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  • Halfway house could come to Shelby

    Details are still developing about the possibility of a halfway house being established in Shelby County, but the concept is being explored, officials say.

    “We are under discussion with someone about opening a halfway house there in Shelbyville, yes,” said William Knight, Kentucky halfway house coordinator. “It has to go to the Department of Corrections.”

    Corrections officials did not respond to a request for more information on the matter by the press time Thursday afternoon.

  • Battle of the burgers

    Perched eagerly on their barstools, 10 competitors lined the perimeter of the counter at Johnny Rockets Wednesday hungry for more than just a few burgers – they were craving a big win.  Decked out in his fifties-style diner attire, a Johnny Rockets employee wiped his brow as he rapidly stacked sliders ten-high on ten plates and contenders looked on waiting for the countdown to begin.

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  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL - Budget gets positive 1st reading

    The Shelbyville City Council Thursday gave its approval on the first reading of a 2017-2018 balanced budget.

    “We plan that our revenue will keep up with our expenditures this year... in order to provide the services that our citizens have come to expect from us,” Shelbyville Mayor Tom Hardesty explained.

    City administrator Fred Rogers gave the first reading of the budget, which included revenues of $9.437 million and total estimated appropriations of $9.408 million.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD Board to consider P-8 school plans

    The Shelby County Board of Education will discuss further expansion at its regularly meeting Thursdat at 7 p.m. at the district’s offices, 1155 W. Main Street in Shelbyville.

    But Public Relations Coordinator Ryan Allan says the board moving forward with a BG 1 for a new preschool through eighth-grade center on Discovery Boulevard near Collins High School doesn’t mean construction is starting soon.

    This step, he said, clarifies how the district plans to fund a project and is necessary per Kentucky Department of Education regulations.

  • Budget gets approval on 2nd reading

    The Simpsonville City Commission Thursday approved on second reading the city’s 2017-18 budget, which shows a 10 percent increase from 2016-17.

    There was no additional discussion of the budget, but commissioners expressed satisfaction with being able to approve a balanced budget again this year.

    “We are pleased with the efforts of the commission in regards to keeping our finances on track,” said Simpsonville City Administrator David Eaton.

  • “I hope this is a new era for human rights in Shelbyville”

    A newly revamped Human Rights Commission is ready to take up an old issue.

    The commission has sent a Fairness Ordinance and positive recommendation to each of the county’s governing bodies – the Shelbyville City Council, Simpsonville City Commission and the Shelby County Fiscal Court – is inviting the groups to commission’s next meeting on June 12 to discuss the proposed ordinance.

  • Siblings vie for national crown

    They might be new to the pageant world – and fairly new to the world in general – but Mya, 1, and Elijah, 3, White are no strangers to the crown.

  • Netflix series raising concerns

    “It’s an unfortunate reality that we definitely want to try to stay in front of as much as we can,” Shelby County Public Relations Coordinator Ryan Allan said when discussing a new Netflix mini series entitled 13 Reasons Why.

    SCPS Superintendent James Neihof discussed the show and the concerns it is raising during a recent board meeting.

  • A top Topper

    Shelbyville’s Jordan Webb was recognized Sunday during the 2017 Greek awards convocation as the Greek Woman of the Year. 

    Honored in front of nearly 3,000 of her Western Kentucky University Greek community peers, Webb said the recognition was came as a surprise, and she didn’t know until she heard a brief biography of her leadership and campus involvement being read.

    “It was more of shock,” she said. “I was pretty surprised.”