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  • Crusade totals down locally and statewide

    Collection totals for this year’s WHAS Crusade for Children were down from last year, both statewide and at the local level.

    The telethon took in more than $5.6 million statewide down about 13 percent from last year’s more than $6 million.

    Nevertheless, WHAS Crusade for Children President & CEO Dawn Lee expressed satisfaction with the results.

  • Shelbyville boy raises hundreds for charity

    Dale Swigert is only 7-years-old, but he already has the desire to help others.

    Swigert, who will be in second grade next year at Wright Elementary School, has been hard at work for the past six months raising money to feed hungry children in Ethiopia.

    He does it by selling bracelets made of rubber bands that he makes himself, said his father, Mike Swigert.

  • 152nd Shelby County Fair: The bigger the animal, the more preparation

    While the youth rabbit show kicked of the Shelby County Fair on Monday, the bulk of the 4-H, youth and open animal shows begin today.

    Many of the animal shows will require a good deal of preparation, but Walt Reichert, the horticulture technician at the Shelby County Cooperative Extension Office and avid chicken and rabbit shower, says there isn’t as much preparation required in the small stock shows as there might be with the larger animals.

  • NEWS DIGEST: June 11, 2014

    Danville passes

    fairness ordinance

    Following five months of public debate, the City of Danville Monday approved a fairness ordinance with a 4-1 vote, making it Kentucky’s seventh city with discrimination protections in employment, housing, and public accommodations based on sexual orientation and gender identity. Danville joins Covington, Frankfort, Lexington, Louisville, Morehead, and Vicco that have previously approved LGBT Fairness laws in the commonwealth.

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL: Distilleries will need a minimum of 25 acres

    The Shelbyville City Council approved on first reading Thursday a text amendment to the zoning ordinance to allow distilleries on property zoned Agriculture but not without a lengthy discussion.

    The second reading of the ordinance will be at the council’s next meeting on June 26. The June 19 meeting has been cancelled due to scheduling conflicts.

    The proposed changes were originally set to allow distilleries in areas zoned Limited Interchange (X-1), Commercial (C-4), and Agricultural (A) as long as the property had a minimum of five acres.

  • Next step for garbage is collecting bids

    After more than a year, the city of Shelbyville is finally getting close to establish garbage collection for residents.

    At the regular meeting Thursday, the city council unanimously voted to approve the resolution to advertise a Request For Proposal (RFP) and accept bids to become the franchise holder for garbage collection and disposal services in the city of Shelbyville.

  • No injuries in Simpsonville crash, but cleanup extends for 2 days

    No one was injured in a single vehicle crash Sunday afternoon on I-64 in Simpsonville, but the crash shut down the interstate until at least midnight, and even when the roadway opened, it was down to one lane, officials said.

    The delay was from the huge clean up effort after a 2011 Freightliner tractor-trailer crashed near mile marker 29 in Simpsonville and overturned, police said.

  • Charges brought in fight at jail

    Charges have been brought against an inmate at the Shelby County Detention Center in connection with a fight at the facility March 18 that left one of the inmates fighting for his life.

    Ciereon Thompson, 19, of Shelbyville, was indicted by a Shelby County Grand Jury with first-degree assault in the beating of Jonathan Monroe, 24, of Anderson County.

    The charges were brought Wednesday after the grand jury heard the case presented by Shelby County Sheriff’s Detective Jason Rice, the investigating officer in the incident.

  • Shelby County woman recognized as Master Farm Homemaker

    For the first time in more than 20 years, a Shelby County woman has been inducted in the Kentucky Master Farm Homemakers Guild.

    “It’s a big deal. It’s very exciting,” said Shelia Fawbush from the Shelby County Cooperative Extension office and a member of the Kentucky Extension Homemakers Association.

    Hawkins, a farm homemaker, farmer’s market vendor and vice president and loan manager at Citizens Union Bank, was recognized and honored as the newest member to the guild at the state MFHG meeting last month in Bowling Green.

  • NEWS DIGEST: June 6, 2014

    Outlet mall plans

    VIP preview

    The Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass is teaming with the University of Louisville’s James Graham Brown Cancer Center for an opening night VIP preview from 6-9 p.m. on July 30, the evening before the facility opens to the general public.