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  • JHS receives C rating

    Jewish Hospital Shelbyville recently earned a grade of C for patient safety through information comprised by Hospital Safety Score and while hospital officials say the information is useful, it’s not absolute.

  • Dental office coming to Governor’s Square

    The revitalization of Governor’s Square is well underway and real estate broker, Lee Webb, a co-owner of the center, said a new business will soon fill a long vacant space.

    “The interior build out is happening right now,” Webb said.  “We are hoping within the next few months that Doctor Coleman will be in practice.”

    Dr. Jamie Coleman currently operates out of Buecker, Long, & Coleman D.M.D Family Dentist on Washington Street and was unavailable for comment by press time.

     

  • Triple S Meeting rescheduled to tonight

    Due to a lack of a quorum, Tuesday’s Triple S Planning Commission meeting has been moved to this evening.  The meeting will be held at 6:30 at the Stratton Center, 215 Washington Street.

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL: Transitional housing plan denied

    The Shelbyville City Council seemingly reversed course Thursday when it voted against requesting a recommendation from the Triple S Planning Commission on allowing a transitional housing in the city’s downtown historic businesses district.

    At its previous meeting on June 1, the council had agreed to seek a recommendation from the Triple S Planning Commission on allowing transitional housing as a conditional use in the downtown historic business district at 701 Washington Street, at the former location of Making Ends Meet.

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL: Council elects to begin condemnation process on 7th Street property

    The Shelbyville City Council Thursday started the process to begin condemnation and acquiring property on 7th Street just north of Washington Street.

    The 7-acre property at 219 7th Street includes several warehouses and a loading dock and is located just north of the intersection with Washington Street. The location is currently home to SanJuan, LLC., a distribution center for imported Hispanic candies and snacks owned by Leonardo Castaneda and Alissa Barker.

  • Simpsonville passes broadband ordinance

    The Simpsonville City Commission passed the second reading Thursday night of an ordinance that will allow a franchise for broadband Internet services.

    The move comes after much study by the city commission, said Simpsonville Mayor Steve Eden.

    "We did a lot of research on this, we’ve spent a lot of time over the past three months," he said. "Linda Ain [attorney] had come out of Lexington, and she’s done a lot of work putting franchises together."

  • Rousing Republicans

    The mood was festive and the tone optimistic at Claudia Sanders Dinner House Saturday night as Shelby County Republicans got together for the annual Lincoln Day Dinner fundraiser.

    In addition to local Republicans, such as Shelby County Judge-Executive Rob Rothenburger, who is running for the open seat being vacating by the retiring Rep. Brad Montell (R-Shelbyville), other Republicans spoke at the event, such as U.S. Rep. Thomas Massie and Kentucky State Treasurer Allison Ball.

  • KY 53 construction moved to 2019

     

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD SCPS to bring back handwriting, cursive

    Though it’s no longer required by the state, Shelby County Public Schools rolled out its plan Thursday to integrate handwriting lessons into classroom curriculums for the coming year.

  • Board finds superintendent Accomplished

    Shelby County Public Schools Superintendent James Neihof has earned a grade of Accomplished for the 2016 school year.  On Thursday the Shelby County Board of Education shared the results of its annual evaluation of the superintendent and explained the findings.