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  • 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.

  • District to broaden career strands

    After a long, and sometimes heated debate, the Shelby County Board of Education Thursday approved 3-2 the funding of a new arts center for the district, although with some strings still attached.

    The board approved a recommendation to join the Ohio Valley Educational Cooperative in the building of a city center, which will provide art courses to students before and after school, as well as private lessons, at a maximum of $3.5 million.

  • Extension Office open house is Tuesday

    To celebrate 10 years at their current location, organizers of the annual Shelby County Extension Office open house decided to spruce things up.

    “This is our tenth year in this building, so we decided to combine our annual open house that we do every year with some field day activities,” said Cathy Lions, program assistant.

  • 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.