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  • Local fashions featured at Louisville fashion show
  • Hepatitis A outbreak draws concern

     

    This year, there have been 241 cases of Hepatitis A in Louisville, a dramatic increase from the two to four cases in an average year. 

    Although the outbreak has not reached Shelby County, North Central District Health Department Environmental Director Dave Cammack says residents of Shelby County should take precautions to protect themselves.

  • Thompson walks in Down Syndrome Derby fashion show

     Simpsonville’s Noelle Thompson – the reigning Miss Cardinal Country and former Miss Heart of Louisville within the Miss America System – is accustomed to the spotlight. 

    And last week Thompson used her titles to shift that shining light onto her friends with the Downs with Derby Fashion Show and Charity Auction in Louisville.

    Thompson was ecstatic to be a part of the event, which builds off her own work forming the Breakthrough 4 a Buddy group.

  • SHELBY COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION - Updates on Marnel Moorman School presented

     On Thursday, members of the Shelby County Board of Education took another look at the plans for the Marnel Moorman School being developed south of Collins High School on Discovery Boulevard.  Architects with Studio Kremer recapped some of the previously presented information and provided more finalized details as the project comes to fruition.

    Architects shared the school would be a long building with a slight step down to flow with the decline in landscape.

  • Public input positive on Greenway Trails

    Though progress on the Shelby County Greenway Trail has been slowed by weather, parks’ consultant Clay Cottongim says the trails are already being used.

    As a sign of the project’s popularity, he pointed to an unusually large crowd at a public meeting

  • Tax return deadline looming

     Procrastination gets the best of all of us from time to time, but if you’ve been putting off filing your taxes this year it’s time to get on the ball.

    With the April 17 deadline quickly approaching, many are scrambling to gather their documents and complete their forms at the last minute, while some are still avoiding the task altogether.

    Unfortunately this is not one of those situations that will go away on its own if you ignore it long enough.

    Failure to file can result in a penalty of an addition 25 percent of taxes owed.

  • TRIPLE S PLANNING COMMISSION - More housing planned around Discovery Boulevard

    While development stalled and sat stagnant for quite some time in the area, dirt is finally moving again around Discovery Boulevard.

    On Tuesday, the Triple S Planning Commission will consider the preliminary plat for 24 lots for single-family dwellings on 15 acres.

  • Long takes over as Clean Community coordinator

     Shelby County native Randy Long is now at the helm of the county’s Clean Community program.

    Long fills the shoes of longtime coordinator, Kathy Ranard, who retired from the position at the end of January after serving the community for 26 years.

    “Right now I’m still trying to learn the job,” Long said, noting Ranard has been very helpful in the transition. “She has taught me a lot. If it wasn’t for her, there would be a lot I wouldn’t know.”

  • Teacher delegate to will come together in Frankfort Friday to contest Bevin’s veto decision

      Just one week after teachers rallied together in Frankfort to protect school funding and their pensions, Gov. Matt Bevin and public education are once again toe-to-toe in the ring.

    Last Monday, thousands of Kentucky teachers joined together at the capital to voice their opposition of a pension bill that puts future teachers into a hybrid cash-balance plan, rather than a traditional pension, and will increase the time they must work before retirement benefits become available.

    Many also voiced their desire to see better funding for public education.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD - Architects to present report on new school

     On Thursday, SCPS school board members will hear a report from Studio Kremer Architects on the new Marnel C. Moorman School to be developed south of Collins High School on Discovery Boulevard.

    Also at the meeting, board members will consider approval for the construction documents and release for bids for the new school, pending final review and approval by Superintendent James Neihof and Kentucky Department of Education.