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  • Farmers Feeding Families aims to help food insecurity

    Roberta Steutermann remembers meeting with the Shelby County Farm Bureau to talk about a new project when she ran into Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD - District finalizes plans to accommodate growth

    On Thursday Shelby County Board of Education members will consider resolutions that assure the district is prepared for future growth.

    At 7 p.m. Thursday at the district’s central office, the board will consider approval of the construction documents for the Discover Boulevard project.  The project will expand Discovery Boulevard to connect to Midland Industrial drive.

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL - Country Manor residents urge council against zoning, development decision

    Last month the Triple S Planning Commission voted to send a positive recommendation to the Shelbyville City Council for a zone change request for 98-acres of property at the intersection of Freedom’s Way and LaGrange Road. Property owner Tom McGinnis proposed to the commissioners his plan for a town-home style residential development with commercial on 3.76 acres.

  • Accident on Freedom’s Way claims two

    A multi-vehicle crash Saturday that left two people dead and several others injured is still under investigation.

    Kentucky State Police spokesperson Bernie Napier said they received the call around 7:18 p.m. regarding a collision in the northbound lanes of Freedom’s Way.

  • Back in the saddle

    Jeremy Harrell had no idea when he started a veteran’s club last November how quickly it would grow.

    “It’s really grown faster than me,” he said.  “The idea was to get nine or ten veterans together once a month to share resources with one another, build camaraderie and just to get veterans out of the house.”

    In just six months, Harrell’s club has grown to 620 strong with veteran members from Louisville, Shelby County, Spencer County and the Southern Indiana area.

  • A life-changing trip

    Imagine growing up in a community, building a life there and having to flee in fear for your own life.

    Fortunately, most of us will never face a horrific situation like this, but it is the tough reality for many people residing in Karen State.

  • Collins students build Little Free Libraries

    More Little Free Libraries are up and running around Shelby County, all thanks to some Collins High School students and faculty.

    Little Free Libraries are exactly what they sound like: mini libraries where people can access books for free in their communities. These small cabinets secured onto pedestals hold issues for all ages.

    A nationwide organization that aims to bring books to people who have limited access, Little Free Libraries aims to help people form connections with their neighbors in the community.

  • Bus, do your stuff

     Even though summer is in full swing, Shelby County Public School officials plan to keep exercising kids’ minds – through educational physical exercise.

  • County Fair begins next week

    For the 156th year, residents will have the chance to attend the Shelby County Fair and enjoy rides, shows and THE spectacle it has to offer.

    The festivities will start Monday.

    “The gates open Monday at 4 p.m.,” Carol Hance, a fair director, said. “That’s basically the start to the fun.”

  • Shelby County Fiscal Court: County fireworks ordinance gets positive 1st reading

    Shelby County Fiscal Court Tuesday night introduced an ordinance for first reading at its regular meeting that would regulate the use of fireworks county-wide.

    The proposed ordinance is the end result of discussions at a public hearing by the legislative committee where both opponents and supporters of regulating fireworks sounded their opinions on how the county should approach restricting their use.