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  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL - City reviews MS4 program

    City engineer and public works director Jennifer Herrell gave members of the Shelbyville City Council an overview of the MS4 (Municipal Seperate Storm Sewer Systems) Program during the regularly scheduled council meeting Thursday. 

    There are 104 governing entities in the program and once invited, those entities must participate.

    Shelby County, Herrell said, recently came on board to the program, which oversees "ditches, culverts, streets, curb inlets, anything that can collect water and discharge it."

  • Waddy murder suspect heads to court

    Friends and family of 53-year-old William "Moe" Riddell are still struggling for answers after Riddle was found murdered inside a home early in the morning on Feb. 20.

    Police have shared little additional information on the open case.  However, friends and family say they understand Riddle was gunned down execution-style after Myers accused him of being a "snitch."

  • Young Shelby star lands big role

     It’s not everyday a rising star gets the opportunity to share the big screen with some of Hollywood’s elites but that was the reality for Clear Creek Elementary School’s Morgan Pyle recently.

    Pyle joined in the celebration with several big names last month as she made her big screen debut at the Sundance Film Festival for her role in Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile.

  • The Lord works in mysterious ways

    Beth Kraft was preparing for a service at Shelbyville Wesleyan Church Sunday when she heard a loud crash.

    “Our youth pastor was in the back getting the baptismal ready for a baptism we were going to have later that day,” she said. “We thought maybe he fell over and knocked the water heater over or something, but then we saw this ginormous cloud of dust consume the building.”

  • City to look at helping Kentucky Changers

    Before embarking on Tuesday’s regularly scheduled business, the Simpsonville City Commission heard a request for funding from Bob Perkins with the Kentucky Changers.

    The group is a ministry of Kentucky Women’s Ministry Union (WMU) and partners with cities and Baptist associations that provides middle and high school students the opportunity to serve those in need. The goal is to bring home improvements in the areas they serve.

  • Hughes to lead historical society

    The Shelby County Historical Society filled a new position recently when it hired Nicky Hughes as its executive director.

    Hughes, who began the part-time position several weeks ago, is typically on-site from noon-4 p.m. weekdays, and he is eager to meet anyone in the community.

  • SCHS girls are teachers in training

    Three Shelby County High School sophomores will travel to Orlando in June to participate in the 2019 Educators Rising Conference.

    The conference gives aspiring teachers the chance to compete with others from across the United States by participating in various teacher-related events. Students also have the opportunity to network with and learn from other students.

  • Shelby County Fiscal Court: County puts extensive resurfacing out for bid

    Shelby County Fiscal Court Tuesday voted to approve a request to solicit bids for a number of road resurfacing projects. 

    The court will allow the road department to solicit bids for multiple roads, including Old Brunerstown Road, Windhurst Way, Old Mt. Eden Road, Old Seven Mile Pike and Christianburg Road, to be resurfaced in the Spring. 

  • Planning a big day?

    It is estimated that nearly 6 million Americans popped the big question last week.

    Second only to Christmas, Valentine's Day is one of the most popular days for couples to get engaged.

    And for those who are now walking around with a shiny new rock on that special finger, Kate Raisor with All About You Celebrations, has some advice. Raisor has been working with brides for eight years to plan their dream wedding and says the first step any bride should take after saying yes is to just enjoy the experience.

  • TRIPLE S PLANNING COMMISSION - Triple S denies Partridge Run patio homes

    The Triple S Planning commission Tuesday voted down a request for an amended preliminary plat with three variances for Partridge Run, Section 4. The amended preliminary plat proposed 16 patio home lots on 3.70 acres at the end of Eagle Pass on the east end of the subdivision and included waivers for lot width, lot area and side yard setbacks.