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  • A royal beginning

    This year’s Shelby County Fair opened with a lot of activity on Monday with gates open for exhibit drop off and viewing at Floral Hall, followed by the Miss Shelby County Fair Pageant and the Open Dairy Show and the antique tractor pull.

    Floral Hall opened to the public at 7 p.m. and exhibits consisted of everything from arts and crafts to flower arrangements to edibles ranging from health to decadent cakes and other yummy baked goods.

  • Fresh from the farm

    A Shelbyville farm is preparing to offer a service to provide fresh produce straight to the – and what’s more, they’ll deliver.

    “We grow vegetables and fruits and herbs here,” said Stephen Houston with Our Kentucky Family Farm.

    And Houston said this year the farm will offer a Community Supported Agricultural (CSA) program that he hopes will get more of those veggies, fruits and herbs directly into the hands of those in the community.

  • Residents object to development

    Several residents of Old Seven Mile Pike turned out at Tuesday night’s meeting of the Shelby County Fiscal Court to voice their objections to a development that was recently proposed for that area.

    “Most people who live there are opposed to this,” said resident Paul Raymond, adding that people think the development would generate too much traffic for the area.

  • County hears support for fairness ordinance

    At Tuesday night’s meeting of the Shelby County Fiscal Court, magistrates heard support for a fairness ordinance from a member of the public.

    Leslie McBride, a member of the Shelby County Chapter of Kentuckians for the Commonwealth and Shelbyville Fairness, addressed the court during the public comment portion of the meeting.

  • Democratic dinner Friday

    The Executive Committee of the Shelby County Democratic Party will host its annual Gov. Martha Layne Collins Dinner at 6:30 p.m. Friday.

    While the local Democratic Party hosts the event, interim chair Andy Schmidt said all are welcome.

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  • Here's to your health

    A jovial – even festive – atmosphere at a hospital is hard to find, but for the 200 men who attended Jewish Hospital Shelbyville’s Men’s Health Fair Saturday, the experience was not only fun, they said, but also potentially life-saving.

    “It’s almost as fun as a trip to Gatlinburg,” said Thomas Kinney with a grin after his screening with dermatologist Dr. Clint Tucker.

  • All's fair in Shelby County

    Next week the air will ring with the sound of carnival rides and the mouth watering smell of funnel cakes that signals the season of summer, and what better way to kick it off than with all the excitement that embodies the Shelby County Fair.

  • Recognition of Bravery

    On Monday, for a Shelbyville World War II veteran, the horrific experience of having his ship blown up, losing his comrades and suffering serious injuries, was more than just a memory of his D-Day experience.

    It was the reason that Edward Fike was honored in a special ceremony at Veteran’s Park on Main Street by French officials who presented him with the Legion of Honor award for his actions in that battle.

  • Mosquitoes still big concern, but ticks gaining ground, health officials say

    Mosquitoes and ticks are running neck and neck as the two insects that most concern health officials, although mosquitoes are still No. 1 because of the potential of the Zika virus threat, they say.

    “We continue to emphasize the dangers of diseases spread by mosquitoes and ticks, which appear to be quite prevalent this year as a result of the mild winter,” said Beth Fisher, spokesperson for the Cabinet for Health and Family Services.