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  • Shelby woman on United flight blames supervisor for incident

    Thanks to the power of social media and smart phones, news has quickly spanned the globe regarding a passenger that was forcibly and violently removed from a flight from Chicago to Louisville on Sunday for refusing to voluntarily give up his seat. 

    If you’ve seen the disturbing footage, you’ve likely heard the screams of David Dao as several officers yanked him from his seat, followed by the cries of another passenger, Mary Myers, in his defense. 

  • Matthews to be inducted in Journalism Hall of Fame

     

    Described as “a patriarch of publishing in Shelby County and Kentucky,” William “Bill” Matthews will now forever be embedded as a leader in the journalism community following his induction in the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame later this month.

    The award honors those who have made significant contributions in Kentucky to the profession of journalism.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD Board to consider new board goals

    The Shelby County Board of Education will convene for its first meeting of the month this week, this time at host school Wright Elementary, at 500 Rocket Lane. 

    The meeting, set for 7 p.m. Thursday, will open with a presentation from the school followed by the board’s consideration for approval the 2017-18 board goals.  Last month, Chief Academic Officer Susan Dugle laid the groundwork for the new goals through a presentation that demonstrated how each new goal would continue to align with the district’s Strategic Leadership Plan Components.

  • Collins middle school team to compete at world competition

    The newly formed middle school VEX Robotics team at Collins is already making waves.

    Coach Tim Oltman said not only is this the first year the district has had a middle school team, but thanks to their competitive drive this will be the first year the district will send a team to the World Championship.

  • No arrest in shooting

    There have been no arrests in a Shelbyville shooting early Friday morning, which sent two people to the hospital with minor injuries.

    Maj. Istvan Kovacs said that at 3:14 a.m., police responded to a call of a shooting at Lynne Acres Apartments.

    Two people were taken to the University of Louisville with nonthreatening injures and were treated and released, he said.

    “Shelbyville detectives have identified several persons of interest and continue to investigate the incident,” he said.

  • Health department tax stays flat

    Taxpayers won’t be shelling out more in taxes to maintain Shelby County’s facility this year, as the county has elected to maintain the same tax rate.

    At its meeting Tuesday night, the Shelby County Fiscal Court accepted the Shelby County Board of Health’s tax rate for the 2017-18 fiscal year of 3.75 cents per $100 of assessed property. That rate has not changed since 2004, when it increased from 2.8 cents.

  • Bill moves special elections to regular election cycle

    A bill that merges special elections with primary or general elections has been passed, and local election officials say it has been a long time coming.

    “The county clerks have tried to get that bill passed for years, and we never could get it passed,” said Shelby County Clerk Sue Carole Perry of House Bill 319.

  • Shelby farmer earns top honors in corn growing

    Once again this year, a Shelby County farmer has paced the state in corn production.

    Kevin Smith of Shelby County was honored in March at the 2016 National Corn Yield Contest in St. Louis that recognizes farmers from across the country for exceptional efforts.

    Smith placed first in the state of Kentucky in the No-Till, Non-Irrigated Class with a yield of 253 bushels per acre.

  • Prom can be a pretty penny

    Between purchasing tickets, dinner, hair, makeup, nails, flowers, photography and a limousine rental, the cost of attending prom can get pricey even before the cost of a dress and the accessories are taken into account.

    According to Promgirl, you can expect to spend between a few hundred and up to a few thousand for the special night.

    In fact, a survey from Visa noted in 2015 that parents spend an average of $989 on their daughters and $893 on their sons to attend prom.

  • Collins student receives prestigious Purdue scholarship

    When it comes to college applications, Collins senior Chris Embry has hit the jackpot.

    “There’s no way to put into words, but it’s a feeling almost like winning the lottery,” Embry said of the overwhelming excitement he experienced when he opened an e-mail informing that he had been selected to receive the Beering Scholarship with Purdue University.

    As one of just eight recipients of the prestigious scholarship, Embry will have little concern for college debts or expenses for quite some time.