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Today's News

  • Winter weather finally underway

    It seems the winter everyone feared has finally arrived in Kentucky, but its bark may prove to be stronger than its bite.

    After a couple snow events over the past few days, it appears the winter is no fiercer than usual, and according to Mark Jarvis, the lead forecaster with the National Weather Service, this winter is just hitting average.

    “We’re on average with the snow. Friday and Saturday brought it up to near normal,” he said.

    But Jarvis added that it’s still early in the season.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD – ATC expansion to broaden Career Villages

    The Shelby County Board of Education got a sneak peak of the district’s modern education tactics on Thursday when Assistant Superintendent Kerry Whitehouse and Tommy Hurt, the district’s chief information officer, gave a report on 21st Century Support Systems, the fifth strand of the Strategic Leadership Plan.

    While the district’s one-to-one computing plan calls for each high school student this year to receive a digital device, the district has still not been able to secure funding.

  • Proposal for apartment complex passes 1st reading

    A hot topic in zoning circles is one step closer to approval after receiving a first reading Thursday night by the Shelbyville City Council.

    Council members had already heard from both surrounding residents and developers of the 15-acre property for which a 216-unit apartment complex is being proposed at the intersection of Breighton Circle and Brunerstown Road in two previous meetings, and on Thursday were ready for the first step of the approval with a first reading.

  • Shelbyville City Council: More public education needed on trash

    More than two weeks after the City of Shelbyville implemented a new curbside trash pick up service, haulers told the Shelbyville City Council that things are going smoothly, for the most part.

    There is a slight problem, though, with people putting things that don’t belong in the recycling carts, said Greg Butler, municipal relationship manager for Republic Services.

  • Man killed in fatal crash

    Joseph Rivers, 46, was killed Friday in a fatal crash on I-64.

    The accident happened in the westbound lane shortly before 5 p.m. near mile marker 37.

    Rivers was killed in the single vehicle accident when he flipped his vehicle. The road was closed for nearly two hours. The Shelby County Sheriff's Office is investiagating the crash.

  • Keeping kids safe

    A six-member panel consisting of members of various law enforcement agencies and a state senator addressed a room of concerned parents and young adults on Saturday at the Shelby County Public Library.

    In an effort to create a positive relationship between local law enforcement and youth, the Shelbyville Area NAACP held a community conversation titled, “Staying Safe – Keeping our Children Alive.”

    Local NAACP President Janice Harris said the meeting was needed in light of recent events.

  • Kentucky among highest graduation states

    Kentucky schools now rank among the highest in the country for graduation rates, according a report from the U.S Department of Education.

    With an 86 percent graduation rate for 2012-2013, Kentucky tied with five other states and falls just behind eight others.

  • TRIPLE S PLANNING COMMISSION – Second Zaxby’s coming to county

    Simpsonville is one step closer to getting a Zaxby’s restaurant.  The Triple S Planning Commission unanimously approved the development plan for fast food chain on Tuesday after little discussion.

    Chairman George Best inquired about the timeline for the development.

    Amy Cooksey speaking on behalf of the engineering firm Mindel, Scott & Associates, Inc. expressed that the construction would begin as soon as all the necessary paperwork was in order.

    “They’re beginning as soon as possible,” Cooksey said.

  • County becoming an industrial hotspot

    Shelby County’s industrial growth in 2014 has been well documented, but now the rest of the state can take notice.

    The county ranked third in the state with $140 million in new industrial developments announced in 2014 and $69 million in dollars committed to expanding existing industrial developments.

    Shelby County Industrial and Development Foundation President Bobby Hudson said these major investments are a blessing to the community.

  • Arts council open house attracts new talent

    A well-attended open house last week for an artists’ group that switched directions last year has enhanced the group’s plan to branch out, said its chair.

    “It’s been growing rapidly, a lot of interest and enthusiasm, and a lot of different things going on,” said Howard Griffith, chair of the Shelby Regional Arts Council.

    The group existed for 10 years as a co-op of artists who ran a gallery on Main Street, a situation that ended abruptly when the building they rented was sold and they had to vacate the gallery in 2013.