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  • Woodworking Maniak to open on Main

    The arguably perfect details accompanied by the vibrant colors and intricate designs of Timothy Babb’s handcrafted woodworkings are best appreciated in person. And tomorrow that opportunity to be afforded to the community when Babb officially opens the doors to his first storefront for his business, The Woodworking Maniak, at 545 Main Street.

  • Rebuilding history

    It was a day many have waited so long for.  On Tuesday, members of the Shelby County Historical Society and Shelby Preservation Group greeted guests in the courtyard at The Shoppes at Blue Gables for an open house ceremony that has been in the works for more than five years.

  • A tale of two offenses

    While Collins and Shelby County high schools may only sit six miles apart from one another, the teams couldn’t be further apart in its offensive schemes.

    The Rockets run a classic triple-option offense, highlighted by a strong ground attack led by quarterback Tyler Drane and running backs Caleb Morehead and Brandon Davis.

    “I think the talent we have, and our offense goes hand-in-hand,” Drane said. “I make my reads and trust my teammates and it’s worked out well.”

  • Paving continues in Simpsonville

    The project to pave all city streets in Simpsonville, which began in late summer, is already more than halfway completed, officials said.

    "We have about forty percent to go," said Simpsonville City Administrator David Eaton at Thursday night's meeting. "As of this point, everything on the north side has been completed, on the south side, Rolling Ridge subdivision's completed, Countryside, Maplewood, and then all of the Cardinal Club. We just have to do this area here, the parking lots and the road out by Pilot [truck stop]."

  • County to buy new ambulance

    At Tuesday’s meeting of the Shelby County Fiscal Court, magistrates approved purchasing several new vehicles for various departments.

    Magistrates approved a bid for a new ambulance and other EMS equipment upon the recommendation of Emergency Services Director Jeff Ivers.

    The court had given Ivers the go-ahead to advertise for bids at the last meeting on Oct. 4, as well as stretchers and mounting equipment.

  • Dishing with candidates

    If you’re in the mood for an evening of good food with some political conversation thrown in, a chili and bean supper Saturday night should fill the bill nicely.

    Shelbyville Fire and Rescue will host “Meet the Candidates,” from 5 to 8 p.m. at Station No. 2 on Clubhouse Drive behind White Castle, said Beth Williams, administrative assistant to Fire Chief Kevin Baker.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD Board hears update on district’s goals

    In March the Shelby County Board of Education established their annual goals and on Thursday Chief Academic Officer Susan Dugle shared with the board a final review of those goals.

    According to the data presented, the results were hit and miss.

  • Kindergarten gets pushed back

     

    The first day of school may come a year later than expected for some children in Kentucky next year. State officials passed a bill in 2012 that will go into effect for the 2017-2018 school year that will impact incoming kindergarteners on the birthday cutoff threshold.

    According to state officials the change will require many children to be two months older to start school, requiring children turn 5 years of age by August 1, rather than the current birthday cutoff of October 1.

  • Shelby water tests below concerned chemical levels

     

    The Environmental Working Group, a public health advocacy group, released last month the results of an analysis of federal data from nationwide drinking water tests that revealed a carcinogenic chemical called chromium-6, contaminates water supplies for more than 200 million Americans in all 50 states.

    The compound name is recognizable from its mentioning in the movie “Erin Brockovich.”

  • Picky pumpkin pickers

    Fall brings colorful leaves, festivals, apple cider and, of course, pumpkins. Picking out the perfect pumpkin is an art that truly depends on its purpose.

    Whether it's for baking, carving, painting or just to complete a front porch arrangement, there is a wide variety of pumpkins and gourds out there to meet just about any need.

    "We've got just about everything here," said Randie Gallrein of Gallrein Farms as she gestured to a warehouse packed with warty, brown, pink, striped, green and even blue pumpkins.