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  • Shelby County's Thomas wins girls' state golf championship

    Seven years ago Madison Thomas walked onto the state championship golf course as a little kid no one really looked at, but Wednesday she walked off the course with all eyes on her as the 2014 Kentucky State High School girls’ golf champion.

    “I had seven tries at this and I finally got it,” Thomas said. “I really wanted this. It’s something I have been after for so long. I am kind of in shock, but it’s a great feeling.”

  • internet service back up in Bagdad area

    Internet service is back up for about 50 Shelby Broadband customers in the Bagdad area due to a tower blown down in a storm Tuesday night.

    The internet outage affected customers on Bellview Road, Cropper Road, Eminence Pike and Bagdad Road.

    Shelby Broadband owner Chuck Hogg said the tower, which was blown down on top of farmer Paul Hornback’s barn on Mulberry Pike at about 3 p.m. Tuesday, was back up by 4:30 p.m. Wednesday.

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    FAC pool to reopen Friday

    The indoor pool at the Family Activity Center in Clear Creek Park, which has been closed since Thursday, is expected to be back in operation by Friday. The problem was the pump, which was 12 years old, had broken down and had to be sent for repairs, said Shelby County Parks and Recreation Director Shawn Pickens. He said he expected the pump to be installed today or Thursday and that the pool should reopen shortly afterwards.


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  • Retired teacher writes children’s book

    A retired Shelby County teacher has written a children’s book about the significance of the phenomenon known as a red moon – there was one this morning – but focuses on its spiritual symbolism rather than its scientific significance.

    The red moon, or blood moon, as it’s sometimes called, is believed by some theologians to be a sign of the End Times, and Karen Standafer said she uses it in her book to illustrate how children can embrace Christianity, using her grandson, Brennen Standafer, as the main character in the book.

  • Three honored for humanitarian service

    Three highly respected Shelby countians were honored Monday night for their humanitarian work by induction into the Shelby County Human Rights Commission’s Hall of Fame.

    Jeff Johnson, executive director of Operation Care, was honored for his work with that organization, and Harold Tingle and Dorothy Marshall were both honored posthumously.

  • Sentencing postponed for prison guard

    A sentencing hearing for a former prison guard has been rescheduled – along with many others – after a lightning strike disabled the Shelby County Circuit Court room Monday.

    Most of those whose cases were not heard before incident at 9:11 a.m. where moved to Friday’s dockets; others were given other dates.

  • Trash facility construction on schedule

    Now that the county’s new solid waste facility is finally under roof and its identity is solidifying, so much so that it has now been officially christened.

    The Shelby County Recycling facility smells of fresh paint and newness throughout its 30,000 square feet. With workers scurrying around Tuesday, painting the administrative offices, break and conference rooms a pale yellow and truck bays off white, installing overhead roll-up doors and other tasks, Solid Waste Director Rick Solomon glanced around in approval.

  • Disposal event leaves no one down in the dumps

    Despite the cool temperatures and blistering winds, a record number of cars showed up this year for the Hazardous Waste Disposal Event, hosted by the city of Shelbyville and Shelby County.

    For the third year in a row, the city and county organized the event, which offers residents the opportunity to dispose of environmentally dangerous and hazardous products like paint thinners, anti-freeze, fungicides, and kerosene.

  • Student reps to be inducted

    This week’s Shelby County Board of Education meeting will open up with the installation of two student school board representatives.

    Seniors Michael “Steven” Cheppo of Martha Layne Collins High School and Hunter Moore of Shelby County High School will take their seat on the board after being sworn in by Judge Michael Harrod on Thursday at the district’s central office located at 1155 Main St. in Shelbyville.

  • Shelbyville City Council – Curbside waste pickup finally has prices


    The long awaited trash Request For Proposals (RFP) have arrived and are currently under review by the trash committee after Mayor Tom Hardesty said they were opened Monday afternoon.

    “We had four and they were opened by the city clerk and myself and we briefly looked over the RFPs and we are going to refer them to the trash and recycling committee for further evaluation to make a recommendation to the city council,” Hardesty said.