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  • Touched twice blesses volunteers and guests

     Lined around the exterior of the building, nearly 600 guests slowly poured into Shelby’s First Baptist Church Saturday, eager to receive a multitude of free services.  

    Providing everything from dental exams to free haircuts, volunteers from all fields came together to serve those in need. 

    Event organizer Tara Shaver said 546 volunteers from 61 different churches in 42 zip codes served 596 guests.  

    In addition, visitors from as far as Cincinnati and Worthington, Ohio made the drive to attend, seeking help.

  • Family needs help for teen's funeral

    The mother of a murdered teen is reaching out to the community for help in paying for funeral arrangements for her daughter.

    “The funeral home has been working with us – they are wonderful people,” said Samantha Fowler. “Any outside help that we could get would be appreciated. Contributions can be made directly to Shannon’s Funeral Home, where we had her cremated.”

  • Shelby in top three healthiest counties

    Shelby County has jumped up a notch as one of the healthiest counties in the state, rising to third place this year.

    Previously, the county had held steady as the 4th healthiest county in the state for the past two years in the annual County Health Rankings & Roadmaps, released by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

  • Humane society steps away from shelter

    After just five months, the humane society is turning the operation of the animal shelter back over to the county.

    Magistrates agreed to a resolution proposed Tuesday at the Shelby County Fiscal Court that terminates the agreement that went into effect in November 2017.

    The termination comes at the request of the Shelby County Humane Society, said Shelby County Judge-Executive Dan Ison, who said humane society officials cited financial considerations as the source of the problem.

  • Going out with a bang

     One local man certainly had a blast over the weekend.

    Shelbyville’s Andrew "AJ" Stivers enjoyed an extraordinary opportunity on Sunday when he joined Gov. Matt Bevin in pushing the ceremonial plunger that detonated the implosion of Frankfort’s Capital Plaza Tower. 

    “It was a once-in-a lifetime opportunity,” Stivers said, explaining while the plunger was just symbolic, the experience was exciting, nonetheless.

  • TRIPLE S PLANNING COMMISSION - Comprehensive Plan workshop to follow meeting

     The Triple S Planning commission will hear an update on the Comprehensive Plan Tuesday during its regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the Stratton Center, 215 Washington Street.  Following the meeting, the commission will host a workshop on the plan.  The workshop will not be a public hearing, therefore no input from attendees will be gathered at this meeting.

    The commission has hosted several open house events over the past year in order to gather input from the community on where they would like to see growth occur over the next two decades.

  • Dogwood Art Gallery celebrating a year of success

     Dogwood Art Gallery & Gifts is celebrating its one-year anniversary next weekend and members of the committee say things have been going great.

    Sherrie Head, gallery committee member and treasurer of the Shelby Regional Arts Council, which the gallery supports, said over the past year they’ve learned a lot about what works and what doesn’t work for them as they get a good grasp on what the community wants.

  • Mountain Workshop considering Shelby County

    Western Kentucky University’s School of Journalism and Broadcasting is eying Shelby County for its annual Mountain Workshop.

    “It’s such an amazing opportunity,” said Katie Fussenegger, Executive Director of the

    ShelbyKY Tourism & Visitors Bureau.

    WKU and the tourism department came together for an informative session last week to discuss the workshop.

  • Methadone clinic coming to Shelby

    Within a couple of weeks, Shelbyville could be home to a medical facility and drug treatment center for addicts, but not everyone is pleased to see center housed in Shelbyville.

    The drug treatment facility will serve as a center to help those addicted to opioids.

  • Apparent murder/suicide leaves mother mourning

    Samantha Fowler stifled a sob as she described the day her life was shattered as she discovered the lifeless bodies of her mother and her daughter.

    Her mother, Julia Cash-Owens, 63, and her 14-year-old handicapped daughter, Aurelia Castillo, 14, both died by gunshot in an apparent murder-suicide.