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  • Hornback, Montell to talk to constituents at library

    Shelby County’s state legislators will set up shop at the Shelby County Public Library on Saturday, giving their constituents a chance to stop by and voice their concerns for the upcoming 2016 legislative session.

    State Sen. Paul Hornback (R-Shelbyville) and state Rep. Brad Montell (R-Shelbyville) will be in the Reading Room at the library, 309 8th Street in Shelbyville, from 9:30 a.m. to noon Saturday.

    Montell said he’s looking forward to the event.

  • County gets reimbursed for equipment, supplies

     

  • Cropper vote will enable winery to sell wine on premises
  • Animal activists say shelter destroyed records

    The head of an animal activist group in Shelby County has filed suit against the animal shelter and county officials, alleging that shelter officials deliberately destroyed surveillance videos she had asked to view through an open records request.

    The video was regarding alleged animal abuse at the shelter, an issue that the Shelby County Animal Care Coalition, formed in 2014, had been delving into, and the reason for the group’s establishment.

  • A smooth breakfast selection

    The Southeast United Dairy Industry Association recently recognized Collins High School for its increase in diary consumption, but it could barely be heard over the whirrrrrr of the school’s blenders.

    Over a one-year period, the school had a 40 percent jump in milk usage, said Evell Coomer, the district’s food service coordinator. The increase was a direct result of the recently introduced breakfast selection: smoothies.

  • Willowbank earns Breeder of the Year

    Next week Willowbank Farm will be honored with theAmerican Saddlebred Horse Association Breeder Of The Year Award during this year’s Super Convention in Boston.

    “Of course we are very honored to have received this,” Joan Lurie of Willowbank Farm said.  “It’s nice to have your peers recognize your efforts.”

    Recipients of the award are nominated by their peers and selected by the Board of Directors based upon their successful show performance during their competition year.

  • Hot home market

    The temperatures in Kentucky right now might be unpredictable, but the mortgage forecast in Shelby County certainly hot.

    SmartAsset, a New York financial technology company, recently released its second annual study on the Best Places to Get a Mortgage and determined that Shelby County was ranked among one of the top 10 best counties in the state for securing a loan.

    To determine the top markets in the state, SmartAssest compared the likelihood of mortgage approval by county, mortgage rates, average five-year borrowing costs, and property taxes.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD – Board to get firsthand look at PBL

    Simpsonville Elementary School students will introduce the Shelby County Board of Education members to Project Based Learning through a firsthand experience Tuesday evening during their board meeting at 7 p.m. at Simpsonville Elementary, at 6725 Shelbyville Road.

    Simpsonville Principal Jill Tingle said the second grade students have been working to solve a real world problem for the past week and two classes will be divided into four groups Tuesday to share with board members their progress toward solving the issue.

  • Fatal crash shuts down I-64

    Interstate 64 westbound is shut down after a fatal crash that occurred at mile marker 34, police say. Details are still sketchy. Police are detouring traffic onto Mount Eden Road at Exit 35. The interstate will be shut down for several hours for reconstruction.

  • Special election will allow sales at winery

    A special election held yesterday in Cropper will allow the sale of packaged wine at a winery on Christiansburg Road. Out of a total of 1,002 registered voters in the Cropper precinct, 77 showed up at the polls, casting 66 votes in favor and 11 votes against.