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  • Diving into their lessons

    If a group of fish is called a school, you might say their class is in session this week at Painted Stone Elementary.

    Rather than dipping their toes into a lesson plan, first grade students at Painted Elementary School this week are diving headfirst into their studies as they learn how to swim at the Family Activity Center.

  • Comp plan open house well attended

    Nearly two hundred people headed out to the Stratton Center Wednesday to check out recommendations for growth management for Shelby County for the next couple of decades.

    Ryan Libke, executive director of the Triple S Planning and Zoning Commission, said he was pleased with the attendance by the public to the open house to present the updated comprehensive plan for the county, an all-day event.

    “We’ve had close to a hundred and fifty people come through,” he said in mid-afternoon. The event continued through the evening Wednesday.

  • Drug drop off is Saturday

    If you have expired medication or one you’re not using anymore, now is the time to dispose of it properly.

    Shelby County EMS will host a collection from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in the parking lot of the Shelby County Judge-Executive’s office, 419 Washington Street in Shelbyville, for residents to drop off medication to be disposed of safely.

  • Producing freshness

    The Shelby County Farmers’ Market returns tomorrow and organizers say they are eager to kick off a 16th season.

    “We open on Saturday and we’re hoping for good weather and a good turnout,” said Lea Miller, president of the market, adding that she expects to have a good showing from farmers and crafters alike.

    “I hope to have at least thirty [vendors] there – it will be wonderful,” she said.

  • Community drug abuse forum draws large crowd

    Organizers of a drug abuse forum hosted Tuesday at the Stratton Community Center expressed satisfaction at the large public showing.

    “This is a united effort in our community, as you can see by the turnout,” Shelby County Judge-Executive Dan Ison, told the nearly 200 people gathered for the event.

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL–Council approves 2nd telecommunications franchise

    On Thursday, the Shelbyville City Council voted in favor of a second ten year, non-exclusive franchise agreement for a telecommunications system, this time with Crown Castle NG Central LLC.

    Fibertech completed a franchise agreement earlier this year.

    Paul Gilbert, Manager of Government Relations for Crown Castle explained to the council that they build wireless infrastructure to help increase the quality of wireless usage.

  • Hats off to Derby

    With less than two weeks left to prepare, this year’s Kentucky Derby contenders are working tirelessly as they are starting to feel the pressure.

    And those planning to spend their day trackside at Churchill Downs May 6 are also working diligently to plan and prepare the perfect fashion statement, which often receives just as much attention and focus as the horses on the track.

    From head to toe, spectators will be dressed to the nines. But, of course, no other fashion accessory can top off your style like that of the Derby hat.

  • Setting the preschool standards

    The rapidly growing Pre-K and kindergarten programs at Corpus Christi Classical Academy in Simpsonville can now add superior director to its list of reasons to enroll.

    Because of her outstanding work in Early Childhood, Tracy Fuller, director of the Pre-K and kindergarten program Corpus Christi, recently joined 117 leaders from across Kentucky in the first session of the KY Super Stars Leadership Academy.

  • Sliding into spring with new playgrounds

    As the warmer air and longer days begin to attract the little ones to the playgrounds around the community, Shelby County Parks’ officials are looking to do a little sprucing up.

    Their spring-cleaning plans have already kicked-off at Clear Creek Park.

    “Phase two of our playground is currently under construction,” said parks director Shawn Pickens.  “The foundation is being worked on currently and in about two to four weeks, the construction of the actual playground will be going in.”

  • A growing good time

    Master Gardener Art Show

    When:9 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday

    Where:Shelby County Cooperative Extension Office, 1117 Frankfort Road

    What:Plants, art, food


    When the calendar flipped to welcome spring last month, many people took advantage of the idyllic weather with a little spring-cleaning. But with the season now in full swing, it is the perfect time to start thinking about sprucing up the exterior of your home, as well.