we got out,” he said.

  • Woven from history

    This year’s third annual Community Tapestry was such a smash hit Sunday that organizers have already planned a second part to the event.

    “It was just great,” said Janice Harris, president of the Shelby County NAACP, adding that a second presentation has been scheduled for next week on one the topics of the Black History program held at the Northside Early Childhood Center.

  • Record-low temperatures follow record snowfall

    Despite plunging temperatures and record snowfall Monday, officials have said they were surprised that the day went as smoothly as it did, and hope the same holds true as record-low temperatures dip well below zero last night and tonight.

    “I’m looking out the window of my office right now, and there’s nobody on the road – it’s eerie,” Shelby County Judge-Executive Rob Rothenburger said Monday.

  • Monroe pretrial canceled due to weather

    A final pretrial hearing Monday for Lonnie Monroe was cancelled, along with the entire Shelby Circuit Court docket, when the Shelby County Judicial Center shut down due to inclement weather.

    Shelby Circuit Clerk Lowry Miller said that although he could not speak for when Judge Charles Hickman would reschedule those cases, it would most likely be later in the month.

    Monroe’s jury trial is still scheduled for March 25. The trial had been slated for Dec. 8, but was moved to March when a conflict arose with witness scheduling.

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL – Proposed city center to get another commitment

    The Shelbyville City Council has a little agenda with a big topic for Thursday’s 6:30 p.m. meeting at city hall, 315 Washington Street.

    The council will hear a resolution showing support of a long discussed city center, anticipated for development in the 800 block of Main and Washington streets.

    Shelbyville Mayor Tom Hardesty said if the resolution were approved, the board would be committed to spending up to $2 million toward the shared investment of the center.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD – District prepping for 1st Share Fair

    When the Shelby County Board of Education convened Thursday at Clear Creek Elementary School Staff Developer Lora Shields updated the board on the second strand of the district’s Strategic Leadership Plan: 21st Century Professionals.

    According to Shields, the district’s Technology Integration Coach Adam Watson is preparing for the district’s first Share Fair.

    Nine teachers from the district were selected.