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  • Trumbo named KFB Farmer of the Year

    Longtime Shelby County farmer Jack Trumbo has been awarded the prestigious Farmer of the Year award by Kentucky Farm Bureau.

    But exemplifying one of the reasons he was chosen, Trumbo didn’t spend much time celebrating before he dashed off to another agriculture conference.

    “I didn’t get to stay home but just a few minutes after the convention closed down there in Louisville,” he said. “I went to church on Sunday and then came on down here for this one, I am just getting on the plane in Chicago to come back home.”

  • Library expands Santa morning

    Laughter and music replaced the sounds of whispers Sunday at the Shelby County Public Library for their annual Christmas party.

    Children had the opportunity to make crafts, get their faces painted, write letters to Santa, eat cookies, hear Christmas stories, listen to music and have a their photo taken with Santa Claus.

  • Despite inflation of needy, toy drive rolls on

    In all the madness and chaos of holiday shopping, it’s easy to forget that there are families that will have nothing under their Christmas tree this year. 

    But community members like Operation Care Executive Director Jeff Johnson, along with many volunteers, have not forgotten about those families.

    For the last decade, volunteers with Operation Care and various other organizations and donors in the county have worked to provide gifts to low-income families.

  • Shelby County School Board – Survey TELLs all

    When the Shelby County Board of Education convenes Thursday at 7 p.m. at the district’s offices, 1155 Main Street, Shelbyville, the board will hear an update on the district’s responses to the 2013 TELL (Teaching, Empowering, Leading and Learning) Kentucky Survey.

    In March of 2013, all school-based licensed educators in the state were provided with an access code to anonymously provide answers to an online survey regarding conditions at their school.

    The results were complied to review the school conditions at the school, district, and state levels.

  • Shelbyville City Council – Watch for rising water and sewer rates

    The Shelbyville City Council approved on Thursday the first reading of an ordinance to revise rates for the Shelbyville Water and Sewer Commission.

    Shelbyville Municipal Water and Sewer Manager Tom Doyle shared the details of the ordinance, which includes a 3.5 percent increase on water and a 3.75 percent increase on sewer rates.

  • Shelby a star at Farm Bureau awards

    At its 95th annual meeting Dec. 5, Kentucky Farm Bureau honored its Shelby County branch with several awards.

    Those included the Women’s Gold Star Award of Excellence, Outstanding Membership and Program Achievement and Gold Star Award of Excellence for its Young Farmers program.

  • Shelby man charged with attempted murder

    A Simpsonville man is in jail charged with the attempted murder of his wife, child and a police officer.

    Justin Cottrell was arrested Monday night after trying to run over his wife by ramming their home with his pickup truck, said Simpsonville Police Chief Chip Minnis.

    Cottrell  will be arraigned this afternoon in Shelby Circuit Court. No bail has been set.

  • Pedestrian killed on U.S. 60

    Though toxicology results are not back yet from a fatal accident involving a pedestrian Friday, police say they do not expect charges to be filed against the driver.

    Charles "Mike" Ingram, 51, of Shelbyville, died after being struck by a car in the 600 block of U.S. 60 Friday night.

    Shelby County Chief Deputy Coroner Ittin Russell said Ingram was trying to cross Midland Trail in front of Fiesta Mexicana when the accident happened at 7:42 p.m.

  • “This isn't T.V., this is for real”

    A police pursuit Tuesday afternoon that included both car and foot chases, a stolen truck ramming into a patrol car, a car jacking, a tasing episode and a wildly struggling arrest attempt captivated travelers through the east end of the Shelbyville.

    And while it may have seemed like it came straight from a movie, officials said it was anything but cinematic.

    “This isn't T.V., this is for real – it was pretty scary for everyone involved,” said Shelbyville Police Chief Danny Goodwin.

  • Shelby County Fiscal Court: County grant would provide EMS equipment

    The county has applied for a $300,000 grant that would allow for the purchase of some new EMS equipment.

    The money would come from a federal grant called the Assistance to Firefighters Grant, administered by FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency).

    Grants may be applied for annually, but Shelby County did not receive a grant last year.