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  • Ag Commissioner Quarles visits Shelby

     As guest of honor, Kentucky Ag Commissioner Ryan Quarles dropped by the Shelby County Farm Bureau Board Meeting Monday and gave members an update on some pending bills that could impact their future productivity.

    The hot button issue on the table related to Electronic Logging Devices (ELD) for truck drivers.

  • SCPS on 2-hour delay for Monday, Feb. 5

    Due to inclement weather, Shelby County Public Schools will operate on a 2-hour delay for Monday, Feb. 5.

  • Identity of human remains still a mystery

     

  • Bird’s eye view

    The staff at Bowersox Vision Center is using new technology they say is heads above any high resolution imaging equipment they have seen so far.

    “We love it, it’s been a great addition to the practice,” said Dr. Stuart Young of the Ultra-Widefield Retinal Camera.

    At first glance, the machine resembles most of the standard machines that you see at the eye doctor’s office, with a small platform for resting the chin up and a small screen for the patient to look into while the technician photographs the eye.

  • Tribute to history

    A new exhibit at the Shelby County Historical Society Museum will draw attention to Black History Month for February, and replace the longtime Community Tapestry event.

    “As February is Black History month, the Shelby County Historical Society continues to celebrate the history and heritage of local black history,” said Sanda Jones, president of the Shelby County Historical Society. “Although there will not be a Community Tapestry event this month, the historical society will showcase a black history theme in the history museum.”

  • Election 2018: Deadline passes, field is set

    With the election-filing deadline for partisan races past, all candidates who are running for public office for the coming election are in place.

    This election will bring many new faces into office, as many longtime public servants – including Shelbyville Mayor and Shelby County Sheriff – are stepping down.

    Shelby County Clerk Sue Carole Perry said that filings for some offices were not what she expected.

  • Restaurant owner claims innocence

    With an investigation still in the wings and no details forthcoming as yet from law enforcement, the owner of a local Chinese restaurant says that not only is that situation wrecking his business, but it’s all unwarranted.

    “No people, no people,” said Fei Zhuo Tang, shaking his head forlornly as he glanced around his empty restaurant, Asian Buffet, located on Howard Drive off Taylorsville Road in Shelbyville.

  • Shelter back open after canine flu

    A month into new management, the animal shelter is settling into a new routine.

    “Things are going well,” said Tracie Lennon, CEO of the Shelby County Humane Society. “There were a few bumps when we first started. We’re working well with Janet, we’re just working through the transition and we’ve had no major problems.”

    Shelby County Deputy Judge-Executive Janet Cuthrell said that since the Shelby County Humane Society took over the county’s animal shelter at the first of the year, things have been running smoothly.

  • Bringing warmth to a cold tragedy

    In the wake of last week’s tragic high school shooting, Rebecca Jew is hoping to blanket Marshall County in comfort.

    As Project Linus Chapter Coordinator for Shelby County, Jew is helping organizing a national collection aimed at providing each of Marshall County High School students with a new, hand stitched blanket.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD - Board voices condolences for Marshall County

    Shelby County’s board of education meeting Thursday opened with a moment of silence in honor of the Marshall County School district.

    Tragedy hit their county last week when a student opened fire on his classmates, killing two and injuring more than a dozen others.

    “I can’t imagine what they are going through,” board member Brenda Jackson said.

    Board members agreed they would like to express their condolences to the district.