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  • Else Matthews: Sept. 23, 1930 – Oct. 8, 2015

    Else Jorgensen Matthews will be fondly remembered for her many accomplishments, but most of all for her love of family, friends and community.

    Matthews, who passed away Oct. 8 at the age of 85, was widely known throughout Shelby County for her involvement in community theater and for her work in the Four Seasons Garden Club.

  • A survivor’s story

    The American Cancer Society reports that 1 in every 8 women will develop breast cancer, but falling in that 12.5 percent can still come as a shock.

    “When I first found out, it did not seem real,” said Jennifer Herrell, who had a bilateral mastectomy in November after being diagnosed with stage two breast cancer. And she still had to follow surgery with chemotherapy.

    Thankfully, the cancer had not spread to her lymph nodes, so her prognosis looks good, she said.

  • Tech center plans are expanded

    An update by architects to the Shelby County Board of Education on the improvements proposed for the Shelby County Area Technology Center includes more classroom and lab space.

    That’s the reason the updated proposal is more than $1.3 million more expensive then previously projected, Harry Dumesnil with K. Norman Berry Architects told the board at its meeting Thursday night at the technology center.

    Dumesnil said the total project cost was originally $7.49 million, and now stands at $8.8 million.

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL– Human rights seats reduced

    The seats may have been filled at city hall on Thursday during the Shelbyville City Council’s special called meeting, but that’s not the case for the county’s human rights commission, which happened to be the very issue on the minds of several attendees. 

    Prior to the meeting, several members of Shelby County Chapter of Kentuckians for the Commonwealth lined the entrance of city hall holding signs that stated, “Fill the seats,” in objection to an ordinance that would reduce the number of seats on the Human Rights Commission from 11 to 7.

  • Boil water advisory

    The Shelbyville Municipal Water and Sewer Commission has issued a boil water advisory for select customers in their service area beginning at 11 p.m. tonight.

    The commission experienced two leaks within their system and will need to shut off the water in order to make repairs.  As the pressure drops below 20 psi, there is a risk of contamination, manager Tom Doyle said, explaining that it is a precautionary measure and there is no contamination at this time.

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL – Restaurant tax moves forward

    With some reluctance, Shelbyville city council members passed the first reading of an ordinance Thursday that would impose a three percent tax onto restaurant tabs in the city of Shelbyville.

    Funds collected from the tax would be divided evenly between the city and tourism commission and would be used to enhance the city and promote tourism.

    The matter was discussed in February and has since been revisited in numerous meetings and workshops.

  • Collins’ teacher, student altercation under investigation

    District officials are remaining quiet about a physical altercation that broke out in a classroom last week at Collins High School between substitute teacher Bryan Schildknecht and a student.

    Unconfirmed reports say the altercation began with a verbal exchange but district officials say what exactly led to Schildknecht lunging at, grabbing and shoving a student remains under investigation.

  • County to buy new heart monitors


  • Eyle steps down

    After heading up the Serenity Center for 21 years, Sam Eyle has stepped down as director.

    “It’s just time,” said Eyle.

    He has turned over the reigns of the counseling center/food pantry to Jim Oates, a Shelby County resident and minister at Southeast Christian Church in Louisville.

  • Shelbyville City Council: Restaurant tax to get first reading

    The Shelbyville City Council made a late addition for Thursday’s special called meeting, adding a proposed ordinance to establish a restaurant tax in the city.

    The council first considered the hot topic several years ago but the matter had little fuel.