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Today's News

  • Shelby queen competes in Miss United States

    The sun shined bright on Kentucky earlier this month as all six of the Bluegrass State’s competitors finished in the top 10 of the Miss United States Pageant in Orlando.

    And taking second runner up in the Little Miss Division was Shelbyville’s Tayan Stansfield.

    “It was a really, really fun week. It was really exciting,” her mother Tristen Stansfield said, noting they didn’t send her into the competition with high expectations because they knew she would face some of the top girls from across the country.

  • SHELBY COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION - Board reviews transportation report

    On Thursday, members of the Shelby County Board of Education were treated to what they called a shining example of what can be accomplished through leadership, collaboration, social responsibility and project-based learning.

    Student Alivia Louden, a rising sixth grader at East Middle School, presented to the board her public service announcement aimed at raising awareness of the importance of obeying school bus stops.

    Louden’s presentation accompanied a transportation report from Michael Clark, the district’s director of student services.

  • Kentuckians for the Commonwealth to hold tax reform forum in Shelby

    Shelby County’s chapter of the group Kentuckians for the Commonwealth is following the lead of other chapters around the state in holding a community forum on a potential upcoming tax reform measure.

    “What we hope to accomplish is just to educate people on what actually is going to happen if there is a special session and the legislature does vote for tax reform,” said Leslie McBride, president.

  • Fiscal court gives approval for water pipeline

    A project that was years in the making to add an alternate water supply for the county received the approval of the Shelby County Fiscal Court in its regular meeting Tuesday.

  • Community rallies to hold on to treasured resident

    Luke Morris has blessed Shelby County with his presence for some time, but residents fear their friend with constant smile may soon fade from the community.

    “We all love him and can’t imagine him not being around,” said John Shannon, Morris’ Sunday school teacher of about 25 years at First Baptist Church.

    Shannon explained that Morris is in a state guardianship program and due to some qualification issues, he may soon be moved into another program.

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL - Approves 911 inter-local agreement

     

    When the Shelbyville City Council convened on Tuesday for a special called meeting, council members quickly nodded in favor of changes to the 911 inter-local agreement between Shelby’s three governing bodies.  Shelbyville Mayor Tom Hardesty said the discussion was necessary as the agreement had not been reviewed for several years.

    The majority of the changes proposed focus on the makeup of the board.

  • Bagdad pet sitter earns certification

    Kelly Catlett, owner of Waggs 2 Whiskers, has taken the next step in her animal loving business journey, becoming a certified professional pet sitter.

    Catlett established her pet-sitting, Bagdad-based business five years ago and immediately became a part of Pet Sitters International, the world’s largest educational association for professional pet sitters, which represents nearly 7,000 independent professional in-home, pet-care businesses.

  • Paul talks healthcare reform

    The hot button topic for the roundtable with U.S. Sen. Rand Paul: Healthcare.

    Around 30 people turned out for Monday’s discussion at Shelby County Farm Bureau.

    After short opening remarks, Paul let attendees introduce themselves and discuss their experience with health insurance.

    One of the discussants said their family pays $40,000-50,000 per year for health insurance.

    “That’s crazy,” Paul replied.

  • HRC continues fairness discussion

    The Shelby County Human Rights Commission picked up right where it left off from last month’s meeting, continuing the discussion on a proposed Fairness Ordinance.

    Last month, commissioner Ronald Ford went over some of the high points of proposed changes, which would amend and expand the previous discrimination ordinance to provide protection based on sexual orientation or gender identity, covering the LGBTQ community.

  • SHELBY COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION - Board to hear transportation report

    When the Shelby County Board of Education convenes for its regularly scheduled meeting Thursday the board will hear a transportation information report from Mike Clark, the district’s director of student services. 

    SCPS Public Relations Coordinator Ryan Allan said the report will provide a breakdown of the number of drivers the district has and their training, as well as their safety record.  The report will also provide details regarding the number of routes, shuttles and busses for each school, the bus fleet, fuel usage and mileage.