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  • Simpsonville ready to shine

    For those that enjoyed Shelbyville’s Celebration of Lights last weekend, Simpsonville will provide a seasonal encore for Shelby County this weekend with their annual Light Up Simpsonville celebration.

    The fun kicks-off with a countdown at 6:30 p.m. Saturday led by Mayor Eden and city commissioners gathered around the focal piece – the new 2,100 square-foot pavilion.

  • Blaze destroys barn

    No one was injured in a fire that destroyed a barn Friday afternoon on U.S. 60

    Crews from East 60, Shelby County and Waddy responded to the blaze but were unable to save the structure located in Clay Village. The owners of the property were not at home at the time of the fire at 4 p.m. No livestock were being housed in the barn, but a vehicle and some farm equipment was destroyed. No cause for the blaze is known at this time.

  • Big things in small packages

    With November in full swing, the holiday shopping season is underway.  Scouring through sale flyers and some early released Black Friday ads, everyone is eager to get their hands on some great deals this year, hoping to make their special someone’s season bright. 

    Across America, even the less fortunate families have hope for at least a somewhat joyous December 25, with programs like Toys for Tots and the Angel Tree.  But outside of our prosperous nation, there are many children who will go without on Christmas morning.

  • Delight-ful new business

     When one door closes another opens. So goes the fate of downtown Shelbyville recently. 

    And with the closure of several other storefronts on Main Street, many new businesses have followed behind with new openings.

  • A ship’s best friend

     War is a troubling time.  It leaves scars on the body and mind of many who have dared looked into its eyes. 

    But as any military member will tell you, the painful memories of war are often mixed with funny stories, breathtaking worldviews and reminiscing of immeasurable friendships.

    The later is certainly the case for U.S. Coast Guard veteran Noble Roberts, who now lives in Shelbyville, and his fellow shipmates aboard the LST-793 who formed a bond with an unexpected member of the crew in the midst of World War II.

  • Magistrates hear broadband presentation

    At Tuesday night’s meeting of the Shelby County Fiscal Court, magistrates heard an informational presentation about the progress of Kentucky Wired, a high-speed internet network designed to bring broadband service to almost every Kentuckian.

  • Community foundation awards $76K in grants

    With more than $75,000 to disperse, the Shelby County Community Foundation awarded grant funds to nearly a dozen organizations in the community – nearly twice as many as last year —during a ceremony Monday at the Shelby County Public Library.
    Recipients of this year’s grants included Hosparus, Dorman Preschool, AWAKE Ministries, Arriba Ninos, CASA, Inc., Shelby County Community Children’s Choir, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kentuckiana, Learning for Life, Shelby Regional Arts Council, Habitat for Humanity and the Multi-purpose Community Action Center.

  • Humane society to operate animal shelter

    After nearly two years, efforts to restructure the operation of the county’s animal shelter has finally come to fruition.
    The Shelby County Fiscal Court voted unanimously at its meeting Tuesday night to turn the operation of the facility over to the Shelby County Humane Society.

  • Sewer upgrade for Simpsonville

    Simpsonville will have a new pump station in the Cardinal Club next year, which means a new access road for a development in The Villas area.

    More importantly, though, the addition of the sewer upgrade will speed up development, said Simpsonville City Administrator David Eaton at Monday meeting of the Simpsonville City Commission.

    “The road will be extended and fifty-three homes will be built,” he said. “We have worked out a contract with the developer,” he added, saying that the upgrade has to be done before the houses can be built.

  • Seeing the light

    Saturday night will be a special time for Shelbyville when the community’s Celebration of Lights ushers in the holiday season.

    The event, which runs from 4 to 8 p.m. in downtown Shelbyville, will offer something for everyone, for kids from 2 to 92, with plenty of sights, sounds and tastes of the season.