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Today's News

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD – Board to get firsthand look at PBL

    Simpsonville Elementary School students will introduce the Shelby County Board of Education members to Project Based Learning through a firsthand experience Tuesday evening during their board meeting at 7 p.m. at Simpsonville Elementary, at 6725 Shelbyville Road.

    Simpsonville Principal Jill Tingle said the second grade students have been working to solve a real world problem for the past week and two classes will be divided into four groups Tuesday to share with board members their progress toward solving the issue.

  • County gets reimbursed for equipment, supplies

     

  • Willowbank earns Breeder of the Year

    Next week Willowbank Farm will be honored with theAmerican Saddlebred Horse Association Breeder Of The Year Award during this year’s Super Convention in Boston.

    “Of course we are very honored to have received this,” Joan Lurie of Willowbank Farm said.  “It’s nice to have your peers recognize your efforts.”

    Recipients of the award are nominated by their peers and selected by the Board of Directors based upon their successful show performance during their competition year.

  • Hornback, Montell to talk to constituents at library

    Shelby County’s state legislators will set up shop at the Shelby County Public Library on Saturday, giving their constituents a chance to stop by and voice their concerns for the upcoming 2016 legislative session.

    State Sen. Paul Hornback (R-Shelbyville) and state Rep. Brad Montell (R-Shelbyville) will be in the Reading Room at the library, 309 8th Street in Shelbyville, from 9:30 a.m. to noon Saturday.

    Montell said he’s looking forward to the event.

  • Hot home market

    The temperatures in Kentucky right now might be unpredictable, but the mortgage forecast in Shelby County certainly hot.

    SmartAsset, a New York financial technology company, recently released its second annual study on the Best Places to Get a Mortgage and determined that Shelby County was ranked among one of the top 10 best counties in the state for securing a loan.

    To determine the top markets in the state, SmartAssest compared the likelihood of mortgage approval by county, mortgage rates, average five-year borrowing costs, and property taxes.

  • Special election will allow sales at winery

    A special election held yesterday in Cropper will allow the sale of packaged wine at a winery on Christiansburg Road. Out of a total of 1,002 registered voters in the Cropper precinct, 77 showed up at the polls, casting 66 votes in favor and 11 votes against.

  • Teen’s death investigation yields more information

    Investigators reviewing the death of a teenage girl at a juvenile detention facility say they cannot speculate on whether the use of force on girl upon her arrival there had anything to do with her death.

  • History in the making

    If you’re looking to envelop yourself in the deep roots of Shelbyville you don’t need a time machine, just a computer.

    Since December, local photographer Jim Cleveland has spent countless hours uploading thousands of local, historical images to a Facebook account, giving visitors to the page a rich history lesson.

    “We’ve had about 55,000 glances at these [photos] from what it’s showing on the reports,” Cleveland said.

  • ‘Booger’s Bench’ installed on Main Street

    An iconic figure in Shelbyville who passed away two years ago is surely smiling down from heaven, his friends say, after a touching memorial to him was finally installed Tuesday on Main Street.

    A brand new metal bench situated in front of the 2nd Street parking lot will soon bear a plaque sporting the name William “Booger Bill” Pearson.

  • Owning their environment

    With a couch, colorful string lights, palm trees on the wall and even a ball pit, Erika Darin’s class seems more like a lounge than a classroom.  But her students don’t treat the class like a play place. 

    The students in Darin’s second grade class at Simpsonville Elementary are on task and concentrating on their work. 

    As you look around the room, you see focused students learning in a way that works best for each of them.