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Today's News

  • Bitter cold could bring dangers

    With temperatures plunging into the frigid zone today and tonight, officials from emergency medical workers to utility companies are urging people to take extra measures to stay safe.

    “All people exposed to the cold for extended periods of time, utility workers and firefighters, emergency services workers, law enforcement, and also indigent people, they could suffer from frostbite on earlobes, fingers, toes,” said Emergency Medical Services Director Jeff Ivers.

  • New development for the new year

    Locals tend to boast that Shelby County is an area capable of maintaining a small-town atmosphere while still being large enough to provide financial stability for its residents.

    In 2014, the county enjoyed economic development and growth with the opening of the Shoppes at the Bluegrass Outlet Mall, the construction of two new school buildings, the addition and expansion of several manufacturing warehouses, and a new solid waste and recycling facility.

  • Shopping the sales for 2015

     

    If you made a New Year’s resolution yesterday to save money, it’s time to go shopping.

    It might sound contradictory, but hitting the stores today could save you some big dough for the rest of the year.

    Christmas trees, wrapping paper, and stocking stuffers are marked to go, as stores are already unpacking boxes of Valentine’s Day goodies.

  • Top stories in 2014 include projects, new business, civil suits, embezzlement

    Last year was an eventful year in Shelby County, chock full of important projects that came to fruition, economic development and even embezzlement in an unexpected area.

    Both city and county governments finalized solid waste issues both entities had been working on since the previous year: the City of Shelbyville is set to put its new garbage franchise in place Monday and the Shelby County Recycling Center opened Dec. 8.

  • In loving remembrance

    Shelby lost many prominent residents this year, from a former sheriff to a beloved veterinarian to a Simpsonville city commissioner, and several others, people who bequeathed a legacy of courage and admiration to a community they loved.

  • Masters closes shop after 4 decades of business

     

    After a successful 40-year run, Charlie and Lafayette Masters will close the doors today on Masters Equipment Co., a family operated business the brothers have operated together since 1974.

    Charlie Masters explained that the business unexpectedly got its start all those years ago after his brother and father took a trip to Wisconsin.

  • District to budget after state funding cuts

    Shelby County Public Schools will need to tighten their belt soon, as the district is expected to lose more than $72,000 in state funding, according to the Kentucky Department of Education.

    This spring, districts across the state will be slapped with cuts to their Support Education Excellence in Kentucky (SEEK) payments.

    The funding, which is provided by the state on a per pupil basis, has been declining since the 2008 recession.

  • Shelby in line with rest of state in flu cases

    The flu is rampant in Shelby County, health officials say, but add that the situation locally mirrors that of the rest of the state.

    “My contacts at the state said that it’s probably safe to say that the flu and influenza-like illness are present in all counties across the state,” said Zach Raney, regional epidemiologist for the North Central Health Department in Louisville.

  • No Internet service stalls county clerk’s office

    The Shelby County Clerk’s office was unable to do business all day long Monday due to an interruption in Internet service, officials said.

    “We’ve turned away hundreds of people today,” said distraught Shelby County Clerk Sue Carole Perry on Monday. “I mean, it’s the end of the month, the end of the year. We can’t do it manually, because the information is all in the computer, and no, you just can’t do it manually. When the computers are not working, we can’t do anything.”

  • Recycling Christmas

    Disposing of all the wrapping paper, boxes, plastic containers and other disposable items after Christmas should be a snap this year, with the newly opened Shelby County Recycling Facility.

    Solid Waste Director Rick Solomon recently found out that the center would be able to accept and recycle wrapping paper, which is the bulk of the waste from Thursday’s Christmas celebration.

    “Wow, I’m glad I found that out,” he said.