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Today's News

  • Expanding knowledge

    As students across Shelby County pour into their classrooms next week, a young school will welcome its inaugural class of first grade students.

    Discovery Gym, located at 116 Main Street in Shelbyville, has expanded its building and is broadening the curriculum to include first graders for the first time since opening in 2012.

    “We opened up [in] July three years ago and we started out with morning preschool just a couple days a week and gymnastics in the evening,” said Discovery Gym owner and teacher Laura Shelton.

  • Stealing the show

    Shelbyville native Ruby Lewis is more than a month into her new gig – a Las Vegas musical.

    The show, Baz, which started June 19, was inspired by the cinematic and musical films of famed director Baz Luhrmann. The show is a concert mash-up of star-crossed lovers from Romeo and Juliet, Moulin Rouge and The Great Gatsby, taking iconic music and moments from each in a post-modern cabaret-style spectacle. The soundtrack includes A Little Party Never Killed Anyone, Lady Marmalade and Young and Beautiful.

  • Road construction planned in Christiansburg

     

  • Getting the show on the road

    When children head out to school next week, school officials will make sure they get there in safety and comfort, they say.

    Transportation Coordinator George Blakeman said Shelby County School’s fleet of 86 buses would be ready to hit the road

    That preparation has involved a lot of work, not only with making sure buses are ready, but also coordinating bus routes, getting drivers and bus monitors in place, as well checking out existing equipment and getting new technology installed on buses, said Blakeman.

  • Men’s Health Fair is Saturday

    Each year men pour in by the hundreds to Jewish Hospital Shelbyville for the Men’s Health Fair and this year organizers anticipate an even greater turnout.

    “We had about two-hundred men last year but we are expecting more this year,” said Noble Roberts, who serves on the planning committee for the event.

    “I went to ninety-five businesses and handed out brochures,” he said, explaining that he hoped his promoting efforts would draw more participants.

  • Breaking bread

    A downtown Shelbyville Church well known for feeding the hungry will finally be back at it on Monday.

    Church personnel affiliated with God’s Kitchen, operated by Victory Baptist, say they are glad to hear that news.

    “The churches are so excited about this – I was so surprised when I started contacting them. They are all so happy to be back,” said Susie Stivers, who heads up the ministry along with Alicia Cardwell.

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL – Tax rate to be discussed

    The Shelbyville City Council will discuss the tax rate for 2015 when they convene Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at city hall, 315 Washington Street.

    City Clerk Inez Harris said as of Tuesday afternoon they were uncertain if the rate would change.

    “We don’t know what the tax rate is at this time,” she said. “We are working that up right now.”

    Mayor Tom Hardesty agreed that the taxes are still being worked up but hopes the rate will remain unchanged.

  • Finishing what SCPS started

    In Shelby County, we reap what we sow, and not just in the fields.  Shelby County Public Schools has done an amazing job over the years in producing a bountiful harvest of students and those seeds are often replanted back into our school system.

    This year three of the districts four new principals are graduates of Shelby County High School, including newly appointed SCHS principal Margo Whisman.

  • The cost of education

    Back-to-school shopping is a financially plaguing problem for many. So last month Shelby County Public Schools Superintendent James Neihof suggested parents restrict their supply list spending at $25.

    And while the cap is helpful, it is just a drop in the bucket for many parents when it comes to back-to-school shopping, which is now considered the second largest spending season next to the winter holidays.

  • Shelby Prevention to host first Resource Fair

    Shelby Prevention is hosting the community’s first Resource Fair with a goal of providing information on health insurance, hospitals, the health department’s long and short term substance abuse treatment options, counseling, outpatient services, school resources, and youth involvement opportunities, as well as other resources in the community available concerning drug and alcohol abuse.

    Shelby Prevention Director Kelly McNew explained that the fair is in response to common concerns posed by the community.