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  • Homemakers to honor vets

    This year, the Shelby County Extension Homemakers will continue their tradition of honoring veterans with the 10th annual event on Sunday to honor all veterans – active, retired, and reserved – all men and women who have ever served the nation.

    The event will be held at 2-4 p.m. at the Shelby County Extension Office on Frankfort Road.

    It will include refreshments and a short ceremony that will begin at 2:30.

  • A digital eye on security

    A Simpsonville plant has the perfect employee – he never gets tired, doesn’t take coffee breaks and is never late for work.

    What’s more, he is very popular with his coworkers at Faurecia in Simpsonville.

    “Hi, Salt, good to see you,” said Jermaine Scott, as he approached him in the parking lot.

    Although Salt can speak, he is a being of few words – because he isn’t human.

  • Whirlwind experience

    The nation’s capital is full of exciting and fun sights and experiences, but for a Shelby County teen, the political side of the city was a thrill he’ll never forget.
    Ben Brown, a junior at Shelby County High School, journeyed to Washington, D.C. in September for a three-day trip to shadow his cousin, Kevin Yoder, a member of the House of Representative from Kansas.
    “It was really cool – I even got to take a picture sitting at his desk!” exclaimed Brown, his eyes sparkling as he described his experiences accompanying Yoder.

  • Celebrating 50 years of firefighting

    It’s going to be a 5-alarm celebration on Saturday when the Shelby County Fire Department celebrates its 50th anniversary at fire station 1 on Alpine Drive, near Kroger off Boones Station Road.
    Festivities will include speakers, refreshments and even a wreath-laying ceremony in memory of deceased firefighters.

  • Pegasus Industries named a top manufacturer

    “It was a huge thrill – we were surprised,” said Steve Meador, president of Pegasus Industries, whose company was named mid-size Manufacturer of the Year for the state of Kentucky.

    The plant, located on Haven Hill Road just off the Shelbyville Bypass, specializes in wood, steel and corded fabrication, although they do a variety of other things, said Meador, who added that the award is proof of what he’s known all along – that the quality of the company is only as good as its employees, and Pegasus is all about dedicated employees.

  • Shelby Democrats select new leaders

    With two new leaders at the helm of its executive committee, the Shelby County Democratic Party is primed to change the world – one Democrat at a time.

    It’s the hope of the Democratic Party that Kathy Mason and Bill Young, newly elected in October as chair and vice chair, respectively, will provide the leadership the party needs over the next four years to provide a vital spark, said J. Howard Griffith, chair of the communications committee.

    "I think they'll do a great job," he said.

  • Shelby teen killed in ATV accident


  • Caryatid Book Club celebrates a milestone

    Encompassing several tables at Science Hill Inn last week, nearly 20 ladies sipped on their coffee and tea and giggled with one another, sharing memories of their longstanding book club.

    “Seventy years is a pretty long time,” said Caryatid Book Club member Jean Cobb, noting she believes theirs is the second oldest book club in Kentucky.

    At 91 years of age, Cobb has been a member for nearly 60 years and in that time has made some really nice friends.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD - Board approves P-8 center design

     Board members got a taste of the future Thursday evening with a look at the schematic design for a new preschool-8th grade facility proposed for the property adjacent to Collins High School.

    Jeremy Adams with Studio Kremer Architects presented plans that included moveable glass walls, maker spaces and hubs –giving the design a very 21-century feel.

  • Teachers helping future teachers

    In recognition of a need for an education foundation in the community Citizens Union Bank and the Shelby County Board of Education Thursday approved authorizing the establishment of the Shelby County Education Foundation as a component fund of the Shelby County Community Foundation.

    The mission of the foundation is to improve opportunities for academic success by providing equitable access to funding for student projects and academic pursuits for both potential and current Shelby County teachers.