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  • Parades highlight Labor Day

    There won’t be many people hard at work on Monday, unless you count the chores of grilling hotdogs and mixing up mounds of potato salad.

    But many people, especially in Shelby County, will be celebrating their year-round labors by taking a day off from their jobs to have some fun.

    Two celebrations in Shelby will help them do just that, with Labor Day festivities planned for Martinsville and Waddy.

    The annual Labor Day festival in Waddy will kick off at 7:30 a.m. with breakfast at the Waddy Ruritan Club.

  • Minister comes full circle

    Mark Williams switched gears from sports to the pulpit years ago and has never looked back, especially now that he is the newly installed pastor at an historic church in Louisville.

    “It’s a great church; I’m thrilled to pastor here at Walnut Street Baptist,” he said of his new post, a church founded in 1848 when two Baptist churches in downtown Louisville joined.

  • Tasting the town

    This year’s Taste and Tunes event, a fundraiser for the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce, is sure not to disappoint attendees.

    There will be plenty of food to please even the pickiest of eaters with tasty morsels provided by La Cocina de Mama, Homemade Ice Cream and Pie Kitchen, Catering By Kate, Courtney Farms, Zaxby’s, Kentucky Spiral Ham, Mulberry Orchard, and Shelby County High School’s culinary art students, just to name a few.

  • A lifetime of labor

    In 1894 Grover Cleveland signed a law establishing Labor Day as a federal holiday.  However, this historical moment arrived twelve years after Labor Day was first celebrated in New York City, on September 5, 1882.

    On that day, ten thousand workers marched from City Hall to Union Square, marking the first Labor Day parade in history.

    In addition, workers gathered for picnics, concerts and speeches as a strike to demonstrate an opposition to unfair treatment in the labor industry.

  • Kosair to build $8 million facility in Shelby

    By next summer, Shelby County will be home to a new pediatric Kosair Children’s Hospital facility.

    Josh Honaker, president of Kosair Children's Hospital of Norton Health Care, headed up a presentation at Claudia Sanders Dinner House Tuesday to announce that construction on an $8 million facility will begin in Governor’s Square this fall and that it should be operational by 2015.

    “Our plan is that by next spring or summer, we’ll have the pediatric facility open and functional,” he said.

  • Donnell withdraws from judge’s race

    Shelby County Commonwealth Attorney Laura Donnell has pulled out of the race for District Judge Division I, leaving only one candidate in the race for that seat.

    Donnell withdrew her candidacy on Friday, meaning J.R. RoBards is now running unopposed for the seat vacated by Linda Armstrong in March when she retired, citing health reasons.

    Donnell said that she pulled out because she believes she can do more good for the community as the commonwealth attorney.

  • Shelby horses dominate at World’s Championship

    There weren’t many classes in the World’s Championship Horse Show during the Kentucky State Fair this year that didn’t contain at least one entry from Shelby County.

    The fair, in its 112th year, is one of the world’s most famous, attracting spectators and competitors from all over the world.

    “The majority of them [Shelby Countians] did well,” said Scarlett Mattson, manager of the show. “Shelby County’s got a lot of good horses. Mary Gaylord [McClean], she won her classes.”

  • NEWS DIGEST: Aug. 27, 2014

    Body found inside

    Anderson storage unit

     

    Dr. Mark Tussey, Anderson County coroner, said the owner of AAA Storage on Bond Lillard Road, discovered a storage unit that was unsecure and unlocked. She opened the unit and discovered what appeared to be a deceased male.

    The Anderson County Sherriff's Office responded to the call around 2:20 p.m., The Anderson News reported Tuesday.

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL: Rut ‘N Strut one step closer to opening

    The Shelbyville City Council approved the first reading of an ordinance to annex into the city fifty acres of property on Gordon Lane that will soon be the home of Rut ‘N Strut Distillery, LLC during Thursday evening’s regularly scheduled council meeting.
    The Netherys have asked to have the property annexed so they could operate with less than a 100-acre lot and so they could sell their distilled spirits on site.

  • A common complaint

    Kentucky Education Commissioner Terry Holliday announced Monday morning that the department of education is seeking feedback in regards to the state’s Common Core standards.

    Holliday explained that the words “common core” have become a politically divisive term.  Education standards should not be a political issue, he said.