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  • Mosquitoes heating up with weather

    As the weather warms, bugs are starting to flood hot, humid air, and mosquito bites are popping up all over adults and children, but the worst is still yet to come.

    “As of right now, we have not had the first phone call,” said David Cammack, environmental director for the North Central Public Health Department.

    The health department takes complaints about mosquito infestations and relays that information to state health department officials who then go out and spray pesticides in that area, a program that encompasses all 120 Kentucky counties.

  • Fair prepares for horse show

    The Shelby County Fair may start packing up on Sunday, but the festivities are not over yet at the fairgrounds.

    The 2016 Shelby County Horse Show will begin Wednesday and run through Saturday, and promises to be a great show as usual, if participation is any indication.

  • Solstice is Monday

    The Summer Solstice is coming up Monday, but how many people really know what that means?

    Although most people correctly associate the date with the official beginning of summer, there are some misconceptions floating around about the event, said National Weather Service Meteorologist Joe Sullivan.

    “It’s the longest day of the year and so we have the most sunshine, but what’s interesting is that it’s not typically the hottest day of the year,” he said. “The hottest day typically lags by three or four weeks on average.”

  • Look local for dad

    One small gift bag can hardly hold the gratitude we feel for our fathers for their years of unconditional love and kindness.  But each year on the third Sunday in June we are challenged with this very task.

    Father’s Day, first proclaimed by the governor of Washington in July of 1910, was not an official national holiday until 1978. And for the past four decades since, we’ve been struggling to locate the perfect gift that is both practical and special.

  • Shelby student thrives in state environment competition

    Joining four of her Gatton Academy peers, recent Shelby County High School graduate Emma Saarinen has made academic headlines once again with a second place finish in a statewide competition.

    Competing against more than forty teams from across the commonwealth, her team from the Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science earned second place honors last month in the Kentucky State Envirothon Competition.

  • Shelby near top of state in life expectancy average

    With the beautiful horse farms, friendly atmosphere and low serious crime rate, Shelby County residents will likely tell you that the area is an ideal place to settle down and raise a family. And studies show that taking up residency in Shelby County could also mean adding years to your life.

    According to researchers at the Virginia Commonwealth University Center on Society and Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, ones chances of leading a long and healthy life can vary dramatically by county, and Shelby County nearing the top of the charts in Kentucky.

  • Triple S Planning Commission – Commission to consider recommendation for zone amendment

     

  • Soaking up the sun

    There aren’t too many people in Shelby County who are thinking outside the box when it comes to alternative energy sources.

    But Jeff and Carrie VanCuren haven’t just stepped outside the box, they’ve covered the box with solar panels. Driving through Spring Oaks subdivision, you can’t miss the VanCuren’s home with dozens of shiny solar panels covering the roof. The VanCurens’ home is just one of 10 homes in Shelby County to utilize solar power.

  • Soaking up the sun

    There aren’t too many people in Shelby County who are thinking outside the box when it comes to alternative energy sources.

    But Jeff and Carrie VanCuren haven’t just stepped outside the box, they’ve covered the box with solar panels. Driving through Spring Oaks subdivision, you can’t miss the VanCuren’s home with dozens of shiny solar panels covering the roof. The VanCurens’ home is just one of 10 homes in Shelby County to utilize solar power.

  • Man charged in fiery crash gets 10 years

    A man who has been incarcerated in Shelby on murder charges for more than a year finally reached a plea deal Monday, just hours before a jury was to be selected for the trial.

    Miroslav Kuzmanovic, 24, who went into court Monday on a murder charge, pleaded guilty to a lesser offense for a 10-year prison sentence.

    Kuzmanovic, who had appeared in Shelby Circuit Court June 6 in his striped inmate outfit for a final pre-trial conference, was not present in the courtroom Monday as the details of the plea agreement were worked out in judge’s chambers.