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  • Food banks worried: Shelves nearly bare

    The shelves are almost bare at local food banks, and officials are hoping that no one will have to go hungry.

    The Shelby Family Service Center, located at the Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency on Washington Street, had only a few dozen cans of vegetables and a few loaves of bread as of Tuesday.

    And the problem is just as bad if not worse at two other free food-distribution centers in Shelby County. Centro Latino is awaiting a delivery, and Operation Care's food supply is the lowest it has been in its 20-year history.

  • Shelby Artists on Main anniversary event to benefit CASA

    Shelby Artists on Main will celebrate its fifth anniversary with a fund-raising event Thursday night to help troubled children.

    From 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. the gallery, located at 617 Main St. in Shelbyville, will donate a portion of all art sales to the Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children (CASA), which aids abused or neglected children in Shelby and Spencer counties.

    CASA volunteers help children who have been ordered to get help by a family court judge, actively participating in the children's lives.

  • Schools told to license daycare

    Because of changes in state regulations, all local after-school programs are being required to obtain state day-care licenses.

    Though it is uncertain how the new regulations will affect local programs, some parents fear that the changes will discontinue childcare during breaks from school.

    District personnel said jumping to such a conclusion is unwarranted at this time.

    In a press release from the district, Lisa Smith, director of Student Programs and Services said no immediate changes are planned for the programs being provided by Shelby County Public Schools.

  • Guthrie defends company's practice

    CLARKSON - Brett Guthrie continues to challenge the notion that his family's business was responsible for sending jobs to Mexico.

    The Republican's campaign for the 2nd Congressional District seat brought him Thursday to Clarkson where he stopped at Mid-Park's Roadway Construction Products plant. Some equipment in that operation used to reside in his family's manufacturing plant in Warren County.

  • Food pantries low

    The shelves are almost bare at local food banks, and officials are hoping that no one will have to go hungry.

    The Shelby Family Service Center, located at the Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency on Washington Street, had only a few dozen cans of vegetables and a few loaves of bread as of Tuesday.

  • Intruder shot dead in Shelbyville break-in attempt

    A man is dead after being shot by a homeowner during a burglary on Brown Avenue Saturday night, according to Kentucky State Police.

    A press release by KSP said that Timothy Carpenter, Joshua Fast and David L. Fletcher entered a home on Brown Avenue in Shelbyville Saturday night at about 11:30 p.m.

    Fletcher, 28, of La Grange, was shot once by the homeowner, Eric Reynolds, 23.

  • Triple S to look at satellite dish regulations

    When the Triple S Planning Commission meets Oct. 21, it will address a text amendment to the Shelby County Zoning Regulation in the area of Satellite Dish Guidelines.

    Under the altered regulations, satellite dishes are broken down into two categories; those greater than three feet in diameter and those three feet or less in diameter.

    For dishes greater than three feet in diameter

    A Conditional Use Permit would be required under the new guidelines. The application fee would be determined by the Board of Adjustments and Appeals fee schedule.

  • Arson suspected in house fire on La Grange Road - Rothenburger lifts burning ban

    Shelby County Fire Chief Bobby Cowherd said arson is suspected as the cause of a house fire Tuesday that completely destroyed a structure on La Grange Road.

    The fire broke out around 4 p.m. on a farm at 2440 La Grange Road, and Cowherd said the structure was completely engulfed when firefighters arrived.

    The old farm house was vacant, and Cowherd said he thought it had been unoccupied for at least 10 years.

    He said that he found it suspicious that there were no electrical storms on Tuesday and that the house did not have electricity.

  • Local physician achieves recertification

    The American Board of Family Medicine announced the successful completion of its Recertification Examination by Dr. James R. Smith. Board certification confers a standard of excellence in knowledge and practice to physicians who not only certify via the examination process but who also work diligently on the maintenance of these skills during a 7-year cycle between examinations.

  • Coffee finalist for top honor

    A Shelby County teacher is one step away from being named Kentucky's Teacher of the Year.

    West Middle School teacher Thom Coffee will attend a ceremony in Frankfort on Wednesday when the winner of the state's highest education award will be announced.

    Coffee, a history teacher, is one of nine teachers from across the state that are up for the award.

    The nine - three from each school level - were chosen by a panel of experts based on the teachers' written applications and first-hand observations in their classrooms.