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  • Boil water advisory in place on Taylorsville Road

    A water main break on the west side of Taylorsville Road in Shelbyville near Valero has caused a boil water advisory.

    Businesses located on the west side of KY 55 from 720 Taylorsville Road south to the intersection with Isaac Shelby Drive and west to Commerce Circle and Everett Hall Road will remain under a boil water advisory until at least Wednesday morning, according to officials with Shelbyville Municipal Water.

  • Eaton is Kentucky City Employee of the Year

    Simpsonville has earned bragging rights for one of its own who is being recognized as the most outstanding employee in the entire state of Kentucky.

    Simpsonville City Administrator David Eaton will be in the spotlight in November when he is formally presented with the Kentucky City Employee of the Year Award.

  • Kicking the habit

    The state’s most recent push targeted at urging the public to stop smoking is now underway in the form of an advertising campaign.

    Kentucky’s Tobacco Quit Line is designed to lead people to the commonwealth’s free tobacco counseling service, 1-800-QUIT-NOW (784-8669), said state officials.

  • Stinkin’ bugs

     If you’ve noticed some extra pesky pests creeping up your walls and invading your home lately, you’re not alone.

    Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs are taking over homes across the state as the warmer season fades and the weather begins to cool. Typically seen gathering in large groups on the sides of buildings, these little stinkers sneak into our homes and other buildings through cracks and openings seeking shelter from the falling temperatures.

  • Seeking support

      In the midst of many Shelby afternoon commutes Wednesday, drivers slowed to exchange waves and smiles at nearly 20 members of the Church of the Annunciation standing at several intersection corners along Midland Trail in Shelbyville.

    With signs in tote expressing support for immigrants and refugees, supporters noted they hoped to build some solidarity within the Latino community in Shelbyville.

  • Keeping the faith

    Next week, Lori Clarkson is going for her first mammogram after having breast cancer surgery last fall.

    "I am going on the twentieth for my very first mammogram since all of this has taken place--it will be a year and a day," she said, admitting to being "a little nervous."

    Clarkson, who has been a kindergarten assistant at Painted Stone Elementary School for 14 years, said she discovered she was in the early stages of breast cancer after a routine screening turned up a slight abnormality.

  • Birthday bash

    The crowd was small, but enthusiasm was high Saturday when a handful of people turned out to celebrate the county’s 225th birthday.

    The event, held at the Stratton Center, hosted by the Shelby County Historical Society, consisted of a PowerPoint presentation by the Kentucky Historical Society.

    The program centered mostly around the history of Kentucky, sprinkled with a few details about Shelby’s history, said John Graham, vice president of the Shelby County Historical Society.

  • Onward and upward

    The company flag was flying high above the Martinrea Heavy Stamping plant Friday, but not as high as employees’ morale as companies officials showed their appreciation with a catered meal in recognition for exceptional quality work.

    Plant Manager Mark Witten took the podium that had been set up on the lawn along with several huge tents bearing food for a lavish lunch for all of the plant’s employees.

    Witten praised them for their efforts in helping the plant regain a certification that had been lost in May 2016.

  • Second community drug abuse forum has good turnout

    A second drug forum hosted Thursday night at the Stratton Center mirrored the first event held in April in terms of format and speakers, but an increased community participation and turnout gave organizers hope.

    “I thought that people asked some very good questions and were very interested and eager to get involved,” said Shelby County Emergency Services Director Jeff Ivers, who was part of the panel of experts that answered questions from the audience.

  • Your Shelby fall bucket list

    If you’ve been looking for the perfect opportunity to get out and explore the beauty and fun atmosphere of Shelby County, autumn is the ideal time.

    From fun fall festivals and pumpkin farms to a wide array of trick or treat and trunk or treat events, Shelby County has a multitude of opportunities to add to your Fall Bucket List.

    The county offers a few options for family farm fun, whether you are looking for a corn maze, apple picking, pumpkin patches or all of the above.