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  • Top toys of the year

    Ask any adult what they want for Christmas this year and they’ll likely tell you something along the lines of, “Oh, it doesn’t matter” or “I don’t care.”  Ask a child that same question, however, and chances are you’ll get a contrasting response. 

    With wish lists as lengthy and detailed as an Ikea bunk bed instruction manual, kids know exactly what they want each Christmas and have little reservations about sharing their lists.

  • Shelbyville City Council to discuss Sunday alcohol sales

    The Shelbyville City council added several items to their agenda following press time Tuesday afternoon.  One addition to their agenda will be a discussion on expanded packaged alcohol sales to Sunday.

    Shelbyville Mayor Tom Hardesty said the discussion is in response to the county considering Sunday sales for alcohol.

    “We want to make sure that we keep our local merchants in mind, too,” he said.   “And be sure we are not putting them in an economic disadvantage.”

  • Preparing for winter

    With the official start of winter looming on Dec. 21, Shelby’s road crews say preparations are nearly complete for inclement weather.

    Whether that weather comes in the form of ice, snow or sleet, Shelby County Road Supervisor Craig Myatt said his crews have readied their equipment and supplies are in.

  • Magic moments on ice

    The Nutcracker, already breathtaking as a classic ballet, will hit the ice on Dec. 17 and four Shelby County youths are among the cast.

    Sophie Mackens, Sarah Dutton, Evan Whitlow and Bethany Perkins, all members of Louisville Skating Academy, will perform a variety of roles in LSA's annual production of the Nutcracker on Ice. 

    The four, along with the rest of the cast, have been preparing since October at Louisville's Iceland Sports Complex, practicing gravity defying jumps and dazzling spins.

  • Community Christmas will be Dec. 13

    The Shelby County community will once again rally around families struggling to make it through the Christmas holiday with an event that has long-standing roots.

    Community Christmas, which started in 2004 as Christmas at Claudia’s, is a joint effort between Operation Care and Shelby Industries and this year’s event will be Dec. 13.

    And while fewer children will be served than last year’s 1,100, this year’s event will see about 400 children receive an extra toy and a food basket to fill a need for the holidays.

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL Council will consider revision to water and sewer fees

    Shelbyville Municipal Water and Sewer Manager Tom Doyle will present an ordinance establishing a revised schedule of charges for the Shelbyville Sewer and Water Commission to the Shelbyville City Council meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at city hall, 315 Washington Street in Shelbyville.

    The proposed increase is 3.5 percent for both sewer and water.  Increases presented in 2014 were 3.5 percent on water and a 3.75 for sewer.  Doyle said the increases are necessary to keep up with increasing operational costs.

  • A rocking Christmas

    Though it’s been two decades since it was home to a radio station, the building at 416 Main Street, now Crahan’s Wealth Management, is once again pumping out music and this time the tunes are accompanied by their own festive light production.

    Each night during the holiday season from 5 until 10 p.m., passerbys who tune into 88.5 FM can hear the tunes of the season with a synchronized light show dancing on the former WCND building. 

  • Giving back


  • Basic plan in place for holiday traffic at mall

    Simpsonville and The Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass are prepped and ready to handle increased traffic flow starting today and throughout the holiday season.

    The pattern employed in the past has been pretty basic said Chip Minnis Simpsonville Police chief.

  • Learning is child’s play

    Thanks to a group of volunteers, dozens of children that attend the Dorman Preschool Center can now experience hands on learning outdoors.

    Laurie Cottrell, executive director of the Dorman Center, said she is pleased with the new combination outdoor classroom/playground.

    “In the last two or three years, the Dorman Preschool has been moving toward the Reggio Emilia [outdoor learning] approach and with that, also, a lot of nature is brought into the classroom and a lot of time being spent outdoors,” she said.