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Today's News

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.”

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL - Discovery Blvd. annexation leads city agenda

     On Thursday the Shelbyville City Council will consider a resolution that could push forward the development of a road to help alleviate traffic issues on Discovery Boulevard.

    The school district is looking to develop a road that would start at the northern end of Discovery Boulevard and run east. The city would construct a portion of the road that would begin where their property ends and connect to Midland Industrial Drive.

    While there is little argument that the road is necessary, the request that accompanies the development has raised concerns.

  • 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.

  • Hollingsworth cemetery restored

     Simpsonville’s newest Pioneer Cemetery drew interest from as far away as Seattle Sunday, as the Hollingsworth Cemetery received its Pioneer status after efforts to clean and restore the historic plot of land in Shelby County came to an end.

    On Sunday, the Shelby County Cemetery Preservation Board hosted the dedication ceremony at the cemetery in Simpsonville, which consisted of three facets.