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Today's News

  • Shelby County School Board approves footprint for new Southside

    Kerry Whitehouse, assistant superintendent for operations, presented for approval Thursday the schematic design for the new Southside Elementary School, and the board voted its approval.

    The schematic consisted of the basic framework of the building.

    “The reddish portion you see on [on a graphic submitted] is the initial schematic design, and all the other colors remain to be put together,” he told the board about a color-coded diagram of the new school.

  • Shelby County schools to get more students, but less funding

    The second review of the 2010-11 budget for Shelby County Public Schools showed two opposing trends: growing enrollment and declining state funding.
    SCPS Finance Director Greg Murphy told the school board at its meeting Thursday that state funding may be more than $300,000 less than had been anticipated in the original budget.

    That tentative budget, presented in May, called for a $329,000 shortfall in Support Education Excellence in Kentucky (SEEK) funding from the state, but now Murphy says that number could double.

  • Man arrested for hiding crack in his buttocks

    Police say that Andre Dedrick Jackson has been arrested on drugcharges for concealing a large amount of crack cocaine in his buttocks.

    Jackson, 29, of 75 Baker Drive was arrested Sept. 28 at his residence after detectives, armed with a search warrant, showed up at his apartment, and discovered the drugs.

    Shelbyville Police Chief Robert Schutte said two bags of crack cocaine were confiscated.

    He added that body searches are usually done at the jail, unless police have reason to believe someone is concealing contraband on their person.

  • EARLIER: Shelby County says no to zone change for Kentucky Street

    The controversy over a much-debated zone change for Kentucky Street near Red Orchard Park came to an end Tuesday night when Shelby County Fiscal Court voted unanimously to reject the plan.

    Acting on a carefully crafted motion by District 5 Magistrate Eddie Kingsolver that recommended the zone change requested by Midwest Metals be denied, all seven magistrates voted affirmatively without any discussion.

  • Shelby County says not to zone change for Kentucky Street

    The controversy over a much-debated zone change for Kentucky Street near Red Orchard Park came to an end Tuesday night when Shelby County Fiscal Court voted unanimously to reject the plan.

    Acting on a carefully crafted motion by District 5 Magistrate Eddie Kingsolver that recommended the zone change requested by Midwest Metals be denied, all seven magistrates voted affirmatively without any discussion.

  • Shelby County family moves into its new Habitat For Humanity home

    Not wind nor rain nor muddy ground could keep the folks at Habitat For Humanity from delivering once again.

    Teresa Duncan’s family – her five grandchildren and her – received the keys Saturday to their new, 4-bedroom home on Ardmore Lane just west of Shelbyville.

    “Oh my gosh, it’s so beautiful,” said Duncan, an employee of Bell House restaurant. “I am so ecstatic. It’s such a blessing, and it was such a beautiful ceremony.”

  • Triple S gives Rural King OK for outdoor storage

    Rural King’s new store on Boone Station Road will get the outdoor storage space it wanted.

    The Triple S Planning Commission approved the store’s amended plan during a special called meeting Thursday at Stratton Center in Shelbyville.

    Rural King, a multipurpose warehouse store, will open during the next few weeks in the space formerly occupied by Kroger.

    Rural King asked to add outdoor storage on the eastern end of the parking lot where Kroger had its gas pumps.

  • Driver turns vision shop into eyesore

    People walking past Visionfirst in the Middleton Station Shopping Center on Friday really got an eyeful, and many stopped to do a double take.

    Some even stopped to comment on the unusual appearance of the shop’s storefront, or lack of one.

    “It’s a mess,” said employee Ella Tuttle as she and several other employees worked hard, sweeping up a mountain of shattered glass that was strewn all the way into the shop, all the way to the eyeglass display.

  • Brooks' 4 TDs lead Collins to 39-0 victory over Shelby County

    Led by Michael Brooks' running, and a dominating defensive effort, the Collins football team defeated Shelby County 39-0 Friday night at Robert Doyle Stadium.

    The senior running back/linebacker rushed six times for 136 yards and three touchdowns - and also had a 10-yard TD reception - and added eight tackles for the Titans, who won the second meeting between the county's public schools for the second year in a row.

  • News briefs: Sept. 30, 2011

    Woman jailed for rape

    seeking shock probation

    A former Madison Central High School secretary who pled guilty to rape and sodomy is asking for shock probation just over a month after being sentenced to three years in prison, WLEX-Ch. 18 in Lexington reported.