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  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD - Board approves P-8 center design

     Board members got a taste of the future Thursday evening with a look at the schematic design for a new preschool-8th grade facility proposed for the property adjacent to Collins High School.

    Jeremy Adams with Studio Kremer Architects presented plans that included moveable glass walls, maker spaces and hubs –giving the design a very 21-century feel.

  • Teachers helping future teachers

    In recognition of a need for an education foundation in the community Citizens Union Bank and the Shelby County Board of Education Thursday approved authorizing the establishment of the Shelby County Education Foundation as a component fund of the Shelby County Community Foundation.

    The mission of the foundation is to improve opportunities for academic success by providing equitable access to funding for student projects and academic pursuits for both potential and current Shelby County teachers.

  • Shelby teen killed in ATV accident

    A Shelby County teen was killed Monday night in an ATV accident on his family’s farm, said officials with the Shelby County Coroner’s office.

    Shelby County Chief Deputy Coroner Jeff Ivers said that Ryan Lee, 13, was killed in an ATV accident on Rockbridge Road Monday at 6:30 p.m.

  • Officer in shooting named

    Kentucky State Police has released the name of the Shelbyville Police Officer involved in a fatal shooting on Monday.
    Shelbyville Police Officer Frank Fallis, age 46, is the officer involved in the shooting. Fallis has been a law enforcement officer for 25 years and is a graduate of the Department Of Criminal Justice Training (DOCJT) in Richmond Kentucky.
    Fallis has been placed on paid administrative leave in accordance to the policy of the Shelbyville Police Department.

     

  • KSP identifies Shelbyville officer involved in suspect shooting

    Kentucky State Police Friday released the name of the Shelbyville Police Department officer involved in the shooting of suspect Monday night.

    Shelbyville Police Officer Frank Fallis, age 46, has been identified as the officer that shot Ashleigh Bertucci, 31, of Louisville.

    Fallis has been a law enforcement officer for 25 years and is a graduate of the Department Of Criminal Justice Training in Richmond.

    Fallis has been placed on paid administrative leave in accordance to the policy of the Shelbyville Police Department.

  • Toll charges causing confusion

    Officials with the Shelby County Clerk’s office say they have received calls from Shelby residents about bills from toll bridges opened this year in Louisville they don’t agree with.

    Shelby County Clerk Sue Carole Perry said that people who travel across the bridges are supposed to get a bill in the mail and sometimes they don’t agree with the charges.

    “It’s supposed to take a picture of your license plate,” she said.

  • Falling into fun

    Simpsonville Baptist Church will take on a new theme for this year’s fall festival, setting the focus on Cajun traditions – especially the food.

    To make it even more authentic, organizers of the event say they are even going to feature a Cajun petting zoo with a live alligator.

  • Governors Square festival Saturday features 5K run, fun

    Businesses in Governors Square are coming together to raise money for the Children’s Hospital Foundation Saturday at the Community Fall Festival and 5K run/walk.

    "We are sponsoring the 5K [run] and we're grilling out Boston butts, there will be something for everybody," said Dr. Jamie Coleman, chair of the event and owner of Coleman Whimsett Dentistry.

  • TRIPLE S PLANNING COMMISSION - Cell towers approved

    Several neighboring residents came out to the Stratton Center Tuesday evening to hear what AT&T Mobility representatives had to say about the proposed development of two telecommunication towers on Shelby County properties on Lebanon Road and Beechridge Road on the Franklin County line.

  • Revitalizing the ramps

    Utilizing Restaurant Tax funding, the City of Shelbyville and the local tourism commission have been looking to jazz up the community over the past year with help from local artists.

    Since last summer, numerous pieces of artwork have been erected on buildings in the form of painted and hanging murals along Main and Washington Streets.

    In addition, last fall, Collins student Zac Croxton and visual arts teacher Gary Barriger, completed a new skate park logo for the building at the skate park on Washington Street.