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  • The bridge less traveled

    Five years ago, the Shelby County Fiscal Court opted to close the Bailey bridge, but one resident hopes to see traffic return to the bridge once again –foot traffic, at least.

    Walter Laughlin said the thought of such a historic bridge falling further into disrepair was disheartening. Laughlin saw the bridge as a tourism promotion opportunity.

    “It’s a natural tourist attraction,” he said, noting that until the early 1900s, the bridge was a covered walking bridge and he wants to see it returned to its former state.

  • Horse show nearly a go

    Final preparations are underway for The Shelbyville Horse Show, which kicks off Wednesday night and runs through Saturday.

    Organizers say the 27th annual horse show will draw thousands each night for both the show and the fun, fellowship and food on the sidelines.

    “We expect as good or a better show than ever,” said R.H. Bennett, the Shelbyville Horse Show manager.

    Gates open at 6 p.m. each day, with the show starting at 7 p.m. More than 300 horses are expected to compete in nearly 60 classes over the 4-day period.

  • Community rallies around disabled woman to raise money for special van

    Tammy Redmon lives a quiet life; she has never been nationally recognized or cited for any daring act of heroism.

    But the 52-year-old Shelbyville woman greets each day with as much dignity and courage as she can muster in her lifelong battle with lymphangioama, a condition that has left her wheelchair-bound with an amputated leg.

    Still, she preseveres with the help of a specially equipped van with which she can travel to necessary errands, such as doctor's appointments.

  • Jubilee kicks off Thursday

    This year’s Shelbyville Horse Show Jubilee promises to be a great event with something for everyone, organizers say.

    Eilene Collins, executive director of Shelby Main Street, said Jubilee festivities kick off Thursday with the annual breakfast at Undulata Farm Thursday morning at 7:30 a.m.

    Collins said more than 200 tickets for the event have been sold.

    This year’s speaker for the breakfast is noted local horse trainer Lionel Ferreira, trainer of 5-gaited world’s grand champion horses.

  • March to Recovery is August 13

    On Saturday, Aug. 13, concerned residents and churches of Shelby County will host a March to Recovery to bring awareness to drug addiction and drug-related deaths in Shelby and surrounding counties. The March to Recovery is a kick-off to a large-scale assault on addictions of all kinds in the region.

    The March will begin at 10 a.m.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD – Clear Creek innovations

    On Thursday the Shelby County Board of Education will hear an update from Clear Creek Principal Kim Willhoite on Innovation at Clear Creek – The Summit. District Public Relations Coordinator Ryan Allan said The Summit is Clear Creek’s 3PT (Pace, Place, Path and Time) program.

    “It’s a personalized learning concept we’re seeing across the county,” Allan said, explaining that Clear Creek is one school in the district that will be piloting a 3PT program in the district.

    The Summit will involve personalized, self-paced learning.

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL – Council annexes Zaxby’s lot

    In a brief meeting Thursday, the Shelbyvill City Council covered a light agenda, which included the annexation of property into the city limits. The board voted unanimously, with board members Mike Zoeller and Shane Suttor absent, to annex into Shelbyville a .975-acre tract of property on the south side of U.S. 60, west of Shelbyville city limits, where the existing Zaxby’s restaurant is located.

  • Invasion of the Pokemon snatchers

    In a time when the nation is harshly divided by politics, protests and violence, there’s a game out there pulling communities back together.

    “I think that’s a great part about it, that it encourages people to get out and explore and socialize,” said Phillip Kisling referring to the phone app game, Pokemon GO.  “I feel like it gives everyone a common connection for a moment.”

  • Teachers teaching teachers

    An unusual mix of Stormtroopers and teachers from across the state invaded the Blair Center at Southside Elementary School for a Star Wars themed EdCamp Kentucky.

    What organizers coined an “unconference,” EdCamp is a nationwide event in which attendees are encouraged to attend and bring ideas for sessions they would like to facilitate.  There is no official format because sessions are created as attendees arrive.

  • Slowing down in Simpsonville

    Simpsonville officials are very pleased with the new, wider Buck Creek Road except for one thing—it’s giving too many motorists an attitude like Sammy Hager.

    "We're working on the speed limit; we've heard from some people on that," City Administrator David Eaton told the Simpsonville City Commission at its meeting Thursday night.

    Eaton said residents have been calling to complain that the 35-mile per hour speed limit on Buck Creek Road from U.S. to the I-64 interchange is too slow.