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  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL - Discovery Boulevard still a dead end

     Shelby County Public Schools has worked for quite some time to untangle the Discovery Boulevard mess left by a defunct developer and it seems the battle isn’t quite over.

    Superintendent James Neihof Thursday approached the Shelbyville City Council and explained when they purchased the property for the construction of Collins High School, they were under contractual agreement with WAZE, which had planned to develop property around the school, to build the road.

  • Pewee Valley recognizes firefighters

    For 89 years, fire fighters with the Pewee Valley Fire Department have been protecting the lives and property of citizens and their dedication does not go unrecognized.

    “That’s why we have that awards dinner, because we like to recognize their achievements throughout the course of the year,” said Fire Chief Bob Hamilton.

    Recognitions at the department’s Annual Awards Banquet included the following honors:

    Firefighter of the Year: Sean Angermeier

  • Kentucky Lt. Gov. shares entrepreneurial message

    Lt. Gov. Jenean Hampton addressed the Shelbyville Rotary Club Tuesday, and the 57-year-old Tea Party activist from Bowling Green entertained the group at the Stratton Center with anecdotes of her activities with Gov. Matt Bevin and inspiring stories of her life.

    For instance, Hampton, the first African American to win statewide office in Kentucky, had never held public office before leaping into a very high level position in government.

  • Former school board member continues work in education

     The power of art is spreading to Shelby County thanks to the regional nonprofit Fund for the Arts and their support of Imagine Greater Louisville 2020, along with one Shelby resident and his dedication toward supporting education.

    Doug Butler, former Shelby County School Board Chairman and member of the Imagine 2020 Education Subcommittee, said the idea behind the plan is to provide art opportunities to students across the region and he’s excited to the plan take hold in Shelby County.

  • Proposed Waddy distillery moving forward

     Shelby County is paving its own Bourbon Trail with a third distillery in the works after the development of two new distilleries in the past two years.

    Plans are underway for a $27.3 million distillery and rickhouse operation to be established in 184 acres of agriculturally zoned property in the Waddy region and the appear to be moving forward after the state has approved nearly $1 million in tax incentives to help the project. 

    In addition, the plans call for the use of a 200-year-old house on the property as a visitor’s center.

  • Odyssey teams advancing to state

     Odyssey of the Mind Teams from six Shelby County schools competed at the East Central Regional Tournament at Collins High School this past Saturday and ten out of eleven will advance to state.

    Despite a setback, Shelby County High School took second in the Stellar Hangout Division.

  • JHS emergency room gets updates

    Hospital officials are proud of Jewish Hospital Shelbyville’s newly revamped emergency room, which was revealed in a ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday afternoon.

    “I think it’s great,” said Ron Waldridge, chief medical officer and president of Jewish Hospital. “We did a major upgrade several years ago, but the renovations we undertook this time were for patient friendly access.”

  • Rains damage Catwalk Road

    Motorists traveling around Bagdad near the Franklin County line should be prepared to take a detour if their route involves Catwalk Road.

    That’s because flooding and heavy rains last week created a huge, yawning crack in the middle of the road, Shelby County Road Supervisor Craig Myatt said.

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL - Jelsma named ambassador of Shelbyville

      On Thursday, the Shelbyville City Council convened with just a few items on their agenda, including appointing Jacob Gurney to the Historic District Commission.  Gurney will fill out the unexpired term of Sherry Jelsma, with a term to expire June 30, 2020.

    However, prior to the appointment, Shelbyville Mayor Tom Hardesty recognized Jelsma with an Ambassador Award for the city.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD - Board to review civics exam

    Shelby County School Board members will hear a report on the new civics exam requirements and hear an overview on the why behind the new exam when they meet Thursday for their regularly scheduled meeting.

    Shelby County Public Schools Public Relations Coordinator Ryan Allan said the exam is part of a new state requirement.