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Today's News

  • The Big Picture coming in focus

    Shelby County Public Schools has taken its first steps toward building the first Big Picture Learning Academy in the state, but nothing will be built… yet.

    Earlier this month the district announced that Jefferson Community and Technical College would house the program in its first year.

  • SCPS to offer free lunches

    Shelby County Public Schools announced this week its participation in the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) program, a provision from the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 that allows schools and local educational agencies (LEAs) with high poverty rates to provide free breakfast and lunch to all students.

    Cindy Murphy, school nutrition food service coordinator, said the provision is a big step toward battling adolescent hunger in the county. Shelby County will participate at the elementary and preschool levels this up coming school year.

  • Kentucky is ahead of CDC opioid recommendations

    New federal guidelines for treating pain are encouraging doctors to prescribe fewer narcotics, especially high-powered pain pills such as OxyContin and Vicodin.

    The Centers for Disease Control recently released an appeal to the medical community in what it termed an “urgent response” to an epidemic of overdose deaths in the United States.

  • JHS receives C rating

    Jewish Hospital Shelbyville recently earned a grade of C for patient safety through information comprised by Hospital Safety Score and while hospital officials say the information is useful, it’s not absolute.

  • Simmons pays restitution for embezzlement from parks

    A former Shelbyville/Shelby County Parks and Recreation employee, who was arrested in June 2015 after being indicted for theft from the Family Activity Center, has paid her restitution.

    After pleading guilty to a lesser charger on March 7, Heather Beth Simmons of Pleasureville, the former youth services director at for the park system, last week was ordered to pay back the sum of $8,926 to the parks system. Simmons paid the money back on June 15 out of the $10,000 cash bond she had put up when she was arrested.

  • KY 53 construction moved to 2019

     

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  • A flood found friend

    As Louisiana fights through the worst floods it’s seen since Hurricane Katrina in 2005, those providing supplies and help to dry the state out are lining up.

    But one group in Shelby County is still helping from the last catastrophic flooding through that region.

    Displaced by Hurricane Katrina when the storm devastated the Gulf Coast in 2005, Taffy is still waiting patiently at the Shelby County Humane Society for a new family – her eyes a warm brown, her tail wagging hopefully every time a family walks by her kennel.

  • Collins capitalizes on Montgomery errors

    For the second season in a row, Collins High School marched into Mt. Sterling and defeated Recreation Bowl host Montgomery County High School, this time by a count of 34-18.

    Forcing Montgomery to commit error after error was the key to victory for the Titans, with Collins recovering four fumbles, three inside the opponents’ 25-yard line.

  • Garrard holds off Rockets in opener

    Heading to Lancaster, the Shelby County High School football team knew they would have to shut down Garrard County’s potent rushing attack.

    But The Golden Lions’ had other plans.

    Garrard senior running back Jacob Foley gashed the Rockets defense for 282 yards on 30 carries as well as five rushing touchdowns – including touchdown runs of 72, 69, and 36 yards – on the way to a 41-31 win over Shelby County.