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Today's News

  • Triple S Planning Commission – Outlet expansion approved

    Tuesday’s Triple S meeting concluded with commissioners up in arms after they unanimously voted to table their decision regarding the amended Planned Unit Development Plan for the Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass –or at least, some of it.

    Representatives from the outlet center made the decision to present their development plans for expansion in conjunction with an amendment to their originally approved signage standards.

  • Educating the world

    Haleigh LeCompte has spent most of her young life serving underserved communities and she’s not about to quit.

    Having recently returned from student teaching in South Africa, she is currently working with students in Chicago at an educational non-profit where she will serve until July when she flies to the Philippines with the Peace Corps.

    LeCompte, a 2009 Shelby County High School graduate, traces her humanitarian journey right back here to Shelbyville with her church youth mission trips.

  • Extra winter break comes at a cost

    While students across the county are enjoying their surprise winter break this week, some might not be so pleased come May as their school year extends into June.

    With four cancelled school days this week and another one in Novmeber the district has now added a week to the original school calendar. Students were out of school on Feb. 13 for a teacher’s professional development day and Monday in recognition of President’s Day

  • Record-low temperatures follow record snowfall

    Despite plunging temperatures and record snowfall Monday, officials have said they were surprised that the day went as smoothly as it did, and hope the same holds true as record-low temperatures dip well below zero last night and tonight.

    “I’m looking out the window of my office right now, and there’s nobody on the road – it’s eerie,” Shelby County Judge-Executive Rob Rothenburger said Monday.

  • Fire destroys Trumbo home

    Just weeks after Jack Trumbo experienced one of the proudest moments of his life, being chosen in December to represent Farmer of the Year for the entire state of Kentucky, Monday morning brought a devastating experience when his house burned down around him.

    “We were just lucky we got out,” he said.

  • County to have hazardous waste study

    Shelby County magistrates gave emergency management officials the go ahead Tuesday to submit a grant request to get funding in place for a hazardous waste study.

    The commodity flow study, as it’s officially known, would provide crucial information about the types of hazardous materials used in Shelby County, said Emergency Management Agency Director Paul Whitman.

  • Woven from history

    This year’s third annual Community Tapestry was such a smash hit Sunday that organizers have already planned a second part to the event.

    “It was just great,” said Janice Harris, president of the Shelby County NAACP, adding that a second presentation has been scheduled for next week on one the topics of the Black History program held at the Northside Early Childhood Center.

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL – Proposed city center to get another commitment

    The Shelbyville City Council has a little agenda with a big topic for Thursday’s 6:30 p.m. meeting at city hall, 315 Washington Street.

    The council will hear a resolution showing support of a long discussed city center, anticipated for development in the 800 block of Main and Washington streets.

    Shelbyville Mayor Tom Hardesty said if the resolution were approved, the board would be committed to spending up to $2 million toward the shared investment of the center.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD – District prepping for 1st Share Fair

    When the Shelby County Board of Education convened Thursday at Clear Creek Elementary School Staff Developer Lora Shields updated the board on the second strand of the district’s Strategic Leadership Plan: 21st Century Professionals.

    According to Shields, the district’s Technology Integration Coach Adam Watson is preparing for the district’s first Share Fair.

    Nine teachers from the district were selected.

  • Shelby vaccination rate higher than states

    While cases of measles have swept through 17 states, Kentucky has managed to stay sequestered from the disease, for now.

    And in Shelby County, while more children are not getting vaccinated than in the past, the number of unvaccinated children remains lower than the state average.

    According to statistics from the Cabinet for Health and Family Services, 94 percent of kindergarteners and 99 percent of sixth graders in Shelby County have received the MMR vaccine, the immunization that protects against measles, mumps, and rubella.