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  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD - Board rejects school construction bids

    Shelby County Board of Education members approved on Thursday a recommendation to table the matter regarding the bids for the interim construction contract for the Marnel C. Moorman School.

    “We had a situation where all bids came in high,” superintendent James Neihof said. “We need to reject the bids tonight.”

    Per law, the district now has the opportunity to negotiate with the three lowest bidders of the four.

  • Restaurant owner facing federal charges

    Federal prosecutors last week filed charges Fei Zhou Tang, owner of Shelbyville’s Asian Buffet, for employing and hiding undocumented workers.

  • Paddleboarding hits Shelby

    One woman hopes to make a splash in Shelby County with a new paddleboarding business.

    A few weeks ago, Shelby County resident Jennifer Oates opened Kentucky Paddleboarding – a business renting paddleboards to people who are interested in getting out on the water.

    “[A paddleboard is] basically the shape of a surfboard – it’s a little wider and longer,” Oates said. “Surfing is where it originated from. A guy in Hawaii basically said, ‘How about adding a paddle to it?’ and then it became paddleboarding.”

  • Marian Village fined $12K

    The Shelby County Code Enforcement Board voted to fine the owners of the Marian Village Apartment Complex more than $12,000 for various violations.

    Code enforcement officer Chris Brown had previously cited the complex for failing to mow the grass, allowing trash to pile up near the dumpster and failing to adequately stop pest infestation at the complex. 

  • Humane Society investigating missing funds

     An investigation is currently underway to uncover missing funds from the Shelby County Humane Society that could total into the hundreds of thousands.

    Gregg Neal, attorney for the humane society, said they are conducting an internal investigation and they do not yet know how much could be missing.

    “It’s a little premature,” he said. “We are getting a forensic audit done and we are waiting on the results from that. After we get that done, we’ll have a better handle on it.”

  • TRIPLE S PLANNING COMMISSION - Discovery Blvd. development moving forward

    The Triple S Planning Commission will review the final plat with a waiver for the Catalpagreen Development at Discovery Boulevard when it convenes for its regular meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Stratton Center, 215 Washington Street in Shelbyville.

    The purpose of the plat is to create twenty-four lots, and it includes a waiver request to waive the five feet required sidewalk width along Discovery Boulevard to a four-foot sidewalk width.

    The Catalpagreen development has been in the works for quite some time.

  • Freedom’s Way wreck still under investigation

    Accident reconstructions blocked portions of Freedom’s Way Tuesday morning as they collected data regarding a traffic collision that took the lives of two and left three others injured on Saturday.

    Preliminary investigation indicated that Kevin Sullivan of Newcastle was traveling in his 2015 Dodge Ram pickup truck southbound on the bypass. At some point Sullivan crossed the median into the northbound lanes, Kentucky State Police spokesperson Bernie Napier said.

  • RE/MAX Performance Realty welcomes new owners

    Shelbyville’s RE/MAX Performance Realty is under new ownership.

    Dale and Vickie Wesley, who have been with RE/MAX for seven years, said they purchased the agency from former owner Barry Webb in April.

    “We are running things pretty much the way Barry did,” principal broker Vickie Wesley said. “Everything is pretty much going to stay constant.”

    The office works with businesses, as well as residential and luxury homes.

  • Shelby County Humane Society investigating missing funds

    The Shelby County Humane Society has hired an auditor to investigate missing funds that could total into the hundreds of thousands.

    A suit filed against former Shelby County Humane Society President Mark Smith alleges that he took $250,000, sold property belonging to the Shelby County Humane Society and redeemed a Certificate of Deposit valued at $115,000 all “under false pretenses.”

    Smith and former Executive Director Tracie Lennon resigned from the humane society in March.

  • Ryan’s course opens at Red Orchard

    Red Orchard Park was a special place to Ryan Lee.

    He had camped there as a scout with BSA Troop 271 and run cross country there as a member of the Cornerstone Christian Academy team.

    That was why, when he was on track to become an Eagle Scout, he decided he would complete his project there by building a disc golf course to benefit the whole county.