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  • Park to get new playground equipment

    Shelby County Parks and Recreation officials says a project to replace the old playground equipment at Clear Creek Park with new, state of the art equipment is about to begin.

    “Over the past month or so, we have taken several significant steps toward making this a reality,” said Shelby County Parks and Recreation Director Shawn Pickens, adding that a bid for the equipment was just accepted last week.

  • Elmburg Road RR crossing to be closed Tuesday and Wednesday

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has announced a temporary road closure in Shelby County due to railroad crossing repairs, said spokesperson Andrea Clifford.

  • Shelbyville company prepares for expansion

    A Shelbyville Company is one step closer to making an expansion it began in 2010 a reality.

    Bekaert Corporation, located on Isaac Shelby Drive, will submit its development plan to the Triple S Planning and Zoning Commission on Tuesday.

    Construction on the 55,224-square foot expansion to the plant’s existing 260,000-square foot facility, which manufactures drawn steel wire products, will begin soon, said plant manager Kendall Hall.

  • Hitting the books

    Amanda Perry has only been on the job for two weeks, and she already has her nose in a book.

    Actually, in about a thousand of them, she said with a grin.

    That’s about how many the Shelby County Library’s Bookmobile carries, she elaborated.

    “We have hardbacks and paperbacks with both large and small print, and tons of children’s books; we even have magazines,” she said, gesturing toward a wooden rack of them near the vehicle’s sliding door.

  • District honors Hicks as Teacher of the Year

    With red eyes and huge smile, an emotional Adam Hicks proudly accepted the honor of Shelby County’s ExCEL Teacher of the Year Tuesday evening.

    After, Hicks said he was grateful for the recognition.

  • The landline decline

    Phones have come a long way in 139 years. And with the growing desire for more convenient and cost-efficient devices, landline phones could soon be joining pagers and rotary phones in the communication graveyard.

    Statistics show that the number of households still possessing a landline is decreasing rapidly, thanks to a plethora of cellular and broadband phone services.

  • Farmers market kicks off next Saturday

    The return of the Shelby County Farmers’ Market is just a week away and organizers say they are eager to kick off a 14th season.

    Elizabeth Rosenburg, secretary of the farmers’ market, said attendees this year will be treated to some new selections.

    “We have lots of new vendors,” Rosenburg said. “We have a man that raises mushrooms, a pork vendor.”

    In addition, she explained, beef and lamb vendors from previous years will be returning.

  • Triple S Planning Commission – Breighton Apartments back with a plan

    The preliminary plans for the controversial apartments anticipated for Breighton Circle at Brunerstown Road in Shelbyville will be presented to the Triple S Planning Commission Tuesday when it convenes for its regular monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m.at the Stratton Center, 215 Washington Street in Shelbyville.

    The plan proposes the development – labeled Shelby Oaks Apartments – of a 216-unit apartment complex with type-A amenities to be located just behind Regal Shelbyville Stadium 8.

  • SCPS files suit against Anglin

    Benita Anglin, a former payroll manager for Shelby County Public Schools who was arrested Aug. 22, two days after she was indicted for embezzling hundreds of thousands from the school district, has now incurred a civil suit in connection with the charges.

    On April 6, the school board filed suit in Shelby Circuit Court targeted at reclaiming the amount stolen by Anglin, the suit says.

  • Greenway Trail project to break ground

    A long-awaited vision for a walking and hiking trail around a portion of the city is about to take the first step toward becoming a reality.
    Phase I of the Greenway Trail will get underway with a ground breaking ceremony April 28 at 5:30 pm. at Stratton Park on N. 2nd Street, thanks to a $100,000 matching grant and the generosity of the public.