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Today's News

  • Shelby canine team helps in Johnson County

    Surrounded by death and destruction in the form of rushing floodwaters and debris from shattered homes and lives in Paintsville last week, two Shelby County residents found comfort in the nobility of the human spirit.

    “What was amazing to me is that even though they were the ones who were the victims, they were trying to help us,” said Christy Coleman, a physician’s assistant with Stonecrest Family Medicine.

  • County hires deputy EMA director

    Shelby County officials say they are glad that not only has a new deputy director been brought onboard at the Emergency Management Agency, but also, he brings a lot of experience to the table.

    At Tuesday’s meeting of the Shelby County Fiscal Court, magistrates approved hiring Chris Spaulding, former assistant chief of the Shelbyville Fire Department.

    Spaulding, who retired as assistant chief in April after 25 years with that department, was the logical choice, said Shelby County Judge Executive, Rob Rothenburger.

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL – Brewing up business

    Currently Shelbyville residents looking to enjoy a night out with music, dinner and local brew are forced to travel to Louisville or Lexington.

    But that’s an issue the city council is hoping to soon rectify.  

    The Shelbyville City Council passed a resolution Thursday requesting the Triple S Planning and Zoning Commission hold a public hearing in order to provide the council with a recommendation regarding proposed amendments to the city’s zoning regulations, specifically those concerning downtown craft breweries and distilleries.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD – Bus routes reveal small districting flaw

    A couple of would-be Wright Elementary students are gearing up to start back to school at Heritage Elementary this fall due to a correction to the bus routes.

    The Shelby County Board of Education Thursday will consider redistricting a portion of Cedarmore Road, a change that SCPS Public Relations Coordinator Ryan Allan said will clear up an overlapping bus route.

    “We have two families that we were having to send an extra bus on a road that there was already a bus on,” Allan said. “We already have a bus on that road that goes to Heritage.”

  • Fill the jar with veggies

    Lifelong and amateur canners departed the Shelby County Cooperative Extension Office this weekend with some newfound knowledge on the hobby.

    Saturday morning, experienced canners Stephanie Tucker and Wendy Thornbury led a small class of individuals young and old, male and female, all hoping to learn more on the skill.

    From a bushel of freshly picked beans to a jar prepped for storage, participants observed the entire canning process.

    Throughout the procedure, participants were given multiple opportunities to try their hands at canning, as well.

  • Prewitt graduates basic training

    Air Force Airman 1st Class Louis D. Prewitt graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

  • Zehnder wedding

    Leah Mitchell and John Zehnder were married May 16, 2015 at Twelve Oaks Farm in Sharpsburg, Maryland.

    Parents of the bride are Mark and Kristi Mitchell of Rohrersville, Maryland. The groom is the son of Matt and Ellen Zehnder of Shelbyville.

    Lee Quinn, the groom's uncle,officiated the ceremony.

    The bride was given in marriage by her parents.

    Maid of honor was Brigid Eshbaugh of Apex, North Carolina.

    Best man was Aaron Zehnder of Shelbyville, the groom's brother.

    The couple will reside in Lexington.

  • Datebook: July 22, 2015

    This week
    Lego day at the library
    Lego Day at the Shelby County Public Library, 309 8th St., will be today. The movie is from 10 to 11:45 a.m. and then an hour of making cool things with Legos after that. For more information, contact 633-3803 or youthservices@scplibrary.net.
    Homemakers book club

  • Eared Grebe goes through several changes

    The Eared Grebe is a 13-inch long bird with a 16-inch wingspan and weighs 11 ounces and is a rare spring, autumn, and winter migrant in Kentucky.

    The earliest it has been seen in autumn is Aug. 27 and the latest in the spring is June 4.

  • Court report: July 13, 2015

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge J.R. RoBards:

    Roy D. Lefler, drinking alcoholic beverage in public place – guilty – $254 fine and costs.