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  • Lets taco-bout Tacos

     While some celebrate with cake, Jeff Wilson celebrated his birthday this year with tacos –lots and lots of tacos.

    In fact, with his son, George, by his side, the duo dined on just about every taco in Shelby County in just one afternoon walk.

    Coined the Taco Walk, the two hit the pavement around 5:30 in the afternoon a few Saturdays ago and nearly five hours later, had gulped down tacos from nine different restaurants.

  • Magistrates appeal to voters at candidate forum

    A healthy crowd turned out to hear what the candidates for their local offices had to say at a candidate forum Monday night.

    The forum, sponsored by Kentuckians for the Commonwealth, hosted the hopefuls from five magisterial districts as well as candidates for circuit court clerk, sheriff and jailer. Jack Brammer, a reporter for the Lexington Herald-Leader served as moderator.

  • Candidates for sheriff, jailer, court clerk address residents

     Fiscal court candidates were not the only government hopefuls out to address voters at Monday night’s candidate forum.

    Candidates for jailer, sheriff and circuit court clerk also faced questions at the evening’s event.

  • Extension Service to perform community survey

     The Shelby County Cooperative Extension wants to hear from you.

    The extension office is conducting a survey from the University of Kentucky about what the residents of Shelby County think their community needs.

    “All one-hundred and twenty counties will be performing the same needs assessment survey,” said Corinne Belton, the Extension Agent for Agriculture.

    Belton said the survey is the university’s way of identifying how its individual extension offices can best help the counties where they operate.

  • Collins threat ‘found to not have merit’

    Collins High School received several calls Friday morning questioning a student threat to a school activity.

    That threat, which was reportedly made last week, was investigated thoroughly by police and the school district. Following protocol, Superintendent James Neihof said local law enforcement “made multiple visits to homes over the weekend, including visiting some students for informational purposes. The threat was found to not have merit.

  • Sleep Armor

    When Becky Jew packed away her fabric after years of heading the local chapter of Project Linus, she kept the sewing machine on the table.

    Struggling with personal concerns, her passion that was driving her work with the organization that provides blankets for children in need had fizzled out.

  • TRIPLE S PLANNING COMMISSION - New comp plan approved

    A process that began last spring finally wrapped Tuesday evening when the Triple S Planning Commission approved the final draft of the new Comprehensive Plan that lays out the proposed land use for the county through 2040.

    “By adopting the comprehensive plan, now we have a new plan that we will be working under,” Triple S Executive Director Ryan Libke said. “That does not change the zoning of anybody’s property. It’s just a recommendation of what we think the land should be used for in the future through 2040.”

  • TRIPLE S PLANNING COMMISSION - Commission approves residential rezoning for Shelbyville Road

    A rezoning request from R-1 to R-4 for property along Shelbyville Road drew a multitude of upset Ardmore Lane neighbors to the Triple S Planning Commission meeting Tuesday evening.

    Representatives with Pulte Group, which is looking to develop the land, were on hand Tuesday to present their plans and said it was similar to what they brought before the commission at the previous meeting.

  • Tractors to trailers

     A building near the corner of U.S. 60 and Midland Trail has been undergoing some improvements and is certainly catching the eye of the community.

    The once vibrantly green facility at 102 Taylorsville Road is now a more modern, neutral tone of gray, with a new fence and other upgrades, including roof and electrical repairs to accommodate a new tenant.

    “John Deere has moved out after 53 years of being there,” said Mary Hayes Smith, whose family owns the property.

  • Shelby County Fiscal Court: Tax rate remains flat for another year

     The tax rate for Shelby County will remain flat for another year.

    Shelby County Fiscal Court passed the tax rates for the next year at its regular meeting Tuesday morning.

    The rates are as follows: