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  • Smoke from mixing center causes concern

    After a complaint from concerned citizens generated an investigation into a source of smoke coming from a business, state officials say there is no cause for concern.

    “They didn’t find any violations; they went and checked it out, and they didn’t find anything, and you have the documents to show that,” said Lanny Brannock, communications officer for the Division of Air Quality, a department within the Energy and Environmental Cabinet.

  • Storm wreaks havoc with horse show

    The 26th Annual Shelbyville Horse Show opened with a bang Wednesday night, not from the horses, but from Mother Nature.

    Half an hour before the show was scheduled to begin — with socializing, eating and drinking already well underway — skies darkened rapidly, and wind began to whip tablecloths, skirts and hairpieces.

    The situation had the potential to be a serious situation, said Pam Ray, one of the event’s main organizers.

  • The real traffic issue

    On the surface, human trafficking may not sound like a problem that impacts Shelby County, but dig deep enough and you’ll find the crime can affect anyone, anywhere, anytime.

    On Tuesday, the North Central District Health Department held a meeting in an effort to raise awareness of local human trafficking and debunk the myth that it is an issue that just happens elsewhere.

  • SCCT adds student board reps

    For the first time since its establishment, the Shelby County Community Theatre will include a younger audience in the decision-making process by adding students to its board of directors.

    Incoming sophomores Jake Waford andMason Warren both of Martha Layne Collins High School have been selected to serve as the inaugural board representatives for the SCCT and board members say the two were a clear choice.

  • Outlet celebrates one year

    One year ago the ceremonial blue ribbon was cut and The Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass officially opened.  Excited residents and out-of-town visitors poured into that day and they are still coming in droves one year later.

    “We welcomed approximately 5 million shoppers in our first year,” said Connie Dyer, Senior Vice President of Marketing for Horizon Group Properties.

    Not only has the Simpsonville shopping center been a success, it has financially surprised outlet officials.

  • Fresh family fun

    The Shelby County Farmers Market will host a Customer Appreciation Day Saturday, Aug. 8, at the Shelby County Fairgrounds on U.S. 60 and Ky. 53.

    Farmer’s market president Lea Miller said they are holding the event to show their gratitude to their loyal customers.

    “We decided to have a Customer Appreciation Day for our customers because we have so many that come in regularly on Wednesdays and our Saturdays, so we wanted to show our appreciation to them,” she said.

  • Kids at play

    The sound of children’s laughter in the park is not an unfamiliar sound, but to those who attended a pre-grand opening at the county’s new playground Monday, it was even sweeter than usual.

    Under a sun-drenched sky, excited young voices could be heard exclaiming everything from “Daddy, you’ve just got to see this,” to “I’m going up again!” to “Hey, this is not as easy as it looks!”

  • Man indicted for murder in shooting

    A Louisville man has been indicted for murder in connection with a deadly shooting at a Shelbyville apartment complex in Martinsville in April.

    Tyler Demetreaus Garrison, 23, was indicted July 20 by a Shelby County Grand Jury on charges of murder and tampering with physical evidence in the death of Larry Bell, 28.

  • Kuzmanovic indicted for murder

    Two months after being arrested and charged with reckless homicide in a vehicular death in May, a Lakewood, Washington man has had that charge bumped up to a more serious level.

    A Shelby County Grand Jury indicted Miroslav Kuzmanovic July 20 with murder, three counts of first-degree wanton endangerment, and operating a commercial vehicle while using a hand-held mobile phone.

    Reckless homicide is a Class D felony, which carries a penalty of only 1 to 5 years in prison, whereas murder penalties range from 20 years to life, and can even encompass death.

  • Clark named interim principal for MLCHS

    Mike Clark, formerly the Director of Student Services for Shelby County Public Schools, has been selected to serve as the interim principal for Martha Layne Collins High School for the 2015-16 school year.

    The district’s Site-Based Decision Making council made the announcement Thursday and Superintendent James Neihof shared the news with the Board of Education following their meeting later that evening.