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  • SCPS looking to acquire JCTC campus

    During Thursday’s Board of Education meeting, Superintendent James Neihof advised board members that the district is moving forward with the purchase of Jefferson Community and Technical College Shelby Campus. 

  • Police getting pumped

     After two months of training and preparation, several members of the Shelbyville Police Department are ready to go toe to toe with one another.

    Next Sunday, officers will come together at Crossfit Run A Muck in Shelbyville for a friendly competition of strength and endurance.

    “We are going to test their strength under pressure,” owner and head coach Josh Stayton said. “That kind of goes with their job.”

  • Shopping that pays

    Before the horses even take to the turf, one Shelby shopper will hit it big this week when downtown merchants host First Thursday on May 3. 

    Eilene Collins, executive director of Shelby Main Street, said ten merchants have come together to offer an amazing Derby-themed prize package that includes two tickets to the Kentucky Derby, two hats from The Polkadotted Pineapple Boutique, two mugs from 6th & Main Coffeehouse and two box lunches from McKinleys Bread Shop and Deli.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD - Amended calendar approved

     The Shelby County Board of Education voted Thursday to amend the calendar for the 2017-18 school year.  Because the district elected to cancel school because of snow one day this year, the last day of school was moved from May 24 to May 25. 

    The district used Non-Traditional Instruction days for the majority of inclement weather dates during the winter.   Students on these days completed their work at home or online using teacher monitored websites.

  • Man arrested for firing gun near apartment complex

    A man was arrested in Shelbyville after he fired a gun into the air in the middle of a residential area.

    The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office was called to the scene of a domestic dispute Saturday morning where Eric Stone was causing damage at a woman’s home and refusing to relinquish custody of a child he had with her.

    The incident occurred at an apartment complex on Old Brunerstown Road.

  • Neglected apartments have tenants fed up

    When Bonnie Beach moved into the Marian Village apartment complex a little more than two years ago, it was a decent place to live.

    “It was nice,” Beach said. “The grass was always cut, the trash was always emptied.”

  • Keeping a positive pace

     With violence and anger spewing from just about every corner of America, it’s a tough time to be a kid.  But one program is teaching young girls to power through their emotional struggles.

    Girls on the Run, which kicked off at Southside Elementary this year, inspires girls to take charge of their lives and define the future on their terms.

    Available to girls in grades 3-8, the program combines running with a curriculum based on building positive relationships.

  • Investing in the future

     Hollie King, owner of Eight Twenty 8 Boutique on Main Street, is proud to invest in the next generation.

    “I honestly believe that they are the future,” King said, standing in front of a hand painted sign designed by a young Shelby County entrepreneur, Annali White. “She painted that. She brought it in as a ‘Thank you for putting my stuff in your store.’”

    King opened the boutique in October in the former Tipsy Gypsy location at 610 Main Street and said she was elated when two young girls approached her with their designs.

  • Women’s Wellness Affair spotlights hidden health issues

    There was barely an open seat at the Claudia Sanders Dinner House Monday night when Jewish Hospital Shelbyville hosted its 13th annual Women’s Health Affair.

    The event gave women a chance to learn more about their unique health concerns, participate in a silent auction, connect with Shelby County health services and win door prizes from local businesses.

    Keynote speaker pulmonologist Dr. Josephine Mei opened with a subject women are slow to take care of – themselves.

  • Bagdad’s Corner Keystop closing

     On the quiet, eastern side of Shelby County sits a gem in Bagdad.  The building has sat at 5980 Elmburg Road, serving the community as a local stop since 1937.

    But Mike Banta, owner of the Corner Keystop, says it’s time for a change.

    After 12 years of ownership, Banta said he has decided to close.

    With his 65th birthday just a few months away and increasing health issues continuing to be an issue, Banta said he needs to step back.