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  • Scholars visit international company in Shelbyville

    By Tammy Shaw/Sentinel-News Staff Writer

    Shelbyville Monday welcomed U.S. and German Fulbright Scholars to the city at Interwood Forest Products Inc.

    Six scholars and alumni and the program director visited the international headquarters of Interwood, a wood veneer and exotic hardwood company in Brooks Industrial Park. The company produces high-end architectural veneers and exotic specialty woods, which appear throughout the world in musical instruments and on yachts and private planes, including Air Force One, the U.S. President’s airplane.

  • TRIPLE S PLANNING COMMISSION: Breas Crossing ready to start Phase II

    By Tammy Shaw/Sentinel-News Staff Writer

    The Triple S Planning Commission will hear the plans for Phase II of the Breas Crossing senior development at next week’s regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Stratton Center, 215 Washington Street in Shelbyville.

    Breas Crossing began construction on the 44-unit Phase I in January 2016 and the first phase wrapped in 2018.

    The development is part of the Mulberry Heights subdivision next to Kroger on Boone’s Station Road.

  • SCPS to grow Ag Program

    Shelby County Public School students have enjoyed many educational updates over the years, from advanced robotic programs to personalized learning opportunities and an expanded Area Technology Center.

    But the educational update scheduled to begin next year also is likely to make a lot of Shelby County farmers very happy as they watch a long-time school program grow.

    The SCPS agriculture program will get a complete facelift, and according to Shelby County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. James Neihof, the timing is right.

  • MUW Seven Counties campaign raises $26.3 million

    Shelby County residents in need will soon see some positive opportunities to live healthier lives, obtain quality childcare, have high-quality after-school activities for youth and seize education opportunities that can lead to financial independence.

    All this was made possible by the generous contributions of Shelby County residents.

    Metro United Way Seven Counties recently wrapped up its annual campaign for Oldham, Bullitt, Spencer and Shelby counties in Kentucky, and Floyd, Clark and Harrison Counties in Southern Indiana.

  • SFD to celebrate bicentennial

    Shelbyville Fire and Rescue is preparing to celebrate 200 years of service, and the fire department wants the community to join in the festivities.

    The bicentennial celebration takes place 1-4 p.m. Saturday at the main fire station, 1040 Main Street.  Festivities will expand to 11th street, causing it to be shut down during celebration hours.

  • Shelby Students win Congressional Award

    Several Shelby County students are being recognized by congress for their hard work.

    A group of five students who each attended Collins High School have received the Congressional Award in recognition of the academic, athletic and community service feats. Deric Senecal, Alex Satterwhite, Nathanael Sangster, Cammeron Durham and Ben Ferguson will each travel to Washington D.C. June 19-21 to receive their awards.

    “The Congressional Award is a program to help us better ourselves and benefit the community in many different ways,” Satterwhite said.

  • County chooses tentative 911 funding plan

    Shelby County Fiscal Court will focus on passing a temporary water service fee before moving onto a dwelling unit fee to fund 911 services.

    The court decided in a workshop Wednesday that it would propose in a full fiscal court meeting adding a water service fee on a temporary basis to keep the county’s 911 dispatch center afloat while preparing to transition to a dwelling unit fee as a more permanent solution.

  • Shelby County on track for smooth primary

    When Shelby County residents go to the polls Tuesday for the Primary Election, they may notice a big difference in the way their precinct is set up.

    According to County Clerk Sue Carole Perry, the county is rolling out a new electronic voting system.

    “This year, we’re going to be using those E-Poll Books at every polling place,” Perry said.

    According to Perry, the county first tested these new machines at select polling precincts during the last elections.

  • Candidates flood Democrat’s Collins Dinner

    Shelby County Democrats who were still thinking about their choices in next week’s Primary Election may have gotten some direction Friday night.

    A number of candidates for office made their cases to Shelby County voters at the local Democratic Party’s annual Martha Layne Collins Dinner. The night featured both big-ticket gubernatorial candidates and hopefuls for downballot offices.

    The night started with a speech from the dinner’s namesake, former Governor Martha Layne Collins.

  • Senior Awards nights kick off Thursday

    Shelby County and Collins high school seniors who are receiving college scholarships will be honored at upcoming awards ceremonies.

    The Collins High School Scholarship Award Night is first, at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the school.

    Principal Dr. Joseph Ellison will facilitate the nearly two-hour event and many college representatives will be present to distribute individual scholarship awards.

    The event is primarily for students and their families that have received invitations to attend.