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Local News

  • Unification event Sunday

    In the wake of the grave tragedies over the past few weeks, one Shelby County resident has taken it upon himself to reunify the community. 

  • Surfing broadband options

    An air of expectancy hung over a crowd of about 25 people who gathered at the Stratton Center Tuesday night as they waited to hear what kind of ideas would come from a workshop on how to improve – and in some cases, provide for the first time – broadband Internet access to their neighborhoods.

  • Laboring to farm

    With all the issues that farmers endure everyday, trying to find enough people to work their farms continues to be a major problem, especially now that a new problem has cropped up recently.

    A federal program that permits farmers to bring in migrant workers from other countries has added more requirements with paperwork that is causing delays for farmers in bringing in laborers, said

  • Putnam resigns from Simpsonville P.D.

     

  • Kentucky is ahead of CDC opioid recommendations

    New federal guidelines for treating pain are encouraging doctors to prescribe fewer narcotics, especially high-powered pain pills such as OxyContin and Vicodin.

    The Centers for Disease Control recently released an appeal to the medical community in what it termed an “urgent response” to an epidemic of overdose deaths in the United States.

  • Dilapidated to delightful

    With a light at the end of the tunnel, it seems nearly three years of manual and mental labor are about to pay off.  Members of the Shelbyville Preservation Group hope their efforts at the former Blue Gables motel will turn the once eye sore into a vibrant eye catcher. 

    “We would like to lease by the first of August,” said Kerry Magan, who was recently appointed president of the Shelbyville Preservation Group.

  • Board of Ed meets Thursday

    The Shelby County Board of Education will meet with a light agenda Thursday at Central Office, 1155 West Main Street. The board will host a Diploma Recovery Graduation ceremony and consider the approval of an Eagle Scout Project.

     

    Also at the meeting, the board will:

    ·       Consider approval of revised BG-1 for the Shelby County High Gym Sound System and Technology Upgrade project.

  • Zaxby’s lot considered for city annexation
  • Roy T. Hardesty: Dec. 17, 1921 – July 8, 2016

    Shelbyville has lost a respected member of the community who was very devoted to his country.

    Roy T. Hardesty Jr., 94, who passed away Friday, was a longtime member of the community who loved his country and his church, said his lifelong friend Catherine Cleveland.

    “He always came to the [Centenary] Methodist Church with his mother; I can remember him always being there,” she said, adding that as children, they attended the Sunday school there in Shelbyville.

  • Fourth of July Festival postponed again

    Both Fourth of July festivals for Shelby County and Simpsonville, which had been set for tonight, have been postponed again due to inclement weather. 

    Officials at both parks departments say the events will take place Saturday, July 9, instead, with the same schedules as before.

    However, Shelby County Parks and Recreation Director Shawn Pickens said that he is not sure if all of the children's activities, such as face painting, will be available at Shake the Lake, but there will be bouncies.