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  • 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.

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL - Salt bid approved
  • 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.

  • Library gears up for summer reading program

    Though last Monday marked the final day of the 2016-17 school year, not all kids were eager to hang up their backpacks for summer break.  As the doors opened early Tuesday morning, two Clear Creek Elementary students, Jameyon Lucas and Josiah Jones, stood waiting, ready to learn.

    Library Director Pam Federspiel said the boys first stopped at the front desk to participate in a quick guessing game and went downstairs to sign up for the book club. They spent several hours there, even grabbing lunch on the lawn.

  • Weissinger catering to local wildlife

    Somewhere between the calm rolling pools of water and the perfectly striped fairways at Weissinger Hills, golfers will find a large patch of untouched high grass and flowers growing wildly.   While the 2-3 acres of green space may appear at first to be your typical out-of-bounds, generally loathed and ignored by golfers, Weissinger’s Damon Hitti assures the area is a welcoming sanctuary to many.

    Hitti, a Class A golf course superintendent who is in his third year at Weissinger, explained that the preserved green space is a haven for migrating wildlife.