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  • Birds of a feather

    While it's true that opposites attracts, it's also true that birds of a feather flock together, although Bonnie Witt would object strenuously to that idiom, with her fear of birds.

    But no one can argue with the result of the union between Witt and her husband, Gene, who’s 41 year marriage is rock solid – even though they've had their share of rough times, with serious surgeries, their house burning to the ground and enduring the grief of losing both sets of parents.

  • Giving back to the lake

    In their own appreciative nod to the community, new neighbors, Bulleit Distilling Co., recently installed a new boat ramp at Guist Creek, providing boaters with more accommodating launches throughout the year.

  • Painting the town

    Gogh Crazy, a new art studio in The Shoppes at Blue Gables, held its grand opening on Saturday and the response was overwhelming, co-owner and instructor Liz Ruff said.

    “We had a turnout that was so big, we couldn’t fit everyone in the door,” she said.

    And less than a week after opening, classes already are booking up.

  • District receives $3.2 million workforce grant

    With an additional $3.2 million in its pocket, Shelby County Public Schools can maintain its focus on developing students into the highly trained workforce the community needs.

  • Changing with change

    The Shelby County Humane Society got its wish granted recently on the backs of thousands of wishes from the community.

    The Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass presented a donation of more than $1,400 to the Shelby County Humane Society – funds accumulated one coin at a time from the fountain in the center court of the shopping center.

  • Equality for all

    Too many thing of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People as a black and white organization, but that’s not the case. Instead, the NAACP operates in all spectrums, and an active chapter has had its voice heard in Shelby County for more than 60 years.

    Brenda Jackson, vice president of the Shelby County Chapter of the NAACP, said many people don’t comprehend the scope of the organization.

  • What the heart wants? Exercise, healthy eating

    With matters of the heart on your mind in February, it’s important to remember that love isn’t exactly all you need – especially when it comes to heart health. While you’re searching for cards adorned with hearts, take a minute to explore ways to ensure that the only fluttering your heart feels is when that special someone turns the corner.

  • Inspiration to succeed

    If you're feeling like you've gotten into a rut, or you need motivation to work up the courage to pursue a dream you've been kicking around, a local man has written a book to help fill that bill.

    Alton Lee Webb's Go Outside, published last year, is not your ordinary self-motivation book.

    Well, it does fit into that category, but it's certainly not ordinary.

  • SIMPSONVILLE CITY COMMISSION: New $137K gazebo coming to Wiche Park

    The Simpsonville City Commission voted Thursday to build a new, larger gazebo on U.S. 60 in Wiche Park to replace the current edition.

    Simpsonville Parks and Recreation Director Chris Truelock told commissioners that the cost to the city to construct the $137,634 gazebo would only be $86,634 as the ShelbyKY Tourism Commission, along with the Wiche family, have committed to supply the remaining funds.

  • A wave of encouragement

    If your morning commute takes you down Washington Street in Shelbyville, there’s a good chance you’ve passed Jeff Morton – and possibly even exchanged a friendly wave.

    Every morning between 6:30 and 8 a.m., Morton – always sporting his favorite University of Louisville gear – walks the same route he’s traveled nearly for nearly a year now.