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  • Collins to add capstone program

    Starting next year, Collins High School will be one of 17 schools in Kentucky to offer an AP Capstone Diploma program.

    This new program allows students to develop college success skills in the areas of research, collaboration and communication. The program consists of two phases with the first phase, AP Seminar, being offered during the sophomore or junior years. The second phase, AP Research, is typically offered during the senior year.

  • Preparing for trial

    Kameryn McCann presented her case before the judge, jury and public attendees on behalf of her summer camp client in the Summer Camp vs. Justin Burke case Monday morning in the Shelby County Courthouse.

    “Burke fell off of a cliff and became paralyzed while at the camp, and he also suffered with Type 1 diabetes but he failed to tell the camp about his diabetes,” McCann said. “They (the prosecution) are trying to sue the camp, but we’re trying to prove that it’s their fault.”

  • CUB employees help stop scam

    Two quick-thinking CUB Bank employees spared a Shelbyville customer from a $30,000 scam.

    Hilda Plante worked with a client earlier this month after they walked into the bank requesting to withdrawal a large sum of cash. Plante said she immediately inquired about her reasons for wanting such a large withdrawal.

    “I asked her if she was buying a car or some other large item and if it would be better to just write a check, but the client insisted she wanted to mail cash to her nephew” Plante said.

  • UK livestock judging adds 2 from Shelby

     Two University of Kentucky students from Shelbyville will join the College of Agriculture livestock judging team and travel to four competitions in Alabama, Texas, Mississippi and Virginia this spring.

    Jaycie Heath and Kelsey Hargadon, both agriculture majors, will join the seven-member team representing UK - but this isn’t their first rodeo.

    Heath, who plans to teach agriculture after graduation, said she was 9 years old when she started participating in the Shelby County 4-H judging teams and the experience prepared her for college and beyond.

  • Shelby businesses on best places list

    Of the thousands of businesses across the state, 100 were selected as the best places to work in Kentucky for 2019, and several Shelbyville businesses landed a spot on the prestigious list.

    Jewish Hospital Shelbyville took a spot in the small company category while Associates in Pediatric Therapy LLC and Commonwealth Credit Union made the medium company list and Edward Jones, Farm Credit Mid-America, KORT (Kentucky Orthopedic Rehab Team) and Republic Bank were among large companies to be included.

  • Working to build a better community

    Many people are familiar with the NAACP and its role in America’s Civil Rights Movement, but too often people think of the group in a historical note.

    However, many chapters of the NAACP are active thriving and continuing to make a difference in their communities nationwide, including right here in Shelbyville.

    While we take the time celebrate Black History Month, it’s important that we remember that the NAACP’s role in our history and continue to embrace its part in our present, as well.

  • SIMPSONVILLE CITY COMMISSION: Eden submits resignation

    City Commissioner Steve Eden ended Tuesday’s regular Simpsonville City Commission meeting with a big announcement.

    Eden, who has spent 25 years as mayor and commissioner in his hometown, is resigning from the commission.

  • Undulata hits the market

    The sun has long shined bright on an old Kentucky home at 1600 Zaring Mill Road.  At 116 years old, the three story, nine bedroom Undulata home sits on nearly 100 acres and has hosted a myriad of celebrities, politicians and other dignitaries.

    But current owner Edward ‘Hoppy’ Bennett said it's time to pass the torch and hand off the beloved farm to another Saddlebred aficionado.

    "It went on the market a week ago," Bennett said, explaining he's been there for 25 years. "It's time for something else."

  • TRIPLE S PLANNING COMMISSION - Jeptha Creed approved for second distillery location

     After considering the concerns of approximately a dozen potential neighbors, the Triple S Planning Commission voted unanimously Tuesday to approve a development plan with waivers for Jeptha Creed Distillery for a second location at 478 Woodlawn Road.

    Kevin Young, with Land, Design and Development presented plans on behalf of the Nethery family, owners of Jeptha Creed, for a 196-acre farm located off Hooper Station and Woodlawn roads.

  • Shelby County Fiscal Court: EMS buys two new ambulances

    Shelby County Fiscal Court purchased two new ambulances at its last regular meeting.

    Magistrates voted to purchase two ambulances for $206,346 each under the recommendation of EMS Director Jerrett Barnes.

    Barnes recommended the county take the highest bid in this purchase, saying that though the county would spend more money on the initial purchase, it would get them both long-term savings and an overall better product.