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  • Triple S Planning Commission: Pharmacy looks to share space with Shelby Hardware

    Shelby County could be close to getting a new locally owned pharmacy.

    The Triple S Planning Commission will hear a development plan from Andrews Pharmacy at its regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Stratton Center.

    The development plan calls for 1,500 square feet of the Shelby Hardware building, 1545 Midland Trail, to be converted into Andrews Pharmacy with the construction of an interior wall. The hardware store will remain.

    A drive-thru window would be added on the west side of the building by Peach Tree Street.

  • News digest: July 12, 2013

    Dropout age of 18 will be state law

    Gov. Steve Beshear, first lady Jane Beshear and Education Commissioner Terry Holliday Wednesday commended school boards across Kentucky that raced to adopt the new “Graduate Kentucky” standard, keeping students in school until they earn a high school diploma or turn 18.

  • EARLIER: New pipeline project would be 4th in Shelby

    As more information becomes available, Shelby countians are becoming more and more interested in the proposed Bluegrass Pipeline and its path from the shale-drilling areas of West Virginia, Ohio and Pennsylvania.

    The Shelby chapter of the Kentuckians for the Commonwealth has organized an informational meeting for 6 p.m. on Thursday at the Stratton Center to tackle the subject. The group has invited a guest speaker to discuss the topic and plans to talk about what other KFTC chapters are doing in preparation of pipeline discussions.

  • Shelby County farmers say rain drowning tobacco

    As storms battered Shelby County and much of the state on Wednesday, farmers had to be shaking their heads.

    Many years they’re left looking for water during July as drought conditions begin to set in, but all that rain this year is causing its own problems.

    Senate Agriculture Chair Paul Hornback, who also farms tobacco and other crops in Shelby County, said that local farmers are suffering, but the worst tobacco damage is in the southern portion of the state.

    “The wet weather has devastated the crop down there,” he said.

  • News Digest: July 10, 2013

    Shelby, much of state already meeting average July rainfall

    Shelby County got drenched in rain this past week, already reaching it’s average rainfall for the month of July.

  • Shelby County School Board: Board to revisit, study substitute teacher pay

    The Shelby County Board of Education will review its 2013-14 pay schedule for substitute teachers after a workshop to discuss the plan during Thursday’s regular meeting at the board’s offices, 1155 Main Street, Shelbyville.

  • Camping fundraiser aids new women’s shelter

    ANADV camping fundraiser

    WHEN:July 13-14

    WHERE:Red Orchard Park, 704 Kentucky Street, Shelbyville

    WHY:To raise money for the non-profit group ACT Now Against Domestic Violence (ANADV)

    COST:$75 for a family, $55 for couples, and $45 for singles

    WHAT TO BRING:Camping equipment, outdoor games. Food will be available for sale on site

  • Shelbyville City Council: Curbside pick-up discussion may yield decision

    A decision on whether or not the city will move forward with plans for curbside trash and recycling pickup may finally be reached at Thursday’s special called Shelbyville City Council meeting, 6:30 p.m. at city hall, 315 Washington Street.

    Mayor Tom Hardesty said he will be encouraging council members to speak their mind and offer comments on the matter, and that he will also be speaking on the subject.

  • History buff not bluffing about quest for knowledge

    Nancy Hill may not have a time machine at her fingertips, but you'd never know it from talking to her.

    The Shelbyville native’s passion for researching historic buildings in her community is so all consuming that she can tell you about every building in the downtown district-complete with details so intricate as to be incredible.

    "People call me all the time when they have a question [about an historic building]," she said, laughing.

  • Leaking chlorine tanks removed from yard in Simpsonville

    Three leaking chlorine tanks buried in the backyard of a home in Simpsonville have been removed without endangering the public, officials said.

    Simpsonville Fire Chief Ronnie Sowder said that about 11:30 Sunday morning, Shelby County dispatch received a 911 call of a chemical odor in the vicinity of the 200 block of Old Veechdale Road.