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  • Community joins forces for workforce development

    All three government entities in Shelby County have joined with Shelby County Public Schools and local industry leaders to commit to funding a position for a workforce development coordinator to recruit and train high school students for local employment.

  • Simmons pays restitution for embezzlement from parks

    A former Shelbyville/Shelby County Parks and Recreation employee, who was arrested in June 2015 after being indicted for theft from the Family Activity Center, has paid her restitution.

    After pleading guilty to a lesser charger on March 7, Heather Beth Simmons of Pleasureville, the former youth services director at for the park system, last week was ordered to pay back the sum of $8,926 to the parks system. Simmons paid the money back on June 15 out of the $10,000 cash bond she had put up when she was arrested.

  • County to endorse KACo mortgage assistance

     

  • Damp start can’t slow show

    Despite a wet start, competition at the 2016 Shelby County Fair Horse Show was not impeded by the weather Wednesday night, and the show went off without a hitch, organizers said.

    “I was very pleased with it, we had a lot of horses turn out to show,” said R.H. Bennett, co-manager of the show, along with his brother, Edward “Hoppy” Bennett. “The weather kind of gave us a wet start early on, but it finally turned out nice, and we had a great [opening night].”

    The show, which runs through Saturday, had 20 classes on Wednesday.

  • Discovery Blvd development moves forward

     

    Other than several absences and a last minute date change, Wednesday’s Triple S Planning Commission Meeting presented no additional surprises. 

    The commission, with Jake Smith, Scott Merchant and Quintin Biagi absent, approved without question the final plat for development property off Discovery Blvd.

  • JHS receives C rating

    Jewish Hospital Shelbyville recently earned a grade of C for patient safety through information comprised by Hospital Safety Score and while hospital officials say the information is useful, it’s not absolute.

  • Dental office coming to Governor’s Square

    The revitalization of Governor’s Square is well underway and real estate broker, Lee Webb, a co-owner of the center, said a new business will soon fill a long vacant space.

    “The interior build out is happening right now,” Webb said.  “We are hoping within the next few months that Doctor Coleman will be in practice.”

    Dr. Jamie Coleman currently operates out of Buecker, Long, & Coleman D.M.D Family Dentist on Washington Street and was unavailable for comment by press time.

     

  • Triple S Meeting rescheduled to tonight

    Due to a lack of a quorum, Tuesday’s Triple S Planning Commission meeting has been moved to this evening.  The meeting will be held at 6:30 at the Stratton Center, 215 Washington Street.

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL: Transitional housing plan denied

    The Shelbyville City Council seemingly reversed course Thursday when it voted against requesting a recommendation from the Triple S Planning Commission on allowing a transitional housing in the city’s downtown historic businesses district.

    At its previous meeting on June 1, the council had agreed to seek a recommendation from the Triple S Planning Commission on allowing transitional housing as a conditional use in the downtown historic business district at 701 Washington Street, at the former location of Making Ends Meet.

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL: Council elects to begin condemnation process on 7th Street property

    The Shelbyville City Council Thursday started the process to begin condemnation and acquiring property on 7th Street just north of Washington Street.

    The 7-acre property at 219 7th Street includes several warehouses and a loading dock and is located just north of the intersection with Washington Street. The location is currently home to SanJuan, LLC., a distribution center for imported Hispanic candies and snacks owned by Leonardo Castaneda and Alissa Barker.