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  • SHELBYVILLE HORSE SHOW: Getting show ready

     It’s time to dust of your best boots and break out your finer threads again because the town is saddling up for the Shelbyville Horse Show at the Shelby County Fairgrounds.

    “The competition will be very strong, it always is,” said R.H. Bennett, the Shelbyville Horse Show manager. “We have a lot more quality than we do quantity, and I expect that most of the wins here are either current world’s champions or will go on to win the world champions.”

  • SHELBYVILLE HORSE SHOW: Breakfast jumpstarts Jubilee

     It was an early morning for many Thursday as they filed in the Undulata Farms for the 19th annual Jubilee Kick-Off Breakfast.

    “It was the biggest crowd we ever had, we had to add three ten-top tables,” said Edward “Hoppy” Bennett, owner of Undulata.

  • Trumbo recovering well after tractor accident

    Recuperating from a horrifying farming accident, which happened just three months after escaping from his burning home with only the clothes on his back, Jack Trumbo says the only way to go is up.

    “It’s wonderful to be alive,” he said.

  • Shelby native to lead state Republicans

    Shelbyville native Michael Biagi has been selected to serve as the next Executive Director of the Kentucky Republican Party.

    The decision was made just after the organization’s Chairman and Executive Director Steve Robertson announced that he would be stepping down from the position next month to take a job with a public affairs firm in Lexington.

    Robertson will stay on as an unpaid chairman of the state party until after the November general election.

    Biagi will assume the role of executive director on August 1.

  • TRIPLE S PLANNING COMMISSION–Verizon gets approval for new tower

    Shelby County Verizon Wireless customers can expect a clearer connection in the southwestern portion of Shelby County soon.

    The Triple S Planning Commission Tuesday approved an application for a 185-foot monopole telecommunication tower with five-foot lightening rod.

    Keith Brown with Pike Legal Group, on behalf of Verizon Wireless, presented the proposal and said there is a substantial need for the tower.

  • Reduce, reuse, reward

    Students at Southside Elementary have been beautifying the exterior of their new school, cleaning up the environment beyond their fresh walls with hopes to clean up Mother Earth one recyclable item at a time – and their efforts are not going unnoticed.

    The school has been named a top state collector of hair care, skin care and cosmetic product packaging for the Personal Care and Beauty Brigade, a recycling program established by Garnier and TerraCycle.

  • Hats off to the Horse Show

     Looking to capitalize on the Kentucky Derby’s tradition of elegant and outlandish hats, the Shelbyville Horse Show is hoping to add some fashion with a splash elegance to the event this year with their first-ever “Miss Shelbyville Horse Show” contest.

    “Hats are all in for the horse show this year,” said Dori Lewis, owner of The Polka Dotted Pineapple, who is helping organization of the event.

  • SIMPSONVILLE CITY COMMISSION: Downtown construction nearly complete

     After years of construction, there might finally be an end to roadwork in downtown Simpsonville.

    Simpsonville City Administrator David Eaton announced at Thursday’s regularly city commission meeting that he had gone through with the contractors to figure out what still had to be done and slight changes that had to be made to complete the project.

    One of the biggest things to be fixed is repainting the parking spots along U.S. 60.

  • Shelby canine team helps in Johnson County

    Surrounded by death and destruction in the form of rushing floodwaters and debris from shattered homes and lives in Paintsville last week, two Shelby County residents found comfort in the nobility of the human spirit.

    “What was amazing to me is that even though they were the ones who were the victims, they were trying to help us,” said Christy Coleman, a physician’s assistant with Stonecrest Family Medicine.

  • County hires deputy EMA director

    Shelby County officials say they are glad that not only has a new deputy director been brought onboard at the Emergency Management Agency, but also, he brings a lot of experience to the table.

    At Tuesday’s meeting of the Shelby County Fiscal Court, magistrates approved hiring Chris Spaulding, former assistant chief of the Shelbyville Fire Department.

    Spaulding, who retired as assistant chief in April after 25 years with that department, was the logical choice, said Shelby County Judge Executive, Rob Rothenburger.