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  • Wet dry vote passes in Shelby

    A special election Tuesday to allow packaged alcohol sales in Shelby County passed by a great margin, election officials said.

    Shelby County Clerk Sue Carole Perry said that 2,269 people voted in favor and 802 people voted against the issue.

    "I expected it to pass, and it did," she said.

    Perry said there were no problems during the election except for one problem with a voting machine in the Cropper precinct, which was quickly repaired.

  • County still working on broadband possibilities

    A committee established by the Shelby County Fiscal Court to study broadband internet options is still working on that issue, magistrates said Tuesday night.

    "We do have some updated information on broadband with the contracts that we worked on," he said.

  • Shelby collection included in Frazier exhibit

    Don Farabee had a dream he was never able to achieve in his lifetime, but now, six years after his death, a part of his vision has come true.

    Farabee had an extensive collection of tobacco memorabilia that he had collected over several years while he was executive vice president of the Western District Tobacco Warehouse and now two of those items are on prominent display at the Frazier History Museum in Louisville.

    “I’m very proud,” said his wife, Sarabeth Farabee.

  • Equine behaviorists come to Shelby

    Now may be your chance to gain some insight into the mentality of the horse, with an upcoming symposium featuring two leading experts in the field of equine behavior.

    Dr. Robert M. Miller, a renowned horse behaviorist and Lester Buckley, an international horse trainer will conduct the event Sept. 23-24 at Equestrian Lakes in Finchville.

    The two-day presentation, which will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., will feature Miller discussing the 10 principles of horse behavior, and Buckley demonstrating the principles.

  • Wet dry precinct election successful

    The first of two wet/dry elections for the county was successful on Tuesday, election officials said.

    Shelby County Clerk Sue Carole Perry said 73 people voted in the single precinct of Marshall Doaks to establish a winery on an historic property owned by Allan Clore near Eminence.

    Of those, 51 voted yes in favor of wet status in the precinct, and 50 voted in favor of having alcohol sales at the winery.

    The election for the remainder of the county will be Tuesday when voters will decide if packaged alcohol sales should be allowed.

  • Kentucky Trained. Kentucky Built. Shelby introduced

    Shelbyville’s Roll Forming Corporation welcomed Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin Wednesday morning to launch his “Kentucky Trained. Kentucky Built.” Apprenticeship Campaign.

    This initiative sets forth a goal to increase awareness of the benefits of apprenticeship programs through the commitment of new energy and resources that will strengthen the currently 1,100 apprenticeship partnerships available in Kentucky, as well as working with prospective new employers.

  • Insuring the love

    Kindness is a simple word but those involved with The Kindness Revolution know actions speak louder than words.

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL – Street bids approved

    The Shelbyville City Council Thursday approved unanimously City Engineer Jennifer Herrell’s bid recommendations for street paving.  Herrell said there were six bidders that submitted prices that ranged from $121,534.60 to $158,440.00.  The top three bids came in within $3,000 of each other.

    “So that shows it turned out to be a pretty decent bid,” she said.  Herrell recommended the lowest bidder, Flynn Brothers Construction, Inc. out of Louisville.

    The company also did paving for the city of Shelbyville in 2009 and 2012.

  • Simpsonville celebrates the season

    Plans for Simpsonville’s 27th Fall Festival Saturday are well underway and Simpsonville Parks and Recreation Director Chris Truelock said this year is sure to please.  “There’s something for everyone,” he said. 

    The day’s events include, as usual, the Purnell Sausage breakfast, bounce houses and children’s activities, live music, vendor booths and a parade.  But Truelock said this year they have added a new touch to the celebration.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD Innovations sharing experiences

    Thursday’s Shelby County Board of Education meeting will take place at 7 p.m. at Collins High School and the board will be treated to a presentation from students in the school’s 3PT (Pace, Place, Path and Time) program, titled Innovations.

    Five schools in the district, Heritage, Southside, Clear Creek, Shelby County and Collins, offer their own version of the 3PT learning model.