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  • A growing Harvest

    What do coffee, ice cream, and golf have in common?  In Shelbyville the answer is Harvest Coffee & Café.

    Owned by Ben and Melinda Hardin, the local coffee shop and caféat 524 Main Street is known for their natural and healthy food selections and charitable ideas like “Pay What You Can Day” and their Pay it Forward wall.

    But the innovative ideas never seem to stop for flowing the husband and wife team as this month they announced the addition of Comfy Cow ice cream and dining service at the Shelbyville Country Club.

  • Conder named new principal at Cropper

    As the school year comes to a close, it marks a new chapter in the lives of many students as they prepare to advance a grade level, begin a career or leave for college.

    But in Shelby County, as the district prepares for a new school year, big changes are being made in the administrative roles, as well.

    Just less than two weeks after the district announced that Margo Whisman will fill the role of Shelby County High School Principal for retiring Eddie Oakley, the district has made a second major change.

  • Sentinel-News gets new publisher

    The Sentinel-News has a new publisher at the helm with the addition of Scott Moore, who started Tuesday.

    Moore, who has 18 years of newspaper experience, replaces former publisher Kerry Johnson, who left last month after eight years at The Sentinel-News to move back to Florida as a part owner of a newspaper.

    Moore comes to The Sentinel-News from The Kentucky Standard, located in Bardstown, where he was advertising director for the past four years.

  • Rebirth and rebuilding

    Spring is the season for rebirth, and that has certainly been the case for a Shelby County family this year after a dark and dismissal bout with death and destruction through fire a year ago.

    Kathy and Santiago Mejia have almost got their numbers back up to normal after losing 55 of their 75 dairy goats in a horrendous fire in May 2014. Smiling affectionately down at the newborn goat in her arms, Kathy Mejia couldn’t help glancing over to the empty spot where the livestock barn had stood, a shadow passing over her face.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD – Board will hear 2nd budget review

    With more information in hand, the Shelby County Board of Education will hear the district’s tentative budget Thursday at its regular meeting at 7 p.m. at the district’s office.

    The meeting is just part of a busy night across the school district as both high schools will also celebrate their senior awards nights.

    The tentative budget was originally scheduled for discussion and approval at the May 14 meeting, but due to the timing of some of the numbers, the projections were not ready in time.

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL – An historic recognition

    Sherry Jelsma with the Historic District Commission recognized Ben and Melinda Hardin at the Shelbyville City Council for their efforts in enhancing downtown Shelbyville.

    In 2011 the couple purchased buildings in the five hundred block of Main Street in downtown Shelbyville and have since been rehabilitating those spaces, working to combine their vision while maintaining the historical integrity.

  • Wrapping the year

    It’s not unusual for the halls of Collins High School to be filled with new and fresh ideas.

    But on Friday, thirteen Collins students got to share those ideas and their practical applications with their Capstone innovations – a project through the school’s Project Lead the Way engineering program.

    Ideas ranged from a new phone app to help direct shoppers in stores to hardhats that would alert wears to potential hazards.

  • High schools to honor senior achievements

     While seniors at Shelby County and Collins high schools are focused on Saturday’s walk toward a new chapter in their lives, there is one more celebration of their success before finishing their high school careers.

    Both schools will honor seniors at 6:30 p.m. Thursday with Senior Awards nights, commemorating students that have reached landmarks, earned scholarships and excelled inside and outside of the classrooms at both schools.

  • Health program is hitting stride

    What does a ton of cabbage, a playground and a visit to the dentist have in common?

    They are just some of the components that have been coming together in Shelby County as part of the MAPP (Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships) program that was instituted in 2000 by the Center for Disease Control for health departments.

    Since its inception, 29 states have implemented programs, including Kentucky; the concept was embraced in Shelby County a few years ago.

  • Fresh, ripe and right at your door

     With Shelby County’s deep agricultural roots and a continued push for more fresh and local produce, people are quickly turning to our county to meet their new dietary needs.

    Although many of those looking are businesses and restaurants, there are place for individuals to get that fresh-from-the-dirt produce without having to till a garden in their own backyard.

    Through CSAs, Community Supported Agriculture, individuals and families can sign up to receive the freshest fruits and veggies in season on a weekly, biweekly or monthly schedule.