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Today's News

  • Three honored for humanitarian service

    Three highly respected Shelby countians were honored Monday night for their humanitarian work by induction into the Shelby County Human Rights Commission’s Hall of Fame.

    Jeff Johnson, executive director of Operation Care, was honored for his work with that organization, and Harold Tingle and Dorothy Marshall were both honored posthumously.

  • Disposal event leaves no one down in the dumps

    Despite the cool temperatures and blistering winds, a record number of cars showed up this year for the Hazardous Waste Disposal Event, hosted by the city of Shelbyville and Shelby County.

    For the third year in a row, the city and county organized the event, which offers residents the opportunity to dispose of environmentally dangerous and hazardous products like paint thinners, anti-freeze, fungicides, and kerosene.

  • Retired teacher writes children’s book

    A retired Shelby County teacher has written a children’s book about the significance of the phenomenon known as a red moon – there was one this morning – but focuses on its spiritual symbolism rather than its scientific significance.

    The red moon, or blood moon, as it’s sometimes called, is believed by some theologians to be a sign of the End Times, and Karen Standafer said she uses it in her book to illustrate how children can embrace Christianity, using her grandson, Brennen Standafer, as the main character in the book.

  • Family recipe for success

    When Justin "Buckshot" Warren was a child, he had two goals - to someday play for the NBA and to own the B&N Food Market.

    On Wednesday, one of those dreams – the one closest to his heart – came true when he purchased the iconic Bagdad grocery store and restaurant from his uncle, Rusty Newton.

    “Well, I didn’t make it to the NBA, but I made it here in Bagdad,” he said, with the shy grin that has endeared him to people in that community for more than 20 years.

  • District sees KPREP scores continue to rise

    Shelby County Public School officials have quietly been walking around with big smiles this week as the district learned on Wednesday that it’s annual state test scores increased again.

    For the second year in a row, district saw improvement in its Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (KREP) scores.

  • Extension office open house draws big crowd

    The Shelby County Cooperative Extension Office opened its doors Tuesday afternoon for guests to participate in an array of hands-on activities during its annual open house event.

    Activities included butter churning, sewing and Halloween crafts, and attendees had the opportunity to pet various animals like snakes, chickens and rabbits. Guests were also treated to quesadillas, smoothies, and pumpkin muffins.

  • Cooking up an American dream

    With a trailer behind his Ford truck, Moises Tejeda is chasing the American dream.

    For 18 years, he’s been working in construction, moving houses, but he’s ready for a change.

    “I’m getting old, I gotta start doing something else. [Construction] is hard on the body,” he said with a smile.

    So, Tejeda decided to lean over a hot grill, opening Taqueria la Nayarita, a Mexican food trailer, this summer. But it was the year before that his cooking flame was sparked.

  • Searching for Sasquatch

    Bigfoot, Yeti, Sasquatch – society may not be able to agree on a name for the elusive creature, but there is certainly some intrigue to the possible existence of the hairy, human-like creature.

    More than sixty interested visitors showed up to hear information on the mysterious creature Saturday morning when members of the Kentucky Bigfoot Research Organization visited Red Orchard Park to provide a lecture and hike.

    Charlie Raymond, Founder and Lead Investigator of The Kentucky Bigfoot Research Organization (KBRO), hosted the lecture.

  • District to broaden career strands

    After a long, and sometimes heated debate, the Shelby County Board of Education Thursday approved 3-2 the funding of a new arts center for the district, although with some strings still attached.

    The board approved a recommendation to join the Ohio Valley Educational Cooperative in the building of a city center, which will provide art courses to students before and after school, as well as private lessons, at a maximum of $3.5 million.

  • Leak causes some discoloration for North Shelby Water customers

    Discolored tap water that showed up at homes on Benson Pike last week is no cause for concern, say water officials.
    David Hedges, manager of North Shelby Water, said that water that has the appearance of being tea-colored is the result of flushing the lines, which the company had to do when repairing a small leak.

    “It’s just iron deposits and sediment,” he said. “When you have leaks, it stirs up stuff in the system.”