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  • New school design revealed

    The design for the building that will eventually be the second high school in the district will be revealed at the school board meeting this Thursday night.

    In December when the board approved the plan for the building, the design company, Sherman, Carter and Barnhart, released a basic outline of how the buildings will lie on the campus. On Thursday night the company is expected to reveal the layout of the secondary school.

    The building, which is set to be built on the new west campus off U.S. 60 near Ardmore Lane, is designed to hold 1,500 students.

  • Going to school for your dog

    The American Red Cross will hold a dog first-aid class at its 1201 Mt. Eden Road location Saturday, March 22, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

    Angela Disch, branch manager of the Shelby County Service Center, said the class is the first of its kind the Red Cross has held in Shelby County, and it will offer instruction on how to take care of pets in emergency situations.

    "We're going to cover basic care for dogs -- how to recognize emergencies and how to provide some basic emergency care until professional assistance can be obtained," Disch said.

  • Shelby County's Sweet 16 tickets sold out

    Shelby County High School's allotment of tickets for the Boys' Sweet 16 Basketball Tournament sold out on the first morning.

    SCHS will not have anymore more tickets for the Rockets' first game against Lincoln County on Thursday at 1:30 p.m. However, fans can still get tickets at Rupp Arena until game time for $11.

  • It's still flu season

    Flu vaccine makers have to guess nearly a year in advance, which strains of flu viruses will hit before creating their formula.

    This year it appears they guessed wrong.

    The Center for Disease Control is blaming the severity of this year's flu outbreak in part on mutated strains of flu that were not anticipated when the flu vaccine was formulated last year. Officials said 40 percent to 50 percent of cases presenting with flu this year had taken the flu shot.

  • County gets new deputy sheriff

    After two days of being a Shelby County deputy sheriff, Gerald Wooldridge is amazed at how friendly local people are and how often they wave to him as he drives by.

    He said he has worked in communities before where the only hand gestures that law enforcement received were far less friendly.

    Wooldridge, who joined department on Tuesday, said what he looks forward to most about his new job is being apart of the community and getting to know folks.

    Wooldridge, 33, said he knew that he wanted to be in law enforcement since he was 5.

  • Historical society nets grant

    Three separate historical projects now have grant funding to help them follow through with their plans to remember local history.

    The Kentucky African American Heritage Commission Lincoln Preservation Grants total $20,000 and will go toward funding three projects that draw attention to African American heritage from the times of President Abraham Lincoln and the civil war.

  • Taking a bite out of crime

    Perps beware.

    The newest member of the Shelbyville Police Department is highly trained. If there are illegal drugs hidden in his surroundings, he'll probably find them.

    Then he'll sit.

    Borys, the German Shepherd, hails from Germany and brings a top-notch sniffer to the police department.

  • New zoning maps to get public hearing

    A public hearing will be held at the Triple S Planning And Zoning Commission meeting, Tuesday, March 18 in regards to the adoption of new Geographic Information System zoning maps to replace the commission's old paper maps.

    Michael L. Firkins, a planner with the Triple S Planning Commission, said the current paper zoning maps are old and can be hard to read.

    "They're the original from when they were adopted," Firkins said.

    Firkins said he took over the project of updating the maps when he started working for the commission in 2006.

  • Harassment suit alleges indecent exposure

    A Waddy woman who was an employee at Kentucky Air Center Inc. before quitting Dec. 31 has filed a sexual harassment suit in Shelby Circuit Court against her former employer, Roy Ferguson, and the company.

    According to records from the Secretary of State's Office, Ferguson is listed as the sole officer and a director of Kentucky Air Center Inc.

    Amy Gaines alleges in her lawsuit filed against Ferguson in Shelby Circuit Court that he exposed himself to her on two different occasions while she was an employee in shipping and receiving at Kentucky Air.

  • Simpsonville moves to annex 130 acres

    The city of Simpsonville called a special meeting Tuesday to annex 130 acres south of I-64 Tuesday. The rush was to beat another city to the punch even though that city does not yet exist.