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  • Institute challenges teachers to rethink

     

    This week, educators from six districts in the state attended a Thinking Strategies Institute hosted by Shelby County Public Schools.

    Approximately 70 teachers and administrators from Shelby, Franklin, Tremble, Henry, Spencer and Gallatin counties spent four days learning about thinking strategies, visiting lab classes in Shelby County that are currently implementing thinking strategy skills, and putting their knowledge into action.

  • Blue Gables renovations, slow but progressing

    The old Blue Gables Motel has sat vacant for more than five months as the Shelbyville Preservation Group has been working on plans to restore the historical building.

    When the group obtained the property in June, members of the non-profit organization anticipated moving store vendors and artisans in the units by this fall.

    However, it appears the building will continue to go unused through the remainder of the year, as little remodeling work has taken place thus far.

  • Practice makes perfect

    After six attempts, Collins High School senior Ryan Renfro earned a perfect score of a 36 on the American College Test this past October.

    Renfro took his first ACT exam in 7th grade as part of the Duke TIP program, and scored a 24, which is better than the state and district average, which are both just about 19.

    He then took the test five additional times in high school, earning a 33 two times and a 35 twice before finally reaching the perfect 36.

  • Reluctantly letting go

    At 84 years of age, attorney Ted Igleheart has reluctantly decided to retire after 57-years of practicing law.

    Igleheart will close up shop at the end of the year, but he plans to finish any pending cases from his home.

    Practicing law has been a lifelong passion for Igleheart, but he says time is taking its toll.

  • Shelbyville Christmas Parade is Saturday

    On Saturday the streets of downtown Shelbyville will be filled with the sights of the season as Shelby County, the City of Shelbyville and the Shelby County Fire Department host the annual Christmas Parade.

    This year, due to the possibility of inclement weather, the parade time has been altered to begin later than usual.

  • Inside the new Shelby County Recycling Facility

    Shelby County’s new solid waste facility, the Shelby County Recycling Facility, opens Tuesday, and with it comes not only a new location but also a few new features. Use this map and description each spot to be prepared for your first trip the center on Windhurst Way.

    Station No. 1: Recycling Drop Off

  • New solid waste facility to open next week

    In late October county officials announced that the opening of the new Shelby County Recycling Facility would be delayed until the beginning of 2015, but they now say that not only will it open next week, but also that people can dispose of their trash for free until January.

    109 Board Chair Rusty Newton had said that the delay was due to a problem with the scales kiosk; an additional piece of equipment was needed to make it operational so that people could pay for trash disposal, and the equipment had to be ordered and installed.

  • Fire on Benson destroys home

    A family left homeless after a late night fire Friday is doing OK, although there were some scary moments during the blaze.

    “Nobody got burned, but about four minutes after we got out, the house was just caving in,” said John Jones. “We got out with just the clothes on our backs, and it was so cold that night.”

  • City settles suit over Trey Williams shooting

    A wrongful death lawsuit filed two years ago by the family of a teen that was shot and killed by police in 2011 has finally been settled out of court.

    Louisville Attorney Frank Mascagni, co-counsel for Gardner and Stephanie Williams, parents of the late Trey Williams, said the suit came to a conclusion on Monday.

  • Car, foot chase ends on Boone Station

    After a chasing a man on foot and by car, including a second chase in stolen car, Kentucky State Police and county and city police finally apprehended a suspect in the Kroger parking lot on Tuesday afternoon.

    Joe Chesser actually fought the man – identified as Jonathan Curtis – off after he tried to steal Chesser’s truck.

    “He dived into my truck, I fought him off, he ‘bout broke my thumb,” said Joe Chesser, holding up a red, rapidly swelling digit.