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Today's News

  • Achieving perfection

    When 229 seniors take the stage for graduation at Collins High School Saturday morning, there’s one student you can bet won’t be absent.

    It’s an extremely rare feat, but with a little bit of luck and a whole lot of drive, Anthony “Tony” Nichols has achieved perfect attendance, having never missed a single day of school since he started kindergarten 13 years ago.

    Shelby County Public Schools Chief Academic Officer/Deputy Superintendent Lisa Smith said Nichols should be a role model.

  • Joseph Ellison announced as new Collins’ Principal

    After more than a year of searching, the Collins High School Site-Based Decision-Making Council has selected Joseph Ellison III to take over as principal on July 1.

    Mike Clark, the former director of student services for the district, served as interim principal for the 2015-16 school year while awaiting their decision.

    Superintendent James Neihof shared his approval of the SBDM Council’s selection.

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL – Considers transitional housing

    The Shelbyville City Council heard a request from Dave Hamlin to send a zoning regulation change to the Triple S Planning Commission for their recommendation.

    Hamlin presented to the council a proposal to change the regulations in the Ag/Commercial district to allow for transitional housing to help curb the growing drug epidemic.

    “There are some that are trying to get well and to get in a better place and they are trying to get help,” Hamlin said.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD – Students to share garden project

    Knowledge is blooming at Clear Creek Elementary thanks to the efforts of second grade teacher Dan Edelen. Focusing on persuasive writing, earlier this school year Edelen’s students wrote letters to Kerry Whitehouse, assistant superintendent of operations, and Jon Swindler, facilities engineer, sharing why they needed an outdoor garden.

    Edelen said the students followed up with research and obtained more information before their request was approved. 

  • ELECTION 2016: Familiar faces fare well in Primary

    The 2016 May Primary Election played out well for familiar faces.

    Six Shelbyville City Council members were triumphant over two newcomers, and Shelby County Judge-Executive Rob Rothenburger won in a landslide for a state house seat.

    In the Shelbyville City Council race of 8 Republicans, 6 – incumbents Bobby Andriot, Frank Page, and Jon Swindler along with Troy Ethington, Scott Harper, Chris Spaulding – were the top vote getters, with Brad Brown and Rocky Pinciotti failing to advance to the November election.

  • Graduations set for May 28

    Graduations

     

    WHEN: May 28

    TIME: Collins at 10 a.m.; doors open at 9

    Shelby County at 2 p.m.; doors open at 1:15

    WHERE: Respective school’s gymnasiums

    SENIOR AWARDS NIGHTS: Both at 6:30 p.m. Monday at Collins and Tuesday at SCHS, 6:30

     

    Graduations set for May 28

     

    By Ashley Sutter

     

  • Focusing on healthy children

    The staff at the Kosair children’s facility in Governor’s Square was happy to show visitors around at its open house Tuesday, taking the opportunity to spotlight the specific services the facility offers children.

  • Highway 53 project preparing to move forward

     

  • SCHS student recognized for Microsoft certification score

    Shelby County High School student Jacob Turner was a leader among leaders at the Student Technology Leadership Program (STLP) state championship at Rupp Arena in Lexington last month. 

    Out of about 7,000 students from nearly 500 schools across the state Turner was recognized for his outstanding score on a Microsoft Certification test.

  • Dealership to storage lot

    Eyebrows have been rising as the former Jeff Wyler Chevrolet Buick GMC lot on Taylorsville Road started filling up with trucks again over the last few weeks.

    After sitting vacant for nearly a year, there are now about 200 white incomplete work trucks occupying the space but despite people stopping by to look, there are no salespeople coming out.

    Rick Hill with Auto Truck Group, located in Kingbrook Commerce Center in Simpsonville, assures those vehicles are not for sale.