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  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD - District set for a night of recognitions

     Thursday evening’s Board of Education Meeting will be filled with recognitions as the district hosts its regularly scheduled meeting at Big Picture Learning Academy, located at the Shelby campus of the Jefferson Community and Technical College at 1361 Frankfort Road in Shelbyville.  The meeting is set for 7 p.m. but those interested in attending might want to arrive early as a packed house is expected to turn out for a multitude of acknowledgements.

  • UPDATED: Shelby County Fire Department, KSP investigating fire as possible arson

    Two people died Sunday morning in a fire on Gloria Drive in Shelbyille, and Kentucky State Police and the Shelby County Fire Department are investigating for arson.

    The fire reportedly started around 8:30 a.m. in the 100 block of Gloria Drive, which is just east of Shelby County High School off of Frankfort Road. When firefighters arrived on the scene they found the house, garage and a vehicle on fire.

  • Christiansburg filmmaker to debut documentary

    KET has teamed up with Kentucky Humanities for a new project, Kentucky Reads, and a documentary produced by Christianburg-native Tom Thurman will accompany the project.

    Kentucky Reads will use Kentucky-born author Robert Penn Warren’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel All the King’s Men to guide a statewide conversation on contemporary populism and political discourse, and their relationship to journalism.

    Several discussions will take place across five Kentucky cities and will feature a unique panel to guide the conversations.

  • Shelby Regional Arts Council appoints new leaders

     The Shelby Regional Arts Council has named Sherrie Head and Dan Illick to serve as the new curator and director, respectively.

    “We actually rotate every once in a while to keep things fresh,” said Head, who replaced former curator Pat Greer.

    An artist herself, Head said she specializes in reverse painting on glass and painting on tiles, which are sold as coaster sets.

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL: City, county to work together on Discovery Blvd.

    The Shelbyville City Council Thursday approved a resolution for an interlocal agreement between the city and Shelby County Fiscal Court that would keep the city from annexing Shelby County Public Schools property on Discovery Boulevard and still provide the school board with the needed assistance to build a road connecting Discovery Boulevard to Midland Industrial and thus provide an outlet to Freedom’s Way.

  • Hepatitis A still not reported in Shelby

    Despite rampant rumors of Hepatitis A in Shelby County, the North Central Health District confirmed that it has not been diagnosed in Shelby County.

  • 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.