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  • Trumbo recovering from farming accident

    The farming community of Shelby County is still reeling in shock after one of its best known – and best loved – farmers was seriously injured Sunday in a farming accident.

    Longtime farmer Jack Trumbo was taken to the University of Louisville Hospital Sunday after he a tractor he was working on rolled over him.

  • Women’s health fair sells out

    A 10th anniversary is always a milestone, and the Women’s Health Fair held Monday night was no exception, with a packed house filling Claudia Sanders Dinner House.

    “It was a great success,” said Deborah Smith, president of the volunteer auxiliary at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville, the entity that sponsors the event. “We had a sell out crowd. We had a wonderful group of wellness partners and excellent speakers.”

    Holly Husband, spokesperson for JHS, said the event’s fundraising efforts were extraordinary this year.

  • Citizens rage at city council workshop

    A Shelbyville City Council to discuss a restaurant tax began calmly enough, but ended up in a shouting match between residents and council members.

  • District moves last day to May 29

     

    It looks like summer break will arrive before June for Shelby County students after all.

    On Thursday, the Shelby County Board of Education voted to amend the 2014-2015 school calendar, rendering May 29 as the district’s final day and not altering the originally planned graduation date of May 30.

  • SCPS discusses drug testing athletes

    Can you put a price on deterring students from illegal drug use?

    That was the big question on the minds of the Shelby County Board of Education last week, and the answer they discovered is around $10,000.

    While the board did not vote after the presentation, they will continue to explore the idea.

    In February, the board began asking questions regarding drug testing of student athletes and on Thursday, Dave Weedman, the director of student achievement, presented some of those answers to the board.

  • Trumbo hospitalized after farm accident

    Longtime farmer Jack Trumbo has been hospitalized with serious injuries at the University of Louisville after  a farming accident.

    The accident happened Sunday afternoon after Trumbo had an accident with a tractor he was working on.

  • Dorman Center reaches goal in fund matching

    Still $5,000 short in early December from fulfilling its part of raising $20,000 to match a $40,000 grant, the Dorman Center announced Thursday that they have reached that goal.

    Ray Leathers, president of the board of the Dorman Center, said the deadline to meet the amount was the end of the year, and that donations not only met the requirement, but also exceeded it, bringing in more than $25,000, for a total grant amount of $45,280,

  • New technology for decal renewal

    Next month, Shelby will join the rest of the state in using new technology to issue renewal decals.

    Although clerks will be doing the renewals differently, the procedure will not change for citizens, said Shelby County Clerk Sue Carole Perry.

  • New fire station under construction at Mount Eden

    Construction crews are hard at work this week, busily engaged in erecting the framework for a new fire station in Mount Eden.

    The old station was destroyed by fire last August, while in the midst of celebrating 50 years at that location on Van Buren Road.

    But Mount Eden Fire Chief Doug Herndon said he intends to make sure that the new facility will have everything the old one had, and more.

    “It will be the same location, same everything, pretty much,” he said.

  • Shelby one of state’s healthiest counties

    Shelby County remains one of the healthiest counties in the commonwealth, according to the 2015 County Health Rankings of all states, complied annually by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute in collaboration with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

    Shelby County had moved up to third place in 2013, a substantial jump from 2012, when the county came in 9th place, following a rising trend, coming in 12th in 2011 and 22nd in 2010.