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  • Fire up that engine

    Shelbyville Fire and Rescue showed off the newest addition to the city's safety repertoire at the May 1 Shelbyville City Council meeting. Fire Chief Willard Tucker said the 2008 Ferrara Intruder 22 upgrades the fire department's capabilities, and as a result the city's safety.

  • Bagdad days are here again

    This weekend will mark the 16th annual celebration of Bagdad Days.

    Event organizers are hoping the rain will hold off in order to allow the community to enjoy the activities planned for the two-day event.

    The festivities, which will take place May 9 and 10 at Bagdad Baptist Church,

    will get started with a lunch and yard sale at noon on Friday.

    At 4 p.m. things will get bouncing with the start of the kids' rides and the inflatable "bouncies." A steak sandwich dinner with baked potatoes and cole slaw will be served at 5 p.m.

  • The other stroke victim

    May is National Stroke Awareness Month, and Becky Carignan wants to get the word out - a stroke is not restricted by age.

    Carignan, of Simpsonville, has seen the effects that strokes have on young people first hand. Her daughter Cassidy survived a stroke 4 1/2 years ago - while still in the womb.

  • Teachers may get minimum salary jump

    It doesn't look like local teachers will be getting much of a raise next year.

    Due to budgetary restrictions, the Shelby County Board of Education is considering giving local teachers only the state mandated 1 percent salary increase for next year.

  • 'Ride and Drive' to benefit Relay for Life

    Motorcyclists and car drivers are invited to take a tour of the county - and a historic home - for a good cause.

    The second annual Ride and Drive to benefit Relay for Life will start out at Shelby County High School on Friday, May 16 at 6:30 p.m. Riders pay $10 to enter.

    The ride will head down Zaring Mill Road where drivers will stop for a tour of historic Undulata. From there, riders will head west, tour the Simpsonville area and end back at the high school, where the Relay for Life will be in progress. The event is expected to take about two hours.

  • Crestview goes green

    Crestview Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Shelbyville has joined the ranks of those who have decided to start recycling with its "Go Green" kickoff last Friday.

    The center held a small reception Friday, attended by city officials, to celebrate its decision to begin recycling. Suanne Brooks-Doyle, administration and marketing director for Crestview, said the staff and residents wanted to begin recycling "to make a difference in the environment and in the community."

  • Volunteer of the year

    Over a year ago when Christy Meredith learned that many children at Southside Elementary School went home on the weekend to a house without food, she felt a strong urge to help them somehow.

    Over the past year, Meredith's compassion for local children has led her to organize and lead a community outreach that now provides food for over 170 local students.

  • KCHA may find new home in Shelby

    The Kentucky Cutting Horse Association could return to Shelby County by late summer.

    KCHA held numerous events at the Shelby County Fairgrounds last year, but was unable to reach an agreement with the fairgrounds to continue using the space in 2008.

    "We like the location and everything, but we just weren't able to reach an agreement," said Henry Taylor, president of KCHA. "But we're going to hopefully be moving back to Shelby County."

  • Propane tanks could be used in meth production

    As spring blossoms into summer, more and more people will be grilling out, and they should be aware that propane gas tanks are sometimes used in methamphetamine production, police say.

  • Preventing a tragedy - FAC offers water rescue for infants

    Susan Groves brought her sons Vaughn, 5, and Gentry, 2, to the indoor pool at Clear Creek Family Activity Center Monday evening to begin their second week of lessons offered by Infant Swimming Resource (ISR). As she watched Gentry calmly float in the pool, she said she was amazed by how comfortable he had become in the water in just a week's time.

    "Brilliant," she said. "Every parent should do this."