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Today's News

  • 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.

  • A presidential achievement

    Honored just four months ago for obtaining a perfect score on the ACT exam, Ryan Renfro has now been selected as a 2015 United States Presidential Scholar candidate, a remarkable honor nationwide and one especially unique to the district.

    SCPS Public Relations Coordinator Ryan Allan said he could not remember the last time someone in the district has been nominated as a candidate.

    Renfro is the first Collins High School student to achieve the candidacy and, in fact, is the first for Shelby County Schools in a decade.

  • Message from the heart

    Tickets are going quickly for the annual Women’s Health Fair sponsored by Jewish Hospital Shelbyville, which for the past decade has been working to raise awareness of health issues specific to women.

    “At this point, we’re expecting a sell out,” said Holly Husband, spokesperson for JHS. “We have already sold more tickets than we ever do and right now – we’re sitting at a pretty high number – and we’ll sell out at about three hundred.”

  • Dorman Center reaches goal in fund matching

    Still $5,000 short in early December from fulfilling its part of raising $20,000 to match a $40,000 grant, the Dorman Center announced Thursday that they have reached that goal.

    Ray Leathers, president of the board of the Dorman Center, said the deadline to meet the amount was the end of the year, and that donations not only met the requirement, but also exceeded it, bringing in more than $25,000, for a total grant amount of $45,280,