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  • Crusade collections in full swing this weekend

    Although collection efforts for the WHAS Crusade for Children began last weekend the Shelby County Fire Department, firefighters around the county say that activity will be in full swing by today.

    “We had a roadblock last Saturday [on Taylorsville Road], and we started our door-to-door collections last night, and I think some of the other fire departments did, too,” Shelby County Fire Chief Bobby Cowherd said.

    He said he had positive feedback from his volunteers about the generosity of the public this year.

  • Ethington pays $25 fine for lost title

    Donnie Ethington, a longtime Shelbyville auto dealer who has continued to be the focus of legal assault for the way he has operated his business, agreed to pay a $25 fine for his latest and perhaps final offense.

    Ethington paid the fine in Shelby District Court on Thursday for an offense he incurred in March of not having provided a title to a customer in a timely manner.

  • Titans take 8th Region tourney title

    CRESTWOOD – The Collins High School baseball team is going to State.

    And, as has been the case this postseason, the Titans earned that right thanks to another nail-biter.

    Collins slipped past Spencer County 4-3 Thursday night in the 8th Region Tournament final at South Oldham.

  • News Digest, May 31, 2013

    Triple S calls meeting to review farm division

    A request to subdivide a farm that was postponed last week by the Triple S Planning Commission will be taken up at a special called meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday at Shelbyville City Hall.

    The request involves the Payne Farm, at 3577 Rockbridge Road, which the owners want to split into four tracts. The property is zoned Agricultural.

  • Shelby County Democrats’ dinner entree: Roasted McConnell

    The importance of voting, the significance of upcoming elections, the problem of prescription drug abuse in Kentucky and even unclaimed money were all topics touched upon by Democrats at Wednesday night’s Jefferson Jackson Dinner at Claudia Sanders Dinner House.
    The event, the primary fundraiser for the Shelby County Democratic Party, drew about 200 from Shelby and surrounding counties and even farther-flung areas.

  • Shelby County School Board: Student: Some Academy teachers ‘not that great’

    The Shelby County Board of Education got a little more than it may have expected in a report from students in the Accelerated Academy during its meeting Thursday.

    Six students, ranging from sophomores to juniors and from both high schools, dutifully answered questions about the program posed by Superintendent James Neihof.

    All reported that they enjoyed the program, the rigor and even the zero hour class that begins before other students even arrive in the morning.

    However, one student, Steven Chappo, provided a little more.

  • Substitute teachers talk Shelby County School Board into taking 2nd look at cuts

    Confronted by a group of substitute teachers upset with a plan to cut their pay scale, members of the Shelby County Board of Education on Thursday backtracked on those previously approved cuts and agreed to reconsider their decision.

    During a nearly 3-hour meeting, the board approved a tentative budget with total projected revenue of nearly $61 million, a 1.5 percent raise for certified employees and a 3 percent raise for classified employees, but it was substitute teachers who earned top billing.

  • Shelby County Fiscal Court: Proposed raise up to 2 percent

    Shelby County magistrates approved at a special called meeting Tuesday morning a first reading of the 2013-14 budget with a couple of changes from what had been previously suggested, namely, a slightly higher raiser for county employees.
    Shelby County Judge-Executive Rob Rothenburger had proposed at his budget presentation on May 7 that a 1.76 percent raise for county employees be approved, but magistrates bumped that figure to 2 percent after holding a budget workshop Thursday.

  • Seniors head out to face life

    Saturday was a day for tear and cheers, inspirational speeches and celebrations as more than 350 students graduated from Shelby County High School, Collins High School and private schools.

    Students are more ready than ever to meet the challenges of life after high school, with 207 seniors from Collins seniors, 220 from SCHS, 4 from Cornerstone Christian Academy, 1 from Corpus Christi, and 7 Shelby seniors from the Christian Academy of Louisville having earned at least $3 in scholarships, grants and awards.

  • Their time to shine: Graduation 2013

    Shelby graduates more than 400 seniors on Saturday.