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  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL–Public Works to build new salt bin

    Despite the threat of flash floods and thunderstorms, the Shelbyville City Council had a different weather preparation task on their minds Thursday, as they approved a recommendation for a bid to build a bin for the storage of the city’s salt supply.

    Last year, due to the lack of sufficient storage, the city utilized the county’s storage facility.

    City Engineer/Public Works Director Jennifer Herrell noted that the county is capable of storing nearly 5000 tons of salt.

  • Heavy rains cause flooding

    Flooded roadways, barrages of lightning, gusting winds, driving rain and even some water rescues set the scene in Shelby County Thursday and Friday.

    There were no injuries, but plenty of anxious moments as road crews scurried around closing roadways covered by floodwaters, and even rescuing two people that had to be retrieved from rising water. Both were trapped when they tried to drive through water.

    The first incident occurred Thursday afternoon, Shelbyville Fire Chief Kevin Baker said.

  • PSC says water district ignored warnings

    A utility company has come under fire from the Kentucky Public Service Commission in connection with the collapse of a water tower in Waddy last August.

    The PSC Thursday issued a statement that its investigation into that incident has led to allegations that the U.S. 60 Water District was warned that the tank had corrosion problems and failed to heed those warnings.

  • Sawdust Carpet at Annunciation

    A decade long Easter tradition at the Church of the Annunciation actually has its origins in another land.

    Returning this year is the alfombra, a beautiful carpet of many colors, adorned with symbols connected with Easter, such as a cross, a heart, the washing of feet. The run lines the aisle in the chapel of the church, located on Main Street in Shelbyville.

    In addition to being remarkable for its rich colors and painstakingly created designs, the carpet is made of sawdust.

  • Power outage due to gunshots

    The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office is looking into an incident in which a power transformer was so heavily damaged by gunfire, its failure caused an outage leaving more than 2,000 people without power.

    Candi Waford, spokesperson for Shelby Energy said the power outage lasted about two hours, from 7-9:15 a.m. Wednesday morning.

    “The problem was with an East Kentucky Power Cooperative transformer failure at the Southville Substation,” she said.

  • Rogers realty recognized for growth

    Coldwell Banker Larry K. Rogers Realty has been awarded the Office Talent Attraction Award in recognition of their net growth in office size over the past year.

    Office manager Tracy Barnett said the award is a great honor.

    The Office Attraction Award recognizes offices that have increased their net number of sales associates or representatives by 15 percent or more.

    Budge Huskey, president and CEO of Coldwell Banker Real Estate, said their growth sets a standard for others to achieve.

  • Little church, big performance

    A little church is hosting a big production this weekend, with a significance as profound as their sanctuary is old.

    Christiansburg Baptist Church, built in 1799 and one of Shelby County’s oldest churches, will honor the death and resurrection of Christ with a musical cantata by the choir.

    Peggy Slaughter, wife of Pastor Herbert Slaughter, is directing the annual musical performance and said she anticipates a great turnout.

    “We’ve had as many as hundred attend,” she said, noting the church typically draws around 75 each week.

  • Outlet mall announces new stores

    Yesterday’s brief storm didn’t deter Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass and Simpsonville officials from their plans to break ground on a 53,400-square-foot expansion at the retail center.

    Relocated to the food court to provide shelter from heavy rain, the pseudo groundbreaking ceremony included the announcement of eight additional stores to the center.

  • Collins VEX team gaining ground

    Last week the members of Collins High School TSA (Technology Student Association) team proudly represented their school when they brought home numerous awards from the state conference tournament in Louisville.

    The team received first place in chapter team and in engineering design, and third in debate.

    And though they did not place, the VEX Robotics team proved to be a force to be reckoned with, after just falling in the elite eight round of bracket competition to a team forecasted to triumph in world competition.

  • Boil water advisory issued for Brentwood Subdivsion