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  • Prom can be a pretty penny

    Between purchasing tickets, dinner, hair, makeup, nails, flowers, photography and a limousine rental, the cost of attending prom can get pricey even before the cost of a dress and the accessories are taken into account.

    According to Promgirl, you can expect to spend between a few hundred and up to a few thousand for the special night.

    In fact, a survey from Visa noted in 2015 that parents spend an average of $989 on their daughters and $893 on their sons to attend prom.

  • Collins student receives prestigious Purdue scholarship

    When it comes to college applications, Collins senior Chris Embry has hit the jackpot.

    “There’s no way to put into words, but it’s a feeling almost like winning the lottery,” Embry said of the overwhelming excitement he experienced when he opened an e-mail informing that he had been selected to receive the Beering Scholarship with Purdue University.

    As one of just eight recipients of the prestigious scholarship, Embry will have little concern for college debts or expenses for quite some time.

  • Shelbyville is 4th healthiest in Kentucky

    Shelby County once again finds itself as one of the healthiest counties in the state.

    For the second year in a row Shelby County has been ranked the 4th healthiest county in Kentucky in the annual County Health Rankings & Roadmaps, released by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

    Shelby has remained near the top after making a substantial jump from 2012, when the county came in 9th place, following a rising trend, coming in 12th in 2011 and 22nd in 2010.

  • JHS has new technology for stroke victims

    Jewish Hospital Shelbyville is home to new technology that could mean a new lease on life for stroke victims.

    Thanks to a $1.8 million investment from Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), patients, families and providers in Shelbyville now have the benefit of a high-tech, remote connection to the region’s leading neurologists, resulting in quicker treatment for patients experiencing stroke, said officials at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville.

  • New owner reopens donut shop

    After a brief closure at Donut Express on Midland Trail, new owners Morice Smith and his girlfriend, Shannon Chavez, want the community to know the shop is back open and the donuts are already rolling out of the oven.

  • Charter schools pass, leave questions

    The lengthy debate regarding a charter school bill in Kentucky has been put to bed.  Gov. Matt Bevin signed the bill into law last week and no appeal came as the session wrapped.

    Many urge that charter schools give parents additional educational opportunities for their students to be better served, while others argue the new law will take money from underfunded traditional public schools.

    Shelby County Public Schools Superintendent James Neihof said it’s too early to say what the new law will mean for Shelby County, or even the state.

  • Post office warns of recent mail theft

    An ongoing problem with mail theft is resurfacing again in Shelby.

    "We’ve had six reports just this week of packages being stolen," said Angela Bowens, service supervisor with the Shelbyville Post Office. "In one instance, the lady was at home on the phone and she knew the carrier had delivered it. She finished her phone conversation and she went to the door and a car was backing out of her driveway – they had stolen her package."

    Bowen said it's not just packages that being targeted, but also letters.

  • Officers thwart theft of thousands from Tractor Supply

    Police have arrested one person in connection with a large theft from Tractor Supply and are searching for his accomplice.

    Shelby County Sheriff’s detective, Maj. Jason Rice, said the incident began calmly enough in the early morning hours Sunday, but action moved quickly once officers arrived on the scene.

    “Our officers responded to an alarm call at Tractor Supply – we get those type of alarms at those businesses at all hours of the night, and a lot of times they’re false,” he said.

  • King pleads guilty to theft charges

    Jenny King of Shelby County, a former longtime finance officer for Shelby County Fiscal Court charged with embezzling more than $23,000, pleaded guilty Monday in connection with that theft.

    King pleaded guilty to theft by unlawful taking over $10,000 but less than $1 million, first-degree unlawful access to a computer, second-degree forgery (six counts), theft by unlawful taking $500 or more but less than $10,000 and fraudulent use of a credit card under $500.

    She received a 5-year sentence for her plea agreement.

  • King pleads guilty to theft charges