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  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL: Council elects to begin condemnation process on 7th Street property

    The Shelbyville City Council Thursday started the process to begin condemnation and acquiring property on 7th Street just north of Washington Street.

    The 7-acre property at 219 7th Street includes several warehouses and a loading dock and is located just north of the intersection with Washington Street. The location is currently home to SanJuan, LLC., a distribution center for imported Hispanic candies and snacks owned by Leonardo Castaneda and Alissa Barker.

  • Simpsonville passes broadband ordinance

    The Simpsonville City Commission passed the second reading Thursday night of an ordinance that will allow a franchise for broadband Internet services.

    The move comes after much study by the city commission, said Simpsonville Mayor Steve Eden.

    "We did a lot of research on this, we’ve spent a lot of time over the past three months," he said. "Linda Ain [attorney] had come out of Lexington, and she’s done a lot of work putting franchises together."

  • Rousing Republicans

    The mood was festive and the tone optimistic at Claudia Sanders Dinner House Saturday night as Shelby County Republicans got together for the annual Lincoln Day Dinner fundraiser.

    In addition to local Republicans, such as Shelby County Judge-Executive Rob Rothenburger, who is running for the open seat being vacating by the retiring Rep. Brad Montell (R-Shelbyville), other Republicans spoke at the event, such as U.S. Rep. Thomas Massie and Kentucky State Treasurer Allison Ball.

  • KY 53 construction moved to 2019

     

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD SCPS to bring back handwriting, cursive

    Though it’s no longer required by the state, Shelby County Public Schools rolled out its plan Thursday to integrate handwriting lessons into classroom curriculums for the coming year.

  • Board finds superintendent Accomplished

    Shelby County Public Schools Superintendent James Neihof has earned a grade of Accomplished for the 2016 school year.  On Thursday the Shelby County Board of Education shared the results of its annual evaluation of the superintendent and explained the findings.

  • Mosquitoes heating up with weather

    As the weather warms, bugs are starting to flood hot, humid air, and mosquito bites are popping up all over adults and children, but the worst is still yet to come.

    “As of right now, we have not had the first phone call,” said David Cammack, environmental director for the North Central Public Health Department.

    The health department takes complaints about mosquito infestations and relays that information to state health department officials who then go out and spray pesticides in that area, a program that encompasses all 120 Kentucky counties.

  • Fair prepares for horse show

    The Shelby County Fair may start packing up on Sunday, but the festivities are not over yet at the fairgrounds.

    The 2016 Shelby County Horse Show will begin Wednesday and run through Saturday, and promises to be a great show as usual, if participation is any indication.

  • Solstice is Monday

    The Summer Solstice is coming up Monday, but how many people really know what that means?

    Although most people correctly associate the date with the official beginning of summer, there are some misconceptions floating around about the event, said National Weather Service Meteorologist Joe Sullivan.

    “It’s the longest day of the year and so we have the most sunshine, but what’s interesting is that it’s not typically the hottest day of the year,” he said. “The hottest day typically lags by three or four weeks on average.”

  • Look local for dad

    One small gift bag can hardly hold the gratitude we feel for our fathers for their years of unconditional love and kindness.  But each year on the third Sunday in June we are challenged with this very task.

    Father’s Day, first proclaimed by the governor of Washington in July of 1910, was not an official national holiday until 1978. And for the past four decades since, we’ve been struggling to locate the perfect gift that is both practical and special.