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  • City honors Marshall Long

     Many members of the community gathered at Science Hill Inn Restaurant Thursday for a night of celebration and recognition for Marshall Long. 

    The former Shelbyville Mayor, who served in the Kentucky Senate and in the Kentucky House of Representatives, was revered with a dinner among friends followed by numerous accolades.

  • SCCT receives grant

    In March, Imagine 2020 announced the Fund for the Arts would provide $500,000 in grants to support projects across the region.

    Doug Butler, a Shelby County Community Theatre board member and member of the Imagine 2020 Education Subcommittee, said SCCT was eager to apply for a portion of those funds.

    The SCCT announced this week that their application was well received.

    “We applied for a grant that would allow us [theatre] to give scholarships to children, young adults and adults who are taking our theatre classes,” Butler said.

  • Multiple agencies inspect Marian Village

    Shelbyville Code Enforcement has already heavily fined Marian Village apartment complex for various violations. Now, other organizations have started to inspect the complex for problems.

    Multiple sources have confirmed several agencies, including the North Central Health District, the Shelby County Fire Department and the Kentucky Housing Corporation were onsite June 28 to inspect the property.

  • Bringing sports, fitness to students during summer

    Painted Stone Elementary and the Shelby County FAC made sure that kids stayed active this June with a sports camp at the Midland Boulevard apartments.

    “One of the main objectives during the summer time is to provide some opportunities for kids that they just would otherwise not be able to have,” said Painted Stone Elementary Family Resource Coordinator Jackie Duvall. “Sometimes parents are able to take kids to camp and they’re able to get out and do things, but other times they’re not. “

  • HVAC unit benefits FAC indoor pool

    What was once considered a big investment in the Shelby County Parks and Recreation Department has ended up benefitting the department and residents swimmingly over the past few years.

    In 2014, the Parks Department invested in an innovative HVAC system for the Family Activity Center’s indoor pool when the previous unit failed.

  • Edwards kicks off apprenticeship program

     Edwards Moving and Rigging rolled out last week its three-year apprenticeship program that specializes in transportation and rigging.

    Kentucky Labor Secretary Derrick Ramsey was on hand to help introduce the program along with Shelbyville Mayor Tom Hardesty and Shelby County Judge Executive Dan Ison

    Danny Cain, safety and risk manager with Edwards Moving and Rigging, said the program is beneficial to both their company and to participants.

  • St. James holds joint communion with Louisville church

     When Dr. Jerry Cappel and his wife wanted to do something special for their anniversary, they had no idea their celebration would be so big.

    Cappel and his wife, Dr. Jean Hawxhurst are both members of the clergy, Cappel an Episcopal priest and Hawxhurst a member of the Methodist denomination. For their anniversary the two decided they wanted to hold a combined communion service between the two churches.

  • Comprehensive plan input answers questions

     An hour into Wednesday’s comprehensive plan open hearing, Triple S Commission Chair George Best said more than 55 concerned citizens had stopped by to provide their input on the plan.

    “We’ve had a steady flow so far,” he said, noting the majority of those residents, however, were eager to provide input on a matter that had been put to bed quite some time ago.

    “Everybody is here for the Dollar General Store,” he said with a smirk.

  • Lightning strikes Mt. Eden Road home

    This week’s stormy weather was too close for comfort for a Shelby County couple on Mt. Eden Road that lost a significant portion of their kitchen after a bolt of lightning struck the rear of their home Tuesday afternoon.

    Shelby County Assistant Fire Chief Jeff Ivers said Jerry Dennison and his wife where home at then time.

  • Sewer infrastructure ordinance passes

    The Simpsonville City Commission passed an infrastructure related ordinance at its regular June 19 meeting.

    The ordinance — for which the first reading was held at the previous meeting — states that anyone who wants to install water/sewer infrastructure on their land must pay the same price as any neighbors who had constructed it before them, even if they are just connecting to that neighbor’s already-built lines.