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  • Hitting the books

    Amanda Perry has only been on the job for two weeks, and she already has her nose in a book.

    Actually, in about a thousand of them, she said with a grin.

    That’s about how many the Shelby County Library’s Bookmobile carries, she elaborated.

    “We have hardbacks and paperbacks with both large and small print, and tons of children’s books; we even have magazines,” she said, gesturing toward a wooden rack of them near the vehicle’s sliding door.

  • District honors Hicks as Teacher of the Year

    With red eyes and huge smile, an emotional Adam Hicks proudly accepted the honor of Shelby County’s ExCEL Teacher of the Year Tuesday evening.

    After, Hicks said he was grateful for the recognition.

  • The landline decline

    Phones have come a long way in 139 years. And with the growing desire for more convenient and cost-efficient devices, landline phones could soon be joining pagers and rotary phones in the communication graveyard.

    Statistics show that the number of households still possessing a landline is decreasing rapidly, thanks to a plethora of cellular and broadband phone services.

  • Farmers market kicks off next Saturday

    The return of the Shelby County Farmers’ Market is just a week away and organizers say they are eager to kick off a 14th season.

    Elizabeth Rosenburg, secretary of the farmers’ market, said attendees this year will be treated to some new selections.

    “We have lots of new vendors,” Rosenburg said. “We have a man that raises mushrooms, a pork vendor.”

    In addition, she explained, beef and lamb vendors from previous years will be returning.

  • Triple S Planning Commission – Breighton Apartments back with a plan

    The preliminary plans for the controversial apartments anticipated for Breighton Circle at Brunerstown Road in Shelbyville will be presented to the Triple S Planning Commission Tuesday when it convenes for its regular monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m.at the Stratton Center, 215 Washington Street in Shelbyville.

    The plan proposes the development – labeled Shelby Oaks Apartments – of a 216-unit apartment complex with type-A amenities to be located just behind Regal Shelbyville Stadium 8.

  • SCPS files suit against Anglin

    Benita Anglin, a former payroll manager for Shelby County Public Schools who was arrested Aug. 22, two days after she was indicted for embezzling hundreds of thousands from the school district, has now incurred a civil suit in connection with the charges.

    On April 6, the school board filed suit in Shelby Circuit Court targeted at reclaiming the amount stolen by Anglin, the suit says.

  • Greenway Trail project to break ground

    A long-awaited vision for a walking and hiking trail around a portion of the city is about to take the first step toward becoming a reality.
    Phase I of the Greenway Trail will get underway with a ground breaking ceremony April 28 at 5:30 pm. at Stratton Park on N. 2nd Street, thanks to a $100,000 matching grant and the generosity of the public.

  • McDaniel visits Shelbyville

    Shelbyville was host to an informal visit Friday from Chris McDaniel, Republican candidate for Kentucky lieutenant governor and running mate with gubernatorial candidate James Comer.

    McDaniel visited a few places around town, such as Dairy Mart and W.J. Andriot’s paint store, and also stopped by to see former senator Gary Tapp, all the while accompanied by Sen. Paul Hornback (R-Shelbyville).

    McDaniel said people were very open and friendly in Shelbyville and eager to ask questions, mostly about things that concern them directly.

  • Down to earth event set for Saturday

    Organizers of an outdoor event set for Saturday say they are not nervous about rain ruining the annual Earth Day celebration scheduled at its usual venue of Red Orchard Park.

    “Well, they’re saying it’s supposed to be nice, and they’ve been pretty much on the mark so far,” said Jerry Scrogham with a chuckle.

    Scrogham, a Clear Creek Trailblazer Volunteer Coordinator, said the event would feature all of the old favorites of years past along with some new activities.

  • Trails presentation will head up city council meeting

    The Shelbyville City Council will be one of the first local entities to hear the presentation from the parks system on the Greenway Trail Project.

    Representatives from the Shelby County Parks Foundation will be on hand – Clay Cottomgim and Dee Maynard– to update council members on the progress of the first phase of the project during Thursday’s regular meeting at city hall, 315 Washington Street.