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  • A Sweet 16

    It may be a bit unusual to throw a birthday party for a building, but in the case of the Family Activity Center, that event was more than appropriate.

    That’s because the facility is such a big part of people’s lives in Shelby County, said Shelby County Judge-Executive Rob Rothenburger.

    “It’s the centerpiece of our community,” he said.

  • Water commission issues notice

    The Shelbyville Municipal Water and Sewer Commission is issuing notices to residents today to inform them of a violation by the Kentucky Division of water for exceeding the contaminant level HAA5 (Haloacetic Acid).

    Shelbyville Municipal Water and Sewer Manager Tom Doyle said the incident is not an emergency but they want to inform the community.

  • ‘It’s an Odyssey thing’

    As the lights grew dim at West Middle School Wednesday afternoon, zoo animals, medieval characters, robots and superheroes were unleashed on the cafeteria.  It was a mixture of chaotic fun, as four Odyssey of the Mind teams performed a practice run of their skits for their peers, prepping for the state competition this weekend.

  • Career fair connects students to local industries

    There was no basketball game Wednesday morning at Collins High School but the gymnasium was rumbling with students aiming for success, nonetheless.

  • Fuel costs rising with the temps

    As we welcome spring, many of us emerge from a long winter spent in the comfort of our warm homes to celebrate the new season with picnics and trips to the lake.

    The aroma of barbeque chicken roasting on the grill and grass clippings fill in the air, our spirits rise with the temperature, as does the price of fuel, just when we need it most. 

    Last Wednesday fuel prices in Shelby County surpassed that fateful $2 mark, costing drivers about 50 cents more per gallon than last month, according to Gasbuddy.com.

  • Shelbyville man carries wooden cross through Shelbyville

    Not everyone would recognize the name Kenny Tipton right away, but he has gained such a reputation in Shelbyville for his particular Easter tradition that most people have seen him in action.

    For the past three years, Tipton, 62, has carried a huge wooden cross from one end of Shelbyville to the other, his shoulders bent under its weight, but his spirit focused on the message he strives to send, he says.

  • Shelby is 4th healthiest in Kentucky

    Shelby County is in 4th place this year, slipping one notch from last year’s third place, a position it gained in 2013, a substantial jump from 2012, when the county came in 9th place, following a rising trend, coming in 12th in 2011 and 22nd in 2010.

  • Shelby Trails to hold grand re-opening

    Shelby’s equestrian park that changed management in February will roll out its new format at a grand re-opening Saturday.

    Shelby Trails, located at 5063 Aiken Road on the outskirts of Simpsonville, features nearly 500 acres of hiking and equestrian trails, and on Saturday, new managers Jennifer Hegg and Justine Saudan with the American Saddlebred Legacy Foundation, the entity in charge of all programs at Shelby Trails, will be hosting the event, to be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

  • Kentuckians For Medical Marijuana share reasons to make change

    Stories of pain and despair foreshadowed passionate pleas for help at a town hall meeting at the Shelby County Public Library Monday evening aimed at the legalization of cannabis for medical purposes.

    A crowd of nearly 40 residents sat attentively as they listened to the accounts of members of the organization Kentuckians for Medical Marijuana, their silence breaking only on occasion to express their dismay or empathy.

  • District approves May 27 as last day for students

    May 27 will officially kick-off the summer 2016 break for Shelby students.

    The Shelby County Board of Education agreed Thursday to amend the 2015-16 district calendar to account for lost days due to inclement weather.  School was called off a total of three days this winter on account of snow and to make up those days the district elected to simply tack them back on to the end of the originally approved calendar, which had deemed May 24 as the last day.  The originally planned graduation date of May 28, the Saturday following the last day, has not been impacted.