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  • A priceless trip

    For many, it probably felt like just another Monday in Washington, D.C.  But for Lily Hobbs, June 19th was likely a day she will never forget.

    In the midst of her summer break before starting her fourth grade year at Cornerstone Christian Academy, Hobbs went on what you could call a field trip of a lifetime.

  • Shelby vet hangs an important wreath

    Shelbyville’s William Markert has seen his share of the world.  His brief time in the military seventy years ago took him to England, Paris and Germany.

    And last month, at 94-years-old, he notched another trip in his belt.

    On May 20, Markert and his daughter joined nearly 70 other veterans and their guardians on a flight from Lexington to Washington, D.C.

    The trip, sponsored by the University of Kentucky, presented the group with an opportunity to tour numerous memorials, accompanied by university president, Eli Capilouto.

  • Light up the night sky

    Shelby County’s two fireworks displays and Fourth of July celebrations return for this year, but now residents won’t have to pick just one event.

    Shelbyville/Shelby County Parks and Recreation’s Shake the Lake! celebration is July 1 at Clear Creek Park, and the date change had a lot to do with the Fourth of July falling during the workweek.

  • TRIPLE S PLANNING COMMISSION - Hotel eyes Simpsonville property behind Pilot

    Plans are moving forward for the potential development of a hotel in Simpsonville. 

    When the Triple S Planning Commission convened Tuesday, commissioners approved a request to divide a tract of land that could get the ball rolling.

    Amy Cooksey with Mindel, Scott & Associates explained that the property owner has a client who looking for a two-acre site for a future hotel.

  • Bullitt Co. teen dies in Shelby accident

    A late Tuesday night accident in Shelby County has taken the life of a Mount Washington teen, according to a report filed by the Kentucky State Police, who was also a junior at Shelby County High School.

    The one vehicle incident, which remains under investigation by KSP, occurred around midnight on Tuesday at 8151 Mount Eden Road.

    State police officials did not return messages seeking more information.

    Shelby County EMS, Mount Eden Fire and the Shelby County Sheriff’s Departments assisted at the scene.

  • Shields benefit tomorrow

    No parent wants to hear the horrific C-word when dealing with the health of a child.  But in April, just one week after their daughter, Addie’s, birthday, Logan and Tiffany Shields received that terrible news. Their daughter was diagnosed with cancer.

    Logan Shields explained that their ordeal began with a seemingly typical fever.

  • Hot to trot

    A bright blue, clear sky welcomed the Shelby County Fair Horse Show Wednesday, and organizers could not have ordered better weather for the opening night of the 2017 show.

    The 155th show kicked off at 7 p.m. with the Five-gaited Adult Amateur Division and wrapped up after 23 divisions.

  • Teen dies in car crash in Shelby

    A single vehicle acident in Shelby County has left one teen dead and two others injured, police say.

    According to Kentucky State Police, a 16-year-old boy was killed when the car in he was a passenger ran off the road way and he was ejected from the vehicle.

    The accident happened at midnight Tuesday near the 8100 block of Mount Eden Road. The teen was riding in the back seat of a car containing two other teens, a 17-year-old girl from Shelbyville, who was driving and a 16-year-old boy from Waddy, who was riding in the front passenger seat.

  • Yard sale rules get tightened

    The Shelbyville City Council Thursday addressed issues with its yard sale ordinance, which is designed to keep residents from hosting sales too frequently.

    The council passed a first reading for an ordinance Amending Chapter 60 of the City of Shelbyville Code of Ordinances Relating to Yard Sales.

    Mayor Tom Hardesty said that what prompted the ordinance was a situation that exists among apartments.

  • Spinning a yarn of love

    A beloved extension homemaker who passed away recently has bequeathed part of her legacy to charity.

    The Yarn Barn is a special sale with proceeds going to benefit three different charitable organizations.

    Yarn donated by Mary Margaret Krahulec, who passed away June 8, will be sold from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the event June 23-24 at the Shelby County Extension Office, 1117 Frankfort Road.