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Today's News

  • Building destroyed on Cropper Road

    No one was injured in a structure fire in the 8000 block of Cropper shortly before 1 a.m. Monday morning.

    The building, the site of a former store, which was being used for storage, could not be saved, said Bagdad Fire Chief Rusty Newton.

    The cause of the fire is unknown at this time.

  • Feeding the multitudes

     

  • Naloxone training draws small crowd

    As you might expect, a public gathering Tuesday night to teach the ordinary citizen how to administer a life-saving drug that reverses opioid overdose symptoms was filled with information, instructions and advice.

    Personnel from the Kentucky Harm Reduction Coalition and the Mosaic Circle, the two entities holding the free overdose reversal training session at First Christian Church, mingled with the small crowd of 36 people that attended, answering a question here and giving reassurance there.

  • ‘It’s an Odyssey thing’

    As the lights grew dim at West Middle School Wednesday afternoon, zoo animals, medieval characters, robots and superheroes were unleashed on the cafeteria.  It was a mixture of chaotic fun, as four Odyssey of the Mind teams performed a practice run of their skits for their peers, prepping for the state competition this weekend.

  • Water commission issues notice

    The Shelbyville Municipal Water and Sewer Commission is issuing notices to residents today to inform them of a violation by the Kentucky Division of water for exceeding the contaminant level HAA5 (Haloacetic Acid).

    Shelbyville Municipal Water and Sewer Manager Tom Doyle said the incident is not an emergency but they want to inform the community.

  • Fuel costs rising with the temps

    As we welcome spring, many of us emerge from a long winter spent in the comfort of our warm homes to celebrate the new season with picnics and trips to the lake.

    The aroma of barbeque chicken roasting on the grill and grass clippings fill in the air, our spirits rise with the temperature, as does the price of fuel, just when we need it most. 

    Last Wednesday fuel prices in Shelby County surpassed that fateful $2 mark, costing drivers about 50 cents more per gallon than last month, according to Gasbuddy.com.

  • Career fair connects students to local industries

    There was no basketball game Wednesday morning at Collins High School but the gymnasium was rumbling with students aiming for success, nonetheless.

  • A Sweet 16

    It may be a bit unusual to throw a birthday party for a building, but in the case of the Family Activity Center, that event was more than appropriate.

    That’s because the facility is such a big part of people’s lives in Shelby County, said Shelby County Judge-Executive Rob Rothenburger.

    “It’s the centerpiece of our community,” he said.

  • Massie to hold town hall meeting Tuesday

    Harvest Coffee and Caféwill host yet another political event Tuesday when U.S. Rep. Thomas Massie will hold a town hall meeting there.

    The event, which will take place at 3:30 p.m., follows on the heels of town hall meetings Massie held Wednesday and Thursday in Flatwoods and Maysville, respectively.

    Massie said he plans to hold a meeting in every county in his district.

  • Kentuckians For Medical Marijuana share reasons to make change

    Stories of pain and despair foreshadowed passionate pleas for help at a town hall meeting at the Shelby County Public Library Monday evening aimed at the legalization of cannabis for medical purposes.

    A crowd of nearly 40 residents sat attentively as they listened to the accounts of members of the organization Kentuckians for Medical Marijuana, their silence breaking only on occasion to express their dismay or empathy.