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  • Forging Phase III of the trail
  • McConnell visits Shelby County

    U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell visited Shelby County Tuesday afternoon to discuss his new hemp legislation and other topics, including tax reform, in a talk to the Shelby County Farm Bureau and local officials.

    The Senate Majority leader told the crowd at Jeptha Creed Distillery he was very optimistic about the proposed Farm Bill, and its treatment of hemp in the form of the Hemp Farming Act of 2018.

  • Suspect captured after car, foot chases


  • Juleps and Jockeys Fashion Show tomorrow

    Polka Dotted Pineapple Boutique and Wakefield-Scearce Galleries are joining forces this week to bring the first Juleps and Jockeys Fashion Show.

    “It’s going to be a Derby fashion show featuring our store,” said Dori Lewis, owner of The Polka Dotted Pineapple. Lewis said the show would feature designer and name brand fashions from the boutique, as well as lavish hats created by local designers. Models will rock the runway tomorrow evening in the hottest Derby trends for 2018.

  • Shelby educators rally in Frankfort

    On Monday, thousands of educators, students and concerned citizens came together in Frankfort hoping to have their voices heard as they expressed their frustration regarding a pension bill that slipped through the legislature via an amended wastewater bill.

    “We didn’t like the way it was done,” said teacher and Shelby County Education Association president Cyndi Powell-Skellie.

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL - Council to move on Midland Industrial Road expansion

     The Shelbyville City Council will consider a resolution Thursday that could help ease traffic concerns around Collins High School.

    During the regularly scheduled meeting, 6:30 p.m. at 315 Washington Street in Shelbyville, the council will consider for approval the acquisition of a section of property northeast of Collins High School in order to allow for the construction of a road to connect Discovery Boulevard to Midland Industrial Drive, providing commuters an alternative route in and out of the campus area via Freedom’s Way.

  • Painting the town

     Collins High School is making its mark on the town with a trio of artists working to complete a mural for travelers from around the country to enjoy. 

    Collins High School art teacher Gary Joe Barriger, along with seniors Rachel Everage and Lindsay Creque, have been working for some time to complete a mural at the rest area off I-64 in Simpsonville. 

    Creque said how she came to be a part of the project is very fascinating.

  • Local prom prepping
  • Seminar to focus on fair housing

    Shelby will be home to a free event Wednesday that will focus on fair housing, and organizers of the event encourage the public to attend.
    “This is the 50th anniversary, so during the month of April we are commemorating the passage of the Fair Housing Act by doing extra activities across the state and reaching out to communities that we don’t interact with on a daily basis,” said Kyle Chafin, program coordinator of the Lexington Fair Housing Council, the entity that is sponsoring the event in conjunction with the Shelby County Commission on Human Rights.

  • Harp fights wildfires in Oklahoma

    Raging flames, choking smoke, uncertainty, danger and being in harm’s way to protect others is a big part of Michael Harp’s life – a part that he accepts willingly and courageously.
    A firefighter from Shelby County, he is on his second week of battling a searing rash of wildfires in Oklahoma.
    Michael Harp is among the latest wave of personnel that have been pouring into Oklahoma from Kentucky and surrounding states to help battle large and numerous fires in the state, many larger than 100 acres.