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Today's News

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD: Three lanes could extend to Rocket Lane

    If you often find yourself inconvenienced by traffic along U.S. 60 at Shelby County High School, you may be glad to hear that a solution is in the works.

    The Shelby County Board of Education will consider allowing the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet to purchase a small portion of their property and grant a temporary construction easement at Thursday’s regularly scheduled meeting at Shelby County High School, 1701 Frankfort Road, Shelbyville. The property is part of the state’s planned expansion for the road.

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL: Public works presents Stormwater report

     

  • Grant helps JHS curb violence

    With an objective of curbing bullying and dating violence in Shelby County, Jewish Hospital Shelbyville will use nearly $290,000 in grant funds to support the Green Dot and Safe Dates programs, which are aimed at reducing the number of students who are threatened, attacked or hurt.

    These programs will provide education to students in the community on bullying, as well as the knowledge to identify aggressive acts and skills to reduce the number of incidents.

  • A welcoming night

    A parking lot overflowing with cars, the sound of children’s laughter and smiling faces milling throughout the building told the story of the success of Northside Early Childhood Center’s open house before Principal Brenda Musick even spoke.

    “It’s going just great,” she said from her vantage point in the lobby, gesturing around at crowds in every room, library, cafeteria and hallways.

    “The parents are enjoying themselves and the children are having a lot of fun meeting their teachers and just exploring the building.”

  • Hooper Station to get commercial development

    Shelbyville is making room for nine new businesses on Hooper Station and Mount Eden roads. But some nearby residents are not so interested in the change.

    Several outspoken and frustrated residents expressed their disdain for the future development proposed to the Triple S Planning and Zoning Commission Tuesday that includes nine new lots and three new streets adjacent to the Twin Springs subdivision.

    Kevin Young, a principal for Land Design and Development, said he had been working with the property owner for nearly a decade on the appropriate use of the land.

  • TRIPLE S PLANNING COMMISSION – New apartments coming on Old Brunerstown Road

    The Triple S Planning Commission had a crowded house Tuesday at the Stratton Center for the commission’s monthly meeting, which included an agenda equally as packed.

    Topping off the three-hour meeting were two zone changes that earned mixed opinions from both the audience and commissioners.

  • Bill would limit sweeping of funds

    Two local legislators have plans to introduce a bill that would cap sweeping of funds from three state agencies.

    Rep. Brad Montell (R-Shelbyville) and Sen. Paul Hornback (R-Shelbyville) will pre-file a bill for the 2016 Regular Session that, if passed, would cap the transfer of funds from three state agencies that deal with inspections of residential and commercial property in Kentucky.

  • Triple S recommends brewery changes

    With a positive recommendation from the Triple S Planning Commission Tuesday, the Shelbyville City Council will likely vote in the coming weeks on proposed amendments to text in the city’s zoning regulations to open the city’s doors up to breweries, brewpubs, and craft breweries and distilleries.

  • Former finance officer indicted for theft

    A former longtime county employee charged with embezzling more than $23,000, was indicted on theft-related charges this week.

    Jenny King of Bagdad was arrested in May and charged with theft by unlawful taking and 74 counts of forgery, said Maj. Jason Rice with the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office.

    King is charged with stealing the money from the county’s general fund over an 18-month period from April 2013 to December 2014.

  • District prepares to go digital

    Chief Operations Officer Eddie Oakley presented to the board of education Thursday an update regarding the details for the distribution of 2,000 Chromebooks to all ninth through twelfth grade students in the district.

    Oakley said they are anticipating deploying the devices around the beginning of October.

    In the meantime, he said, the district is getting everything in order to ensure the devices are ready for student use.

    Preparing them for distribution –cataloging, coding, and imaging every device– will take around two weeks.