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  • Annual MLK service to bring fellowship

    Monday, St. John United Methodist Church will once again host the community’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day service and pastor Robert Marshall expects it to be a great service.

    The worship service, which is organized by the Shelby County Ministerial Coalition, will take place at 1 p.m.

    “We do several things on that day,” Marshall said. “One is we recognize the nature on being there,” he said, referring to honoring the late Dr. King.

  • Bird count up, temperatures down

    A Christmas Bird Count might bring to mind delicious holiday turkeys, but bird enthusiasts know what the annual event is really about.

    Established in 1900 by the National Audobon Society, the event is the longest running Citizen Science survey in the world.  With thousands of observers across the globe participating in the count, valuable data is gathered to establish the movement, population growth, and trends of numerous species of birds.

  • West bound lanes reopened after injury accident

    The west bound lanes of I-64 are back open after one person was taken to the University of Louisville Hospital with serious injuries.

    The accident happened on I-64 at around 8 a.m. Wednesday morning, which left both westbound lanes closed.

    Shelby County Emergency Medical Services Director Jeff Ivers said the one vehicle accident happened when a 17-year-old driver ran off the road, flipping her vehicle several times. She was the only occupant and no other vehicles were involved, he said.

  • Shelbyville named one of 10 safest cities in Kentucky

    From taking your kids to the park to finding your car still in driveway in the morning, there aren’t too many places preferable to Shelbyville when it comes to living in safety.

    At least not according to a recent study, and many residents in Shelby agree that assessment is right on the mark.

  • Food for body and soul

    Gaining nearly five times the amount of space to operate has opened up a whole new world for one of Shelby County’s main food pantries and for the people of the county as well, said its director.

    The extra space also means Serenity Center will be able to offer more than just food to Shelby residents.

    “That’s what it’s all about, love and taking care of others,” said Sam Eyle, director of the Serenity Center. “We deal with the physical, the mental and the spiritual.”

  • Zoning recommendation questioned

    The Shelbyville City Council had an extensive list of questions for the developers of property located on the corner of Breighton Circle and Brunerstown Road when the council convened Thursday at City Hall.

    The council, and members of the public, had many concerns for the development of the property located just off the interstate, and questioned the recommendation they received from the Triple S zoning commission.

  • School board budget conundrum

    The Shelby County Board of Education briefly addressed the pending matter of reduced SEEK funding during their regularly scheduled meeting Thursday at the district offices.

    Last month, the Kentucky Department of Education announced the cuts to Support Education Excellence in Kentucky (SEEK) funding, the primary revenue source for Kentucky’s public schools.

  • Blaze damages business on Midland Trail

    As firefighters battled an early morning fire that heavily damaged a business on Midland Trail Thursday morning, they had more than just the blaze to deal with – they also had to brave frigid, sub-zero temperatures that had plunged below zero after midnight.

    With the sign on a nearby bank reading -5 just after sunrise, more than 30 firefighters from three departments labored to extinguish a blaze at Woods Auto Cleanup, at 1829 Midland Trail, across the street from Thorntons.

  • More than 3,600 lose power for hours

    More than 3,600 people lost power Wednesday night, according to Cliff Feltham, spokesperson for Kentucky Utilities, after a transmission line went down in the eastern end of the county.

    Feltham said the outage affected 3,625 and began at 9:49 p.m. He said that 3000 people were back on within an hour, and that the remainder had power restored by 2 a.m.

  • Shelby man charged with attempted murder

    A Shelby County man is behind bars charged with attempted murder of his son’s mother, police said.

    Devonte Evans, 22, was arrested Wednesday in connection with a domestic violence incident that turned ugly on December 29, police said.

    At that time, officers received a call of a domestic situation on Cherrywood Drive, but by the time they arrived, Evans had fled the scene, police say.

    They pieced together what had happened from neighbors and the victim.