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  • Shelby rings in freedom with holiday events

    The 4th of July will come early and often in Shelby County this year.

    The explosive events begin Saturday morning with the Park Spark 5K race at the Shelby County Parks and Recreation’s Clear Creek Park Family Activity Center, 717 Burks Branch Road. Runners of all ages are welcome and will be split among two youth age groups and five adult age groups.

  • Shelby County Fair Horse Show results

    Class 1: Amateur Five-Gaited

    1. Emerald’s Blue Heir, Tandy Patrick, Tandy Patrick, Renee Biggins
    2. Speak No Evil, Dan and Kathy Cummins, Danny Cummins, Merrill Murray
    3. Hart’s Memories, Wyatt Dehart, Makayla James, Wyatt Dehart
    4. I’m Blue In The Face,  Mount Saddlebreds, Kelly Mount, Rob Byers
    5. Totally Courageous, Shirley Trail, John Trail, Shirley Trail


    Class 2: Junior Roadster Pony:

  • Routine traffic stop leads to burglary arrest

     A routine traffic stop turned into much more when Sheriff’s Deputy Sgt. Kyle Tipton pulled Christopher Corbett of Shelbyville over in the Waddy area last week.

    When Tipton pulled Corbett over for a simple seatbelt violation on June 20, he was quickly informed that Corbett was wanted on a Franklin County warrant and his license had been suspended. Upon further investigation, Tipton found even more – a wealth of illicit materials in Corbett’s car.

  • City officials look to trade places

    Several leaders in our community are looking to play a political version of musical chairs as two longtime mayors have recently announced confirmed decisions not to run for reelection.

    After 16 years at the helm of the council, Shelbyville Mayor Tom Hardesty recently confirmed his decision to step back and let someone else take the reigns.

    “My wife and I have just decided there are things that we would like to do in the next chapter of our life,” he said.

  • That’s a wrap

    While the rain was touch and go throughout the week, the Shelby County Fair Horse Show wrapped up Saturday night with ideal weather.

    The skies shined bright on the arena as more than 100 competitors vied for the top honors in 24 classes.

    The competition was tight throughout the night, with large numbers in several classes including a full class of 11 in the Adult Three-gaited Show Pleasure Stake.

  • Hemp Farming Act advances

    A certain plant might soon be considered exempt from national agriculture bans.

    The 2018 Farm Bill passed in the U.S. Senate Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee last week with a 20-1 vote and will soon advance to the entire Senate. Included in the bill was the Hemp Farming Act of 2018, an act introduced by U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) that would legalize hemp.

  • Comprehensive Plan hearing Wednesday

    The Triple S Planning Commission will host a public hearing on June 27 in order to garner comments from the community regarding the updated comprehensive plan.

    Residents of Shelby County are encouraged to stop by the Stratton Center, 215 Washington Street, Wednesday any time between 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.

    Planners and commissioners will be on hand to answer questions and a court reporter will be available to document any comments or accept information.

  • TRIPLE S PLANNING COMMISSION - Discovery Blvd. development moving forward

    On Tuesday the Triple S Planning Commission reviewed the final plat with a waiver for the Catalpagreen Development at Discovery Boulevard. 

    The plat proposed 24 lots with a request to waive the required five-foot sidewalk width along Discovery Boulevard to a four-foot sidewalk width.

    Will Hagan with Kerry P. Magan Consulting Engineers presented the plans for the Catalpagreen Subdivision and said the final plat had not changed from the preliminary plat.

  • Highway 53 widening to start

    Speaking over the sound of traffic buzzing by, city, county and state officials joined together in front of Shelby County’s Kentucky Farm Bureau office Wednesday morning to make an announcement so many residents have long awaited.

    “Today is about affirming a commitment to a critical and very important project,” Secretary of Transportation Greg Thomas said.  “It’s time to move forward.”

  • Bluegrass Classic Horse Show Results

    The winners of the first-ever Shelby County Bluegrass Classic Horse Show were:

    Class 1: ASB Fine Harness Open

    1. Arrowhead’s Fine Wine, Charles Semones, Geof Dixon, Geof Dixon.

    2. Fizzy Heir, Victoria and Sam Reed, A.J. Bruwer, A.J. Bruwer

    3. Gift of the Magi SGF, Nicole Reason, Greg Reason, Nicole Reason

    4. Sir Surreal, Patrice Hugo, Patrice Hugo, Michael Buchanan

    5. Sir of the Sirens, Annika Bruggeworth, Rick Martin, Rick Martin