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  • City Council approves moratorium in Shelbyville

    Shelbyville City Council has approved an ordinance declaring a building and zoning moratorium on the east end of Shelbyville.

  • New test could replace CATS

    While Shelby County School officials are waiting for the governor to sign a bill that would eliminate CATS testing, they say they will continue do things the way they have been.

    “Should the governor choose to sign the bill into law, KDE will develop policies and practices that follow the “spirit of the law,” said Kerry Fanine, assistant superintendent, student achievement division of Shelby County Schools. “Only at that time can the district begin to advise our stakeholders on how we will proceed with educational policy and practice.”

  • Our Lady student to compete in state contest

    An 8th-grade student at Our Lady of Guadalupe Academy in Simpsonville is set to compete in a statewide geographic contest next month.

    Maria Cozzens has been notified by the National Geographic Society that she is one of the semifinalists who have been selected to compete in the 2009 Kentucky Geographic Bee, sponsored by Google and Plum Creek.

    Bees were held with 4th-through 8th-grade students throughout the state to determine each school's geographic bee winner.

  • Shipley named principal at Painted Stone

     

    The job won't officially be hers until July 1, but that isn't stopping Michelle Shipley from forging right ahead as the new principal at Painted Stone Elementary.

    Shipley, who has severed several months serving as that school's interim principal, this week was given the job permanently by the school's Site-Based Decision Making Council.

    Shipley said she already has drafted a letter to parents sharing her excitement and goals for the school and its students.

  • Shelbyville approves moratorium on east end of downtown

    In a special called meeting Tuesday, Shelbyville City Council approved the first reading of an ordinance declaring a moratorium on the east end of Shelbyville from Fourth Street to the Mt. Eden Road, also including the initial burst of Frankfort Road, where the Hilltop Produce property is located.

    The moratorium will become effective pending the approval of its second reading, held Thursday, and would encompass all building permits, demolition permits, zoning map amendments, planned unit developments, and development plans within the area.

  • County approves rural secondary road program

    Magistrates approved the  2009 Rural Secondary Road Program at its regular meeting on Tuesday.

    The program calls for the re-paving of two roads, Ky. 2867 (Kings Highway) and Ky. 1848 (Todd's Point Road).

    Matt Bullock, chief engineer for the District 5 Region, told Shelby County Fiscal Court members that

    these two roads were chosen because of their run-down condition.

    “These are two of the roughest roads in Shelby County,” he said.

  • EARLIER: County landfill will not accept dead animals

    Farmers with dead livestock on their hands will not be able to get rid of them by sending them to the convenience center in Waddy.

    The 109 (solid waste) Board voted Monday no longer to accept dead livestock at its facility on Kings Highway near Waddy. Citing costs to the county and uncertainty about how to deal with potentially diseased animals, the board voted unanimously to bar farmers from bringing in dead livestock.

    “I just don't think we should go there,” board chair Don Cubert said.

  • Schools using new programs

    At Thursday night's monthly school board meeting, principals of the middle schools, the high school and Cropper gave an accounting of their school's “five main things.”

    They focused on the topics of curriculum alignment, professional learning, structure, enrichment and intervention.

  • Here's what to know about severe weather season

    A woman struggling to escape from her car before it sank into a whirling, muddy current.

    A man frantically searching for shelter from a deadly tornado rushing toward him.

    Shouts, screams, the electrifying sight of lightning as it struck the earth in jagged bolts.