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  • Shelby student helps organize March of Our Lives

    On Saturday, students from across the region joined those from around the nation for a “March of Our Lives,” a student movement sparked by the recent school shootings.

    Alexis Bailey, a junior at Shelby County High School, joined more than 50 others to organize the event on a local level, and said her involvement was aimed at tightening gun laws and increasing safety measures in schools.

  • Film crews close Main Street

    A possible remodeling show with a focus on an historic Main Street property has been the big talk around town for several weeks. But any definitive information has been sparse, with emails to HGTV returned solely with a link to current casting information.

    However, on Monday, as drivers found themselves detouring around Main Street throughout the day, those involved with the undisclosed project found it difficult to continue keeping their enterprise under wraps.   

  • Panhandlers may be lying, police say

    Perhaps you’ve seen an occasional person standing around on a street corner holding up a homemade sign asking for help.
    And while officials say Shelby County doesn’t have a big problem, they do note that many are not honest.
    “We get numerous complaints from people saying somebody is out here doing this or that,” Shelby County Sheriff’s Detective Mark Moore said.
    One man in particular has been seen standing out in front of Walmart next to Wendy’s restaurant, and most recently, at interstate ramps, Moore said.

  • Easter activities make for busy weekend

    Saturday is going to be a busy day for the Easter Bunny, with several organizations holding Easter egg hunts that afternoon.
    No matter where you live in Shelby, you’ll be able to take your little ones to gather their eggs, with hunts scheduled for just about every corner of the county, from Simpsonville to Finchville to Cropper to downtown Shelbyville.
    That’s not to mention Shelby County Parks and Recreation’s annual Bunny Days at Red Orchard Park.

  • County restructures animal shelter again

    It’s no joke that on April 1, after nearly two years, efforts to restructure the operation of the county’s animal shelter have come full circle.
    The animal shelter is back under the operation of the county, and this time, there will be a few changes on the horizon, and all for the better, said Shelby County Judge-Executive Dan Ison.

  • Highway safety commercial filmed in Shelby County

     KOHS has recently visited several other counties, including McCracken, Marshall and Some familiar sights and faces are coming to your local television station this summer with the goal of saving lives.

    The Kentucky Office of Highway Safety has launched a new seatbelt campaign and on Thursday officials with the agency stopped in Shelby County to carry out the campaign on a local level.

    “The purpose is to really localize the message,” Erin Eggen, spokesperson for KOHS, said.

  • TRIPLE S PLANNING COMMISSION - Commission holds workshop on Comp Plan

     The Triple S Planning Commission meeting Tuesday was cut and dry but commissioners stuck around for quite some time after to finalize details on the county’s new Comprehensive Plan.

    The plan has been a work in progress for the last year with numerous open house events for the public to provide input.

  • Hurst named KFB Agent of the Year

    Local Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance agent Josh Hurst has been named "Kentucky Agent of the Year" Tuesday at the 63rd sales conference for the state’s largest property and casualty insurance company.

    “It was quite the surprise,” Hurst said, noting the winner was not named until the end of the day. “When it was announced, it really kind of took my breath away.”

  • FY19 budget increases 7 percent

    The Simpsonville City Commission approved on first reading its 2018-19 budget Thursday, which shows a 7 percent increase from the previous year.
    This year’s budget calls for a balanced spending plan of $1,786,000, compared to $1,658,000, in 2017.
    That increase is less than it was for last year’s budget, which was an 11 percent increase in 2016, when the budget jumped from $1,494,000 to $1,658,000, but the growth remains steady.

  • Cold tempertures, snow, greet first day of spring

    One day after spring was official, Shelby County once again resembled a postcard depicting a winter wonderland.
    The scraping of snow shovels could be heard all around Shelby County as people dug themselves out of several inches of snow, a situation that forecasters say could be repeated this weekend.a
    “We expect mostly rain, but we’ll have to watch this closely – it wouldn’t take much of an adjustment to put us into a snow scenario,” said National Weather Service Meteorologist Ron Steve.