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  • Ministerial Association to celebrate MLK day Monday

     For as long as Kilen Gray can remember, Shelby County has hosted a yearly celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

    “I’ve been pastor for thirty-three years…It predates me,” said Gray, president of the Greater Shelby County Ministerial Coalition. “It’s been a significant part of our community for years.”

    And this year will be no exception. St. John United Methodist Church will host the community worship service memorializing the civil rights pioneer at 1 p.m. Monday.


    The Shelbyville City Council boasts a light agenda for Thursday’s second meeting of the year.

    Topping the agenda is three reappointments followed by department reports.  During the previous meeting, city engineer Jennifer Herrell reported that the 7th Street Corridor project is moving forward as the council approved Herrell's bid recommendation for the streetscape design from Land Design and Development for $40,000.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD: Redistricting proposal approved

    The Shelby County School Board Thursday approved a proposal from the redistricting committee to set the new school boundary lines for the 2019-20 school year.

    The boundary lines were not changed from the previous proposals.

  • Flu cases on the rise statewide, but Shelby cases are limited

    The Department for Public Health, within the Cabinet for Health and Family Services has reported widespread flu activity in Kentucky for the first time this flu season, but Shelbyville’s confirmed cases have been limited.

    According to the CHFS, as of Jan. 4, Shelby County reached 17 confirmed flu cases, Louisville Metro hit approximately 600 confirmed cases and the number of confirmed cases statewide hit 1,372.

  • Old Stone Inn's new chef is brining an old approach

    David Danielson’s recipe for success is tattooed across his right arm.

    Lagom är bäst

    “It’s a Swedish proverb meaning, ‘Just the right amount is best,’” he said.

    It’s a philosophy Danielson lives by whether he’s feeding thousands at Churchill Downs during Derby week, or crafting fine cuisine at the quaint Old Stone Inn and Tavern in Simpsonville.

  • Snow expected over weekend

     So far, the tail end of 2018 and the beginning of 2019 have brought Kentuckians mild weather, but meteorologists say change is coming.

    “It looks like we’ve got a pretty decent potential for a winter storm system heading into the weekend,” said Brian Schoettmer, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service. “Precipitation would start as snow late Friday night into Saturday morning.”

  • Shelby County Fiscal Court: Ison gives state of the county

     Shelby County Judge-Executive Dan Ison presented a State of the County address to update residents about last year’s progress in 2019’s first fiscal court meeting Tuesday.

    “As 2018 came to an end, we in Shelby County had another wonderful year,” he said.

  • Discovery Blvd. expansion raises traffic concerns

     With a new school, new housing development and new road in the works, traffic concerns for the Midland Industrial Drive area are on the rise.

    The city of Shelbyville along with Shelby County government and Shelby County Public Schools are currently working together to construct a road that will connect Discovery Boulevard to Midland Industrial Drive, providing new access to the Collins High School area via Freedom's Way.

  • TRIPLE S PLANNING COMMISSION - Waddy Dollar General comes back to zoning

    After more than two years off the table, a request for a zone change in Waddy for the development of a Dollar General will come back before the Triple S Planning Commission on Tuesday during the regularly scheduled meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the Stratton Center, 215 Washington Street.

    The request pertains to the same 1.5 acres of property located on the north side of Frankfort Road approximately 1,100 feet west of Elmburg Road.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD: Redistricting proposal coming to board

    The Shelby County Public Schools Redistricting committee will present its final recommendation for the 2019-20 school year during Thursday’s regular school board meeting at 7 p.m. at the district offices, 1155 West Main Street in Shelbyville.

    The changes are due to the scheduled opening of the new Marnel C. Moorman K-8 school set to open this fall.

    According to SCPS Public Relations Coordinator Cyndi Skellie, board members will listen to the revised proposal and have the opportunity to ask questions.