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Today's News

  • We give you: The Shelbyville Conference Center?

    Just off I-64 in Brighton Circle, next to the Ramada Inn, Great Escape 8 Theatre and Cattleman's Roadhouse, Shelbyville may soon have its major conference center.

    Shelby County residents Robert and Elise Andrews, owners of Elegance, LLC., presented their plan for such a center Tuesday to County Judge Executive Rob Rothenburger, Shelbyville Mayor Tom Hardesty and other community leaders.

  • School board to consider schedule, new school plan

    Two hot topics will go before the Shelby County School Board at its meeting Thursday night.

    The board will hear about changes in the 2009-10 school calendar and the organizational plan for its new secondary center west of Shelbyville.

    The calendar the board will review has been redesigned with a later start date for students and fewer days overall. The changes were made prompted by needs expressed by parents and staff, as well as to cut expenses in response to recent budget cuts by the state, school officials say.

  • City makes 2 new appointments, creates new position

    Last month the Shelbyville City Council increased the number of appointees who serve on the Code Enforcement Board from three to five, and the number of members on the Historic District Commission from five to seven.

    On Thursday the council made one new appointment to each.

    Gene Wright was appointed to the Historic District Commission, and Lisa Hood was named to the Code Enforcement Board -- both for 3-year terms.

  • Dennen named executive director of Kentucky Heritage Council

    It’s permanent. After serving as interim executive director of the Kentucky Heritage Council for the last eight months, Shelbyville resident Mark Dennen officially was appointed to the post by Gov. Steve Beshear on Friday.

    “Mark brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Heritage Council and is well respected for his work,” Marcheta Sparrow, secretary of the Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet said in a release. “Preservation in Kentucky will be in good hands with Mark as executive director.”

  • A day to celebrate dishonesty is no kidding matter

     Does it seem strange to you that we devote one day a year to bring attention to the art of lying?

    We try to hold ourselves and each other accountable for honesty and fairness for 364 or 365 days a year, but on April 1 we make a sport of playing pranks, misleading our neighbors and trying to render our friends and families as, well, fools.

  • Heart-walk team created in honor of Casey

    In honor of Mike Casey, who died April 9 after a long battle with heart disease, there will be a Mike Casey No. 34 Memorial Team for this Saturday’s American Heart Association Walk held at Commonwealth Stadium in Lexington.

    Casey’s former teammate at the University of Kentucky, Mike Pratt, helped to set up the team to raise money for the cause Casey’s family had selected for memorial donations.

  • Big inning bombs Lady Rockets

    SCHS Coach Kelly Cable is seeing a disturbing trend with her softball team's performance.

    In the Lady Rockets' first match-up against Anderson County (8-4), a four-run inning sealed Anderson's victory. Then Wednesday night the Lady Bearcats did it again, scoring four runs in the top of the first to take an early lead and coast to a 6-0 victory over Shelby County (5-4).

  • Bill changes the future of assessment

    Assessments and accountability have been two words synonymous with the Kentucky Education Reform Act that was passed in 1990. That legislation put our state – and our school system – years ahead of others in determining what students should learn and how students are measured on what they were taught.

  • City Council to create new role

    At Thursday's Shelbyville City Council meeting:

    * The first reading of an ordinance creating a new city position of City Engineer/Public Works Director was approved. The position will oversee engineering projects and programs of the city, and direct the policies and procedures of the Public Works department.

    * A bid for $21,624 from Country Side was approved by the council for two police crusiers to be purchased.

  • Kindergarten registration is April 21

    Is your child ready for Kindergarten? Parents can find out by taking their child who will be 5 years old by Oct. 1 to free Kindergarten Registration and Screening sessions are sponsored by Shelby County Public Schools. The evening event will be April 21 fro to  5:30-7:30 p.m. The free screening will be given to the child while the parent completes the registration forms.