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  • Despite weather, Squire Boone Day turned profit

     

    Two centuries after Squire Boone’s fought for a settlement in Shelby County, attendees and organizers at the Squire Boone Day Festival on Saturday battled blustery and chilly weather to raise money to carry Boone’s legacy.

    For more than three years, members of the Squire Boone Society have been working to raise funds to erect a statue in Boone’s honor.

    On Saturday, the society hosted the Squire Boone Day Festival at the amphitheater at Clear Creek Park.

  • Louisville man still critical after accident

    A three-car accident on the 5600 block of Mount Eden Road Monday afternoon, about four miles south of Interstate 64 sent three people to the hospital, one with life-threatening injuries.

  • Spencer County accident injures 3

    Three people were hospitalized with unknown injuries after a crash last night in the Figg Store area in Spencer County.

    All were taken to the University of Louisville Hospital, one by air and two by ambulance, after the crash that happened at around 7 p.m.

  • Festival continues to raise money for statue

    If you’d like to catch a great fall festival on Saturday, the Squire Boone Festival is sure to provide a day of fun for the entire family, organizers say.

    If you’re in the mood for great barbecue – and who isn’t? –  you can grab some pulled pork from Chuckie’s BBQ of Danville, kick back and listen to live music from four bands, bid on silent auction items, browse arts and crafts booths or just watch the kids have fun on a giant slide set up at the amphitheater at Clear Creek Park.

  • Family recipe for success

    When Justin "Buckshot" Warren was a child, he had two goals - to someday play for the NBA and to own the B&N Food Market.

    On Wednesday, one of those dreams – the one closest to his heart – came true when he purchased the iconic Bagdad grocery store and restaurant from his uncle, Rusty Newton.

    “Well, I didn’t make it to the NBA, but I made it here in Bagdad,” he said, with the shy grin that has endeared him to people in that community for more than 20 years.

  • Johnson Controls loses Ford contract

    A company in its 23rd year of operation in Shelby County has taken a blow, but is still in there swinging, officials say.

    Mary Kay Dodero, corporate spokesperson for Johnson Controls, confirmed that the company, which supplies seat systems for the Ford Motor Company, has lost that contract. But that doesn’t mean the company will have to shut down, she said, as work will continue until the contract expires in about 15 months.

  • Extension office open house draws big crowd

    The Shelby County Cooperative Extension Office opened its doors Tuesday afternoon for guests to participate in an array of hands-on activities during its annual open house event.

    Activities included butter churning, sewing and Halloween crafts, and attendees had the opportunity to pet various animals like snakes, chickens and rabbits. Guests were also treated to quesadillas, smoothies, and pumpkin muffins.

  • Hazardous waste disposal event is Saturday

    October is here and we all know what that means. It’s time to head into the garage and grab up all of those skull and crossbones adorned items.

    Not for Halloween, but instead those hazardous waste items that can’t be tossed in the trash or landfill.

    Tomorrow Shelby County residents can dispose of those for free.

    The city of Shelbyville and Shelby County will host a free Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event for residents.

  • Cooking up an American dream

    With a trailer behind his Ford truck, Moises Tejeda is chasing the American dream.

    For 18 years, he’s been working in construction, moving houses, but he’s ready for a change.

    “I’m getting old, I gotta start doing something else. [Construction] is hard on the body,” he said with a smile.

    So, Tejeda decided to lean over a hot grill, opening Taqueria la Nayarita, a Mexican food trailer, this summer. But it was the year before that his cooking flame was sparked.

  • District sees KPREP scores continue to rise

    Shelby County Public School officials have quietly been walking around with big smiles this week as the district learned on Wednesday that it’s annual state test scores increased again.

    For the second year in a row, district saw improvement in its Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (KREP) scores.