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  • Ordinance for nonconforming structures passes

    An ordinance that will allow a text amendment to the zoning regulations pertaining to additions on non-conforming structures passed a second reading at Monday night’s meeting of the Simpsonville City Commission, bringing the city in line with Shelby’s other two governing bodies on the matter.

  • How sweet it is

    If you’re looking for a family-friendly activity to spice up your holiday season – and satisfy your sweet tooth – look no further than 6:30 p.m. Friday at the Family Activity Center.

    For the second year in a row, the FAC at Clear Creek Park will host a Gingerbread House Decorating Party, with special guests Santa and Mrs. Claus.

    “Mrs. Claus has my red suit all ready to and we just can’t wait,” said Santa.

  • Farm Bureau spotlights excellence

    Shelby County Farm Bureau started December with a bang Friday, receiving recognition of excellence for 2017 in everything from achievements of its youth to outstanding program achievements.

    Approximately 2,000 members attended KFB’s 98th annual meeting in Louisville Nov. 29 through Dec. 2 to recognize this year’s individual and organizational achievements, and to adopt policy for 2018.

    “It went very well,” said Larry Williams, president of Shelby County Farm Bureau.

  • Dorman Center seeks funding for matching grant

    Officials from the Dorman Preschool Center are appealing to the public to help raise money for a matching grant to finish an outdoor classroom.

    The thing is, said Laurie Cottrell, executive director of the Dorman Center, they have to raise $5,000 by Dec. 20.

  • Family awarded $2m in suit from death of toddler

    In a strange twist, a Shelby County family won an uncontested lawsuit they filed after their toddler was struck by a car in a parking lot in their apartment complex when the accused party didn’t answer the summons.
     

    Even more unusual, the management company that oversees Lynne Acres, where the couple lived, said they didn’t even know about the suit.

  • Churches open holiday activities

     “I love Christmas. I am mesmerized by Christmas.  But sometimes we forget what Christmas is all about.” said Maurice Hollingsworth, pastor at Shelbyville First Baptist Church.  “It’s more than trees and packages and lots of food, ultimately Christmas is all about the miracle of Christ.”

    To keep the reason for the season at the focus of the community, several churches in Shelby County have big plans this month starting with two events tomorrow.

  • Tis season of giving back

      Between the stress of decorating, fighting for the hot toys, waiting in long lines for Santa and mad rushes to the mall for last minute gifts it’s easy to get lost in the commercialization of the season.

    But December should be reserved as the season of giving back and thinking of others.

    Shelby County prides itself on being a tight community. So for the next 24 days leading up to Christmas – in the midst of being shoved at the store and fighting for a parking spot – take some time each day to think of others.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD - Board to consider annual audit

    Board members will hear the annual audit report for the 2016/17 school year when the Shelby County Board of Education convenes for its regularly scheduled meeting Thursday at 7 p.m. at the district’s central office 1155 West Main Street.

    “It’s just a standard procedure that we have to do per the Kentucky Department of Education and federal regulations,” SCPS public relations coordinator Ryan Allan said.

  • Parading around town

    This weekend not one but two parades will kick off the seasonal celebrations in Shelby County.

    The fun starts tomorrow morning on Main Street in Shelbyville with the Shelby County Christmas Parade.

    Starting at 10 a.m., the parade will run down Main Street from Mack Walters Road to 1st Street.

    The theme for this year’s event is ‘A Movie Time Christmas’ which will pay tribute to the timeless films we watch every season.  

  • Baking up love

    Monday is national cookie day, and what better time to honor the sweet treats than the first week of December? 

    After all, the holiday season for so many often brings fond memories in the kitchen with mom or grandma baking goodies for friends, family and neighbors.

    In fact, each year the Shelby County Cooperative Extension Homemakers gather together to share some of those memories and kitchen traditions before exchanging some baked goods using some passed down family recipes.

    It’s a wonderful tradition within itself.