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  • Time to vote on parcel near park

    That highly controversial zone change will get its final review from Shelby County Fiscal Court on Tuesday.

    That zone change request, by Midwest Metals, a recycling company, for property located at 478 Kentucky St., near Red Orchard Park, was narrowly passed by the Triple S Planning Commission in July and then given a first reading by magistrates on Sept. 6.

  • Shelby's 2011 grads were better prepared than most students statewide

    Students in the Class of 2011 from Shelby County were more ready for life after high school than most in Kentucky.

    Data released Tuesday by the Kentucky Department of Education shows that nearly 60 percent of 2011  high school graduates statewide left school unprepared for college or the workforce, but Shelby’s two high schools fared significantly better than that.

  • Williams' visit to Shelby is all about jobs plan

    With the campaign for governor heading toward its final month, State Senate President David Williams, the Republican who wants the job, brought his platform for economic reform to the Stratton Center in Shelbyville early Tuesday morning.

    An enthusiastic crowd of maybe two dozen of mostly Shelby County Republican leaders – and one curious student – listened attentively as Williams described not only what he thought was wrong with the business environment in the state but also the way Gov. Steve Beshear and President Barack Obama were doing their jobs.

  • EARLIER: Suspect in Simpsonville bank robbery strikes again

    Less than a week after a robber held up Commonwealth Bank & Trust in Simpsonville on Thursday, police say they believe the same robber has struck at a bank in St. Matthews.

    The American Founders Bank in St. Matthews was robbed Tuesday when a suspect who appears to be the same man caught on surveillance cameras in Simpsonville walked up and handed a note to a teller, Shelby County Sheriff’s Det. Jason Rice said.

  • One lane of I-64 eastbound near Franklin line to be closed tonight

    The Department of Highways District 5 Office announces the temporary closure of the right lane on eastbound Interstate 64 in Shelby County between Mile Points 45 and 46 between 6 p.m. and midnight tonight.

  • Shelby County school budget gets next review

    The Shelby County Board of Education will have a special called meeting Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Central Office, 1155 Main Street in Shelbyville.
    The meeting was moved from its regular time last Thursday because several board members were forced to miss the meeting due to other conflicts.
    The schedule for the meeting cannot be amended and will include a staff report on the first month’s attendance, votes on the 2011-12 working budget and the schematic design for the new Southside Elementary School.

  • Rural King gets special zoning meeting to meet its time frame

    The Triple S Planning Commission will take up the request for the new Rural King store’s outdoor storage at a special called meeting Thursday at 6:15 p.m. at the Stratton Center.
    The company is looking to add outdoor storage on the lot, fronting Boone Station Road.
    According to zoning regulations, outdoor storage is not allowed without adequate screening, as determined by regulations and the commission.

  • Shelby County schools’ KCCT scores rocket upward

    Shelby County schools saw improved scores district-wide Tuesday in the most recent batch of results for the Kentucky Core Content Tests.

    The so-called CATS tests measure elementary, middle and high school scores in reading, math, science, social studies and writing, and the district topped the state's Proficient and Distinguished rating, its top rating, in all categories except high school social studies and writing. Those categories fell well short of the state’s mark.

  • EARLIER: Shelby's Adequate Yearly Progress lags vs. fed goals

    Although Shelby County Schools showed improvement across the board in KCCT testing, the federal No Child Left Behind results don’t take that into account.

    NCLB results released Tuesday show that only two Shelby County schools, Painted Stone and Wright elementary schools, met 100 percent of their Adequate Yearly Progress goals.

    However, seven of the remaining nine schools met at minimum of 73 percent of their AYP goals, and only Shelby County High School was lower, with 61.5 percent.

  • Dustin’s case back in court today

    A hearing today in Shelby County Family Court will set a date for a disposition hearing for a disabled boy who was placed in a state psychiatric hospital five months ago.

    The case involves Dustin Splittgerber, 11, who was taken into state custody in December when his foster parents, his biological grandparents, said they thought they were sending him to specialized foster care for a short period of time.