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  • Silver Ring Thing abstinence program returns to Shelby

    The Silver Ring Thing is making a return to Shelby County after a one-year hiatus and organizers expect another to be a big event.

    The event is sponsored by A Loving Choice Pregnancy Resource Center, which has brought Silver Ring Thing events to Shelbyville on previous occasions, most recently in 2012.

  • NEWS DIGEST: March 21, 2014

    Cemetery clean-up and training

  • Simpsonville City Commission: Police working with developers to find mall security staff

    The Simpsonville Police Department is working hand-in-hand to help the Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass find a security manager that will work well with the city.

    In a report to the Simpsonville City Commission at Wednesday morning’s regular meeting, Police Chief Chip Minnis said he had been talking with co-developers CBL & Associates Properties on finding a director.

  • Good crowd expected for women’s health fair

    There are still tickets available, but they are going quickly for the 9th annual Women’s Health Fair, sponsored by Jewish Hospital Shelbyville, officials say.

    Holly Husband, spokesperson for JHS, the entity is sponsoring the event, said more than 160 tickets had been purchased as of Thursday.

    “We anticipate having another good crowd, we usually have about 250 plus, and given the interest we’ve had, I anticipate that we will meet or exceed that this year,” she said.

  • Shelby businesses going anti-tobacco

    One Shelby County retail outlet is taking the bold move to remove cigarettes from their shelves, and while most aren’t following that model, smoking does appear to on the way out.

    This fall, CVS/pharmacy outlet across the nation will remove all tobacco products from their premises.

    The Shelbyville store, located at the intersection of Freedom’s Way and U.S. 60, is just one of the 7,600 CVS outlets that will be taking part in the surprising move, but company officials said it’s an important move to follow the company’s mission.

  • Triple S Planning Commission: Bob Evans approved for mall outlot

    After having more time to review revised plans submitted just before the February Triple S Planning Commission meeting, Tuesday commissioner approved a plan for Bob Evans Restaurant on one of the Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass outlot parcels.

    Commissioners had tabled the decision in February so they could have more time to review the plans.

  • Cemetery caretaker arrested for selling plots and keeping money

    A caretaker at Bagdad Cemetery has been arrested for theft of cemetery property, as well as from individuals, police say.

    Gerald Kincaid Jr., 30, of 5177 Elmburg Road, was arrested Feb. 11 and charged with theft by unlawful taking under $10,000.

    Shelby County Sheriff’s detective Jason Rice said that Kincaid took $1,350 from a man, on the pretense of selling him three grave lots for himself, his son, and his wife, who was ill.

  • NEWS DIGEST: March 19, 2014

    Adopt-a-highway’s Shelby County Spring Clean Week is March 17-23

    Volunteers will be out in force this week cleaning Shelby County’s highways. for Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s (KYTC) Adopt-a-Highway Spring Clean Week this week.

    “The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet appreciates the efforts of our Adopt-a-Highway volunteers who help keep our highways and communities beautiful and litter free,” Transportation Secretary Mike Hancock said.

  • Students hospitalized when bus overturns

    The scene was horrific, a school bus lying overturned in a field, windshield crushed, the back emergency exit door hanging open and cries and screams from terrified students being loaded into waiting ambulances.

    George Blakeman, director of transportation for Shelby County School, paused as he looked at the bus and the deep trench the vehicle had gouged in the turf of the field on Aiken Road.

    “It’s just a miracle, but we don’t think anyone is badly hurt,” he said.

  • Shelbyville City Council: Garbage discussion back on agenda


    Just as Shelby County Fiscal Court is moving forward with a very scaled back plan to help county residents with trash collection, the Shelbyville City Council has its plan back on the agenda for Thursday’s regular meeting.

    The council will have another discussion of the plan at Thursday’s 6:30 p.m. meeting at city hall, 315 Washington Street.