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  • Accountability results unveiled

    Across the state, districts are reviewing their state KPREP results and this year in Shelby County Superintendent James Neihof has no qualms in announcing his displeasure with what he’s seen.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD - Board approves balanced working budget

     District director of finance, Susan Barkley presented to the Shelby County school board members a balanced working budget when they convened Thursday evening for their second regularly scheduled September meeting.

    Barkley noted based on various changes from the Tentative Budget approved in May, working budget receipts exceeded expenditures by just more than $400,000.

    She opened her presentation by sharing those changes, which include:

    §  Certified assessments and tax rates

    §  SEEK revenues

  • Walmart stalling Midland development

    When Planet Fitness moved into the Midland Shopping Center, the new destination, and its renovations, brought hope of revitalization to the area. 

    However, in the months since the fitness center remodeled the lot and opened, the surrounding spaces on the opposite corner have remained stagnant, and the former Tractor Supply building continues to sit vacant.

    And it appears Walmart may be to blame for the lack of progress.

  • Pension crisis hitting on local level

      A letter sent earlier this month from Kentucky State Budget Director John Chilton put city, county and school board officials on notice that big pension budget changes were coming, whether they were ready or not.

    Chilton’s letter informed those impacted by the County Employees’ Retirement System (CERS) that they would face 50 to 60 percent increases in pension costs in the next fiscal year, 2018-19.

    According to the document, the City of Shelbyville would be looking at a jump from $1.1 million to $1.8 million from FY18 to FY19.

  • A show ring of support

    Saddle up for Addie Shields

    WHAT: Benefit horse show and silent auction

    WHERE: Mount Eden Ruritan Club, 11199 Mt. Eden Rd. in Mount Eden

    WHEN: Sat. 4-11 p.m.

    COST: $2 at the gate, 6 and under free

     

  • Miracle Journee

    The day that Jasmine Brooks found out that the twins she was carrying were conjoined was the day she discovered how true anguish feels, she said.

    "I was terrified," she said. "I was scared, I cried – I didn't know what to think. I just kept praying to God."

    Her mother, Lisa Brooks, recalled the emotional moment.

  • Miracle Journee

    The day that Jasmine Brooks found out that the twins she was carrying were conjoined was the day she discovered how true anguish feels, she said.

    "I was terrified," she said. "I was scared, I cried – I didn't know what to think. I just kept praying to God."

    Her mother, Lisa Brooks, recalled the emotional moment.

  • Completing the Greenway Trail

    When Phase I of the Greenway Trail was completed this spring, park officials immediately set to work on Phase II of the project, which is now underway and features some upcoming construction around Clear Creek, officials say.

    Kerry Magan, the engineer for the project, said the structure would include about 16 pipes across Clear Creek in a subdivision near Lake Shelby.

  • JHS gets $200K renovation grant

    Shelby County’s local hospital, Jewish Hospital Shelbyville, has just had a great stroke of luck in receiving a substantial helping hand in the way of funding, officials say.

    Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s Foundation was recently awarded $200,000 from another well-known local organization to help improve emergency care at its facility on Hospital Drive.

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL - Last collection for Clear Creek improvement bonds

    Council members likely gave an internal sigh of relief as they voted for the last time in favor of an ordinance of the city levying the annual assessment for the Clear Creek Subdivision Public Improvement bonds.

    “This is the last year,” Shelbyville Mayor Tom Hardesty said of the collection. “Thank goodness.”

    City Attorney Steve Gregory read the total, explaining the final bond payment is $81,933.74 with an administrative cost and expense for the city at $2,048.34, bringing the total amount to $83,982.08 or $1,584.57 per lot.