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Today's News

  • Little church, big performance

    A little church is hosting a big production this weekend, with a significance as profound as their sanctuary is old.

    Christiansburg Baptist Church, built in 1799 and one of Shelby County’s oldest churches, will honor the death and resurrection of Christ with a musical cantata by the choir.

    Peggy Slaughter, wife of Pastor Herbert Slaughter, is directing the annual musical performance and said she anticipates a great turnout.

    “We’ve had as many as hundred attend,” she said, noting the church typically draws around 75 each week.

  • Sawdust Carpet at Annunciation

    A decade long Easter tradition at the Church of the Annunciation actually has its origins in another land.

    Returning this year is the alfombra, a beautiful carpet of many colors, adorned with symbols connected with Easter, such as a cross, a heart, the washing of feet. The run lines the aisle in the chapel of the church, located on Main Street in Shelbyville.

    In addition to being remarkable for its rich colors and painstakingly created designs, the carpet is made of sawdust.

  • Trumbo recovering from farming accident

    The farming community of Shelby County is still reeling in shock after one of its best known – and best loved – farmers was seriously injured Sunday in a farming accident.

    Longtime farmer Jack Trumbo was taken to the University of Louisville Hospital Sunday after he a tractor he was working on rolled over him.

  • SCPS discusses drug testing athletes

    Can you put a price on deterring students from illegal drug use?

    That was the big question on the minds of the Shelby County Board of Education last week, and the answer they discovered is around $10,000.

    While the board did not vote after the presentation, they will continue to explore the idea.

    In February, the board began asking questions regarding drug testing of student athletes and on Thursday, Dave Weedman, the director of student achievement, presented some of those answers to the board.

  • District moves last day to May 29

     

    It looks like summer break will arrive before June for Shelby County students after all.

    On Thursday, the Shelby County Board of Education voted to amend the 2014-2015 school calendar, rendering May 29 as the district’s final day and not altering the originally planned graduation date of May 30.

  • Citizens rage at city council workshop

    A Shelbyville City Council to discuss a restaurant tax began calmly enough, but ended up in a shouting match between residents and council members.

  • Women’s health fair sells out

    A 10th anniversary is always a milestone, and the Women’s Health Fair held Monday night was no exception, with a packed house filling Claudia Sanders Dinner House.

    “It was a great success,” said Deborah Smith, president of the volunteer auxiliary at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville, the entity that sponsors the event. “We had a sell out crowd. We had a wonderful group of wellness partners and excellent speakers.”

    Holly Husband, spokesperson for JHS, said the event’s fundraising efforts were extraordinary this year.

  • Trumbo hospitalized after farm accident

    Longtime farmer Jack Trumbo has been hospitalized with serious injuries at the University of Louisville after  a farming accident.

    The accident happened Sunday afternoon after Trumbo had an accident with a tractor he was working on.

  • Shelby one of state’s healthiest counties

    Shelby County remains one of the healthiest counties in the commonwealth, according to the 2015 County Health Rankings of all states, complied annually by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute in collaboration with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

    Shelby County had moved up to third place in 2013, a substantial jump from 2012, when the county came in 9th place, following a rising trend, coming in 12th in 2011 and 22nd in 2010.

  • Teachers teaching teachers

    Shelby County Public Schools introduced their newest facility, The Robert Blair Center, to numerous faculty members yesterday in conjunction with the district’s first Edtech Share Fair.

    District Technology Integration Coach Adam Watson organized the fair, which included nine stations established by educators from across the district.

    “The share fair, in a way, is a culmination of a program that started at the beginning of the year,” Watson explained.