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  • New faces in old places

    The City of Shelbyville has some new people in place and will lose others, as outlined at Thursday night’s meeting of the Shelbyville City Council.

    Shelbyville Police Chief Istvan Kovacs told Mayor Tom Hardesty that he had hired two new police officers that were to be sworn in the following day.

    Brian Colebank and Kevin Bevil took the oath of office Friday, complete with solemnly swearing that they have not fought a duel with a deadly weapon, an archaic part of the oath that dates back centuries.

  • Healthy eating habits

     With store shelves lined with candy shaped hearts and gifts for our loved ones, the American Heart Association says February is the ideal time to remind Americans to focus on their hearts.

    And the best way to a person’s heart is through the stomach, of course.

    Combined with an active lifestyle, healthy eating is key to a healthy heart. 

  • Shelby County Public Schools - Proposed bills and their impact on school funding

     Several bills are in the works that could impact the state’s public education funding.

    Last month, Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin presented his budget proposal for the next two years.

    His proposal included fully funding state pensions alongside cuts to state agencies and the removal of various programs.

    While these cuts have been a major concern for public school districts across the commonwealth, several bills have been introduced to the house that could put money back into those districts’ pockets.

  • SCHS’ Bentley named Teacher of the Year

     After nearly three decades in the classroom, Eva Bentley said Thursday night’s honor was the pinnacle of her career.

    “It was a good feeling to be appreciated,” Bentley said of the honor of being named Shelby County Public School’s 2017-18 Teacher of the Year. “I was pretty surprised.”

    In a video dedication Margo Whisman, principal at Shelby County High School, shared why her teacher was highly deserving of the honor.

  • Ag Commissioner Quarles visits Shelby

     As guest of honor, Kentucky Ag Commissioner Ryan Quarles dropped by the Shelby County Farm Bureau Board Meeting Monday and gave members an update on some pending bills that could impact their future productivity.

    The hot button issue on the table related to Electronic Logging Devices (ELD) for truck drivers.

  • SCPS on 2-hour delay for Monday, Feb. 5

    Due to inclement weather, Shelby County Public Schools will operate on a 2-hour delay for Monday, Feb. 5.

  • Identity of human remains still a mystery


  • Bird’s eye view

    The staff at Bowersox Vision Center is using new technology they say is heads above any high resolution imaging equipment they have seen so far.

    “We love it, it’s been a great addition to the practice,” said Dr. Stuart Young of the Ultra-Widefield Retinal Camera.

    At first glance, the machine resembles most of the standard machines that you see at the eye doctor’s office, with a small platform for resting the chin up and a small screen for the patient to look into while the technician photographs the eye.

  • Tribute to history

    A new exhibit at the Shelby County Historical Society Museum will draw attention to Black History Month for February, and replace the longtime Community Tapestry event.

    “As February is Black History month, the Shelby County Historical Society continues to celebrate the history and heritage of local black history,” said Sanda Jones, president of the Shelby County Historical Society. “Although there will not be a Community Tapestry event this month, the historical society will showcase a black history theme in the history museum.”

  • Election 2018: Deadline passes, field is set

    With the election-filing deadline for partisan races past, all candidates who are running for public office for the coming election are in place.

    This election will bring many new faces into office, as many longtime public servants – including Shelbyville Mayor and Shelby County Sheriff – are stepping down.

    Shelby County Clerk Sue Carole Perry said that filings for some offices were not what she expected.