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Today's News

  • Datebook: July 27, 2016

    This week
    Homemakers book club
    The Homemakers book club, meets at 10 a.m. today at the Shelby County Extension office, 1117 Frankfort Road. Participants can bring their lunches and favorite books they have read to tell other club members about them and then take home a new book to read. To register for the book club or for more information, call 633-4593.
    MAPP meeting

  • The wild Muscovy Duck

    When I was about 7 years old, our family was living on a farm on KY 44 in Spencer County that was just south of the Shelby County line.  We, of course, raised the usual farm animals and fowls, and one species we raised were Muscovy Ducks. 

  • Sen. Rand Paul to hold town hall meeting July 27

    Rand Paul will make a campaign stop in Shelbyville July 27 from 4 to 5 p.m. to hold a town hall event at the Stratton Center at 215 Washington St. Everyone interested in attending is encouraged to visit randpaulforsenate.eventbrite.com or tiny.cc/randshelbyville for more information and to RSVP. Admission is free.

  • Cox returns to East as principal

    A familiar face will fill the role of principal at East Middle School, a position recently left vacant following Rebecca Martin’s move to central office.

    The school’s Site Based Decision Making (SBDM) council announced Jennifer Cox as its selection late last week.

    Though she is returning to the district after serving as a Goal Clarity Coach in Jefferson County, she is no stranger to the district.

  • TRIPLE S PLANNING COMMISSION New retail center planned on Old Brunerstown Road

    With the addition of a Tractor Supply, and a new apartment complex and a Taco Bell under construction, development is booming in the one-time industrial park on Old Brunerstown Road by Interstate 64– and it seems there’s no signs of it slowing down anytime soon. 

  • ATC program earns national recognition

    The National Institute for Metalworking Skills recently announced the accreditation of the Computerized Manufacturing and Machining Program at the Shelby County Area Technology Center.

    Formed in 1994 by the metalworking trade associations to develop and maintain a globally competitive workforce, NIMS sets skills standards for the industry, certifies individual skills against the standards and accredits training programs that meet NIMS quality requirements.

  • Pulling together

    It took a community effort to clean up a large amount of debris after a storm blew through Shelby County last week.

    “The storm came through last Wednesday and it knocked down a lot of trees throughout the neighborhood,” said Cecil Goodloe, president of the Charleston neighborhood association on Mount Eden Road near Weissinger.

    Goodloe said it all started when he realized a crew of volunteers would be needed to clean up some of the major debris left on Charleston Way in the storm’s wake.

  • Shelby Hardware out of business

    Shelby Hardware, formerly Mr. Hardware, located on Midland Trail next to Speedway, is no more.

    The store’s owner, Ron Manno, was not available for comment, but the owner of the building, Matthew Andrews, owner of Andrews Pharmacy, the other business that occupies the front of the building, said the hardware store closed in April.

    “They just went out altogether,” he said. “I think they just kind of got tired. They didn’t have a terrible business, but they weren’t making as much money as they used to.”

  • Human rights commission has first meeting

    Though not quite fully-staffed, the revamped Shelbyville/Shelby County Human Rights Commission Monday held its first meeting in more than two years.

    Along with the business of electing officers, the commission – which made its quorom of 5 – set an agenda of public outreach, said Chair Yandell Murphy.

    That will involve seeking input from the community, she said.

    The members who attended the meeting were Murphy, Ron Ford, who was elected vice chair, Norris Beckley, Andrea Cottrell and Robert Marshall.

  • Post 37 picks up 2 more wins

    Shelbyville Post 37 defeated a visiting Pleasure Ridge Park on Wednesday night by a score of 6-2.

    Will McDonald picked up the victory on the bump for Shelby, turning in seven quality innings, striking out seven batters while allowing just three hits and two earned runs.

    PRP jumped on Post 37 early, scoring two runs in the top of the first. From there, McDonald shut down the Panthers’ offense for the rest of the contest and the Post 37 offense got rolling.