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  • Miller resigns

    Shelbyville City Council member Mike Miller handed the mayor his letter of resignation from his elected post May 8 after the council meeting ended.

    The resignation is necessary due to Miller's plans to move into a newly-built home on his family's farm just outside the city limits.

    He will finish out the month before his resignation is effective.

    In his letter, Miller said he has enjoyed serving the citizens of the city and working with the council.

  • Shelby County Grand Jury indictments

    On April 23, the grand jury indicted:

    Christopher E. Cole of West Lafayette, Ind., for trafficking in a controlled substance(schedule III Hydrocodone); trafficking in marijuana; trafficking in a controlled substance (Schedule IV Xanax); carrying a concealed deadly weapon; possession of drug paraphernalia; and speeding.

    Jason J. Bolin of Taylorsville, Ky., for flagrant nonsupport.

    Daniel L. Searcy of Louisville, for DUI fourth offense; operating on a suspended license; possession of an open alcoholic beverage container in a vehicle.

  • Fire up that engine

    Shelbyville Fire and Rescue showed off the newest addition to the city's safety repertoire at the May 1 Shelbyville City Council meeting. Fire Chief Willard Tucker said the 2008 Ferrara Intruder 22 upgrades the fire department's capabilities, and as a result the city's safety.

  • Bagdad days are here again

    This weekend will mark the 16th annual celebration of Bagdad Days.

    Event organizers are hoping the rain will hold off in order to allow the community to enjoy the activities planned for the two-day event.

    The festivities, which will take place May 9 and 10 at Bagdad Baptist Church,

    will get started with a lunch and yard sale at noon on Friday.

    At 4 p.m. things will get bouncing with the start of the kids' rides and the inflatable "bouncies." A steak sandwich dinner with baked potatoes and cole slaw will be served at 5 p.m.

  • The other stroke victim

    May is National Stroke Awareness Month, and Becky Carignan wants to get the word out - a stroke is not restricted by age.

    Carignan, of Simpsonville, has seen the effects that strokes have on young people first hand. Her daughter Cassidy survived a stroke 4 1/2 years ago - while still in the womb.

  • Teachers may get minimum salary jump

    It doesn't look like local teachers will be getting much of a raise next year.

    Due to budgetary restrictions, the Shelby County Board of Education is considering giving local teachers only the state mandated 1 percent salary increase for next year.

  • 'Ride and Drive' to benefit Relay for Life

    Motorcyclists and car drivers are invited to take a tour of the county - and a historic home - for a good cause.

    The second annual Ride and Drive to benefit Relay for Life will start out at Shelby County High School on Friday, May 16 at 6:30 p.m. Riders pay $10 to enter.

    The ride will head down Zaring Mill Road where drivers will stop for a tour of historic Undulata. From there, riders will head west, tour the Simpsonville area and end back at the high school, where the Relay for Life will be in progress. The event is expected to take about two hours.

  • Crestview goes green

    Crestview Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Shelbyville has joined the ranks of those who have decided to start recycling with its "Go Green" kickoff last Friday.

    The center held a small reception Friday, attended by city officials, to celebrate its decision to begin recycling. Suanne Brooks-Doyle, administration and marketing director for Crestview, said the staff and residents wanted to begin recycling "to make a difference in the environment and in the community."

  • Volunteer of the year

    Over a year ago when Christy Meredith learned that many children at Southside Elementary School went home on the weekend to a house without food, she felt a strong urge to help them somehow.

    Over the past year, Meredith's compassion for local children has led her to organize and lead a community outreach that now provides food for over 170 local students.

  • KCHA may find new home in Shelby

    The Kentucky Cutting Horse Association could return to Shelby County by late summer.

    KCHA held numerous events at the Shelby County Fairgrounds last year, but was unable to reach an agreement with the fairgrounds to continue using the space in 2008.

    "We like the location and everything, but we just weren't able to reach an agreement," said Henry Taylor, president of KCHA. "But we're going to hopefully be moving back to Shelby County."