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  • 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.

  • Collins rallies in 7th to earn 8th Regional final berth

    CRESTWOOD – David Decker delivered.

    Decker, a senior for Collins High School, hit a bases-clearing double in the top of the seventh inning to propel the Titans to a 5-2 victory over Simon Kenton on Tuesday evening in the 8th Region baseball tournament semifinals at South Oldham.

    Collins will play the winner of Tuesday night’s second semifinal, Spencer County, at 6 p.m. Thursday evening in the region championship game.

  • News Digest: May 29, 2013

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  • Collins seniors’ haul: $2 million in scholarships

    The Collins High School Auditorium was packed Thursday night with students, teachers, administrators and parents, all beaming with pride as scholarship after scholarship was announced, for a record total of $2,157,700.

    “We were thrilled,” Collins Principal John Leeper said after the 3-hour ceremony.

    “We challenged them at the beginning at the year to try to break one and a half million, and they heard us loud and clear and began applying early, and I think that was the key,” he said.

  • Motorcycle wreck sends two to hospital