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  • Firefighters rescue pets from burning building

    A Shelbyville resident got an early Christmas present Wednesday when firefighters rescued two of his pets from their flaming kennel.

    Brian Sawdo stood in his driveway, wringing his hands and grieving for his two cats that he feared had perished in a blaze that engulfed the shed and kennel in his backyard on Logan Street in Shelbyville.

    Sawdo watched as firefighters battled the thick clouds of black smoke to extinguish the flames, but he couldn’t help thinking about Snickers and Bow.

  • Community of caring

    It was beginning to look a lot like Christmas Tuesday.

    Gifts were flowing thick and fast at this year’s Community Christmas, as were holiday treats and even the makings for entire meals.

    The annual event, hosted at the former Shelby Industries by Operation Care to support struggling families, furnished hundreds of children and their families with Christmas gifts.

  • Swapping sweets

    Homemakers across the county fired up their ovens last week and warmed the hearts of one another with their annual cookie exchange held at the Shelby County Cooperative Extension office last Friday morning.

    Two-dozen participants each armed with 4-dozen cookies and the recipe attended the exchange.

    Extension agent Sheila Fawbush said homemakers have hosted the event for more than a decade and this was one of the largest turnouts she could recall.

  • Police say shooting took place in Louisville

    Simpsonville Police, together with the Louisville Metro Police Department, are continuing to investigate a shooting incident that occurred shortly before 6 p.m. Saturday night, although they are not quite sure where, yet.

    Simpsonville Police Chief Chip Minnis said that Donald E. Jewell, 30, of Frankfort called for help from the vicinity of McDonald's restaurant on Buck Creek Road. He had sustained a non-life threatening gunshot wound and was taken to the University of Louisville Hospital.

  • Spicing up the holidays

    Looking for a chance to spice up the season?

    Why not try a little cookie renovation project at the Family Activity Center’s gingerbread house decorating party Friday night.

    You won’t even have to bring ingredients, everything is included in the 6:30 p.m. class for just $10.

    Ashley Coulter, administrative assistant at the FAC, said she and two other parks employees tested out the procedure recently and had a lot of fun making a gingerbread house, as well as making a big mess.

  • Police chase starts with fleeing shoplifting suspect

    What started out as a shoplifting incident Saturday afternoon quickly escalated into a police pursuit, with a deputy nearly getting run down by a fleeing get-away-car.

    Anthony Deshaun Warren Jr., 20, of Louisville was arrested in the incident that started at the Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass and ended up in a police chase into Jefferson County, said Dwight Mitchell, spokesperson for the Louisville Metro Police Department.

  • Blue Christmas

    Several police officers and deputies from Shelby and Spencer counties responded to an important call at Walmart Saturday morning.

    No one departed the scene in handcuffs or tears, however, instead nearly a dozen children went home with toys, clothes and smiles.

  • Sunday sales passes first reading

    During a special called meeting Monday, the Shelbyville City Council approved on first reading an ordinance that, if passed on second reading Thursday, will permit the sale of packaged alcohol on Sundays.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD Board to approve calendar for 2016-17 school year

    The Shelby County Board of Education will consider the approval of their 2017-18 school-year calendar when they convene Thursday at the district offices, 1155 West Main Street in Shelbyville.

    The board will select one of three proposed calendars proposed by the calendar committee earlier this year.

    SCPS public relations coordinator, Ryan Allan said the committee would recommend the board select the community’s top pick.

  • Residents feel powerless to KU solar field

    Louisville Gas and Electric and Kentucky Utilities Company announced earlier this year their intentions of developing a solar facility in Shelby County that would allow customers to share in the renewable energy source.