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  • 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.

  • SCPS closed Wednesday, Feb. 18, due to inclement weather

    Shelby County Public School announced Tuesday afternoon that the district's schools will remain closed on Wednesday, Feb. 18, after a storm dropped about 8 inches of snow on the county Monday.

    The district made the announcement at about 4 p.m. Tuesday after traveling roads throughout the county. The district joins many of the surrounding districts in closing, including Jefferson, Bullitt, Henry and Spencer counties.

    This announcement comes on the heels of forecasters predicting another snowstorm expected to bring 1-2 more inches of snow Tuesday night.

  • State says Shelby roads still mostly covered

    According to Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 5 officials, roads in Shelby County are still mostly covered.

    The 6 a.m. update from Public Information Officer Andrea Clifford noted that the interstates are down to mostly wet pavement, but other roads are still being worked on with plows and salt trucks.

  • Trumbo home burns before dawn

    The home of Jack and Gwyn Trumbo on Veechdale Road burned early this morning. The Trumbos were able to escape the blaze unharmed along with some dogs.  

    Jack Trumbo was named Farmer of the Year for 2014 by Kentucky Farm Bureau.

  • Shelby vaccination rate higher than states

    While cases of measles have swept through 17 states, Kentucky has managed to stay sequestered from the disease, for now.

    And in Shelby County, while more children are not getting vaccinated than in the past, the number of unvaccinated children remains lower than the state average.

    According to statistics from the Cabinet for Health and Family Services, 94 percent of kindergarteners and 99 percent of sixth graders in Shelby County have received the MMR vaccine, the immunization that protects against measles, mumps, and rubella.

  • Louisville police shooting stems from Shelby County incident

     

  • Louisville police shooting stems from Shelby County incident
  • Community Tapestry is Sunday

    The Community Tapestry event set for Sunday has been carving out a niche for itself in the web of annual functions in Shelby County over the past three years since its inception, and organizers say it’s only picking up speed.

    “We have been real pleased with the turnout for the past couple of years, and even more so with how it has evolved,” said Kerry Magan, co-chair of Shelby County Historical Society's Black History Event Committee.

  • Road projects moving forward slowly

    A couple of prominent road projects that have been on the back burner for several years in Shelby County are starting to see some progress, but it will be at least 2016 before changes begin and likely 2017 before the road changes begin.

    Local officials received an update on the proposed changes for U.S. 60 from the Masonic Home to Rocket Lane and KY 53 (Mount Eden Road) between the U.S. 60 intersection and the Interstate 64 interchange.

  • Cardinal Club influent project underway

    Simpsonville City Administrator David Eaton gave an update to the Simpsonville City Commission Thursday about the progress of an influent line in that area.

    The line, which would carry treated water from the sewer plant in Simpsonville to the University of Louisville Golf Club, is being paid for by the university, but the commission is in charge of administering the project, Eaton said.

    “The first payment has been submitted,” he said. “It’s a reimbursement program, we get paid first and then we pay the contractor.”