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  • Community datebook

    Public meetings

    Shelbyville City Council meetings at 6:30 p.m. Friday at City Hall.

    Shelby County High School's SBDM meeting is 3:30 p.m. Wednesday

    The Housing Authority of Shelbyville Board of Commissioners meets at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Housing Authority Administrative/Community Building.

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    CASA appreciation party

    The appreciation party for VISTA worker Tyler Reid is 6:30-8 p.m. today at 4140 Todds Point Road in Simpsonville. Respond to 321-6856.

  •  You may have known it as a men’s clothing store or an antique store, a nicknack shop or the emporium of sweetness it is today.

    You may have wondered why its awning sticks out just a little farther than its neighbors, and if you’ve been inside, you might have considered that the floor space seemed to be unusual compared to others in Shelbyville.

    But what you may not know is that the building at 610 Main Street was for decades the center of entertainment in Shelby County: The Shelby Theater.

  •  There was no rain and very little mud on Friday and Saturday nights when the 20th annual Shelbyville Horse Show had its final events. Organizers reveled in the throngs who crammed into the tents and the arena at the Shelby County Fairgrounds, and the fans seemed to revel in watching the horses and the people. To see more photographs and video, visit the bottom of the home page.

  • Squire Boone, like other early settlers who arrived at Boonesborough in 1775, lost no time in searching for land.

    He scouted all around Central Kentucky along the trails he and Daniel had blazed during earlier trips to the new land, and he happened upon a tract of land in what is now Shelby County.

  • Despite bad weather throughout the day, Shelby County residents were still able to take part in Shelbyville Horse Show Jubilee activities on Saturday.

    Hundreds of people filled Main Street for the Custom Car Show and the Leo Night and the Moonlighters Street Concert on Saturday night.

    Don Sutton from Simpsonville showed off his 1972 Mustang at the show.

    He said he rarely takes it out of the garage, but his wife suggested he go get it when they stopped by the show on Saturday.

  • Community datebook

    Public meetings

    Shelbyville City Council meets at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at City Hall, 315 Washington St.

    The Shelbyville Historic District Commission will meet 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at 627 Main Street, in the Shelbyville Welcome/Heritage Center.

    The Shelbyville/Shelby County Parks Board meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Waldridge Center.

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    Prayer meeting

    The non-denominational Prayer Connection meets 9:30-11:30 a.m. today at the Stratton Center.

    Ruritan meeting

  • Community datebook

    Public meetings

    Thursday -- Board of Adjustments and Appeals meets at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Stratton Center.

    Saturday -- The Cooperative Extension Service is sponsoring a short walk at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at the Family Activity Center. Participants will receive a free pass to the Family Activity Center.

    Tuesday -- Fiscal court meets at 7 p.m. at the Stratton Center, 215 Washington St.

    Tuesday -- Simpsonville City Council meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Simpsonville Community Center.

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    Library event

    The Wrap-Up Party! outdoor festival for the summer reading program is 10 a.m. until noon today at the Shelby County Public Library. The event is on the front lawn of the library. There will be games and snacks. Reading logs for the Shelby County Public Library summer reading program are due before July 31.

    Kids day

    Youth groups with children kindergarten age through eighth grade are given

  • A family from Shelbyville isn't letting the swine flu scare, or an ocean, keep them from their new daughter.

    Mike and Cynthia Pettit of Sherrie Drive, along with their 5-year-old daughter, Marlee, are on their way to China today, where they'll be meeting 18-month-old Maggie.

    And though this is their second trip to China — they found Marlee through an adoption agency when she was 10 months old — this time around brings a new set of concerns.