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  • Shelby student thrives in state environment competition

    Joining four of her Gatton Academy peers, recent Shelby County High School graduate Emma Saarinen has made academic headlines once again with a second place finish in a statewide competition.

    Competing against more than forty teams from across the commonwealth, her team from the Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science earned second place honors last month in the Kentucky State Envirothon Competition.

  • Shelby near top of state in life expectancy average

    With the beautiful horse farms, friendly atmosphere and low serious crime rate, Shelby County residents will likely tell you that the area is an ideal place to settle down and raise a family. And studies show that taking up residency in Shelby County could also mean adding years to your life.

    According to researchers at the Virginia Commonwealth University Center on Society and Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, ones chances of leading a long and healthy life can vary dramatically by county, and Shelby County nearing the top of the charts in Kentucky.

  • Triple S Planning Commission – Commission to consider recommendation for zone amendment

     

  • Soaking up the sun

    There aren’t too many people in Shelby County who are thinking outside the box when it comes to alternative energy sources.

    But Jeff and Carrie VanCuren haven’t just stepped outside the box, they’ve covered the box with solar panels. Driving through Spring Oaks subdivision, you can’t miss the VanCuren’s home with dozens of shiny solar panels covering the roof. The VanCurens’ home is just one of 10 homes in Shelby County to utilize solar power.

  • Soaking up the sun

    There aren’t too many people in Shelby County who are thinking outside the box when it comes to alternative energy sources.

    But Jeff and Carrie VanCuren haven’t just stepped outside the box, they’ve covered the box with solar panels. Driving through Spring Oaks subdivision, you can’t miss the VanCuren’s home with dozens of shiny solar panels covering the roof. The VanCurens’ home is just one of 10 homes in Shelby County to utilize solar power.

  • Man charged in fiery crash gets 10 years

    A man who has been incarcerated in Shelby on murder charges for more than a year finally reached a plea deal Monday, just hours before a jury was to be selected for the trial.

    Miroslav Kuzmanovic, 24, who went into court Monday on a murder charge, pleaded guilty to a lesser offense for a 10-year prison sentence.

    Kuzmanovic, who had appeared in Shelby Circuit Court June 6 in his striped inmate outfit for a final pre-trial conference, was not present in the courtroom Monday as the details of the plea agreement were worked out in judge’s chambers.

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL – Foreclosure on 7th Street property a possibility

    The Shelbyville City Council is looking to acquire a piece of property on 7th Street but the owners, Leonardo Castaneda and Alissa Barker, are not ready to let go.

    “It’s bought and paid for,” Barker said. “We don’t want to get rid of it.”

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD – Cursive writing up for discussion

    When the Shelby County Board of Education convenes Thursday at the district offices, 1155 West Main Street, at 7 p.m., they will discuss the highly debated topic of cursive handwriting. During a previous meeting, board member Joanna Freels noted the value of teaching the writing style and said she wanted to discuss the matter further.

  • Shelby man killed in fatal accident

    Kenneth Shane Ratliff, 36, of Shelby County was killed in a single vehicle accident Thursday evening on La Grange Road.

    Police say that Ratliff was pulling a trailer with a single axle dump truck when he ran off the road, at abouit 5:30 p.m. He steered back onto the road, but overcorrected, and ran off the road again, flipping the vehicle several times. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
    It is not know why he ran off the road, but drugs or alcohol are not suspected as a factor in the crash.

  • Ben Allen Thomas: April 23, 1920 – June 6, 2016: A man with a heart for friends, family and community

    Shelby County has lost a treasured friend with the passing of Ben Allen Thomas on Monday.

    Thomas, 96, died peacefully at his home on Cropper Road, a place that meant a lot to him because of his deep roots in Shelby County.

    Thomas, who still lived in a house he had built on his family farm, was a fourth-generation farmer, devoted to helping other farmers with co-ops in tobacco and dairy, and was deeply involved in the management of the family farm, Chenoweth Farm, with four dairies, tobacco, cattle, sheep and other crops.