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Today's News

  • Shelby County Fiscal Court: County hires new road supervisor

    An icon at the Shelby County Road Department, Carl Henry is retiring after more than a decade as supervisor. Henry made the decision public during the Shelby County Fiscal Court’s regular meeting Tuesday.

    Henry has put in more than 27 years working roads at the state and county levels. When he hangs up his hat in November, he will do so knowing that the Shelby County Road Department is in good hands, he said, when he steps down to turn the reigns over to Craig Myatt.

  • Trash facility construction on schedule

    Now that the county’s new solid waste facility is finally under roof and its identity is solidifying, so much so that it has now been officially christened.

    The Shelby County Recycling facility smells of fresh paint and newness throughout its 30,000 square feet. With workers scurrying around Tuesday, painting the administrative offices, break and conference rooms a pale yellow and truck bays off white, installing overhead roll-up doors and other tasks, Solid Waste Director Rick Solomon glanced around in approval.

  • Shelbyville City Council – Curbside waste pickup finally has prices

     

    The long awaited trash Request For Proposals (RFP) have arrived and are currently under review by the trash committee after Mayor Tom Hardesty said they were opened Monday afternoon.

    “We had four and they were opened by the city clerk and myself and we briefly looked over the RFPs and we are going to refer them to the trash and recycling committee for further evaluation to make a recommendation to the city council,” Hardesty said.

  • 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.