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  • Pipeline construction to begin soon

    Friday’s wet, overcast weather was appropriate for a groundbreaking ceremony for a new pipeline to be built for Shelby County.

    Officials with both Shelby and Jefferson counties called it a “long term water solution” for the county.

    “It’s a true testament to what you can do when you’re looking out for the future of the customers and the city and you develop a solution that benefits everybody,” said Spencer Bruce, president and CEO of the Louisville Water Company.

  • A Wakefield Christmas

     With the spooky décor just getting packed away it may seem a little premature to dust off the boxes of Christmas decorations, but the folks at Wakefield-Scearce Galleries have actually been hard at work preparing for the winter holiday season for quite some time now.

    Lisa Curry, Christmas coordinator and floral designer, said they have been working on this year’s decorations since this time last year in preparation for their annual Christmas Open House, which kicks off Wednesday at the gallery at 525 Washington Street in Shelbyville.

  • Shelby County Automotive is 2nd fastest in Fast 50

     Earning the No. 2 spot out of 50 and top honors in the $10 million to $25 million category, locally based Shelby County Automotive, Inc. earned the recognition of one of the region’s fastest growing companies during a ceremony last week in downtown Louisville.

    Shelby County Automotive is an auto and truck parts retailer with locations in LaGrange, Shelbyville, Frankfort, Georgetown, Lexington, Winchester and Danville.  They are headquartered in Shelby County with the NAPA store at 114 Main Street in Shelbyville.

  • Homemakers to honor vets

    This year, the Shelby County Extension Homemakers will continue their tradition of honoring veterans with the 10th annual event on Sunday to honor all veterans – active, retired, and reserved – all men and women who have ever served the nation.

    The event will be held at 2-4 p.m. at the Shelby County Extension Office on Frankfort Road.

    It will include refreshments and a short ceremony that will begin at 2:30.

  • A digital eye on security

    A Simpsonville plant has the perfect employee – he never gets tired, doesn’t take coffee breaks and is never late for work.

    What’s more, he is very popular with his coworkers at Faurecia in Simpsonville.

    “Hi, Salt, good to see you,” said Jermaine Scott, as he approached him in the parking lot.

    Although Salt can speak, he is a being of few words – because he isn’t human.

  • Whirlwind experience

    The nation’s capital is full of exciting and fun sights and experiences, but for a Shelby County teen, the political side of the city was a thrill he’ll never forget.
    Ben Brown, a junior at Shelby County High School, journeyed to Washington, D.C. in September for a three-day trip to shadow his cousin, Kevin Yoder, a member of the House of Representative from Kansas.
    “It was really cool – I even got to take a picture sitting at his desk!” exclaimed Brown, his eyes sparkling as he described his experiences accompanying Yoder.

  • Celebrating 50 years of firefighting

    It’s going to be a 5-alarm celebration on Saturday when the Shelby County Fire Department celebrates its 50th anniversary at fire station 1 on Alpine Drive, near Kroger off Boones Station Road.
    Festivities will include speakers, refreshments and even a wreath-laying ceremony in memory of deceased firefighters.

  • Pegasus Industries named a top manufacturer

    “It was a huge thrill – we were surprised,” said Steve Meador, president of Pegasus Industries, whose company was named mid-size Manufacturer of the Year for the state of Kentucky.

    The plant, located on Haven Hill Road just off the Shelbyville Bypass, specializes in wood, steel and corded fabrication, although they do a variety of other things, said Meador, who added that the award is proof of what he’s known all along – that the quality of the company is only as good as its employees, and Pegasus is all about dedicated employees.

  • Shelby Democrats select new leaders

    With two new leaders at the helm of its executive committee, the Shelby County Democratic Party is primed to change the world – one Democrat at a time.

    It’s the hope of the Democratic Party that Kathy Mason and Bill Young, newly elected in October as chair and vice chair, respectively, will provide the leadership the party needs over the next four years to provide a vital spark, said J. Howard Griffith, chair of the communications committee.

    "I think they'll do a great job," he said.

  • Shelby teen killed in ATV accident