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  • Mosquitoes still big concern, but ticks gaining ground, health officials say

    Mosquitoes and ticks are running neck and neck as the two insects that most concern health officials, although mosquitoes are still No. 1 because of the potential of the Zika virus threat, they say.

    “We continue to emphasize the dangers of diseases spread by mosquitoes and ticks, which appear to be quite prevalent this year as a result of the mild winter,” said Beth Fisher, spokesperson for the Cabinet for Health and Family Services.

  • Library gears up for summer reading program

    Though last Monday marked the final day of the 2016-17 school year, not all kids were eager to hang up their backpacks for summer break.  As the doors opened early Tuesday morning, two Clear Creek Elementary students, Jameyon Lucas and Josiah Jones, stood waiting, ready to learn.

    Library Director Pam Federspiel said the boys first stopped at the front desk to participate in a quick guessing game and went downstairs to sign up for the book club. They spent several hours there, even grabbing lunch on the lawn.

  • Weissinger catering to local wildlife

    Somewhere between the calm rolling pools of water and the perfectly striped fairways at Weissinger Hills, golfers will find a large patch of untouched high grass and flowers growing wildly.   While the 2-3 acres of green space may appear at first to be your typical out-of-bounds, generally loathed and ignored by golfers, Weissinger’s Damon Hitti assures the area is a welcoming sanctuary to many.

    Hitti, a Class A golf course superintendent who is in his third year at Weissinger, explained that the preserved green space is a haven for migrating wildlife.

  • JHS to host 17th Annual Men’s Health Fair

    An annual event Saturday offers an invaluable opportunity for men to safeguard their most precious commodity – health.

    The 17th annual Men’s Health Fair hosted at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville offers free health screenings for men, including everything from cholesterol, glucose, blood pressure, oral cancer, skin cancer and the PSA-prostate specific antigen.

    The event will take place at JHS from 8 a.m. to noon, with all screenings at no cost to participants. There will also be on-site physician education and health information.

  • Upward and onward

    A day of smiles and tears of joy, graduation runs the entire gamut of emotions – and a great deal of pride from Shelby’s more than 450 students and their families at both high schools Saturday – a day that all had been working toward all year.

    At Collins’ commencement exercises Maresa Fawns almost broke down with emotion when Principal Joseph Ellison announced to the crowd that the first diploma to be awarded was to her son, Samuel.

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL – Commercial building permit changes up for second reading

    When the Shelbyville City Council convenes Thursday for their regularly scheduled meeting at 6:30 p.m. at city hall, 315 Washington Street, they will consider the approval of an ordinance that would amend code enforcement fees.

    Building Inspector/Chief Code Enforcement Officer Barry Edington told the council at their previous meeting, when the first reading was unanimously approved, that the proposed changes better aligns the city with state fees and includes some clarification.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD - Board approved balanced Tentative Budget

    The Shelby County Board of Education Thursday approved a balanced Tentative Budget with a slight excess of revenues over expenditures – $4,715.

    District Director of Finance Susan Barkley explained that when the draft budget was presented four months ago – with expenses exceeding revenue by $250,000 – they were working with few known facts and many estimates.  The budget at the time did not include any projected changes in estimated expenditures.

  • Rabies case reported in Shelby

     

  • “They are the bedrock of why we have our freedom.”

    VFW Post 1179 will conduct a Memorial Day Service Monday, a long-standing tradition at Grove Hill Cemetery.

    “We have been doing this for many years, I couldn’t tell you how long,” Post Commander Henry Jew said.

    The service will take place at 11 a.m. at the chapel at Grove Hill Cemetery. In past years, a presentation has taken place at the chapel before the cemetery, but this year, that will not be the case, said Roger Green, past post commander and a member of the post who organizes the event.

  • Picture of health

    There’s excitement in the air at the North Central District Health Department as a new leader comes on board.

    Roanya Rice, MBA, BSN and RN, brings plenty of experience with her, coming to North Central from the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department, where she spent 16 years in leadership positions including primary care clinical manager, women’s health manager, cancer program coordinator and public health clinical coordinator.