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  • End of an era

    Redd and Nancy Crabtree helped put Shelby County on the map as the Saddlebred Capitol of the World, and despite the fact that they are both gone their farm will continue to contribute to Shelby County’s marquee industry.

    After the Crabtrees both passed away in 2015, the farm was put up for auction and sold last week. That left many in the community wondering what would become this historic farm.

    Jimmy Willard with H. Barry Smith Realtors and Auctioneers said the farm sold for $1,265,000 at auction last Thursday and that its sale drew a lot of interest.

  • Doggone exciting event set for Sept. 17

    An event coming up in mid-September targeted for pet enthusiasts promises to a real tail-wagger, say organizers.

    Cynthia Cottongim, chair of the Woofstock committee, an annual fundraiser for the Shelby County Parks Foundation, said that every dog would have its day Sept. 17 at the Michael Kay Bark Park.

    Woofstock, which will be hosted at Red Orchard Park on Kentucky Street, is in its fourth year and will include all kinds of activities for pets and owners alike.

  • Journey of pride

    Nearly 50 years after coming home from Vietnam, two Shelby County veterans will be journeying to the nation's capitol to revisit – as nearly as possible – the horrors of war, the memories of friends lost in combat and most of all, to promote a lifelong process of healing, of the body and of the soul.

    Billy Chandler of Shelbyille and James Wright, Jr. of Pleasureville will be among 43 war veterans to participate in Honor Flight Kentucky 2016.

  • EKU team Flugtag team features several Shelby connections

    The force will undoubtedly be with a team of Eastern Kentucky University aviation students – with several members from Shelby County – when they launch their homemade aircraft Saturday in Louisville at Waterfront Park.

    Dressed as Star Wars characters, Princess Leia – Rebecca Schmid – will pilot the craft – the Millennium Falcon – accompanied by Michael Walach, Eric Logan, Sam Clearly, Andrew Clark and Joe Marthaler, as they compete in the Red Bull Flugtag.

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  • A magical moment

    Local magician David Garrard enjoyed the experience of a lifetime in April when he earned his moment in the Vegas spotlight, performing before the famous magician-comedian duo Penn & Teller.

    Garrard’s act will air at 8 p.m. Wednesday on the show Penn & Teller Fool Us on The CW network.

  • A healthy passion

    Local fitness and nutrition fanatic Kami Waits says she is “super excited” to announce the opening of her first fitness studio which will open in Shelbyville later this fall.

    “It's coming along nicely and we hope to be open October first,” she said.

    The small site at 1042 Washington Street will be coined 40:29 Fitness Studio, named for a fitting Biblical verse, Isaiah 40:29,He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.

  • Assaults, thefts down

     

  • Toddler dies after being struck by car

    The mood is somber this week at an apartment complex in eastern Shelbyville, where a toddler died Saturday after being run over by a car in the parking lot.

    A memorial consisting of stuffed animals, balloons and candles marks a small spot on a grassy median in the 500th block in the parking lot of Lynne Acres where the 2-year-old boy lived.

    Neighbors, who declined to be identified, expressed sadness that such a thing should happen to a child who was just starting his life.

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL - AT&T Seeks fiber ready partnership with city

    Holly Spade with AT&T Kentucky shared with the Shelbyville City Council an opportunity to partner on plans for the city to become a Fiber Ready Designation.

    “We go into the industrial park just to announce formally and acknowledge formally that the park is fiber ready and has state of the art fiber in the ground at the site.”

    The designation was specifically related to the Midland Trail Industrial Park and will provide technology capable of transmitting high-bandwidth communications from both existing and future industrial sites.