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Today's News

  • Practice makes perfect

    After six attempts, Collins High School senior Ryan Renfro earned a perfect score of a 36 on the American College Test this past October.

    Renfro took his first ACT exam in 7th grade as part of the Duke TIP program, and scored a 24, which is better than the state and district average, which are both just about 19.

    He then took the test five additional times in high school, earning a 33 two times and a 35 twice before finally reaching the perfect 36.

  • Shelbyville City Council – Watch for rising water and sewer rates

    The Shelbyville City Council approved on Thursday the first reading of an ordinance to revise rates for the Shelbyville Water and Sewer Commission.

    Shelbyville Municipal Water and Sewer Manager Tom Doyle shared the details of the ordinance, which includes a 3.5 percent increase on water and a 3.75 percent increase on sewer rates.

  • Shelby County School Board – Survey TELLs all

    When the Shelby County Board of Education convenes Thursday at 7 p.m. at the district’s offices, 1155 Main Street, Shelbyville, the board will hear an update on the district’s responses to the 2013 TELL (Teaching, Empowering, Leading and Learning) Kentucky Survey.

    In March of 2013, all school-based licensed educators in the state were provided with an access code to anonymously provide answers to an online survey regarding conditions at their school.

    The results were complied to review the school conditions at the school, district, and state levels.

  • “This isn't T.V., this is for real”

    A police pursuit Tuesday afternoon that included both car and foot chases, a stolen truck ramming into a patrol car, a car jacking, a tasing episode and a wildly struggling arrest attempt captivated travelers through the east end of the Shelbyville.

    And while it may have seemed like it came straight from a movie, officials said it was anything but cinematic.

    “This isn't T.V., this is for real – it was pretty scary for everyone involved,” said Shelbyville Police Chief Danny Goodwin.

  • Pedestrian killed on U.S. 60

    Though toxicology results are not back yet from a fatal accident involving a pedestrian Friday, police say they do not expect charges to be filed against the driver.

    Charles "Mike" Ingram, 51, of Shelbyville, died after being struck by a car in the 600 block of U.S. 60 Friday night.

    Shelby County Chief Deputy Coroner Ittin Russell said Ingram was trying to cross Midland Trail in front of Fiesta Mexicana when the accident happened at 7:42 p.m.

  • Blue Gables renovations, slow but progressing

    The old Blue Gables Motel has sat vacant for more than five months as the Shelbyville Preservation Group has been working on plans to restore the historical building.

    When the group obtained the property in June, members of the non-profit organization anticipated moving store vendors and artisans in the units by this fall.

    However, it appears the building will continue to go unused through the remainder of the year, as little remodeling work has taken place thus far.

  • Inside the new Shelby County Recycling Facility

    Shelby County’s new solid waste facility, the Shelby County Recycling Facility, opens Tuesday, and with it comes not only a new location but also a few new features. Use this map and description each spot to be prepared for your first trip the center on Windhurst Way.

    Station No. 1: Recycling Drop Off

  • Reluctantly letting go

    At 84 years of age, attorney Ted Igleheart has reluctantly decided to retire after 57-years of practicing law.

    Igleheart will close up shop at the end of the year, but he plans to finish any pending cases from his home.

    Practicing law has been a lifelong passion for Igleheart, but he says time is taking its toll.

  • Shelby County Fiscal Court: County grant would provide EMS equipment

    The county has applied for a $300,000 grant that would allow for the purchase of some new EMS equipment.

    The money would come from a federal grant called the Assistance to Firefighters Grant, administered by FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency).

    Grants may be applied for annually, but Shelby County did not receive a grant last year.

  • Institute challenges teachers to rethink

     

    This week, educators from six districts in the state attended a Thinking Strategies Institute hosted by Shelby County Public Schools.

    Approximately 70 teachers and administrators from Shelby, Franklin, Tremble, Henry, Spencer and Gallatin counties spent four days learning about thinking strategies, visiting lab classes in Shelby County that are currently implementing thinking strategy skills, and putting their knowledge into action.