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Today's News

  • TRIPLE S PLANNING COMMISSION – Construction to recommence off Discover Boulevard

    With winter in the rearview, developers across the county are ready to get back into action and the packed house at Tuesday’s Triple S Planning Commission’s meeting reflected their eagerness.  It took commissioners more than two hours to cover the three-page agenda and though every presented item was approved, the meeting was anything but cut-and-dried.

    With commissioners Dudley Bottom and Quinton Biagi absent, the commission approved the development plan 4-0 for WAZE II at Discovery Boulevard that proposed 81 single-family lots on 44.49 acres.

  • Shelbyville Fire receives grant

    Shelbyville Fire and Rescue recently received a $2,500 grant to assist with fire prevention activities in the community through education opportunities.  FM Global, one of the largest commercial property insurers in the world, presented the grant to representatives of the Shelbyville Fire Department earlier this week as part of its Fire Prevention Grant Program.

  • County to collect signatures for wet/dry election

    An effort is underway for the second time in Shelby County to get a wet/dry election on the ballot, only this time, it's being championed by county officials rather than by a private citizen.

    The recommendation came from the county’s Economic Development Committee, composed of magistrates Michael Miller, Tony Carriss and Hubie Pollett, and Shelby County Judge-Executive Rob Rothenburger.

  • A perfect return

    A Collins junior was back on the court again less than two months after recovering from brain surgery.

    Ashton Schneider, 16, said she was glad to be back for her first match Friday, a rival game between Collins and Shelby County High School in which the Titans came out on top.

    “I had practice yesterday, but this is my first game,” she said, relaxing on bench waiting for her turn on the court.

    She recalled that day early in the year when she was stricken.

  • Board on board with Big Picture Schools

    The traditional five-days-a-week, four-wall school concept will soon be a thing of the past for many high school students in Shelby County after the district’s board of education gave their nod of approval Thursday to move forward with the establishment of what could be the first Big Picture School in Kentucky.

    With board approval, the community may also see a new educational facility pop up in the next few years, as well.

  • Shelby driving fatalities spike in 2016

    So far this year, while traffic fatalities have dropped just a shade throughout the state of Kentucky, fatalities in Shelby County are dramatically on the rise.

    Kentucky State Police reported 6 less fatalities statewide as of April 11 than last year, with 172 compared to 178 at the same time in 2015.

    Shelby County, on the other hand, has seen the number of fatalities quadruple compared to this time last year.

    So far this year, there have already been 4 fatalities in Shelby County, compared to 1 at this time last year.

  • Wedding bells and burgers

    Surrounded by the tantalizing smells and sounds of cheeseburgers sizzling on the grill, Greg Drury and Kim Coffee gazed into each other’s eyes and when asked knew exactly what they wanted.

    With a jukebox for a backdrop, the couple exchanged wedding vows and tied the knot in the dining section of Johnny Rockets, a 1950s style-diner that opened in November at the Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass in Simpsonville.

  • Providing a helping hand

    In the area of project based learning opportunities, Collins High School Project Lead the Way students are doing just as their name implies, leading the way.

    With less than two weeks to complete their assignments, students from Tim Oltman’s robotics class and Kristen Howell’s biomedical class worked together to create working prosthetic arms for a mock patient.

    The two PLTW classes joined forces this month and formed three teams, each assigned a different engineering method: 3-D printing, pneumatics and robotics.

  • Decades of devotion

    When one considers contacting a funeral home, it’s safe to assume it’s not a pleasant time in their life.  However, for many in Shelby County, that call may feel as amiable as calling a friend.

    With forty years at Shannon Funeral Service, funeral director John Shouse has built numerous relationships with members of the community.

    Remaining at one business for four decades may seem like a feat, but for Shouse, it was a natural decision.

  • TRIPLE S PLANNING COMMISSION Catalpagreen development returns to agenda