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  • Equality for all

    Too many thing of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People as a black and white organization, but that’s not the case. Instead, the NAACP operates in all spectrums, and an active chapter has had its voice heard in Shelby County for more than 60 years.

    Brenda Jackson, vice president of the Shelby County Chapter of the NAACP, said many people don’t comprehend the scope of the organization.

  • What the heart wants? Exercise, healthy eating

    With matters of the heart on your mind in February, it’s important to remember that love isn’t exactly all you need – especially when it comes to heart health. While you’re searching for cards adorned with hearts, take a minute to explore ways to ensure that the only fluttering your heart feels is when that special someone turns the corner.

  • Inspiration to succeed

    If you're feeling like you've gotten into a rut, or you need motivation to work up the courage to pursue a dream you've been kicking around, a local man has written a book to help fill that bill.

    Alton Lee Webb's Go Outside, published last year, is not your ordinary self-motivation book.

    Well, it does fit into that category, but it's certainly not ordinary.

  • SIMPSONVILLE CITY COMMISSION: New $137K gazebo coming to Wiche Park

    The Simpsonville City Commission voted Thursday to build a new, larger gazebo on U.S. 60 in Wiche Park to replace the current edition.

    Simpsonville Parks and Recreation Director Chris Truelock told commissioners that the cost to the city to construct the $137,634 gazebo would only be $86,634 as the ShelbyKY Tourism Commission, along with the Wiche family, have committed to supply the remaining funds.

  • A wave of encouragement

    If your morning commute takes you down Washington Street in Shelbyville, there’s a good chance you’ve passed Jeff Morton – and possibly even exchanged a friendly wave.

    Every morning between 6:30 and 8 a.m., Morton – always sporting his favorite University of Louisville gear – walks the same route he’s traveled nearly for nearly a year now.

  • A fighting chance

    Shelby resident and longtime boxing coach Abdul Jarvis doesn’t just teach his students how to jab and uppercut, but also how to counter attack their toughest opponent –Parkinson’s disease.

    A long-term degenerative disorder of the central nervous system, Parkinson’s mainly affects the motor system and causes shaking, rigidity, slowness of movement and difficulty walking.

    But through Jarvis’ boxing program, Rock Steady, his students are regaining mobility they once believed was lost forever.

  • Prison mission aims at reducing criminal relapse

    This year, the growing non-profit organization, Mission Behind Bars and Beyond (MB3), has kicked up its efforts to address Kentucky’s recidivism rates.

    Joey Pusateri, pastor of Simpsonville Christian Church, and a member of the board of directors for MB3 said criminal relapse is a serious issue they continuously battle.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD - Board to hold work session with budget committee

    The Shelby County Board of Education will meet Thursday for its regularly scheduled meeting at 7 p.m. at Clear Creek Elementary School, 279 Chapel Hill Road and will discuss spending for the upcoming budgeting period. During the meeting, the board will hold a work session with the budget committee and Public Relations Coordinator Ryan Allan said the committee will share its recommendation for next year’s budget with the board.

    Those recommendations, based on the board’s decision, will be reflected in the tentative budget presented to the board in May.

  • Heritage’s Lyles named Teacher of the Year

    Shelby County Public Schools announced Heritage Elementary School’s Julia Lyles as the 2016-17 Teacher of the Year.

    Surrounded by friends, colleagues and family members, the third grade teacher was recognized Thursday evening at a ceremony honoring each school’s selected teacher of the year, following a brief video in their honor.

    Lyles said she was honored to receive the recognition.

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL: Non-partisan election pass first reading

    Though Shelbyville City Council members had a long discussion last month in considering whether to switch to a nonpartisan election, when it finally come down to a decision Thursday night there was no dissention on the matter, which was on the table for a first reading.

    Councilmember Donna Eaton, who had first suggested the idea last month, made the motion to approve, and Frank Page seconded the motion. No vote necessary, only a motion and a second to get a second reading.