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  • Deck the halls

    Amber Oaks treated guests Thursday to caroling, delicious desserts, finger foods, music and fun holiday conversation, as they celebrated their 8th annual Festival of Trees.

    The event offered guests an opportunity to visit with Santa, dine on sweet treats and browse and bid on numerous holiday auction items.

    The assisted living residence hosts the event and businesses, organizations and clubs throughout the community, as well as local schools, donate handcrafted wreaths and trees for their silent auction.

  • TRIPLE S PLANNING COMMISSION – No zone change for Gordon Lane

    The Triple S Planning Commission held a public hearing zone Tuesday for two zone changes for property on east of KY 55 on Gordon Lane.

    Property representatives said they felt a zone change from Agricultural (A) to Light Industrial (I-1) was suitable considering the changes to the area.

    However, commissioners disagreed, and voted against a recommendation 4-1.

    The proposed changes related to 61.41 acres owned by Rut N Strut Distillery and fewer than 10 acres of adjacent property owned by Lewiston, Inc.

  • Solid waste center celebrates one year


  • Fiscal court releases state’s audit

    The State Auditor’s office has released the audit of the Shelby County Fiscal Court for the fiscal year ending in June, 2014, a time period during which a former employee wreaked havoc on the county’s finances, the report says.

    The report refers to Jenny King as a “former employee” that overpaid herself and her spouse a total of $21,346 in unearned payments.

  • County approves sheriff’s fee budget

    The Shelby County Fiscal Court accepted the Shelby County Sheriff’s Fee Budget for 2015-16 at its regular meeting Tuesday morning.

    Magistrates also approved other standard end of the year items for Sheriff Mike Armstrong’s office, including deputies’ salaries and bonds.

    Sheriff Mike Armstrong's 2015-16 budget is $1,527,300, compared to $1,495,800 in 2014, an increase of less than 2.5 percent, with revenue for his office coming from a percentage of the property taxes it collects.

  • Musical benefit raises money for Angel Tree

    With most of the audience consisting of people who could remember when the likes of Roy Orbison, Marty Robbins, and, of course, Elvis Presley, ruled, 15-month old Presleigh Marie strutted her stuff in the aisles, clapping her hands in time to the tunes.

    The tot’s antics were appropriate, however, inasmuch as the proceeds from the Angel Tree Benefit Show will all go to furnish toys for children for Christmas.

  • New twist on age old story

    Finchville Baptist Church always has a packed house for its Christmas cantata, but this year organizers of the event promise something very special Wednesday night.

    Choir director Ron Cheak, when pondering the question of how to capture the awesomeness of redemption in a unique way, decided that renowned composer Heather Sorenson had done just that.

    When her Christmas cantata The Silence and the Sound was released this year, he decided it was just what he wanted for Finchville Baptist.

  • The Community in Christmas

    The Shelby County community Tuesday will again rally around families struggling to make it through the Christmas holiday with an event that has long standing roots here.

    Community Christmas, a joint effort between Operation Care and Shelby Industries, started in 2004 as Christmas at Claudia’s and has evolved over the years.

    But one thing that hasn’t changed is the positive effect it’s had on the county.

    Community Christmas is serving more than 1,100 children this year, a figure that is actually down said organizers.

  • Ford expansion could mean big news in Shelby

    The mood is positive in Shelby County about a Dec. 1 announcement by Ford officials that the company plans to launch to new F-series pickup truck in 2017, a move that will include a large expansion at the Louisville Ford truck plant.

  • A folly jolly Christmas

    T’was the night before Christmas and all through the town,

    mishaps were happening all around.

    The neighbor’s lights flickered on the tree in their den

    because they carelessly plugged too many in.

    A candle still burns in a window down the hall,

    as they sleep and dream of Black Friday shopping at the new outlet mall.

    And as Saint Nicholas tiptoes on the roof of their home,

    he slips and trips and lets out a painful moan.