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Today's News

  • Weather remains hot, tips to stay cool

    Some like it hot.

    If you don’t, chances are slim you’ll enjoy the next few weeks outdoors.

    Yes, it rained Tuesday, but rain will be even more scarce the rest of August.

  • Two Shelbyville stores closing

    I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream.

    Customers looking for a cool treat better hurry, at least to Baskin-Robbins.

    The ice cream store at 1161 Midland Trail in Shelbyville will close very soon, on Sunday or earlier if supplies run out a staffer confirmed.

    The store’s district manager was not available by press time to discuss why the store was closing.

  • Churches gathering to worship together

    A quote from a Civil Rights leader in 1960 is still appropriate today.

    Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said during an interview on Meet the Press:

    “I think it is one of the tragedies of our nation, one of the shameful tragedies, that eleven o’clock on Sunday morning is one of the most segregated hours, if not the most segregated hour, in Christian America.”

    In 2019, as in the Civil Rights Era, black and white churchgoers still largely worship separately.

  • UofL works with state to purchase Jewish Hospital system

    The University of Louisville today announced that it has reached a deal to secure Jewish Hospital and other KentuckyOne Health properties in the metro area, including Jewish Hospital Shelbyville.

    Under the new deal, UofL’s University Medical Center, Inc. will acquire Jewish Hospital, including the Outpatient Care Center, Rudd Heart and Lung Center, offices and parking garages in Louisville and other metro area properties, including:

  • Immunization clinics at the health department

    Back to school haircuts, clothes and supplies are on parents’ lists now, one month before school begins.

    But parents may miss something far more important — vaccinations — before their children enter school this year.

    Kentucky law requires parents to file a vaccination certificate for each child at the school office, unless parents submit an official objection — religious or medical — which is also required to be on file at school.

  • TRIPLE S PLANNING COMMISSION: Veteran’s housing project comes for final approval

    A plan to provide housing on mini lots in Shelbyville will seek final approval at Tuesday’s Triple S Planning Commission meeting, 6:30 p.m. at the Stratton Center, 215 Washington Street in Shelbyville.

    Awake Ministries will present its final plat for six lots on Bradshaw Street in Shelbyville near the railroad tracks and Clear Creek between 5th and 6th streets. The .35-acre property was changed to a Residential Rehabilitation District zone in March, and the final plat request is to divide the property into six lots.

  • Shelby County 4-H exhibit cattle at Kentucky State Fair

    Although Shelby County’s dairy farming tradition has dwindled, some residents are keeping it alive – and showing the whole state in the process. 

    Shelby County will send most of its Dairy Club to the Kentucky State Fair, where it will defend a highly successful record. 

    “Most of our kids go and compete on the state fair level,” said Lee Ann Wood, the Shelby County 4-H Dairy Club leader. “We should probably have about twenty.”

  • Jeff Bracken rides coast to coast across America for charity Fuller Center for Housing

    Shelbyville resident Jeff Bracken doesn’t let disability get in his way.

    Bracken, an eleventh-grade history teacher at Shelby County High School, cycled coast-to-coast to raise money for the nonprofit Fuller Center for Housing, similar to Habitat for Humanity, and to raise awareness about Usher Syndrome, a progressive disease that reduces vision.

    Bracken has had the illness for nine years. To imagine his vision, look through two toilet paper rolls.

  • 109 board approves lower tax rate, adds fee to use credit and debit cards, no fee with RFID card

    Taxes are going down.

    At least a bit.

    The Shelby County Land Commission’s 109 Taxing District Board of Directors voted Aug. 9 to lower the ad-valorem tax rate for Shelby County real estate from 2.9 cents per $100 valuations to 2.8 cents per $100. The move lowers 109 solid waste taxes by 3.44 percent. 

    The board decision is the third tax rate reduction in three years.

    However, depending on payment type, some consumers may end up paying more.

  • SCPS enacts contingency plan for Moorman students

    Shelby County Public Schools will still open on time, but Marnel C. Moorman students will have to wait a little bit longer to explore their new school.

    According to Superintendent James Neihof, the school district has decided to implement a contingency plan that will place students assigned to the MCM School in other area schools until they have access to the new building.