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  • Students improving, MAP shows

    Halfway through the school year, most students in Shelby County are performing at grade level in reading and math.

    That’s what school officials reported to the Shelby County Board of Education at Thursday’s meeting, based on the winter segment of the Measured Academic Progress tests students take three times each year.

  • F-3 storm just misses Shelby

    Pounding rain, high winds, thunder and lightning – and even a nearby tornado – brought a taste of August to the last morning of February as severe weather roared across Shelby County during early morning hours.

    Shelby County Road Supervisor Carl Henry said winds gusted to 100 miles per hour and struck northern Shelby County hard, as a tornado touched down just a thousand feet north of the county line in Henry County, where two houses were destroyed.

  • Storm causes heavy damage in northern Shelby

    Pounding rain, high winds, thunder and lightning – and even a nearby tornado – brought a taste of August to the last morning of February as severe weather roared across Shelby County during early morning hours.

    More rain and the possibility of severe weather is expected to continue into the afternoon, when weather will turn much cooler.

  • Rothenburger said campaign going very well

    With the May primary just around the corner, Shelby County Judge Executive Rob Rothenburger says he is excited and optimistic about his chances of becoming Kentucky’s next Commission of Agriculture.

    “The campaign is going very well, and I’m traveling around the state every night, meeting a lot of great people, and getting a very warm reception everywhere I go,” he said.

  • Bridal show a no show for this year

    The Shelbyville Bridal Show, a 15-year fixture in the spring, will be sitting out its annual trip down the aisle this season.

    Show coordinator Charlene Nation of Shelbyville Merchants Association for Retail Trade, said that lack of interest from vendors had forced her to call off this year’s event, which had been scheduled for Sunday at Settle Gym.

  • Shelby’s healthfulness to be studied in program

    Just hearing the word “diabetes” conjures up distressing images of every kind of ailment associated with the disease, from blindness to limb amputation.

    But a meeting Thursday at the Stratton Center in Shelbyville to announce a $2.5 million grant to launch a tri-county coalition as part of a national program to combat diabetes generated both a large crowd as well as a ray of hope for the future.

  • Widening KY 53 attracts wide-eyed residents

    An enthusiastic crowd of more than 100 turned out Tuesday night at Highland Baptist Church to hear the Transportation Cabinet’s future plans for widening Mount Eden Road.

    Residents were asked for their opinions on a variety of issues about how to make KY 53 more accessible to vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists and create a more dramatic and efficient gateway into Shelbyville from Interstate 64 to U.S. 60.

  • News Briefs: Feb. 25, 2011

    League repeats as champ of county Spelling Bee

    For the second consecutive year, Jessica League was declared the winner of the Shelby County District Spelling Bee – this year as an eighth-grader at Collins High School and last year as a student at Cornerstone Christian Academy.

    She will now compete in the Kentucky Derby Festival Bee March 19 at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium in Louisville.

  • Collins holds off Shelby rally to advance

    TAYLORSVILLE – Number four may have been for more, but it had the same result as the first three meetings between the Collins and Shelby County boys' basketball teams.

  • Beware flash flooding in Shelby today

    Shelby County Emergency Management Services is alerting the community of the heavy rains and potentially severe weather that has begun to move its way across Kentucky and into Shelby County this morning.

    The National Weather Service’s forecast for today and tonight calls for heavy rain and scattered thunderstorms throughout the day and tonight.

    Rainfall will range from 3 to 4 inches in the area of Central Kentucky that includes Shelby County. Some areas could see 5 inches of rain.