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  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL - Council amends code enforcement ordinances

     On Thursday, the Shelbyville City Council approved amendments for two ordinances. The first amendment, read by city attorney Steve Gregory, related to provisions in the property maintenance codes and revised the penalty provisions for those who violate the requirements of the property maintenance code.

    Gregory said language was added that gives the code enforcement officers more leeway in getting authorization to inspect the property.

  • SCPS redistricting meetings underway

     Several Shelby residents filed into the auditorium at Shelby County High School Monday evening to learn more about the redistricting process underway in Shelby County Public Schools.  

    To fill the seats at the Marnel C Moorman school, which is set to open in the fall of 2019, students at all schools in the district will need to be shuffled around.

  • Shelby veterinarian shares her journey

    It may be a difficult topic for some, but for Dr. Melissa Ann Mitchell, breast cancer is a subject she welcomes in conversation.

    As a breast cancer survivor, Mitchell knows the value of informing others and early detection.

    “I was very fortunate,” she said, explaining early detection gave her many options and a prognosis for a positive outcome.

    Mitchell grew up on a dairy farm in Grant County where she gained her affinity for animals.

  • Suit alleges SPD illegally recorded teen

    A man formerly detained by Shelbyville Police is now seeking compensation for what he states was unwarranted time behind bars following an improper investigation.

    The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court by the Chicago law firm Loevy & Loevy last Thursday, states the police department illegally recorded a meeting between the defendant, Enrique Gonzalez, and his lawyer and used that information to frame him for a crime.

    Attorneys with the firm stated they were unable to provide a comment at this time.

  • McKinley’s under new ownership

     The for sale sign at Shelbyville’s long beloved sandwich shop has finally come down.

    But even with a new name on the title, business at McKinley’s Bread Shop & Deli will carry on as it has for the past two decades, according to the new owners.

    Melisa Cornforth, who recently purchased the business with her husband Buck, said they took over the small restaurant a few weeks ago.

  • Redistricting forums Monday and Tuesday

    Shelby County Public Schools has responded to the growing population with a much-needed new school, breaking ground in July on the Marnel C Moorman School off Discovery Boulevard, near Collins High School.

    The new school, which will serve students K-8, is set to open next fall, and to fill the seats at Marnel C Moorman, some rearranging is necessary.

  • Household Hazardous Waste event tomorrow

    Do you need to clear your garage of old or unwanted hazardous waste products but don’t know when or where to take them?

    Shelby County has the answer.

    Tomorrow the Kentucky Division of Waste Management, along with the City of Shelbyville and Shelby County, will host the annual Household Hazardous Waste Collection event. 

    The event will take place at 120 Midland Boulevard in the Planet Fitness parking lot adjacent to Hardee’s.  The collection will start at 9 a.m. and run through 2 p.m. rain or shine.

  • Beshear meets with retired teachers

    On Thursday, Attorney General Andy Beshear stopped by the Stratton Center and addressed a room of more than thirty retired teachers from Bullitt, Carroll, Franklin, Henry, Oldham, Owen, Shelby, Spencer and Trimble counties.

    He spoke of numerous concerns his office continuously addresses including the state’s rape kit backlog, child predators, child abuse prevention training, human trafficking, opioid abuse, senior abuse and scams.

    But the hot topic in the room was the future of our state and education.

  • County clerk still accepting backup poll workers

     County Clerk Sue Carole Perry said that there are enough poll workers to cover the county, but you never know what election brings.

    “Right now, we’re in good shape,” Perry said. “But that doesn’t mean Election Day, we won’t need somebody. That’s why we always need to have people trained in case somebody gets sick.”

    Perry said that while the county currently has enough poll workers to meet its needs on Election Day, she would not turn anyone away who wants to work.

  • Suetholz, Hornback address healthcare issues

     Candidates from Shelby County and beyond Tuesday addressed healthcare professionals and answered questions related to community health at a Nursing Town Hall on Health.