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  • School helps remove gluten to the maximum

    Middle school is a crazy time.

    It's all about doing the right thing with the right people and fitting in.

    And that's all Melissa Baralt wanted for her daughter Kelly, a sixth-grader at West Middle.

    For years Melissa Baralt had been trying to get the school system to offer some gluten-free alternatives to work with her daughter's Celiac disease.

  • Ag-to-industrial plan to get hearing

    The Triple S Planning Commission will have a public hearing Tuesday on a zoning request from the Shelbyville City Council, the third consecutive meeting that the commission has faced a zone change request.

    The commission will hear feedback for the 73-acre farm on the southeast corner of Harrington Mill Road and Freedom’s Way during its regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the Stratton Center.

  • Southside forum focuses on road, redistricting

    Fewer than a dozen people turned out Tuesday for the first public workshop on for the new Southside Elementary project.

    The workshop, held in Southside's current gym, was designed to get information from the public on the design, layout and features of the new building, which is scheduled to open in the fall of 2014.

    However, only three people spoke, and the crowd mostly was filled with administration and staff.

  • United Way grant expands schools' mentoring program

    The MASTER IT youth mentoring program led in part by Shelby County Public Schools this week received a $20,000 grant from the Metro United Way.

    The program, which stands for Mentoring African-American Students to Effectively Reach Intentional Tomorrows, is a community-founded initiative that matches adults and middle school students to help boost academic skills and help make students college ready upon graduation.

  • EARLIER: Popular concept for bridge: Use it for pedestrians, cyclists

    Shelby County magistrates got some advice Tuesday about what they might do with Who DA Thot It Bridge, the historic but crumbling structure whose fate they will decide next week.

    They listened to residents’ feelings about permanently closing the bridge during a public hearing Stratton Center, and about 20 people who live in the vicinity of the bridge showed up to tell them know what they thought.

  • Zone change decision delayed

    Those who are anxiously awaiting the final decision on a controversial zone change for Kentucky Street now will have to wait until October.

    The matter was to have been put on the Sept. 20th agenda of the Shelby County Fiscal Court but had to be postponed because the matter had not been submitted to the newspaper in time, Shelby County Judge-Executive Rob Rothenburger said.

    “As a result, that item will not be on the September twentieth agenda, but will be on for October fourth, to give us time to advertise it in the newspaper,” he said.

  • Webb Road closed for repairs

    Webb Road will be closed beginning Thursday to install a box culvert, according to Shelby County Road Supervisor Carl Henry.

    Henry said his crews will be moving equipment in Wednesday and the work will begin the next morning.

    He said two different detours have been set up for residents who live on Webb Road. Those with addresses through 790 may use Shelbyville Road (U.S. 60), and those with from address 912 and greater may use Aiken Road (Highway 362).

  • Shelby County School Board: Southside staff pleased with new school's plan

    The Shelby County Board of Education got its second look at the proposed new Southside building during Thursday's meeting at Painted Stone Elementary.

    Architects from K. Norman Berry added a little more detail to the brief overview the board received last month, and staff members from Southside said the school is shaping up exactly like they want it.

  • Shelby County's 9-11 ceremony: ‘We won’t forget’

    Memories of the horror, shock and fear of 10 years ago mingled with feelings of pride and love of country as bittersweet tears of healing shone in many eyes Sunday at Shelby Christian Church.

    The church was the site of a memorial service in recognition of the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

    More than 200 people showed up for the event, which included guest speakers, patriotic music and a helicopter flyer-over by Air Methods Ky. 5.

  • Open Door of Hope's fundraiser-in-a-box is Friday

    The Open Door of Hope’s fundraiser set for Friday is different in that it’s sort of like a big pajama part.

    Only the beds won’t be as comfortable.

    Everyone who attends will sleep in a cardboard box in the parking lot of the Shelby County Public Library for the evening.

    Sound like fun?

    Lots of people think so, said Lee Bean, founder and operator of the men’s shelter, which is located at 211 8th St..