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Today's News

  • Clark named interim principal for MLCHS

    Mike Clark, formerly the Director of Student Services for Shelby County Public Schools, has been selected to serve as the interim principal for Martha Layne Collins High School for the 2015-16 school year.

    The district’s Site-Based Decision Making council made the announcement Thursday and Superintendent James Neihof shared the news with the Board of Education following their meeting later that evening.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD – District introduces new devices

    Shelby County Board of Eductaion members, were surprised last week when they saw nearly 2,000 laptops, still in boxes, stacked along a wall and almost touching the ceiling.

    The laptops were delivered to the Shelby County Public Schools Central Office last week, and will be distributed to high school students during the opening weeks of the 2015-16 school year.

  • SHELBYVILLE HORSE SHOW: Breakfast jumpstarts Jubilee

     It was an early morning for many Thursday as they filed in the Undulata Farms for the 19th annual Jubilee Kick-Off Breakfast.

    “It was the biggest crowd we ever had, we had to add three ten-top tables,” said Edward “Hoppy” Bennett, owner of Undulata.

  • SHELBYVILLE HORSE SHOW: Getting show ready

     It’s time to dust of your best boots and break out your finer threads again because the town is saddling up for the Shelbyville Horse Show at the Shelby County Fairgrounds.

    “The competition will be very strong, it always is,” said R.H. Bennett, the Shelbyville Horse Show manager. “We have a lot more quality than we do quantity, and I expect that most of the wins here are either current world’s champions or will go on to win the world champions.”

  • TRIPLE S PLANNING COMMISSION–Verizon gets approval for new tower

    Shelby County Verizon Wireless customers can expect a clearer connection in the southwestern portion of Shelby County soon.

    The Triple S Planning Commission Tuesday approved an application for a 185-foot monopole telecommunication tower with five-foot lightening rod.

    Keith Brown with Pike Legal Group, on behalf of Verizon Wireless, presented the proposal and said there is a substantial need for the tower.

  • Shelby native to lead state Republicans

    Shelbyville native Michael Biagi has been selected to serve as the next Executive Director of the Kentucky Republican Party.

    The decision was made just after the organization’s Chairman and Executive Director Steve Robertson announced that he would be stepping down from the position next month to take a job with a public affairs firm in Lexington.

    Robertson will stay on as an unpaid chairman of the state party until after the November general election.

    Biagi will assume the role of executive director on August 1.

  • Shelby canine team helps in Johnson County

    Surrounded by death and destruction in the form of rushing floodwaters and debris from shattered homes and lives in Paintsville last week, two Shelby County residents found comfort in the nobility of the human spirit.

    “What was amazing to me is that even though they were the ones who were the victims, they were trying to help us,” said Christy Coleman, a physician’s assistant with Stonecrest Family Medicine.

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL – Brewing up business

    Currently Shelbyville residents looking to enjoy a night out with music, dinner and local brew are forced to travel to Louisville or Lexington.

    But that’s an issue the city council is hoping to soon rectify.  

    The Shelbyville City Council passed a resolution Thursday requesting the Triple S Planning and Zoning Commission hold a public hearing in order to provide the council with a recommendation regarding proposed amendments to the city’s zoning regulations, specifically those concerning downtown craft breweries and distilleries.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD – Bus routes reveal small districting flaw

    A couple of would-be Wright Elementary students are gearing up to start back to school at Heritage Elementary this fall due to a correction to the bus routes.

    The Shelby County Board of Education Thursday will consider redistricting a portion of Cedarmore Road, a change that SCPS Public Relations Coordinator Ryan Allan said will clear up an overlapping bus route.

    “We have two families that we were having to send an extra bus on a road that there was already a bus on,” Allan said. “We already have a bus on that road that goes to Heritage.”

  • Fill the jar with veggies

    Lifelong and amateur canners departed the Shelby County Cooperative Extension Office this weekend with some newfound knowledge on the hobby.

    Saturday morning, experienced canners Stephanie Tucker and Wendy Thornbury led a small class of individuals young and old, male and female, all hoping to learn more on the skill.

    From a bushel of freshly picked beans to a jar prepped for storage, participants observed the entire canning process.

    Throughout the procedure, participants were given multiple opportunities to try their hands at canning, as well.