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  • County renews interlocal 911 agreement

    The Shelby County Fiscal Court approved a new 911 Board Interlocal Agreement at its meeting Wednesday night, which had been moved due to the July 4th holiday.

    In the past, said Shelby County Judge Dan Ison, the agreement had been updated every five years, but had had not updated for six years, he said.

    Most of the changes reflect changes in board personnel, said Shelby County Deputy Judge-Executive Janet Cuthrell, who has replaced former Shelby County Judge-Executive Rusty Newton as the county’s board representative.

  • Dog flu on the rise

    Reports of canine flu are on the rise this year with confirmed cases in Illinois, Texas, Florida, Georgia and Kentucky.

    According to veterinary hospital BluePearl, University of Florida veterinary officials recently confirmed more than a dozen cases of the disease, all stemming from dogs who were at recent dog shows in Deland, Fla., or Perry Ga., or who were exposed to dogs present at those shows.

    Dr. Kathy Taylor with the East Shelbyville Animal Clinic agreed and noted cases are hitting as close to home as Louisville.

  • Midland moving forward

    Dust has been stirring up around the Midland Shopping Center lately.  With renovations in the vacant space adjacent to the recently developed Planet Fitness, the building is showing signs of a pending vendor in the wait, but developers have yet to respond to The Sentinel-News regarding their plans.

    The former Tractor Supply building down the sidewalk is also getting spruced up.

    Doug Thurman, who is listed as the contact on the building, shed some light on the work, although he could not yet name the possible tenant.

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL - Special called meeting Tuesday

    Due to the holiday, the Shelbyville City Council elected to cancel the regularly scheduled Thursday meeting this week and will now host a special-called meeting on Tuesday at 6 p.m. at city hall, 315 Washington Street.

    Topping the agenda at the meeting will be a resolution authorizing the city to enter into an inter-local cooperation agreement with the city of Simpsonville and Shelby County establishing management control of the Shelby County E-911 dispatch center.

  • Drowning in drainage dilemma

    Shelbyville resident Stephanie Sanford and her family are up a creek without a paddle.

    “I don’t like my kids coming out here as much because of mosquitoes attracted to the stagnant water,” Sanford said, glancing over her deck rail into a moat of sorts in her own backyard. “We’ve had fish, snakes, turtles.  It can get quite interesting.”

  • Shields benefit a success

    A benefit event on June 24 for young Addie Shields aimed at helping cover the costs associated with her cancer treatments garnered more than $36,000 in donations including this $5,000 donation from Shelby County Charities. Another benefit event, a horse show, is set for September 30.

    Shields' father shared his appreication. "Thank you to everyone that took time out of your busy schedule to make this benefit a success. I am very grateful to all of you, my friends."

  • Mount Eden Road accident claims one

    A Lawrenceburg woman was Killed Monday afternoon in a two vehicle crash on Mount Eden Road.

    Kentucky State Police Spokesperson Bernice Napier said that Connie Kinder, 65, was killed in the accident and that three others, Betty Brown, 70, and Anna Edgar, and 89 and Deborah Bobbs, 56, were all taken to the University of Louisville; Bobbs with serious injuries and Brown and Edgar with minor injuries.

  • LAND forum draws crowd at Jeptha Creed

    Shelbyville was home to the second of three forums across the state on Linking Agriculture for Networking and Development (LAND) Wednesday at Jeptha Creed Distillery.

    Although Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles said the partnerships between the commonwealth’s $6 billion agriculture industry and the $30 billion manufacturing industry are officially forming at the state level, ongoing partnerships between local agriculture producers and local manufacturers have existed for decades.

  • A change of taste

    The building at 1534 Midland Trail has seen its share of food fares from around the world.  Over the past few years it has been home to a Mexican, Japanese and most recently an Italian restaurant. 

    But over the weekend, owner John Rothenburger decided it was time to revisit his roots.

    “We have moved into becoming a country buffet,” he said.  “This is the style of food I grew up cooking and eating.”

  • Twice the treatment

    For more than two decades Shelbyville Physical Therapy has operated solely with Sheri LeCompte at the helm.  But she’s eager for a change.

    “I opened the clinic in 1994 and this is the first time that I’ve taken on a partner and, of course, the most exciting thing is that it’s my daughter.”

    LeCompte’s daughter, Mallori LeCompte Lancaster, said joining her mother’s clinic was not always on her radar, but it is the perfect fit.