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  • Shelby man pulls Waddy woman from burning car

    Tony Banta said he didn’t have time to think about being scared, although the danger of the situation was uppermost in his mind, including the fact that the car could explode.

    “It was a pretty intense situation,” he said. “You could smell the burning fuel, and the smoke and fire. I was aware of it, but my only thought was, ‘I’m going to get her out of here, one way or another!’”

  • Redd Crabtree: Sept. 5, 1935 to Jan. 19, 2015

    A friend of the late Redd Crabtree, a well-known horse trainer who passed away Sunday night, summed up the sentiments of many people around the community when he referred to his friend as “A giant among men.”

    “What was particularly admirable about this ‘giant’ was always his willingness to be more of a listener than a talker. He was not only a very gracious and beloved man on and off the track, but he championed the community of Simpsonville whenever and wherever he could,” said William E. Matthews.

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  • Backyard farming

    From family-owned local businesses to the Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass, Shelby County has something to offer just about anyone, whether they prefer a small-town life or a big city.   But for those itching for a taste of both worlds, the Shelby County Cooperative Extension Office has them covered, too.

    Starting Thursday, the extension office will begin a workshop series designed for the beginning small farmer with 5 to 20 acres.

  • Shelby County Board of Education – Draft budget ready for review

    In December, the Kentucky Board of Education announced that there would be a reduction in state’s SEEK funding. The state has not yet released the decrease amount, but district Superintendent James Neihof said the district is anticipating a one percent drop.

    Thursday the Shelby County Board of Education will review the 2015-16 draft budget when the board convenes at the district offices at 7 p.m., at the district offices. 1155 Main Street, Shelbyville, but Neihof said the draft is just the first step of three in preparing the budget.

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL – Breighton apartments lead agenda

    A hot topic returns to city hall Thursday as the Shelbyville City Council will again discuss the rezoning request for property located on the corner of Breighton Circle and Brunerstown Road during its 7 p.m. meeting at 315 Washington Street.

    In November, representatives from Roberts & Smith 2, LLC presented development plans to the Triple S Planning Commission requesting a zone change from six-acres of property from General Interchange (X-2) to Multi-family Residential (R-4) in order to build 216 A-property apartments.

  • Diageo connecting with local farms

    Diageo representatives are hosting a meeting Friday for farmers who are interested in using distillery by-products as a feed source for their beef or dairy cattle.

    Details regarding the handling, transportation and cost of the by-product will be discussed.

  • Par for the course

    A Shelby golf course has a new managing partner at the helm who is set to take the course in an exciting new direction, freeing up the owner to do what she does best, she said.

    “Craig is the only one I would have confidence in turning over our beloved course to take it to the next level,” said Lawren Just, owner of Persimmon Ridge. “I am thrilled that we were able to bring this to fruition.”

  • Date to charge for trash service extended

    County officials had initially announced in December that there would be no cost to use the Shelby County Recycling facility for a while, and now that timeframe has been extended for the second time, officials say.

    “We’re still working on the program and trying to get it downloaded and get the bugs out,” said Solid Waste Director Rick Solomon.

    “I figure if we can hurry up and get it in, maybe about another week or two, probably two weeks,” he said.

  • Teen out of hospital after interstate crash

    A Shelby County teen is out of the hospital after a horrendous accident on I-64 Wednesday morning.

    The 17-year-old Collins High School student – police are not releasing her name because she is under the age of 18 – rolled her car several times near mile marker 33 on the way to school, police said.

    Shelby County Sheriff’s Detective Jason Rice said the girl was in a rush when she left her home in the Osprey Cove area, and he thinks that haste contributed to the accident.