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Today's News

  • Shelby County Fiscal Court: County commits $200K to medical facilities

    County officials are stepping up in a big way to promote improved medical facilities around Shelby by donating money to two hospital entities.

    The Shelby County Fiscal Court will give $100,000 each to Kosair Children’s Hospital and to Jewish Hospital Shelbyville.

    A portion of the money will be used to establish a new pediatric facility planned by Kosair for Governor’s Square.

    And JHS will be able to use the donation for anything it sees fit.

  • NEWS DIGEST: Sept. 19, 2014

    Human Rights Commission to

    Recognize 3 at annual banquet

     

    The Shelby County Human Rights Commission’s annual “Fame of Fame” Banquet will be at 6 p.m. Oct. 4 at the Stratton Center.

    Each year the commission honors local citizens who have distinguished themselves in the community by promoting dignity to all citizens as it applies to the protected classes of Kentucky law – race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age and familiar status.

  • UPDATED: Arson not expected in Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass fire

    Simpsonville Fire Department officials have said they do not suspect arson in a 2 a.m. fire at the Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass Wednesday morning. The blaze started in a lighted display case.

    The fire was contained to one store, Aeropostale, located in the northwest portion of the mall, and crews were able to clear the scene.

    No one was injured and the store was not heavily damaged, but it will not open this morning.

  • Anglin pleads not guilty on embezzlement charges

    Benita Anglin, a former payroll manager of the Shelby County Public Schools who was arrested Aug. 22, two days after she was indicted for embezzling hundreds of thousands from the school system, has pleaded not guilty to the charge.

    Anglin made her not guilty plead at her arraignment hearing Monday in Shelby Circuit Court.

    Anglin's attorney, Matt Pippin of Shelbyville, was unavailable for comment, and a number previously used by Anglin has been disconnected.

    Her next court appearance is scheduled for Nov. 3 for a pretrial conference.

  • Sigma stretches to new facility in Shelby County

     

  • School district looking at new ways to grow

    While there has not yet been an official vote, the Shelby County Public School’s Board of Education seems to be one step closer to a commitment of opening a public art center.

    The subject was first discussed more than two years ago when various organizations throughout the county began expressing their desires for a venue to be used for meeting space, private classes and various other arts programs.

  • District to WiFi enable 4 buses

    A few years ago a student could complete a bit of homework on their bus ride home or maybe while on a long team trip, but as the Shelby County Public Schools district has expanded its use of digital devices, completing homework on the school bus has become nearly impossible for many. 

    But that soon could be considered a thing of the past, as the district is looking to equip several school buses with WiFi access.

  • Roads still need work near outlet mall

    Despite issues with large delivery trucks and semis being able to navigate the turn, a main entrance to the Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass still has not been reconfigured.

    Problems first manifested just before the new 365,000-square-foot retail center opened at the end of the July when delivery trucks coming to stock the approximately 80 retail outlets were jumping the curb at the turn from Buck Creek Road onto Veechdale Road.

  • Fundraiser has participants sleeping in box

    If you can round up a cardboard box large enough to sleep in, have $30 to spare and would like to spend Friday night camping out in a parking lot, you can experience what it’s like to be homeless.

    To a degree, at least.

    The Open Door of Hope Men’s Shelter’s annual Sleep in a Box fundraiser at 211 8th St., will have food available, a DJ playing music and there will be activities such as cornhole, so the event won’t be totally like being homeless.

    But it will be close enough.

  • Fairness group stuck in unfair situation

    After being told by the Shelbyville City Council to approach the Shelby County Human Rights Commission for a recommendation on a Fairness Ordinance, members are now perplexed after being told by the commission that they would only give a recommendation at the council’s request.

    “I asked them to go to the Human Rights Commission [for a recommendation to the council],” council member Shane Suttor said. “[Council members Mike] Zoeller, [Donna] Eaton…we all asked them to go to the Human Rights.”