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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.

  • The Paddock wants you to come in and stay a while

    After 25 years as a basketball coach, Jeff Rogers was ready to hang up his whistle and move onto the next phase of his life.

    But the idea of retirement wasn’t going to stick, so he and his wife, Stacy, looked for something they could turn into a family business.

    With her background in hospitality through the WinShape Foundation, a non-profit group started by Truett Cathy, the founder of Chick-fil-A, a coffee shop and café seemed like a good fit.

    And after years of moving following his career, the couple knew it was time to come back home.

  • TRIPLE S PLANNING COMMISSION: Storage facility on Midland Trail expanding

    The Triple S Planning Commission Tuesday approved a preliminary planned unit development for the Space Center Storage self-storage facility at 1990 Midland Trail in Shelbyville, while also helping easing the concerns of neighboring homes.

    The development plans a 66,000-square-foot expansion on five acres adjacent to the existing facility that will stretch to the west and include additional storage space and possibly some covered vehicle parking in the back.

  • Triple S sticks on better buildings

    The Triple S Planning and Zoning Commission Tuesday made a statement to commit to quality building materials and ensuring that new buildings fit into the surrounding environment with the decision recommend against proposed zone change at Smithfield Road and Sanford Lane in Shelbyville.

    The request was to change the zoning from Residential R3 to R4 for a proposed 96-unit apartment complex near the fairgrounds on Smithfield Road. The 5.2-acre development also included more than 2 acres of green space, per regulations.

  • Election 2019: Adkins, Henry campaign in Shelbyville

    A pair of Democratic candidates were some of the first to say they were at the Paddock Coffee Shop in Shelbyville. 

    Gubernatorial candidate Rocky Adkins and Secretary of State hopeful Heather French Henry hosted a meet-and-greet at the new event space, drawing multiple Shelby County residents, including some current and former fiscal court magistrates. 

    Henry was the first to speak.