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Today's News

  • Greenway Trail project to break ground

    A long-awaited vision for a walking and hiking trail around a portion of the city is about to take the first step toward becoming a reality.
    Phase I of the Greenway Trail will get underway with a ground breaking ceremony April 28 at 5:30 pm. at Stratton Park on N. 2nd Street, thanks to a $100,000 matching grant and the generosity of the public.

  • Down to earth event set for Saturday

    Organizers of an outdoor event set for Saturday say they are not nervous about rain ruining the annual Earth Day celebration scheduled at its usual venue of Red Orchard Park.

    “Well, they’re saying it’s supposed to be nice, and they’ve been pretty much on the mark so far,” said Jerry Scrogham with a chuckle.

    Scrogham, a Clear Creek Trailblazer Volunteer Coordinator, said the event would feature all of the old favorites of years past along with some new activities.

  • Trails presentation will head up city council meeting

    The Shelbyville City Council will be one of the first local entities to hear the presentation from the parks system on the Greenway Trail Project.

    Representatives from the Shelby County Parks Foundation will be on hand – Clay Cottomgim and Dee Maynard– to update council members on the progress of the first phase of the project during Thursday’s regular meeting at city hall, 315 Washington Street.

  • McDaniel visits Shelbyville

    Shelbyville was host to an informal visit Friday from Chris McDaniel, Republican candidate for Kentucky lieutenant governor and running mate with gubernatorial candidate James Comer.

    McDaniel visited a few places around town, such as Dairy Mart and W.J. Andriot’s paint store, and also stopped by to see former senator Gary Tapp, all the while accompanied by Sen. Paul Hornback (R-Shelbyville).

    McDaniel said people were very open and friendly in Shelbyville and eager to ask questions, mostly about things that concern them directly.

  • Looking for creative funding

    The snow may be long gone, but the effects are still causing problems for 28 Shelby County Public School Odyssey of the Mind team members that need funding for their World Finals Competition next month.

    “We were going to host the regional tournament but it got cancelled the first of March due to snow,” said Teresa Walther. “We were going to make a couple thousand [dollars] with concessions. We were kinda counting on that.”

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD – Painted Stone to showcase mini musical

    The Shelby County Board of Education will be treated to a special preview performance Thursday during the regularly scheduled board meeting at 7 p.m. at Painted Stone Elementary, 150 Warriors Way in Shelbyville.

    “Sloan Burroughs, music teacher at PSE, has written a musical based on the Leader in Me,” SCPS Public Relations Coordinator Ryan Allan said.

    “About ten third, forth and fifth graders have been selected after auditions to perform a portion of it,” he said.

  • Team Blake adds an all-American

    And in the last three years he has battled and beat cancer time and time again.

    Shelby County’s poster boy of inspiration has been in our thoughts for several years, but more recently he’s captured the heart of his own hero, University of Kentucky basketball all-American Willie Cauley-Stein.

    Their friendship was established thanks to the young fighter’s typical support team: community members.

  • Grave injustice

    A long forgotten old cemetery is not only suffering from neglect, but also from abuse, at least in the opinion of those entrusted to oversee such places.

    Paula Mitchell, president of the Shelby County Cemetery Preservation Board, said she has penned a letter to the Shelby County Fiscal Court regarding the mistreatment of an abandoned cemetery in Finchville.

  • SCPS librarian setting standards

    Shelby County Public School’s librarian Kathy Mansfield, who is currently on a memorandum of agreement with the Kentucky Department of Education, has been selected to serve in a unique and historic position with the American Association of School Librarians.

    Mansfield was recently named to the AASL editorial board, where she will serve a vital role in updating the learning standards and guidelines for the association.

  • Procrastination doesn’t pay

    The NCAA championship game might be behind us, but March Madness still looms for many of those that have put off filing their taxes until the last minute.

    The last day to file is April 15 and with less than a week to go to get those returns in, people all over Shelby County are lining up at their local tax preparers offices hoping to win a race against the clock and avoid ugly penalties and interest charges.