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  • Shelby County Fiscal Court: Tax rate remains flat for another year

     The tax rate for Shelby County will remain flat for another year.

    Shelby County Fiscal Court passed the tax rates for the next year at its regular meeting Tuesday morning.

    The rates are as follows:

  • Couple takes Sentinel-News on European tour

    The Sentinel-News has gone international, thanks to the help of one local couple.

    Graham Weber and his girlfriend Lauren Meek were planning a marathon trip through Europe and Weber wanted to take a little piece of his old Kentucky home with him when they departed.

    “We love Shelbyville,” Weber said. “Just the peacefulness, the tranquility of it. We also love to travel. So we thought what better way to bring a little piece of home with us?”

    Meek said she had seen other publications used for a similar idea.

  • Human Rights Commission presents ordinance to fiscal court

     The Shelby County Joint Human Rights Commission made its case to the Shelby County Fiscal Court Tuesday morning.

    Alvin Farris, the chair of the commission comprised by members appointed by the Shelbyville City Council, Simpsonville City Commission and the fiscal court, addressed the court to urge that they support a fairness ordinance.

    Farris said a fairness ordinance currently exists at the county level, but he and the commission believe it should be expanded.

  • Tastes and Tunes offers samples of local food, songs and community connections

    On Sept. 13, Shelby County residents took a trip to Red Orchard Park for a taste of Shelby County’s best eats. Resident bakeries such as the Homemade Ice Cream and Pie Kitchen, restaurants like Culver’s and local favorites like Purnell’s all made an appearance at the yearly event. Local band Act III provided the evening’s entertainment.

  • Extension calls Good Neighbors Farm Tour successful

     From Simpsonville to Eminence to Waddy to Shelbyville, visitors and residents of Shelby County got a rare day of access to the inner workings of the agriculture community.

    The Good Neighbors Farm Tour, coordinated by the Shelby County Cooperative Extension, allowed residents access to a wide variety of farms, nine in total, including massive crop production operations such as Simpsonville’s Tucker Farms, hog farms like Buckler Farms and even an alpaca farm at Waddy Bluegrass Alpacas.

  • United Way starts campaign with Bill Samuels speech

     Metro United Way kicked off its campaign with a CEO Breakfast Tuesday morning with guest speaker Bill Samuels, an illustrious figure in Kentucky’s bourbon industry.

    Samuels, whose family built the Maker’s Mark brand from the ground up, emphasized the importance of the bourbon industry to Kentucky’s economy.

    He started by saying it wasn’t always that way.

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL - City to consider road paving bid

    During the September 6 meeting, the Shelbyville City Council heard in a report from City Engineer Jennifer Harrell that the list of streets scheduled for paving is complete and bids on the proposed roads were to be opened last Wednesday.

    The roads included on the bid list for repaving are:

  • Horses offer therapy to struggling veterans

    Last weekend, a group of homeless veterans visited Shelby County for a breath of fresh air and a break from their daily struggles.

  • Shelby County Public Schools - Redistricting work begins

    With a new school set to open next year, Shelby County Public Schools’ plans for redistricting are underway.

    On Thursday, the Shelby County Board of Education heard an update from Michael Clark, director of student services, who said in order to prepare for the opening of the new Marnel C. Moorman School, a redistricting committee will work to draft a plan to balance the percent capacity at each school.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD - Tax rate remains flat

    On Thursday, the Shelby County Board of Education unanimously voted in favor of maintaining a flat property tax rate for the year at 73.1 cents per $100 of assessed value.

    Susan Barkley, the district’s chief finance officer, led a presentation on the 2018-2019 tax levy and said the tentative budget, prepared in May, was based on the prior year’s tax rate, so there was no need to make changes to the budgetary process.