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  • Road construction planned in Christiansburg

     

  • Bringing in the barrels

    It’s been just one year since Diageo –the No. 1 spirits producer in the world–revealed their plan to build a distillery and six warehouses in Shelby County and the barrels are already starting to roll in.

  • Expanding knowledge

    As students across Shelby County pour into their classrooms next week, a young school will welcome its inaugural class of first grade students.

    Discovery Gym, located at 116 Main Street in Shelbyville, has expanded its building and is broadening the curriculum to include first graders for the first time since opening in 2012.

    “We opened up [in] July three years ago and we started out with morning preschool just a couple days a week and gymnastics in the evening,” said Discovery Gym owner and teacher Laura Shelton.

  • School 101

    It’s that time of year again; the time when we convince our children to give up long days at the pool for long rides in a carpool.

    Sadly, summer is just about gone. And though autumn has not yet arrived, alarm clocks will move back next week as parents across the country roll their alarm clocks back in anticipation of our drowsy little ones returning to school.

    A big new school; an unfamiliar teacher; new classes; it can all be very overwhelming for a child-so much so that many of us have repeated nightmares of those very situations well into adulthood.

  • Getting the show on the road

    When children head out to school next week, school officials will make sure they get there in safety and comfort, they say.

    Transportation Coordinator George Blakeman said Shelby County School’s fleet of 86 buses would be ready to hit the road

    That preparation has involved a lot of work, not only with making sure buses are ready, but also coordinating bus routes, getting drivers and bus monitors in place, as well checking out existing equipment and getting new technology installed on buses, said Blakeman.

  • Breaking bread

    A downtown Shelbyville Church well known for feeding the hungry will finally be back at it on Monday.

    Church personnel affiliated with God’s Kitchen, operated by Victory Baptist, say they are glad to hear that news.

    “The churches are so excited about this – I was so surprised when I started contacting them. They are all so happy to be back,” said Susie Stivers, who heads up the ministry along with Alicia Cardwell.

  • Shelby Prevention to host first Resource Fair

    Shelby Prevention is hosting the community’s first Resource Fair with a goal of providing information on health insurance, hospitals, the health department’s long and short term substance abuse treatment options, counseling, outpatient services, school resources, and youth involvement opportunities, as well as other resources in the community available concerning drug and alcohol abuse.

    Shelby Prevention Director Kelly McNew explained that the fair is in response to common concerns posed by the community.

  • The cost of education

    Back-to-school shopping is a financially plaguing problem for many. So last month Shelby County Public Schools Superintendent James Neihof suggested parents restrict their supply list spending at $25.

    And while the cap is helpful, it is just a drop in the bucket for many parents when it comes to back-to-school shopping, which is now considered the second largest spending season next to the winter holidays.

  • Finishing what SCPS started

    In Shelby County, we reap what we sow, and not just in the fields.  Shelby County Public Schools has done an amazing job over the years in producing a bountiful harvest of students and those seeds are often replanted back into our school system.

    This year three of the districts four new principals are graduates of Shelby County High School, including newly appointed SCHS principal Margo Whisman.

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL – Tax rate to be discussed

    The Shelbyville City Council will discuss the tax rate for 2015 when they convene Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at city hall, 315 Washington Street.

    City Clerk Inez Harris said as of Tuesday afternoon they were uncertain if the rate would change.

    “We don’t know what the tax rate is at this time,” she said. “We are working that up right now.”

    Mayor Tom Hardesty agreed that the taxes are still being worked up but hopes the rate will remain unchanged.