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  • County restructures animal shelter again

    It’s no joke that on April 1, after nearly two years, efforts to restructure the operation of the county’s animal shelter have come full circle.
    The animal shelter is back under the operation of the county, and this time, there will be a few changes on the horizon, and all for the better, said Shelby County Judge-Executive Dan Ison.

  • Highway safety commercial filmed in Shelby County

     KOHS has recently visited several other counties, including McCracken, Marshall and Some familiar sights and faces are coming to your local television station this summer with the goal of saving lives.

    The Kentucky Office of Highway Safety has launched a new seatbelt campaign and on Thursday officials with the agency stopped in Shelby County to carry out the campaign on a local level.

    “The purpose is to really localize the message,” Erin Eggen, spokesperson for KOHS, said.

  • TRIPLE S PLANNING COMMISSION - Commission holds workshop on Comp Plan

     The Triple S Planning Commission meeting Tuesday was cut and dry but commissioners stuck around for quite some time after to finalize details on the county’s new Comprehensive Plan.

    The plan has been a work in progress for the last year with numerous open house events for the public to provide input.

  • Hurst named KFB Agent of the Year

    Local Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance agent Josh Hurst has been named "Kentucky Agent of the Year" Tuesday at the 63rd sales conference for the state’s largest property and casualty insurance company.

    “It was quite the surprise,” Hurst said, noting the winner was not named until the end of the day. “When it was announced, it really kind of took my breath away.”

  • FY19 budget increases 7 percent

    The Simpsonville City Commission approved on first reading its 2018-19 budget Thursday, which shows a 7 percent increase from the previous year.
    This year’s budget calls for a balanced spending plan of $1,786,000, compared to $1,658,000, in 2017.
    That increase is less than it was for last year’s budget, which was an 11 percent increase in 2016, when the budget jumped from $1,494,000 to $1,658,000, but the growth remains steady.

  • Cold tempertures, snow, greet first day of spring

    One day after spring was official, Shelby County once again resembled a postcard depicting a winter wonderland.
    The scraping of snow shovels could be heard all around Shelby County as people dug themselves out of several inches of snow, a situation that forecasters say could be repeated this weekend.a
    “We expect mostly rain, but we’ll have to watch this closely – it wouldn’t take much of an adjustment to put us into a snow scenario,” said National Weather Service Meteorologist Ron Steve.

  • $50,000 Powerball ticket sold in Shelbyville

     Although this week’s winning $457 million Powerball Ticket was sold in Pennsylvania, several Kentuckians got a piece of the pie.

    “Kentucky did have three winners of $50,000,” Jennifer Cunningham with the Kentucky Lottery said in an e-mail.

    Among the three winning Kentucky tickets, one was purchased from Shelbyville’s Liquor World on Haven Hill Road.

    Manager Sunil Patel said he was shocked to learn of the big win the morning after the drawing.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD - iLead grant application to be considered

     When the Shelby County Board of Education convenes Thursday they will consider for approval a resolution to support the Ohio Valley Educational Cooperative application for a New Skills for Youth grant to support development of a regional iLEAD Academy to serve Jefferson, Bullitt, Spencer and Shelby counties.

    An iLead academy currently exists to support Carroll, Gallatin, Henry, Owen and Trimble counties, which are also serviced by OVEC.

    The goal of the academy is to get each student College Ready by the end of the second year.

  • Touched twice blesses volunteers and guests

     Lined around the exterior of the building, nearly 600 guests slowly poured into Shelby’s First Baptist Church Saturday, eager to receive a multitude of free services.  

    Providing everything from dental exams to free haircuts, volunteers from all fields came together to serve those in need. 

    Event organizer Tara Shaver said 546 volunteers from 61 different churches in 42 zip codes served 596 guests.  

    In addition, visitors from as far as Cincinnati and Worthington, Ohio made the drive to attend, seeking help.

  • Family needs help for teen's funeral

    The mother of a murdered teen is reaching out to the community for help in paying for funeral arrangements for her daughter.

    “The funeral home has been working with us – they are wonderful people,” said Samantha Fowler. “Any outside help that we could get would be appreciated. Contributions can be made directly to Shannon’s Funeral Home, where we had her cremated.”