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Today's News

  • Touched Twice Clinic is Saturday morning

    An annual clinic that provides Shelby Countians with services and spiritual guidance returns this weekend at First Baptist Church in Shelbyville, 1516 Midland Trail.

    The Touched Twice clinic begins at 10 a.m. Saturday at the church, and participants will be lined up even earlier than that to take advantage of the free services, including a food pantry and clothes closet, doctors for school physicals, vision services, a spa area with haircuts and manicures, dental screening, a family photo area with a professional photographer and a chiropractor.

  • Bot-y building

    Two Shelby students, along with students from Bullitt, Oldham, Henry, Shelby and Jefferson counties, are in the midst of some fierce head to head competition in Missouri, as the Local Engineers of Tomorrow Team 2783 kicks-off its 2016 season with the Saint Louis Missouri Regional Competition at the Chaifetz Arena.

    The team inspires Kentucky studentsto pursue involvement with STEM related activities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, said parent, volunteer and mentor, Heather Mueller.

  • Fun-raising

    The Dorman Center Bingo Center is stepping up its game.

    Kitty Simpson, who is on the board for the Dorman Center preschool and runs the bingo fundraisers at the Dorman Bingo Center with her husband, Scott, says their latest addition offers an experience that’s as close to a slot machine as you can legally get in Kentucky.

  • Showcase highlights the vibrant Shelby business scene

    For the 14th year the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce will flood Shelby County High School’s Mike Casey Gymnasium for its annual iShop Shelby Community Showcase, and the showcase will highlight a new kind of shopping this year – job shopping.

  • TRIPLE S PLANNING COMMISSION – Plans for second Shelby Taco Bell in place

    Plans for a new Taco Bell are in the works for Shelby County.  The Triple S Planning Commission will hear Tuesday a Development Plan for the fast food restaurant to be located at Mortown Way, across from the new Tractor Supply near Interstate 64 interchange on the west side of Shelbyville.

  • Shelby tops state in GOP voter turnout

    Live music, lunch, candidates talking to voters, Saturday’s first Republican Presidential Caucus seemed more like a spring festival – especially with the driving rain – than a voting primary.

    “It’s been extremely crowded, we’ve been very pleased,” Shelby County GOP chair Janet Cuthrell said Saturday afternoon. “It’s no surprise [why], we’re making history.”

  • Terminal patient given false hope, denied transplant

    Despite assurance three months ago from his medical staff that a second lung transplant was in his future, Shelby resident Bobby Webb has only received a broken heart.

    Webb, 42, has suffered his entire life from Cystic Fibrosis, a genetic and life-threatening disease that changes how his body makes mucus and sweat.

    The disease also often impairs the way the patient’s lungs, digestive system and other body parts work. And with those impairments, he’s also endured blood infection, pneumonia and a lung transplant.

  • SCPS recognized for CCR improvement

    Shelby County Public Schools is one of 111 school districts in the state that has been recognized for its College and Career Readiness improvement.

    “Shelby County had a goal for at least fifty-four percent of our high school students to graduate college and career ready in 2015. In reality, seventy-one percent graduated ready as measured by the Unbridled Learning Accountability model,” SCPS public relations coordinator Ryan Allan explained.

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL – Council advances Project 622

    The Shelbyville City Council agenda included just one item Thursday, but the meeting was anything but hollow.

    Travis White, who is looking to establish several storefronts for starting entrepreneurs at 622 Main Street that could be funded by storage units on the basement level, returned to the council chambers to again seek their blessing to move forward with his venture.

    White stood before the council in Oct., Nov. and Dec. for the same matter, but no action was taken during those meetings.

  • SIMPSONVILLE CITY COMMISSION: Interlocal agreement with county approved

    The Simpsonville City Commission breezed through the reading of the Interlocal Agreement to go into affect July 1 with Shelby County, passing it on first reading during Thursday’s regular meeting at city hall.