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  • Counting is for the birds

    When John Mann goes to check on his birdies, he’s looking for a different kind than most at Persimmon Ridge Golf Club.

    Mann, who has lived at Persimmon Ridge with his wife, Claudine, since he retired 25 years ago, has been participating in the Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s Great Backyard Bird Count for the past 13 years.

    As he waited Wednesady for some nearby golfers to tee off before starting up his golf cart to check on one of his birdhouses that are scattered across the club’s 90 acres, you could see the excitement in his eyes.

  • Summer interns for CUB

    Shelby County students Suzanne Gayle and Cameron Aldridge are participating in Citizen Union Banks 2016 Summer Intern Program.

    The program, in its third year, accepts two students from the Shelby County Public School system who will work at the bank’s main office.  They will be given assignments, projects and tasks, daily coaching, feedback and mentoring from CUB officers and department heads. 

  • Red, white and new

    What better way to celebrate our nation’s independence than by spending time with our family and friends, gorging on delicious foods and, of course, blowing things up? In Shelby County, the celebrations will encompass all that and more.

    With just five days left until the big day, plans for the annual celebrations in Simpsonville and Shelbyville are both underway and park officials are eager to share all the excitement this year will bring.

    The fun will start at Clear Creek Park, 717 Burks Branch Road, Monday for the Shake the Lake celebration at 6 p.m.

  • Anglin announces intention to plea

    With a trial on the horizon, a former Shelby County Public Schools payroll manager charged with embezzling more than a half million dollars announced her intention Monday to make a plea in the case.

    Benita Anglin, who was arrested August 2014 two days after she was indicted for embezzling hundreds of thousands from the school district, will make a plea arrangement with prosecutors on the charges.

  • Shelby County Fair Horse Show

    There was plenty of horsing around at the 2016 Shelby County Fair Horse Show, but it was all in the spirit of equine competiveness.

    “The competition was pretty stiff – there were some really good horses, some defending world champions and, I’d say, ten or fifteen potential world champions, said Edward “Hoppy” Bennett, along with his brother, R.H. Bennett.

    The two show organizers had estimated that up to 350 horses would be competing, but numbers were actually above that, said Bennett.

  • Anglin announces intention to make plea

    With a trial on the horizon, a former Shelby County Public Schools payroll manager charged with embezzling more than a half million dollars announced her intention Monday to make a plea in the case.

    Benita Anglin, who was arrested August 2014 two days after she was indicted for embezzling hundreds of thousands from the school district, will make a plea arrangement with prosecutors on the charges.

  • Community joins forces for workforce development

    All three government entities in Shelby County have joined with Shelby County Public Schools and local industry leaders to commit to funding a position for a workforce development coordinator to recruit and train high school students for local employment.

  • Let freedom ring

    Soldiers returning from Afghanistan Saturday got a warm welcome home at a ceremony at Shelby Christian Church in their honor, along with a big surprise when they saw that Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin was also standing by to greet them.

    “Truly, we were amazed to see the governor there, that he would come by and welcome us home and say a few words, well, it really meant a lot to us,” said the unit’s commander, Maj. Ryan Irvine of Shelbyville.

  • Walmart evacuated after suspicious suitcase spotted

    Fears that a suspicious looking black suitcase left unattended at the Shelbyville Walmart Saturday afternoon might be an explosive device were unfounded, authorities say.

    That determination came after a nearly 3-hour effort from three agencies, which involved evacuating the store, clearing out and blocking off the parking lot, and examining the object with sophisticated equipment from a Lexington bomb squad.

  • Community joins forces for workforce development

    All three government entities in Shelby County have joined with Shelby County Public Schools and local industry leaders to commit to funding a position for a workforce development coordinator to recruit and train high school students for local employment.