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  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD: Schools continue Leader in Me training

    Mike Clark, director of student services for Shelby County Public Schools, will present an update on the third strand of the Strategic Leadership Plan, Healthy and Responsible Students, when the Shelby County Board of Education meets Thursday at 7 p.m. at the district’s offices, 1155 Main St. in Shelbyville.

    Clark will discuss the progress schools across the district have made concerning the implementation of the Leader in Me initiative with students, which follows the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.

  • Duanne Puckett named Citizen of the Year

    Duanne Puckett, a former editor for The Sentinel-News, retired spokesperson for Shelby County Public Schools, and a writer for Shelby Life Magazine has been named Shelbyville’s Citizen of the Year.

    The honor was presented to Puckett during the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce’s annual award’s luncheon, held at Claudia Sanders Dinner House last Wednesday.

  • Diageo ready to become part of the community

    Since breaking ground on the $115 million Bulleit Distilling Co. in August, members of the community have expressed curiosity in the project.

    Dan Feeser, Director of Engineering of Diageo of North America, which owns the Bulleit brand, addressed some of those questions and concerns when he spoke to the Shelbyville Rotary Club Tuesday afternoon, but the also left several questions unanswered.

    In consideration of the existing landscape, Feeser spoke of the distillery’s desire to mesh with their surroundings.

  • UPDATE: Coroner's office id's man shot by KSP trooper

    The Jefferson County Coroner's office has identified the man shot by a Kentucky State Police trooper in Shelbyville Sunday night.

    Christopher Horine, 42, was shot after the office approached the home on Hazel Lawn in Shelbyville.

    According to reports, the officer was responding to a trespassing call when Horine fired on the trooper twice. At that point, the trooper then returned fire, striking Horine.

    The suspect was pronounced dead at University Hospital in Louisville.

    The trooper was not injured.

  • Shelby County Fiscal Court: Magistrates let zone change decision lapse

    After the lack of a quorum last week, the Shelby County Fiscal Court had a special called meeting Monday at the Stratton Center to address a few issues.

    But one issue the court did not discuss was a zone change request for a small parcel of property on the north side of U.S. 60 just east of the interchange with KY 53.

  • New author writes history of Clay Village

    Juett D. Stucker Sr. will soon have a new book out, his first, about the history of Clay Village, where his family moved in 1943 when he was only a year old.

    The book, Memories of Clay Village, should be published sometime in November, Stucker said, and will be available for sale in December.

    Stucker said he has been working on the book for four years and has gone to great lengths to research it.

  • Light Up Simpsonville is Saturday

    Saturday is Simpsonville’s time to shine, and shine it will when city officials plug in the connection for the city’s holiday lights.

    Light up Simpsonville will get underway at 6 p.m. at Wiche Park in the middle of town on U.S. 60, an annual event targeted at getting people in the holiday spirit.

    Chris Truelock, Simpsonville Parks and Recreation Director, said everyone looks forward to the event and many take pleasure in the traditional activities.

  • JHS to build new hospital

    Land purchased by KentuckyOne Health near I-64 could be the future home of a new Jewish Hospital Shelbyville, officials say.

    “It's an exciting day for us here at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville and Kentucky One,” said Jewish Hospital Administrator Rob Murphy. “I mean, obviously, the Shelby County community and the surrounding counties that we serve with Spencer and Henry, we're very invested in these communities, and we look forward to the opportunity to grow and build a new campus.”

  • Arts council wants to share its vision

    A year after losing their gallery on Main Street, Shelby Artists on Main has a new focus and will soon have a new name for their group, as well.

    And the group wants to share its vision with the community.

  • NEWS DIGEST: Nov. 14, 2014

    Christmas parade will be Dec. 6

    The Shelby County Christmas Parade will be Dec. 6 at 10 a.m. and the theme will be “Hometown Christmas.”

    The parade is sponsored by Shelby County Government, Shelbyville Government and Shelby County Fire Department.

    Clay Cottongim will be the Grand Marshal. Cottongim was scheduled to be the marshal last year, but the parade was cancelled due to the weather.