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  • Finchville festival welcomes in fall

    If you’re in the mood to attend a great fall festival this weekend with something for everyone, then the Finchville Fall Festival is the place to be, say organizers.

    The two-day event, Saturday and Sunday, will kick off with a breakfast from 7 to 10 Saturday morning, said Anne Raisor, a member of the Finchville Ruritan Club, which hosts the event.

  • Massie speaks at Cornerstone

    Ninth-grader Dallas Garriott got a front row seat when a congressman visited his school Thursday to speak to students.

    That’s because Garriott was the one who had asked 4th Congressional District Rep. Thomas Massie (R-Vanceburg), to come to Cornerstone Christian Academy.

    “I would like to thank Dallas for inviting me here, because I wouldn’t be here if not for him. So let’s all give him a hand,” Massie told the crowd of eight to twelfth grade students and teachers, after being introduced by Garriott himself.  

  • Students udderly enjoy milk day

    Getting children excited about nutrition isn’t always easy.  But yesterday morning, the faces at Heritage Elementary School were covered in milk mustache smiles as Kathy Belcher with Southeast United Dairy Industry Association (SUDIA) explained the nutritional value of milk.

    “I’m here to teach students about the importance of school milk in the students’ diets,” Belcher said.

  • Chugging into expansion

    Edwards Moving and Rigging has long been known for transporting extremely large items all over the country, and now they’re adding another dimension at their location on Everett Hall Road in Shelbyville.

    Gathered in front of a newly established railroad spur, Edward’s representatives, local officials and other industry leaders held up a blue ribbon while company owner Mark Edwards ceremoniously snipped it to open the company’s new set of tracks.

  • Fire leaves family homeless

    A family of three has been left homeless after a midmorning blaze gutted their house on Walnut Street Thursday.

    The two-story frame house belonging to Glenn and Terie Eilers at 1209 Walnut St. was still standing after firefighters from the Shelbyville Fire Department extinguished the blaze at about 11 a.m. but the interior, especially the upstairs, was gutted, and was not habitable.

  • Raptor on High

    A repair crew preparing to do restorative work to the steeple at Centenary United Methodist Church on Main Street got a surprise Friday when erecting scaffolding for the project.

    A great horned owl had become trapped inside the walls surrounding the inner most portion of the tower.

    “He can’t get out because he has a wingspan of about five feet, and the entrance where he went in is not that great,” said Tony Wilson with Thoroughbred Contractors.

  • Fairness groups plan to continue

    Despite a vote last month by the Shelbyville City Council to take no further action regarding a Fairness Ordinance, members of the Fairness Campaign and the Shelby County branch of the Kentuckians for the Commonwealth aren’t giving up the fight, according to Leslie McBride of the Shelby County chapter of the KFTC.

    “We’re not going to give up,” she said.

  • Meeting your Good Neighbors

    Farming is the backbone of America and our daily survival depends on a farmer’s hard days labor.  But despite the vital role they play in our lives, and especially in a largely rural community like Shelby County, many don’t know what happens in the day-to-day work on a farm.

    This past weekend, however, the Shelby County Cooperative Extension hosted the 2nd Annual Shelby County Good Neighbors Farm Tour.  Allowing more than 350 people to take a peek at a dozen of the typically hidden farms scattered throughout Shelby County.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD–Expansion plans to get a vote

    The Shelby County Board of Education will have two big expansion projects on the table when it meets Thursday at 7 p.m. at West Middle School. 

    This week’s agenda calls for a vote to conclude two discussions that were started during the board’s previous meeting earlier this month.

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL–Street paving bid awarded

    Several streets throughout the city will soon receive a fresh coat of asphalt as Shelbyville City Council made a decision regarding the paving bids Thursday evening during their regularly scheduled meeting.

    Among five bidders, the board unanimously voted to award the bid to the lowest bidder, MAC Construction out of New Albany, Ind.  At $137,092.50, MAC Construction’s bid was nearly $5,000 lower than the second lowest bid of $141,901 from the local company, Shelbyville Asphalt.