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  • Young’s new event highlights MLK Day

    The Whitney M. Young Job Crops Center is hoping to start an annual event with its first Martin Luther King Jr. Educational and Basketball Tournament this weekend.

    "This is the first time, but, if it turns out well, we're hoping it can be an annual event," said Felicia Lee, the business and community liaison for the center.

    The participants are from three other Job Corps centers, Pittsburgh, New Haven, Conn., and Cassadega, N.Y.

    But the event is much more than a 4-team basketball tournament.

  • Shelby woman up for top equestrian

    Jannie Giles’ career in the horse industry has featured success with a variety of breeds and disciplines, and that diversity has helped earn her a nomination as “Equestrian of the Year” for 2011 by the United States Equestrian Federation.

    Giles, who operates Black Horse Manor in Pleasureville, is one of eight nominees for the USEF honor, which will be announced Saturday during the annual Pegasus Awards event at the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza in Cincinnati.

  • Election 2012: Montell files to run for 6th term

    State Rep. Brad Montell (R-Shelbyville) will seek his sixth term serving the 58th District.

    Montell filed Monday in Frankfort with the Kentucky Secretary of State’s office to run for re-election.

    He so far is unopposed.

    "It has been an honor and privilege to serve the citizens of the 58th district in Frankfort,” Montell said in his announcement.

  • Election 2012: Montell files to run for 6th term

    State Rep. Brad Montell (R-Shelbyville) will seek his sixth term serving the 58th District.

    Montell filed Monday in Frankfort with the Kentucky Secretary of State’s office to run for re-election.

    He so far is unopposed.

    "It has been an honor and privilege to serve the citizens of the 58th district in Frankfort,” Montell said in his announcement.

  • EARLIER: Redistricting plan leaves Shelby whole

    The redistricting plan that was passed by the state House of Representatives on Thursday leaves Shelby County as its own district – but adds to it on the north.

    House Bill 1, powered by the majority Democrats, passed by a vote of 63-34 at about 4:30 p.m, calling for a split of 28 counties and requiring face-off elections among 11 seated representatives.

    State Rep. Brad Montell (R-Shelbyville) said the plan was passed out of committee on Wednesday and that it calls for him to lose his Spencer County voters and gain a portion of Oldham County.

  • News Briefs: Jan. 13, 2012

    Triple S meeting adds

    2 new commissioners

     

    The Triple S Planning and Zoning Commission will have its regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday a 6:30 p.m. at the Stratton Center, when it will welcome two new members – George Best as appointed by Shelbyville City Council and John Wills as appointed by Shelby County Fiscal Court.

    They replace Ed Rudolph and Gil Tucker, respectively.

    The commission will elect a new chair and vice chair and take up two items of new business.

  • Questions remain about how merger affects JHS

    The long discussed hospital merger finally went through on Friday, although not exactly as planned.

    After Gov. Steve Beshear last week had vetoed a merger between Jewish Hospital & St. Mary's HealthCare, Saint Joseph Health System and University Hospital in Louisville because of complications between public and private institutions and separation of church and state, but on Friday JHSMH and St. Joseph's, which is owned by Denver-based Catholic Health Initiatives, announced their merger.

  • How Collins’ turf field went bad

    On July 8 the Shelby County Board of Education invited representatives from all the principal companies that built the Collins High School multipurpose athletic to come to the school and peel back the turf for a first look at why this year-old surface had developed soft spots that left it unusable.

  • Shelbyville City Council: Annexation ordinance removed from agenda

    Much to the surprise of many, the Shelbyville City Council did not discuss or have the second reading of the ordinance to annex property at the southwest corner of Harrington Mill and Freedom’s Way.

    The second reading of the annexation of the 70-plus acre Ruble property and the railroad track land that is contiguous to it was removed from the agenda sometime between Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon.

    New Shelbyville City Attorney Steve Gregory said the agenda change was a precaution to make sure everything is as it should be.

  • Shelby County School Board: Budget for 2012-13 to get its 1st review

    With a new year comes a new budget.

    The Shelby County Board of Education will get its first look at the 2012-13 draft budget at Thursday’s meeting at the district offices at 1155 Main Street.

    A new board chair and vice chair will lead the meeting into always dicey budget discussions.

    The current 2011-12 working budget shows the district having to cover more than $625,000 in Support Education Excellence in Kentucky (SEEK) funding from the state. However, that number will not be fully known until the end of the school year.