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  • Edwards kicks off apprenticeship program

     Edwards Moving and Rigging rolled out last week its three-year apprenticeship program that specializes in transportation and rigging.

    Kentucky Labor Secretary Derrick Ramsey was on hand to help introduce the program along with Shelbyville Mayor Tom Hardesty and Shelby County Judge Executive Dan Ison

    Danny Cain, safety and risk manager with Edwards Moving and Rigging, said the program is beneficial to both their company and to participants.

  • St. James holds joint communion with Louisville church

     When Dr. Jerry Cappel and his wife wanted to do something special for their anniversary, they had no idea their celebration would be so big.

    Cappel and his wife, Dr. Jean Hawxhurst are both members of the clergy, Cappel an Episcopal priest and Hawxhurst a member of the Methodist denomination. For their anniversary the two decided they wanted to hold a combined communion service between the two churches.

  • Comprehensive plan input answers questions

     An hour into Wednesday’s comprehensive plan open hearing, Triple S Commission Chair George Best said more than 55 concerned citizens had stopped by to provide their input on the plan.

    “We’ve had a steady flow so far,” he said, noting the majority of those residents, however, were eager to provide input on a matter that had been put to bed quite some time ago.

    “Everybody is here for the Dollar General Store,” he said with a smirk.

  • Lightning strikes Mt. Eden Road home

    This week’s stormy weather was too close for comfort for a Shelby County couple on Mt. Eden Road that lost a significant portion of their kitchen after a bolt of lightning struck the rear of their home Tuesday afternoon.

    Shelby County Assistant Fire Chief Jeff Ivers said Jerry Dennison and his wife where home at then time.

  • Sewer infrastructure ordinance passes

    The Simpsonville City Commission passed an infrastructure related ordinance at its regular June 19 meeting.

    The ordinance — for which the first reading was held at the previous meeting — states that anyone who wants to install water/sewer infrastructure on their land must pay the same price as any neighbors who had constructed it before them, even if they are just connecting to that neighbor’s already-built lines.

  • Shelby rings in freedom with holiday events

    The 4th of July will come early and often in Shelby County this year.

    The explosive events begin Saturday morning with the Park Spark 5K race at the Shelby County Parks and Recreation’s Clear Creek Park Family Activity Center, 717 Burks Branch Road. Runners of all ages are welcome and will be split among two youth age groups and five adult age groups.

  • Shelby County Fair Horse Show results

    Class 1: Amateur Five-Gaited

    1. Emerald’s Blue Heir, Tandy Patrick, Tandy Patrick, Renee Biggins
    2. Speak No Evil, Dan and Kathy Cummins, Danny Cummins, Merrill Murray
    3. Hart’s Memories, Wyatt Dehart, Makayla James, Wyatt Dehart
    4. I’m Blue In The Face,  Mount Saddlebreds, Kelly Mount, Rob Byers
    5. Totally Courageous, Shirley Trail, John Trail, Shirley Trail


    Class 2: Junior Roadster Pony:

  • Routine traffic stop leads to burglary arrest

     A routine traffic stop turned into much more when Sheriff’s Deputy Sgt. Kyle Tipton pulled Christopher Corbett of Shelbyville over in the Waddy area last week.

    When Tipton pulled Corbett over for a simple seatbelt violation on June 20, he was quickly informed that Corbett was wanted on a Franklin County warrant and his license had been suspended. Upon further investigation, Tipton found even more – a wealth of illicit materials in Corbett’s car.

  • City officials look to trade places

    Several leaders in our community are looking to play a political version of musical chairs as two longtime mayors have recently announced confirmed decisions not to run for reelection.

    After 16 years at the helm of the council, Shelbyville Mayor Tom Hardesty recently confirmed his decision to step back and let someone else take the reigns.

    “My wife and I have just decided there are things that we would like to do in the next chapter of our life,” he said.

  • That’s a wrap

    While the rain was touch and go throughout the week, the Shelby County Fair Horse Show wrapped up Saturday night with ideal weather.

    The skies shined bright on the arena as more than 100 competitors vied for the top honors in 24 classes.

    The competition was tight throughout the night, with large numbers in several classes including a full class of 11 in the Adult Three-gaited Show Pleasure Stake.