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  • County Fair adds new horse show

    The Shelby County Fair has hosted one horse show for more than 100 years, but this year, it will be hosting two.

    For the first time, the fair will add a brand new show to its lineup, the Bluegrass Classic.

    “It will be a separate, standalone Tuesday night horse show,” show manager Peter Fenton said.

    Adding a second show to the county fair’s usual lineup, Fenton said, will dramatically open up the options in Shelby County for competitors looking for a chance to qualify for major shows.

  • Associated Industries continues to build local workforce

    Shelby County Associated Industries is continuing to make the community’s workforce a little stronger.

    Ten participants from local industries recently completed a two-day Shelby County Associated Industries Project Management Workshop and thirteen participants completed the Supervisors Intensive Training Program, both sponsored by SCAI.

    Shelley Goodwin, Workforce Development Coordinator with the Shelby County Industrial and Development Foundation, said they have completed three classes this year and the program is continuing to prove successful.

  • Stolen dog returned safely to owner

    What could have been a nightmare for one Shelby pet owner has ended on a positive note.  But officials with the Shelby County Animal Control and Shelter want the community to be on alert to avoid a repeat situation.

    “We are very aware about a man in a red pickup truck stealing dogs,” a post on the Animal Control’s Facebook Page stated Wednesday.  “Unfortunately an incident happened today where a puppy was stolen at Clear Creek Park, later to be dumped elsewhere in the county.”

  • Students working to revitalize Martinsville

    School may be out for the summer, but one group of Shelby County High School students is looking to add to their workload over the break while making an impact on their community.

    “They came like a Godsend,” said Rev. Ronald Walker who has been working for some time to enhance the Martinsville community.

    The group of students in Jeffrey Bracken’s history class shared the same passion.

  • Don’t stop the learning

     With a ten-week break ahead, students are eager to get their summer vacation started.  But officials with Shelby County Public Schools know the break isn’t always fun and games.  The gap in classroom time can create some major learning hurdles.

    “One of the things that we always are concerned about in summer is summer loss,” said Susan Dugle, SCPS chief academic officer, noting when kids are not engaged in reading, math activities or even discourse with one another, they can suffer from a learning loss.

  • 8th Region softball: Oldham rallies past Rockets

    By Sam Draut/Landmark News Service

    Oldham County softball defeated Shelby County 1-0 in extra innings in the first round of the Eighth Region tournament at Henry County High School Monday.

    Oldham County’s Kalee Rose and Shelby County’s Lauren Heckel matched each other pitch-for-pitch as both teams were held scoreless for the first seven innings. Rose allowed five hits and struck out five in eight scoreless innings of work while Heckel shut out the Lady Colonels into the eighth inning.

  • Celebrating survivors, remembering those we’ve lost

    Relay for Life

    WHAT: Relay for Life

    WHEN: June 9, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Survivor Breakfast 8 a.m.

    WHERE: Collins High School

    MORE INFO: Karen Rice at 558-5106

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD - Board approves balanced Tentative Budget

    Despite facing some hurdles in the Draft Budget, Shelby County Public Schools’ Director of Finance Susan Barkley said the Tentative Budget is balanced.

    Barkley said during the first phase of the budgeting process they had a deficiency of revenues over expenditures of about $326,000.

    “For that phase we did have a slight deficiency,” she said, explaining that there was little solid information at that point. In addition, Barkley noted the cuts at the state level were not as drastic as what they had expected.

  • From seniors to alumni

     Saturday was filled with smiles, hugs and tears as nearly 550 students across Shelby County took their ceremonial walk across the stage, venturing from seniors to alumni.

    Collins kicked-off the day of commencement celebrations by recognizing that the class of 2018 has the highest college and career readiness score in the school’s history.

    The events started with the presentation of the Silver Sword awards to Courtney Miller and Kristin Howell.

  • Burger King reemerges in Shelby County

     Shelby County will be graced with the royal treatment early next month as a new king rolls into town with a plethora of goodies in tow.

    On June 4, Burger King will host its grand opening for the new Shelby County site at Mortown Way along Taylorsville Road, near the new Bojangles’ and Tractor Supply Co.

    “We will open up at six o’clock in the morning,” said district manager Starla Roden.

    Froggy Radio will broadcast live on-site and giving away promotional goodies all day, she added.