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  • Chewing the fat

    Just like our waistlines, obesity in America is a growing problem.  In fact, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that more than one-third of U.S. adults, or 33.8 percent, are obese.

    And adults aren’t alone in their struggles.  Data gathered from the National Health and Examination Survey Approximately determined that approximately 17 percent, or 12.5 million, of children and adolescents ages 2-19 years are obese.

    A person is considered obese when they have a body mass index of 30 or more.

  • HRC continues fairness ordinance work

    The Shelby County Human Rights Commission convened Monday and continued the conversation regarding a proposed Fairness Ordinance. 

    Commissioner Ronald Ford went over high points of the commission’s proposed changes, which would amend and expand the previous discrimination ordinance to provide protection based on sexual orientation or gender identity.

  • A royal beginning

    This year’s Shelby County Fair opened with a lot of activity on Monday with gates open for exhibit drop off and viewing at Floral Hall, followed by the Miss Shelby County Fair Pageant and the Open Dairy Show and the antique tractor pull.

    Floral Hall opened to the public at 7 p.m. and exhibits consisted of everything from arts and crafts to flower arrangements to edibles ranging from health to decadent cakes and other yummy baked goods.

  • Fresh from the farm

    A Shelbyville farm is preparing to offer a service to provide fresh produce straight to the – and what’s more, they’ll deliver.

    “We grow vegetables and fruits and herbs here,” said Stephen Houston with Our Kentucky Family Farm.

    And Houston said this year the farm will offer a Community Supported Agricultural (CSA) program that he hopes will get more of those veggies, fruits and herbs directly into the hands of those in the community.

  • Residents object to development

    Several residents of Old Seven Mile Pike turned out at Tuesday night’s meeting of the Shelby County Fiscal Court to voice their objections to a development that was recently proposed for that area.

    “Most people who live there are opposed to this,” said resident Paul Raymond, adding that people think the development would generate too much traffic for the area.

  • County hears support for fairness ordinance

    At Tuesday night’s meeting of the Shelby County Fiscal Court, magistrates heard support for a fairness ordinance from a member of the public.

    Leslie McBride, a member of the Shelby County Chapter of Kentuckians for the Commonwealth and Shelbyville Fairness, addressed the court during the public comment portion of the meeting.

  • Democratic dinner Friday

    The Executive Committee of the Shelby County Democratic Party will host its annual Gov. Martha Layne Collins Dinner at 6:30 p.m. Friday.

    While the local Democratic Party hosts the event, interim chair Andy Schmidt said all are welcome.

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL - Salt bid approved
  • Here's to your health

    A jovial – even festive – atmosphere at a hospital is hard to find, but for the 200 men who attended Jewish Hospital Shelbyville’s Men’s Health Fair Saturday, the experience was not only fun, they said, but also potentially life-saving.

    “It’s almost as fun as a trip to Gatlinburg,” said Thomas Kinney with a grin after his screening with dermatologist Dr. Clint Tucker.

  • All's fair in Shelby County

    Next week the air will ring with the sound of carnival rides and the mouth watering smell of funnel cakes that signals the season of summer, and what better way to kick it off than with all the excitement that embodies the Shelby County Fair.