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  • Norfolk Southern to erect train control towers

    Norfolk Southern has plans to erect 11 63-foot tall towers along its rail lines in Shelby County.

    The positive train control towers, which are part of a federal mandate and must be installed by the end of the year, are designed to increase rail safety by helping prevent train-to-train collisions and derailments caused by excessive speeds, unauthorized train movements in work zones and the movement of trains through switches left in the wrong position, officials say.

  • TRIPLE S PLANNING COMMISSION – Farm store looks to locate on U.S. 60

    A retail spot may soon replace some overgrown landscaping along Shelbyville Road west of Shelbyville.

    On Tuesday, the Triple S Planning Commission will consider a zone change request for a 16-acre property just east of Claudia Sanders on the north side of Shelbyville Road when they meet for their regularly scheduled meeting at the Stratton Center, 215 Washington Street at 6:30 p.m.

  • Wakefield-Scearce’s Burnett earns national retail recognition

    Each year The National Retail Federation honors outstanding small business retail owners across the nation for their leadership in the retail industry and their outstanding grassroots support and this year Matt Burnett of Wakefield-Scearce Galleries will fly to Washington, D.C. to stand alongside those recognized.

    Up to 50 Main Street retailers across the nation will be honored as America’s Retail Champions at a reception program during the 2015 Retail Advocates Summit.

    In addition, five finalists and one Champion of the year will also be recognized.

  • Two injured in home invasion, one critically

    Police said two suspects who beat two men with blunt objects in a home invasion in Bagdad are still at large.

    “The last two days we have been working on leads but we don’t have any arrest warrants or anything like that yet,” said Shelby County Sheriff’s Detective Maj. Jason Rice.

    Rice said that two brothers, Joseph and Stuart Turner, are both in serious condition at the University of Kentucky, where they were taken after the incident that occurred Friday night.

  • Weathering the storm

    Monday and Tuesday’s rounds of storms hit Shelby County hard – and one man felt Mother Nature’s wrath personally.

    Timothy Magnum was driving west down Washington Street Monday afternoon just as the day’s first storm hit, and he was met with the shock of his life, he said.

    “I had just thought, ‘man, the sky sure looks bad,’ and then, bam! Something hit the roof of my truck, like, I don’t know what,” he said.

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL – New crafts for historic Shelbyville

    In an effort to lessen business restrictions in downtown Shelbyville, Mayor Tom Hardesty said he’s ready to establish some regulations for craft distilleries and breweries in the city.

    Last May, the Triple S Planning Commission gave a positive recommendation to the city’s request for distilleries within the city limits in property zoned Agriculture (A), Highway Commercial (C-4) and Limited Interchange (X-1), but at the time the recommendation did not mention brew pubs, or craft distilleries and breweries.

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  • CCA to provide tablets to students

    In a world of smart phones, tablets and cloud computing, it’s clear to see we live in a technological age. With an aim at better preparing students for a future filled with electronic devices, Cornerstone Christian Academy has passed a 1:1 Technology Initiative.

    This initiative will provide each student when they return to school this fallwith a Microsoft Surface 3tablet and each faculty member with a Surface Pro 3.

    Cornerstone Headmaster David Ladner said in doing so, students will be better prepared for life after graduation.

  • TV series being filmed in Shelbyville

     Lights, camera, action!

    A Louisville-based production company is taking to the streets of Downtown Shelbyville to film their newest series, Reaper of the Soul.

    Directed by Rick Carr, the series originally started as a concept for a short film and then through collaboration with the shows writer, Wynema Osborne, has been turned into it’s current form of a series.

  • Wet fields have negative effects on farms

    As the summer slips by with less sun and more rain, farmers are finding it harder to keep their heads – and their crops – above water.

    “At this point, it needs to dry up a little bit – we’ve had enough,” said Corinne Belton with a rueful chuckle.

    Belton, the agriculture extension agent for Shelby County, said many crops are beginning to suffer from too much rain.