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  • Horse Show Jubilee set to kick off next week

     Flowers are blooming around town and shops are cleaning up their store fronts all in preparation for this year’s annual Shelbyville Horse Show Jubilee, which will bring people from miles around.

    Jubilee festivities kick off next week with the annual breakfast at Undulata Farm Thursday morning at 7:30 a.m.

    According to Eilene Collins, executive director of Shelby Development Corporation, all 29 tables for the event have been sold and they currently have a waiting list for the event.

  • Food bank to expand

    Shelby County’s major food bank – already growing by leaps and bounds in its own right – will soon be feeding even more people.

    That’s because the Serenity Center – which also offers a counseling program – will be taking over the food bank operated by the Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency in September.

    Already providing food to 1,135 people per week, the Serenity Center will now be picking up an additional 8,540 people per year – about 165 per week – served by community action in Shelby County.

  • Norfolk Southern to erect train control towers

    Norfolk Southern has plans to erect 11 63-foot tall towers along its rail lines in Shelby County.

    The positive train control towers, which are part of a federal mandate and must be installed by the end of the year, are designed to increase rail safety by helping prevent train-to-train collisions and derailments caused by excessive speeds, unauthorized train movements in work zones and the movement of trains through switches left in the wrong position, officials say.

  • TRIPLE S PLANNING COMMISSION – Farm store looks to locate on U.S. 60

    A retail spot may soon replace some overgrown landscaping along Shelbyville Road west of Shelbyville.

    On Tuesday, the Triple S Planning Commission will consider a zone change request for a 16-acre property just east of Claudia Sanders on the north side of Shelbyville Road when they meet for their regularly scheduled meeting at the Stratton Center, 215 Washington Street at 6:30 p.m.

  • Wakefield-Scearce’s Burnett earns national retail recognition

    Each year The National Retail Federation honors outstanding small business retail owners across the nation for their leadership in the retail industry and their outstanding grassroots support and this year Matt Burnett of Wakefield-Scearce Galleries will fly to Washington, D.C. to stand alongside those recognized.

    Up to 50 Main Street retailers across the nation will be honored as America’s Retail Champions at a reception program during the 2015 Retail Advocates Summit.

    In addition, five finalists and one Champion of the year will also be recognized.

  • 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.