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  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL – Restaurant tax draws discussion

    After a workshop earlier this month and discussion last week during the regular meeting, the Shelbyville City Council decided that more conversation was needed on a proposed restaurant tax.

    The council will have another workshop regarding the proposed tax Thursday at 5:30 at city hall.

    At last week’s meeting, opposition rang out from a crowd of about 10 attendees.

    Charlie Kramer of The Shelby County Tourism Commission presented the hot topic to the council, which opened a floodgate of discussion.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD – District to consider drug testing of student athletes

    David Weedman, director student achievement, will present a report regarding drug testing for student athletes when the Shelby County Board of Education meets Thursday at the district offices, 1155 Main Street in Shelbyville.

    “We were asked to inquire about general things [that] other districts were doing about random drug testing with athletes,” Weedman said.  “So we will present our finds to the board and see if they want to go forward with something like that.”

  • Everybody wants an Easter Bunny

    With Easter just around the corner, it’s likely that the Easter Bunny won’t only be leaving stuffed images of himself with children this year, but some real ones as well.

    Live bunnies may be cuddly and cute, but they are a handful to care for, say rabbit experts, who are holding a class next week on how to care for a rabbit.

  • Former bank official gets 1 year in prison

    A former Shelbyville bank official has received a year in prison in a federal court case for misappropriating more than a quarter million dollars in bank funds.

    What’s more, he did it for a woman he was romantically involved with, according to court documents.

    Roy T. Edwards was sentenced Tuesday in U.S. District Court by Judge Gregory F. Van Tatenhove to 12 months in prison, with an additional six months of home incarceration.

    In addition, Tatenhove ordered Edwards to pay $308,482 in restitution.

  • Elementary academic teams prep for regional competition

    Elementary students across the district competed in two District Governor’s Cup competitions last month and are preparing for tomorrow’s regional competition.

    On a district level, Shelby County elementary schools were divided and on Feb. 28 Southside, Clear Creek, Wright and Heritage elementary schools competed at Southside Elementary, while Painted

     Stone and Simpsonville battled in a separate district.

  • Scouts to recognize Gov. Collins as Distinguished Citizen

    For the fourth consecutive year, the Lincoln Heritage Council of the Boy Scouts of America will be hosting a Distinguished Citizen Award dinner in honor a community member who exhibits the spirit of the scout oath and law.

    The dinner will take place at Claudia Sanders Dinner House at 6 p.m. Tuesday and this year’s honor will go to the state’s first –and only– female governor, Martha Layne Collins, a graduate of Shelbyville High School.

  • Outlet signs will stay

    A matter that has peeved Triple S Planning commissioners for more than a month now was finally resolved with compromise Tuesday evening, though not everyone was happy with the decision.

    A motion to amend the Planned Unit Development Signage Standards for The Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass passed 4-2 with commissioners Larry Stewart and John Wills voicing the opposition votes.

  • Bald eagle makes a splash

    When Neil Raizor’s father-in-law called to inform him that a large, white-headed bird was stuck in his pond, Raizor was in disbelief.

    “He called me and was like, ‘There’s some kinda bird in my pond,’” Raizor said.  As a description was relayed to him, Raizor said he was taken aback.

    “It threw me off, I wasn’t expecting an eagle.”

    Much less the iconic Bald Eagle

  • Gov. candidates speak at Lincoln Day Dinner

    More than 200 guests packed Claudia Sanders Dinner House Saturday night in support of the Republican Party, to hear what the state’s Republican candidates for governor had to say.

    Three of the four Republican gubernatorial candidates showed up, with Matt Bevin, James Comer and Hal Heiner all speaking to the crowd. Will T. Scott could not attend, but his running mate, Rodney Coffey, spoke in his absence.

    The four will vie for the Republican nomination for governor May’s primary, with the winner facing Democratic candidate Jack Conway in Nov.

  • Blaze destroys home on Southlawn Drive

    No one was injured in a fire Monday that destroyed a home just east of Shelbyville.

    The fire broke out at about 12:45 Monday afternoon in the 600th block of Southlawn Drive, the home of Becky Cook.

    Shelby County Sheriff’s Deputy Fred Rothenburger said Cook was not at home at the time. No one else was at the house, either, as she lived alone, he said.

    He added that some pets – two dogs – perished in the blaze.

    The house was a total loss, and Rothenburger said he did not know where Cook planned to stay.