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  • Planners table turnout issue for resident’s property
  • County to hold drug abuse forum

    A county sponsored community drug abuse forum will address several issues residents are facing concerning the problem of drug abuse in Shelby on Tuesday morning at the Stratton Community Center, 215 Washington Street in Shelbyville.

    Shelby County Judge-Executive Dan Ison and several community partners are coordinating the event between medical and emergency service officials who will speak at the 3-hour event.

  • A family tree

    A new home at 840½Heinsville Road near Bagdad has everyone driving by doing a double take at its unique features, but don’t call any realtors to set up showing.

    But you might want to ask the Moores just how they turned an old maple tree into the most interesting new house in Shelby County.

  • Road widening from KY 53 to Rocket Lane pushed back

    Shelby County Fiscal Court Magistrates discussed the status of some highly anticipated road projects at Tuesday’s regular meeting.

    State Rep. Rob Rothenburger (R-Shelbyville) told the court that the widening project scheduled for Mount Eden Road was still on schedule for 2019, but that in the meantime, he hopes a proposal to resurface a portion of the 7000 block of the roadway will be approved.

  • I-64 fatality claims one

    A Frankfort man died after a one-vehicle crash on Interstate 64 Tuesday night.

    Shelby County Chief Deputy Coroner Jeff Ivers said that James Long, 62, a retired jockey, died after he crashed at the 36 mile marker on I-64 at around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday.

    Long, who was returning home from Louisville, was not wearing a seatbelt, said. Rice.

    A longtime jockey in Kentucky, Long was at one time was the only black jockey riding in the state.

    He ended his career in 2008, winning more than 300 races.

  • Community input needed for new comp plan

    Do you have ideas about how Shelby County’s anticipated population growth should move over the next two decades?

    If so, you should take a moment out of your day Wednesday to stop by the Stratton Center.

    Ryan Libke, Triple S Planning Commission executive director, is seeking input from the community regarding ideas about road improvements and new roads along with other thoughts and ideas about developing the county.

  • Food, fellowship, fundraising

    Fried chicken benefit

    WHAT:A benefit dinner with live and silent auctions for Steve Osowicz’s kidney transplant.

    WHEN:5-8 p.m., Saturday

    WHERE:Catholic Church of the Annunciation ACC building, 105 Main Street

    If you are looking for food, fellowship and the opportunity to snag some great auction items all for a great cause, look no further than the Catholic Church of the Annunciation.

  • I-64 fatality claims one

    A Frankfort man died after a one-vehicle crash on I-64 Tuesday night.

    Shelby County Chief Deputy Coroner Jeff Ivers said that James Long, 62, died after he crashed at the 36 mile marker on I-64 at around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday night.

    Long, who was returning from Louisville, was not wearing a seatbelt, he said.

    Long was a longtime jockey in Kentucky and at one time was the only black jockey riding in the state.

    He ended his career in 2008, winning more than 300 races.

     

    He was the only occupant of his vehicle.

  • Equine event to be held at Metzgers

    If you’re in the mood to befriend a horse and help out a worthy cause at the same time, you might want to take in Help A Horse Day Sunday and Monday at Metzger’s Country Store in Simpsonville.

    The event will feature orphaned horses – a miniature named Lil’ Sebastian and foal, Dwight – brought in by the Kentucky Humane Society Equine program known as CARE (Connect, Assist, Rescue and Educate) helps horses, as well as cats.

  • Farmers taking freaky weather in stride

    Unusually warm temperatures have both backyard gardeners and farmers looking at crops early this year.

    The Kentucky Climate Summary for April 10 to April 16, a report compiled by several agencies, including the UK Ag Weather Center, extension agents, farmers, and the state and national departments of agriculture, reports that above normal temperatures remained in place throughout that period throughout the state, peaking Friday and Saturday with highs in the low to middle 80s for much of Kentucky, pushing the state to a fourth straight week of above normal temperatures.