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  • Two injured in home invasion, one critically

    Police said two suspects who beat two men with blunt objects in a home invasion in Bagdad are still at large.

    “The last two days we have been working on leads but we don’t have any arrest warrants or anything like that yet,” said Shelby County Sheriff’s Detective Maj. Jason Rice.

    Rice said that two brothers, Joseph and Stuart Turner, are both in serious condition at the University of Kentucky, where they were taken after the incident that occurred Friday night.

  • Weathering the storm

    Monday and Tuesday’s rounds of storms hit Shelby County hard – and one man felt Mother Nature’s wrath personally.

    Timothy Magnum was driving west down Washington Street Monday afternoon just as the day’s first storm hit, and he was met with the shock of his life, he said.

    “I had just thought, ‘man, the sky sure looks bad,’ and then, bam! Something hit the roof of my truck, like, I don’t know what,” he said.

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL – New crafts for historic Shelbyville

    In an effort to lessen business restrictions in downtown Shelbyville, Mayor Tom Hardesty said he’s ready to establish some regulations for craft distilleries and breweries in the city.

    Last May, the Triple S Planning Commission gave a positive recommendation to the city’s request for distilleries within the city limits in property zoned Agriculture (A), Highway Commercial (C-4) and Limited Interchange (X-1), but at the time the recommendation did not mention brew pubs, or craft distilleries and breweries.

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  • CCA to provide tablets to students

    In a world of smart phones, tablets and cloud computing, it’s clear to see we live in a technological age. With an aim at better preparing students for a future filled with electronic devices, Cornerstone Christian Academy has passed a 1:1 Technology Initiative.

    This initiative will provide each student when they return to school this fallwith a Microsoft Surface 3tablet and each faculty member with a Surface Pro 3.

    Cornerstone Headmaster David Ladner said in doing so, students will be better prepared for life after graduation.

  • TV series being filmed in Shelbyville

     Lights, camera, action!

    A Louisville-based production company is taking to the streets of Downtown Shelbyville to film their newest series, Reaper of the Soul.

    Directed by Rick Carr, the series originally started as a concept for a short film and then through collaboration with the shows writer, Wynema Osborne, has been turned into it’s current form of a series.

  • Wet fields have negative effects on farms

    As the summer slips by with less sun and more rain, farmers are finding it harder to keep their heads – and their crops – above water.

    “At this point, it needs to dry up a little bit – we’ve had enough,” said Corinne Belton with a rueful chuckle.

    Belton, the agriculture extension agent for Shelby County, said many crops are beginning to suffer from too much rain.

  • County to amend sign regulations

    The Shelby County Fiscal Court is in the midst of amending the county’s zoning regulations pertaining to large signs.

    Magistrate Tony Carriss said at Tuesday’s meeting of the fiscal court that the issue of signage and the changes that other counties across the state have been making regarding signage has been very intriguing to him.

    “It’s a very interesting topic,” he said.

    Magistrate Mike Miller said he thinks that updating the regulations is a good idea.

    “It keeps us ahead of the curve,” he said.

  • Gatton students are getting more than the sun this summer

    While many students are taking advantage of summer break by relaxing by the pool or earning some spending cash with a summer job, Nolan Hughes and Emma Saarinen are using their time off to broaden their education.

    Hughes and Saarinen are rising seniors with The Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science at Western Kentucky University. They were accepted into the program last year and could graduate next fall with enough credit hours to enter college as juniors.

  • Out of their element

    When you hear the words “summer reading”, thoughts turn quickly to a quiet library filled with kids’ noses in books.  But don’t be so quick to judge a book by its cover.

    The Shelby County Public Library is throwing the book at boring summer learning programs and teaching kids that education is entertaining.