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  • Student leaders attend Hype Conference

    Shelby County Public Schools sent teams from Shelby County and Collins high schools last month to a KHSAA sponsored Hype Conference, aimed at building leaders and strengthening bonds.

    With various breakout sessions and motivational speakers, student leaders learned the value of setting goals, team building and overcoming adversity.

    Courtney Miller, sponsor of the Hype Team with Sharon Purdom at Collins High School, said she took four student leaders.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD - Redistricting discussion to start

     When the Shelby County Board of Education convenes Thursday for the regularly scheduled meeting at 7 p.m., this week at Collins High School, 801 Discovery Blvd. in Shelbyville, Mike Clark, the district’s director of student services, will provide a report including a timeline and framework on the district’s plans for redistricting.

  • SIMPSONVILLE CITY COMMISSION: Taxes fall again, lowered for 5th straight year

    Simpsonville residents will once again see their tax rate decrease, the fifth straight year the rate has decreased.

    The Simpsonville City Commission approved on second reading Tuesday a decrease of one-tenth of a cent to 9.5 cents per $100 of assessed value. Last year the city’s rate was 9.6 cents and in 2013 Simpsonville’s tax rate was 11 cents per $100.

  • Waddy bones identified

    The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office has released the identity of the remains found in Waddy February 2017.

    During a press conference yesterday afternoon, Shelby County Chief Deputy Coroner Jeff Ivers said a DNA result has confirmed the bones belong to Timothy J. Stites of Colorado Springs.

    Ivers said the man was 29 years old at the time he went missing, which was about seven months prior to the discovery of the remains.

  • McIntyre appointed as Commonwealth’s Attorney

    Gov. Matt Bevin last week officially announced the appointment of Shelbyville’s Carrie McIntyre as Commonwealth’s Attorney for the 53rd Judicial Circuit of Kentucky, made up of Anderson, Shelby and Spencer Counties.

    McIntyre was appointed to the position last Friday and fills the unexpired term of Laura Witt, who recently announced her retirement.

  • The charred remains

    As onlookers watched a blaze tear through the walls of the former Tapp's Feed & Farm Supply building on Kentucky Street Friday, charred remnants of the building’s history floated down from the sky.

    A receipt bearing a former customer’s name landed at the feet of a neighbor who said she wanted to ensure the receipt made it back to the old owner.

    Kent Thompson and Larry Hughes purchased the business in 2004 from longtime owner George Tapp.

    Hughes sold his portion of the company when they merged in 2014 with Excel Equine.

  • The charred remains

    As onlookers watched a blaze tear through the walls of the former Tapp's Feed & Farm Supply building on Kentucky Street Friday, charred remnants of the building’s history floated down from the sky.

    A receipt bearing a former customer’s name landed at the feet of a neighbor who said she wanted to ensure the receipt made it back to the old owner.

    Kent Thompson and Larry Hughes purchased the business in 2004 from longtime owner George Tapp.

    Hughes sold his portion of the company when they merged in 2014 with Excel Equine.

  • Simpsonville Fall Festival kicks off the season Saturday

    Simpsonville has plans to kick off the fall season in style this Saturday with its yearly festival.

    Chris Truelock, director of Simpsonville Parks and Recreation, said the festivities will kick off early Saturday morning at 7 a.m. and keep rolling until 6 p.m.

    From 7 to10 is our Purnell’s Old Folks All You Can Eat Breakfast,” Truelock said. “It’s actually prepared by the Purnell family.”

    This event is ticketed, with an $8 entry fee for adults and a $6 cost for children. Proceeds will go to parks and recreation services.

  • Jazz clearing geese from Lake Shelby

     Shelbyville/Shelby County Parks has hired the Geese Runners to help alleviate the goose population in a humane way.

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL - Tax rate up for second reading

     On Thursday the Shelbyville City Council will convene at 6:30 p.m. at city hall to hear a second reading on an ordinance levying the ad valorem property tax rate for the 2018 calendar year.

    At the previous meeting, council members voted in favor of maintaining the rate of 27.2 cents on each $100 of assessed value of all taxable real property and 33.5 cents on each $100 of assessed value of all taxable personal property. No members of the public attended the hearing prior to the meeting to discuss the proposed rate.