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  • Ted Igleheart: Feb. 17, 1930 – Nov. 5, 2017

    A light for justice is still burning in Shelbyville in the hearts of those who carry the memory of a beloved native son.

    Ted Igleheart, a longtime attorney who loved fighting the good fight so much that he refused to retire until his mid-eighties, passed away Sunday.

    “He exemplified his values in everything he did,” said Fielding Ballard, chairman of the Shelby County Democratic Party, of which Igleheart was active for more than 50 years, serving as precinct chair and on the executive committee for 25 years as secretary.

  • A helping hand

    With all the good sights, smells and sounds of the approaching holidays – turkey dinners, brightly wrapped gifts and even just the basic essentials of a warm, comfortable home – Santa isn’t the only one who kicks things into high gear.

    Those who work tirelessly to provide the less fortunate with a good meal or a Christmas gift for their children during the holidays say they need a little help, too.

    Though she doesn’t look much like Mrs. Claus, Jennifer Decker exudes all the warmth of Santa’s better half and works just as hard.

  • Shelby County School Board - Heritage to give school board taste of the arts

    Shelby County Board of Education members will convene at 7 p.m. Thursday at Heritage Elementary School for their regularly scheduled monthly meeting.  But before the meeting kicks-off, board members will have the opportunity to take in some school culture.

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL - Water and sewer charges revised

    On Thursday, Shelbyville City Council members approved a revised schedule of charges for the use of the consolidated municipal waterworks and sewer system of the Shelbyville Water and Sewer Commission.

    Tom Doyle, manager of the Shelbyville Municipal Water and Sewer Commission, said the rate adjustment is 7.5 percent for water only and would help pay the debt service on a new loan.

  • Restoring history

     For more than 120 years, a Victorian gingerbread-style home at 1008 Main Street has withstood the test of time. And though it started to show its age some time ago, when current owner Daniel Raymond moved in four years ago, he eagerly got to work restoring the home to its former beauty.

    “I always wanted to restore a Victorian,” he said. “It turned out it’s a lot more than I thought it was going to be.”


  • Trims & Whims this weekend

    Trims & Whims

    WHAT: Annual Christmas craft show

    WHEN: 9:30 - 4 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sunday

    WHERE: Wright Elementary School, 500 Rocket Lane, Shelbyville

    ADMISSION: Free

    Several events will kick-off the holiday season in Shelby County this weekend, but only one will get you started on your own decorating.

    The Trims and Whims Craft Show will get underway Saturday and Sunday at Wright Elementary School.

  • Thanksgiving then and now

      Traditionally our Thanksgiving tables consist of crescent rolls, green bean casserole, deviled eggs, mashed potatoes and gravy, and of course the turkey and dressing.

    However, a more historically accurate feast would actually consist of none of these menu items. 

    Historians have determined that the first Thanksgiving, shared by the Pilgrims and Wampanoag at Plymouth Colony in 1621, consisted of venison and porridge but the wildfowl of choice was likely not turkey.

  • Pipeline construction to begin soon

    Friday’s wet, overcast weather was appropriate for a groundbreaking ceremony for a new pipeline to be built for Shelby County.

    Officials with both Shelby and Jefferson counties called it a “long term water solution” for the county.

    “It’s a true testament to what you can do when you’re looking out for the future of the customers and the city and you develop a solution that benefits everybody,” said Spencer Bruce, president and CEO of the Louisville Water Company.

  • A Wakefield Christmas

     With the spooky décor just getting packed away it may seem a little premature to dust off the boxes of Christmas decorations, but the folks at Wakefield-Scearce Galleries have actually been hard at work preparing for the winter holiday season for quite some time now.

    Lisa Curry, Christmas coordinator and floral designer, said they have been working on this year’s decorations since this time last year in preparation for their annual Christmas Open House, which kicks off Wednesday at the gallery at 525 Washington Street in Shelbyville.

  • Shelby County Automotive is 2nd fastest in Fast 50

     Earning the No. 2 spot out of 50 and top honors in the $10 million to $25 million category, locally based Shelby County Automotive, Inc. earned the recognition of one of the region’s fastest growing companies during a ceremony last week in downtown Louisville.

    Shelby County Automotive is an auto and truck parts retailer with locations in LaGrange, Shelbyville, Frankfort, Georgetown, Lexington, Winchester and Danville.  They are headquartered in Shelby County with the NAPA store at 114 Main Street in Shelbyville.