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Today's News

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD – Board will hear 2nd budget review

    With more information in hand, the Shelby County Board of Education will hear the district’s tentative budget Thursday at its regular meeting at 7 p.m. at the district’s office.

    The meeting is just part of a busy night across the school district as both high schools will also celebrate their senior awards nights.

    The tentative budget was originally scheduled for discussion and approval at the May 14 meeting, but due to the timing of some of the numbers, the projections were not ready in time.

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL – An historic recognition

    Sherry Jelsma with the Historic District Commission recognized Ben and Melinda Hardin at the Shelbyville City Council for their efforts in enhancing downtown Shelbyville.

    In 2011 the couple purchased buildings in the five hundred block of Main Street in downtown Shelbyville and have since been rehabilitating those spaces, working to combine their vision while maintaining the historical integrity.

  • Coming full circle at SCHS

     Although SCHS Principal Eddie Oakley is retiring at the end of the school year, there will still be a familiar face patrolling the school’s halls when students return in August.

    On Monday, Margo Whisman was announced as the new principal for Shelby County High School. Whisman has been a vice-principal at the school for five years, but that’s not where her familiarity starts.

  • Spirited family business is taking shape

    Dirt is moving, corn is growing, and lifelong plans are finally coming into fruition for Bruce Nethery, as he and his wife Joyce are building their family distillery from the ground up, literally.

    Plans are underway for the 128-acre Gordon Lane property that will soon include a distillery, a livestock barn, five barrel aging barns, a rental barn, a gazebo and land with crops and livestock.

    Development of the property will come in multiple phases.

  • Recanvass called for in GOP race for Governor’s nomination

     After months of cutthroat campaigning and debating for the GOP nomination for the November Governor election, it was Matt Bevinthat came out on top after Tuesday’s primary’s with a slim win by less than 100 votes.

    However, victory could be cut short for Bevin. The Secretary of State’s office announced Wednesday that Bevin’s opponent James Comer, who came in second with a furious rally of votes from Western Kentucky, officially requested a recanvass, which will be conducted on May 28 at 9 a.m.

  • Health program is hitting stride

    What does a ton of cabbage, a playground and a visit to the dentist have in common?

    They are just some of the components that have been coming together in Shelby County as part of the MAPP (Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships) program that was instituted in 2000 by the Center for Disease Control for health departments.

    Since its inception, 29 states have implemented programs, including Kentucky; the concept was embraced in Shelby County a few years ago.

  • Fresh, ripe and right at your door

     With Shelby County’s deep agricultural roots and a continued push for more fresh and local produce, people are quickly turning to our county to meet their new dietary needs.

    Although many of those looking are businesses and restaurants, there are place for individuals to get that fresh-from-the-dirt produce without having to till a garden in their own backyard.

    Through CSAs, Community Supported Agriculture, individuals and families can sign up to receive the freshest fruits and veggies in season on a weekly, biweekly or monthly schedule.

  • Memorial Day Service

      To many, Memorial Day is a day off of work and a day to thank service men and women. But to those that served, it is a day to remember those who gave their lives for their country.

    As the tradition stands, the VFW Post 1179 will host a Memorial Day Service on Monday at 11 a.m. at the Grove Hill Cemetery Chapel.

    Before the service Chaplain Lt. Col. Jay Padgett will give a small speech about the importance of Memorial Day and honoring the nations hero’s.

  • TRIPLE S PLANNING COMMISSION–Gravel parking lot violates regulations

    Tuesday’s Triple S Zoning Commission agenda included just one action item on the agenda, but the meeting was not exactly short and sweet, as an intriguing and frustrating matter was unveiled to the commission.

    Stuart Ulferts, attorney for the commission, said an issue was brought to his attention regarding a property owner who is in violation of zoning laws and refuses to rectify the situation.

  • Former finance officer arrested for theft

    A longtime county employee has been charged with embezzling more than $23,000, police say.

    Jenny King of Bagdad was arrested Friday and charged with theft by unlawful taking and 74 counts of forgery, said Maj. Jason Rice with the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office.

    Rice said that King is charged with and confessed to stealing the money from the county’s general fund over an 18-month period from April 2013 to December 2014.

    He said her confession doesn’t automatically seal the case, however, though it does facilitate it.