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  • Lavender lads

    Tired of the same old drudgery of South Carolina cash-crop farming, Jason Walker-Woodlief, along with his husband Jason D. Woodlief, decided four years ago it was time for a change.

    They began researching alternative crops and one particular plant grasped their attention.

    Now, at peak harvest time, vivid rows of lavender line the fields of a farm in Taylorsville and Shelby County is reaping the benefits of what is sewn.

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL - Water and sewer up for second reading

     The Shelbyville City Council agenda includes just one item for Thursday’s regular meeting.  The council will consider the second reading of an ordinance revising the schedule of charges for the use of the consolidated municipal waterworks and sewer system of the Shelbyville Water and Sewer Commission.

    During their previous meeting, the council approved the first reading of the proposed ordinance that increases the rate by 5 percent on both water and sewer.

  • Salvation Army seeks Angel Tree help

     When we think of Christmas morning we imagine a family gathered around the Christmas tree with little ones shredding the wrapping paper away, eager to reveal the gift hidden inside. They light up with glee as they tightly hug their new doll or push a toy truck across the floor.

    But this isn’t the reality for every child on Christmas morning.

  • SIMPSONVILLE CITY COMMISSION: Sidewalk project should be completed this month

    The Simpsonville City Commission Monday moved forward on the ongoing Sidewalk Project, but at the same time said goodbye to one person that’s been an integral part of it during it’s regular meeting.

    City Administrator David Eaton discussed Phase 3 of the Sidewalk Project and made a Payment Request 12 in the amount of $497,596.12.

    “This is payment number twelve and this will be a big one. But as you can see they’re doing a lot of work lately,” he said.

  • A blooming business

    Tired of the same old drudgery of South Carolina cash-crop farming, Jason Walker-Woodlief, along with his husband Jason D. Woodlief, decided four years ago it was time for a change.

    They began researching alternative crops and one particular plant grasped their attention.

    Now, at peak harvest time, vivid rows of lavender line the fields of a farm in Taylorsville and Shelby County is reaping the benefits of what is sewn.

  • Angel Tree needs more help

    When we think of Christmas morning we imagine a family gathered around the Christmas tree, a wealth of gifts and little ones shredding the wrapping paper away, eager to reveal the toy hidden inside. They light up with glee as they tightly hug their new doll or push a toy truck across the floor.

    But this isn’t the reality for every child on Christmas morning.

  • Local options kick up your holiday entertaining

    Need a little spice to kick up your holiday entertaining?

    Two local hot spots have some tasty ideas to keep your guests wondering who made you the host to toast. Jeptha Creed Distillery and Talon Winery both shared some tip-top tips to help with entertaining from breakfast to midnight.

    And the suggestions get rolling right at dawn.

    “I enjoy eggnog first thing in the morning because it has coffee vodka,” said Mackenzie Poehlein, Food and Beverage Manager at Jeptha Creed. “This would be great with French toast,” she said.

  • Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet Highlights ATC

     A release last week from the Commonwealth of Kentucky Education & Workforce Development Cabinet provides a clear picture of the work that has been taking place at the Shelby County Area Technology Center recently thanks to a $3.2 million Work Ready Skills Initiative grant.

    Funded by the Kentucky General Assembly, the grant is administered by the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet under the leadership of Secretary Derrick K. Ramsey.

  • Christmas in Bagdad Saturday

    WHAT: Bagdad Christmas celebration

    WHEN: Saturday 4-8:30 p.m.

    WHERE: Bagdad Fire House, Ruritan Club

    ADMISSION: Free

     

    December is just days away and the Christmas celebrations are near. Shelby County will kick off the Christmas season this weekend with several events, including the Christmas in Bagdad celebration on Saturday.

  • Silly Seven from Simpsonville

     Self-dubbed the Silly Seven, a close group of friends has remained close for seven decades after meeting as children in Finchville.

    “A lifetime of memories and friendship has meant everything to seven girls from Shelby County, Kentucky,” said Charlotte Jones Phillips. “We began our friendship 70 years ago when four of us started the first grade at the Finchville School in 1947.”