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Today's News

  • SHELBY COUNTY FISCAL COURT: County to lower property taxes

     

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL: Property tax drops for first time in 10 years

     

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD – Publishing unaudited report provides concern

    The Shelby County Board of education approved the unaudited financial report during their regular board meeting Thursday, but not before voicing concern. 

    Board member Andrew Cline shared his displeasure for a change in legislation requiring school boards to publish their unaudited report in local newspapers. 

    Cline said publishing the unaudited report shortly before the audited report is available could cause confusion. “There will be updated audited financial statements that go out in November,” he said. 

  • A big comeback

    Social media was overflowing Wednesday morning with images of students dressed in their back-to-school best as parents shared feelings of sorrow and excitement for their children’s first day of school.  

    Students shared similar feelings mixed with butterflies for what the new school year may bring, but most of the gloom and apprehension melted away as buses and cars and were greeted with smiles, high fives and hugs from excited faculty members.  One school literally rolled out the red carpet for its students.

  • A place to call home

    A broad expanse of green grass, gently ruffled by a warm summer breeze, and a lone sunflower, still in its infancy, are the only features visible on a small vacant tract of land on 7th Street in Shelbyville.

    But a cozy little home also exists, although as yet, it lives only in the imagination of members of the Powell family, who will live there once the house is built by Habitat for Humanity in 2017.

  • Step in the right direction

    March to Recovery

    WHAT:Drug addiction awareness event

    WHEN:Saturday, 10 a.m.

    WHERE:Starts at the Shelby County Fairgrounds on Midland Trail, participants will walk down Main Street to the former Shelby County Courthouse

    PARKING:Parking will be at the fairgrounds and First Baptist Church across the street

     

     

     

    By Lisa King

     

  • Pilot recovering after crash landing at Waddy

    An Owen County pilot is in stable condition at the University of Kentucky Medical Center after a crash landing near a private airstrip in Waddy.

    Jules S. Roberie, 59, made an emergency landing near Miles Field, a private airstrip owned by Helen Patterson on Grubbs Lane, at about 5 p.m.

    When Roberie called 911 to tell them he had crashed and that he was injured, he wasn’t able to give them an exact location, said Waddy Fire Chief Darrell Brown.

    “He didn’t know where he was at,” said Brown.

  • Shelbyville Horse Show is a win for all

    Despite a fickle forecast, the Shelbyville Horse Show stayed fairly dry and hot for the 27th annual show last week.  With nearly 300 competitors in 51 classes, the competition was as heated as the air.

    In addition to a packed barn of competitors, the stands and Horsemen’s Tent were also filled with spectators and guests looking for a fun night out.

    Shelby County Tourism Commission Executive Director Katie Fussenegger said the four-day event seemed to be less crowded than usual but things went as smooth as ever.

  • Teaching outside the box

    With an education system driven by a technology-focused world, it’s a breath of fresh air to know that schools haven’t stepped too far away from their roots.

    Beyond the school walls laden with power outlets for charging phones and tablets, there’s an entire world to be explored and many teachers in Shelby County are embracing this boundless classroom.

  • GARNETT ‘NEWT’ NEWTON: SEPT. 4, 1930 TO AUG. 5, 2016

    It would seem the entire Bagdad community was in attendance Monday at Bagdad Baptist Church to pay final respects to a man so revered in the town, he was recognized as the unofficial mayor. No election was ever necessary.