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  • 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.

  • JHS to host 17th Annual Men’s Health Fair

    An annual event Saturday offers an invaluable opportunity for men to safeguard their most precious commodity – health.

    The 17th annual Men’s Health Fair hosted at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville offers free health screenings for men, including everything from cholesterol, glucose, blood pressure, oral cancer, skin cancer and the PSA-prostate specific antigen.

    The event will take place at JHS from 8 a.m. to noon, with all screenings at no cost to participants. There will also be on-site physician education and health information.

  • Upward and onward

    A day of smiles and tears of joy, graduation runs the entire gamut of emotions – and a great deal of pride from Shelby’s more than 450 students and their families at both high schools Saturday – a day that all had been working toward all year.

    At Collins’ commencement exercises Maresa Fawns almost broke down with emotion when Principal Joseph Ellison announced to the crowd that the first diploma to be awarded was to her son, Samuel.

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL – Commercial building permit changes up for second reading

    When the Shelbyville City Council convenes Thursday for their regularly scheduled meeting at 6:30 p.m. at city hall, 315 Washington Street, they will consider the approval of an ordinance that would amend code enforcement fees.

    Building Inspector/Chief Code Enforcement Officer Barry Edington told the council at their previous meeting, when the first reading was unanimously approved, that the proposed changes better aligns the city with state fees and includes some clarification.