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  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL – Commercial building permit changes up for second reading

    When the Shelbyville City Council convenes Thursday for their regularly scheduled meeting at 6:30 p.m. at city hall, 315 Washington Street, they will consider the approval of an ordinance that would amend code enforcement fees.

    Building Inspector/Chief Code Enforcement Officer Barry Edington told the council at their previous meeting, when the first reading was unanimously approved, that the proposed changes better aligns the city with state fees and includes some clarification.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD - Board approved balanced Tentative Budget

    The Shelby County Board of Education Thursday approved a balanced Tentative Budget with a slight excess of revenues over expenditures – $4,715.

    District Director of Finance Susan Barkley explained that when the draft budget was presented four months ago – with expenses exceeding revenue by $250,000 – they were working with few known facts and many estimates.  The budget at the time did not include any projected changes in estimated expenditures.

  • Rabies case reported in Shelby

     

  • “They are the bedrock of why we have our freedom.”

    VFW Post 1179 will conduct a Memorial Day Service Monday, a long-standing tradition at Grove Hill Cemetery.

    “We have been doing this for many years, I couldn’t tell you how long,” Post Commander Henry Jew said.

    The service will take place at 11 a.m. at the chapel at Grove Hill Cemetery. In past years, a presentation has taken place at the chapel before the cemetery, but this year, that will not be the case, said Roger Green, past post commander and a member of the post who organizes the event.

  • Picture of health

    There’s excitement in the air at the North Central District Health Department as a new leader comes on board.

    Roanya Rice, MBA, BSN and RN, brings plenty of experience with her, coming to North Central from the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department, where she spent 16 years in leadership positions including primary care clinical manager, women’s health manager, cancer program coordinator and public health clinical coordinator.

  • Leathers to retire

    Next week there will be a bittersweet atmosphere at one of Shelby County’s top industries when a longtime leader takes the first step toward retirement.

    On Thursday, Ray Leathers, President/CEO of Roll Forming on Brooks Industrial Road, will relinquish his role of president to Kevin Dierking. He will then step down as CEO on Oct. 1, when that title will also then go to Dierking.

    Leathers has been with the company since 2000 when Roll Forming Corporation was purchased by Austrian company, voestalpine AG. He has been President/CEO since 2007. 

  • SCHS student earns congressional medals

    Amidst the numerous awards, scholarships and recognitions presented to seniors at Shelby County High School Tuesday evening, one student’s star shined bright.

    Madalin Roachnot only joined the ranks of the Distinguished Young Women and a member of the KHSAA Academic All-State, but she wowed the crowed as presenters announced that she had earned a prestigious Congressional Medal.

  • Biagi-Rickert continues her giving spirit

    Shelby native Kate Biagi-Rickert has taken on the role of Director of Stewardship with the Community Foundation of Louisville.

    “I am kind of the liaison to the donors,” she said. “I just want to work with them and their philanthropic goals.”

  • Veteran project to preserve memories

    Each year veterans, family members, friends and those wishing to pay their respects to those who fought for their freedom gather at Grove Hill Cemetery, often hearing the recounts from veterans who were deeply impacted by their service.  For those in attendance, they will tell you the experience is moving and memorable. 

    For those unable to attend this event, either to share or to take in the narration of others, there is another option.

  • SCHS seniors garner nearly $3 million in scholarships

     

    It’s an exciting time for seniors in Shelby County this week.  Sandwiched between the long awaited last day of school Monday and tomorrow’s highly anticipated commencement ceremony, Shelby County High School seniors spent Tuesday evening enjoying the appreciation and recognition of their many years of hard work.

    With more than 150 awards, scholarships and recognitions to announce, family and friends flooded the bleachers in the gymnasium and students packed the floor.