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  • Squire Boone statue under construction

    With the statue construction already underway, the group that has worked for several years to get a statue of Squire Boone placed at the east entrance to Shelbyville finally has the full plan in place.

    Although not all of the funding is in place for the project, enough money has been collected – $100,000 – to get the ball rolling, with the completion of design plans, organizers say.

  • County collects enough petitions

     

  • Friends for life

    With tears in his eyes, Jerry Gribbins exposed a corner of his soul that wasn’t entirely his – he had lost a little piece of his heart to a complete stranger 16 years ago.

    He has never forgotten that newborn baby he found abandoned in the Dumpster behind his pawnshop on Washington Street in January 2000 – he has even carried the child’s photo in his wallet right along with those of his own grandchildren all these years.

    On Monday, he waited anxiously at his shop for a very special visitor.

  • Unity event attracts large, diverse crowd

    While the nation continues to divide amidst the violence and tragedies worldwide, Shelbyville residents of all ages, ethnicities and backgrounds came together Sunday in an event aimed at unifying our community and hopefully set an example for the rest of the world.

    Attendees enjoyed the company of one another as children laughed and danced to the music that filled the park.

    The event was a breath of fresh air considering the dark cloud of hostility hanging over the nation.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD Eagle Scout to upgrade Clear Creek outdoor classes

    Amidst the quiet room of education professionals, 13-year-old Spencer Cerlan stood up and approached the podium with confidence.  Though he was barely tall enough to reach the microphone, his words resonated throughout the room.  With a big smile, Cerlan eagerly shared his Eagle Scout project, an undertaking he’s been looking forward to for four years.

    Cerlan shared with the Shelby County Board of Education members Thursday his plans to develop an outdoor classroom for his former teacher, Parthanna Willis at Clear Creek Elementary School.

  • SCPS to offer free lunches

    Shelby County Public Schools announced this week its participation in the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) program, a provision from the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 that allows schools and local educational agencies (LEAs) with high poverty rates to provide free breakfast and lunch to all students.

    Cindy Murphy, school nutrition food service coordinator, said the provision is a big step toward battling adolescent hunger in the county. Shelby County will participate at the elementary and preschool levels this up coming school year.

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL – Plans for Zaxby’s property include annexation request

    At its previous meeting, the Shelbyville City Council unanimously approved the first reading of an ordinance that, if passed on the second reading Thursday, will annex into the city of Shelbyville the existing Zaxby’s property on U.S. 60.

    Construction is already underway for the development of a new Zaxby’s restaurant to be located beside CVS Pharmacy, which is also located within the city, on the bypass. What will happen to the existing lot may very well hinge on the council’s decision tomorrow evening.

  • SCPS to offer free lunches

    Shelby County Public Schools announced this week its participation in the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) program, a provision from the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 that allows schools and local educational agencies (LEAs) with high poverty rates to provide free breakfast and lunch to all students.

    Cindy Murphy, school nutrition food service coordinator, said the provision is a big step toward battling adolescent hunger in the county. Shelby County will participate at the elementary and preschool levels this up coming school year.

  • Art among the fun

    Entitled Horsing Around with the Arts, the Shelby Regional Arts Council will host for the first time an art show that will run in conjunction with the Shelbyville Horse Show Jubilee.

    “This is going to be a fun event and a fun space for people to visit,” said Eilene Collins with Shelby Main Street, who is coordinating the Jubilee events.

    On Saturday, July 30, amidst the usual excitement and fun on Main Street, guests will have an opportunity to slow down and take in the artistic talent of our community.

  • Retail heating up

    With temperatures lingering in the 90s, summer is heating up and so are the some summer-related retail items.  Rural King assistant manager Kim Matthews said they have been selling tons of fans and lawn-related items.

    She said sales have remained high.

    Sales may not be so hot across the map, however. CNNMoney reported that retail sales in June fell .3 percent from May. This data, they noted, is surprising because April and May were also both slow retail seasons, despite the expectation that sales would bounce back after a slow winter.