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  • Letting his hair down

    Zach McIntosh started growing his hair long on a whim, but when it hit his shoulders and he knew it was past time for a haircut, he got an idea.

    McIntosh went to his mother with an idea that made her realize that not only was her son – a senior at Collins High School – becoming a man, but he was becoming a man with a kind and caring heart.

    "He decided he would like to help kids with cancer and donate his hair, and we couldn't be prouder of him," said Valery McIntosh, smiling at her husband, Nick, who nodded in agreement.

  • County working to prioritize road projects

    County officials say they are working with the state to prioritize the county’s road projects and that the long-standing Mount Eden Road widening project will take priority.

    And while state officials agree that the work is needed, there is still no timeframe for the construction.

    Shelby County Judge-Executive Dan Ison said he, Shelbyville Mayor Tom Hardesty and Simpsonville Mayor Steve Eden met with Kentucky Transportation Cabinet officials on the matter two weeks ago.

  • Clerk, Sheriff excess fees grow

    The Shelby County Clerk and the Shelby County Sheriff’s offices both Tuesday turned in excess fees to the Shelby County Fiscal Court for 2016 in amounts larger than they submitted for the previous year.

    Shelby County Clerk Sue Carole Perry turned $244,446 in for 2016, compared to $227,137 for 2015. Shelby County Sheriff Mike Armstrong saw an even bigger increase, turning in $319,607, compared to $260,081 for 2015.

  • Senate passes campus tobacco ban

    The senate last week passed legislation that would outlaw the use of all tobacco products, by students and visiting adults, on school properties and on school sponsored trips.

    Currently 62 of the state’s 173 districts already have tobacco free policies. While Shelby County is not a completely tobacco-free district, there are policies in place that prohibit the use of tobacco products in any building owned or operated by the board.

  • Statewide tornado drill is Tuesday

    The calendar might say February, but the forecast feels more like April showers and May flowers.

    With weather teetering in the 70s this week, anyone holding onto the dream of snow should put those weather wishes on hold and start making plans for the next season – which includes inclement weather.

  • TRIPLE S PLANNING COMMISSION County’s population growing

    On Tuesday, Triple S Executive Director Ryan Libke told the commission that data indicates the population in Shelby County is on a steady rise.

    Libke presented the report for January and said the month was a slower than what they had experienced in a while but February is making up for it.

    “February has turned out to be the better month than January and the year before January was better than February,” he said.

  • Judge denies temporary injunction for solar plant

    A Franklin Circuit judge has ruled against a request for a temporary injunction to prevent the construction of a project to build a solar energy field in Simpsonville.

    Judge Phillip J. Shepherd ruled Tuesday [Feb. 21] to deny the request filed by Gerald Karem, a property owner who lives near the site.

    Shepherd said in his ruling that the court may only grant a temporary injunction where it is clearly shown that the applicant’s rights are being violated or will suffered injury or loss.

  • Shelby’s immigrant population joins protest

    Shelby County businesses felt the impact Thursday of the “A Day Without Immigrants” protest, when activists called on immigrants to protest President Donald Trump's tough stance on immigration by staying home from work or school. That also included not shopping and not eating out, in an effort to highlight the vital role they play in U.S. society

  • Historical society gets grant to revamp archives

    It may not be a large amount of money, but $500 will go a long way toward connecting Shelby’s future with the past.

    The Shelby County Historical Society received the grant last week, along with similar grants made to 17 other Kentucky counties, from the Kentucky Local History Trust Fund.

    The goal was to help the state’s local historical societies to make better use of their resources, increase membership and generally move forward.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD Board to review progress toward goals

    On Thursday the board will hear an update on the on the 2016-2017 board goals, which were set last April.