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  • Family recipe for success

    When Justin "Buckshot" Warren was a child, he had two goals - to someday play for the NBA and to own the B&N Food Market.

    On Wednesday, one of those dreams – the one closest to his heart – came true when he purchased the iconic Bagdad grocery store and restaurant from his uncle, Rusty Newton.

    “Well, I didn’t make it to the NBA, but I made it here in Bagdad,” he said, with the shy grin that has endeared him to people in that community for more than 20 years.

  • Johnson Controls loses Ford contract

    A company in its 23rd year of operation in Shelby County has taken a blow, but is still in there swinging, officials say.

    Mary Kay Dodero, corporate spokesperson for Johnson Controls, confirmed that the company, which supplies seat systems for the Ford Motor Company, has lost that contract. But that doesn’t mean the company will have to shut down, she said, as work will continue until the contract expires in about 15 months.

  • Extension office open house draws big crowd

    The Shelby County Cooperative Extension Office opened its doors Tuesday afternoon for guests to participate in an array of hands-on activities during its annual open house event.

    Activities included butter churning, sewing and Halloween crafts, and attendees had the opportunity to pet various animals like snakes, chickens and rabbits. Guests were also treated to quesadillas, smoothies, and pumpkin muffins.

  • Hazardous waste disposal event is Saturday

    October is here and we all know what that means. It’s time to head into the garage and grab up all of those skull and crossbones adorned items.

    Not for Halloween, but instead those hazardous waste items that can’t be tossed in the trash or landfill.

    Tomorrow Shelby County residents can dispose of those for free.

    The city of Shelbyville and Shelby County will host a free Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event for residents.

  • Cooking up an American dream

    With a trailer behind his Ford truck, Moises Tejeda is chasing the American dream.

    For 18 years, he’s been working in construction, moving houses, but he’s ready for a change.

    “I’m getting old, I gotta start doing something else. [Construction] is hard on the body,” he said with a smile.

    So, Tejeda decided to lean over a hot grill, opening Taqueria la Nayarita, a Mexican food trailer, this summer. But it was the year before that his cooking flame was sparked.

  • District sees KPREP scores continue to rise

    Shelby County Public School officials have quietly been walking around with big smiles this week as the district learned on Wednesday that it’s annual state test scores increased again.

    For the second year in a row, district saw improvement in its Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (KREP) scores.

  • Leak causes some discoloration for North Shelby Water customers

    Discolored tap water that showed up at homes on Benson Pike last week is no cause for concern, say water officials.
    David Hedges, manager of North Shelby Water, said that water that has the appearance of being tea-colored is the result of flushing the lines, which the company had to do when repairing a small leak.

    “It’s just iron deposits and sediment,” he said. “When you have leaks, it stirs up stuff in the system.”

  • Shelby named Farm Bureau agency of the year

    Officials at Shelby County Farm Bureau are still on top of the insurance cloud after being named Agency of the Year.

    They beat out 179 other Farm Bureau agencies across the state to garner the company’s top award.

    “We were very honored to be chosen "Agency of the Year" on September 17th at our Agents Association Annual Meeting at the Campbell House in Lexington,” said Pat Hargadon, agency manager for Shelby County Farm Bureau.

  • Searching for Sasquatch

    Bigfoot, Yeti, Sasquatch – society may not be able to agree on a name for the elusive creature, but there is certainly some intrigue to the possible existence of the hairy, human-like creature.

    More than sixty interested visitors showed up to hear information on the mysterious creature Saturday morning when members of the Kentucky Bigfoot Research Organization visited Red Orchard Park to provide a lecture and hike.

    Charlie Raymond, Founder and Lead Investigator of The Kentucky Bigfoot Research Organization (KBRO), hosted the lecture.

  • Leading the way into engineering course

     

    Students at West Middle School are already getting a taste of engineering experience, thanks to a robotics course being provided to sixth and seventh graders at the school.

    In the library at West Middle School Thursday evening, the Shelby County Public School’s Board of Education heard presentations from Carson Jorgenson and Abigail VanDeVelde.  The sixth-graders at the school presented two projects they had created in the robotics course this year, a program funded by a Project Lead The Way grant.