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Today's News

  • Collins seniors earn more than $2 million in scholarships

    Though the official cap and gown ceremony and festivities that follow have yet to arrive, Collins students have already put at least one night of recognition and celebration behind them.

    On Thursday students, accompanied by their family and friends, flooded the school’s performing arts center and celebrated with their peers as more than $2 million in scholarships were announced.

    Several students cleaned up during the ceremony, including Kyra Christie.

  • Thefts from cars on the rise

    Police are warning residents to lock their vehicles in the wake of a rash of vehicle break-ins.

    Shelbyville Police have reported several car break-ins in the area of Old Mill and Old Finchville roads on the evening of May 18.

    Most of the incidents occurred on Old Mill Road, Village Lane and Sycamore Terrace, all located in the vicinity of Zaring Mill Road, and Hearthside Drive located near Kroger on Boone Station Road.

  • Reluctantly ready to retire

    The halls were buzzing at West Middle School Tuesday with teachers packing up their supplies, trading classrooms and clearing up last minute details as most wrap one school year while preparing to start another new school year in a few months.

    But sitting quietly in her classroom surrounded by the packed remains of 42 years in education, West Middle School seventh grade teacher Lillie Hall reluctantly confirmed her decision to retire.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD – Tentative budget to be presented

    The Shelby County Board of Education Thursday will consider for approval the 2017-18 tentative budget at the regularly scheduled meeting, 7 p.m. at the district’s office, 1155 West Main Street.

    After being braced for a budget deficiency of approximately $250,000 during the draft budget presentation in January, the board will see a balanced tentative budget at this week’s meeting, according to district Public Relations Coordinator Ryan Allan.

  • Simpsonville has good audit

    The City of Simpsonville’s coffers are in sound financial condition – that’s the news commissioners received Thursday night at the regular meeting of the Simpsonville City Commission.

    A brief presentation by auditor Matt Huelsman with Richardson, Pennington, & Skinner, PSC consisted of the city’s basic financial situation.

    Huelsman presented the city’s 2016 audit, summarizing the report by saying that the city’s assets far exceed its liabilities.

  • Business as usual at JHS

    Following years of financial struggles, KentuckyOne Health announced late last week its plans to sell Jewish Hospital and other facilities in Louisville, including Jewish Hospital Shelbyville, to shift focus on serving Central and Eastern Kentucky.

    The formerly prosperous health system said it would continue to operate all facilities until a shift in ownership is complete.

  • Titans take flight

    While Shelby County High School is home of the Rockets, several former Collins students are proving their alma matter is home of the rocket builders.

    University of Louisville’s River City Rocketry took top honors in NASA’s 2017 Student Launch event. The winners were announced Friday after the competition ended last month.

    Three members of the victorious team are Collins graduates, including Alora Mazarakis, who noted the win is a big accomplishment.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD New Discovery Blvd. school plans move forward

    With little discussion, the Shelby County board of education quickly gave a motion and a second, followed by an eventual unanimous approval for the of a BG-1 for a Preschool through eighth grade facility on Discovery Boulevard.

    Kerry Whitehouse, assistant superintendent of operations for the district, said development will be on property the district already owns, which is west of Discovery Boulevard near the bus parking area and the exact location would be determined during the design process.

  • City acquires 7th Street property

    After a year of back and fourth litigation and discussions, the city of Shelbyville and property owners of an industrial site on 7th Street, just north of Washington Street, have agreed to a price of $210,000 for the 7-acre parcel.

    The agreement helps the city and owners Leonardo Castaneda and Alissa Barker avoid an eminent domain battle, which the city had started last year.

  • TRIPLE S PLANNING COMMISSION Limestone development plan approved

    TheTriple S Planning Commission Tuesday gave its nod of approval for a development plan for Limestone Farm Equipment, looking to relocate to Gordon Lane and Technology Drive in Shelby County, fronting Interstate 64 from the south side. 

    The development plan proposes an 18,072-square-foot-building, a 5,000-square-foot storage building, 45 parking spaces and gravel display areas for farm implements. The farm equipment company is currently located at 102 Taylorsville Road, near the intersection with U.S. 60.