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  • Harp fights wildfires in Oklahoma

    Raging flames, choking smoke, uncertainty, danger and being in harm’s way to protect others is a big part of Michael Harp’s life – a part that he accepts willingly and courageously.
    A firefighter from Shelby County, he is on his second week of battling a searing rash of wildfires in Oklahoma.
    Michael Harp is among the latest wave of personnel that have been pouring into Oklahoma from Kentucky and surrounding states to help battle large and numerous fires in the state, many larger than 100 acres.

  • Panhandling a complex issue locally

    Is panhandling a big problem in Shelby?

    It depends on who you ask, but the answer is, though generally no, the situation does exist.

    Some officials have said the situation appears to be linked to the homeless, others not so much.

    “It’s not really a panhandling issue in Shelbyville, it’s more of your traveling individual trying to get from point A to B, like they’re thumbing their way, trying to get somewhere, that’s the kind of thing we have,” said Jon Walker, director of men’s ministries at Awake Ministries.

  • Sister queens

    Waddy sisters Hailey and Mary Lynn Pawley were recently crowned Kentucky queens at a Pure International Pageants state event earlier this month.

    A junior at Shelby County High School Junior, Hailey Elizabeth Pawley (17) said she has been doing pageants for about five years and her little sister, Shelby County High School 8th Grader, Mary Lynn Pawley (14) followed in her footsteps shortly after that.

    While they’ve both earned crowns in various local pageants through the years, the girls said their new titles are the highest they’ve earned so far.

  • Shelby student helps organize March of Our Lives

    On Saturday, students from across the region joined those from around the nation for a “March of Our Lives,” a student movement sparked by the recent school shootings.

    Alexis Bailey, a junior at Shelby County High School, joined more than 50 others to organize the event on a local level, and said her involvement was aimed at tightening gun laws and increasing safety measures in schools.

  • Film crews close Main Street

    A possible remodeling show with a focus on an historic Main Street property has been the big talk around town for several weeks. But any definitive information has been sparse, with emails to HGTV returned solely with a link to current casting information.

    However, on Monday, as drivers found themselves detouring around Main Street throughout the day, those involved with the undisclosed project found it difficult to continue keeping their enterprise under wraps.   

  • Panhandlers may be lying, police say

    Perhaps you’ve seen an occasional person standing around on a street corner holding up a homemade sign asking for help.
    And while officials say Shelby County doesn’t have a big problem, they do note that many are not honest.
    “We get numerous complaints from people saying somebody is out here doing this or that,” Shelby County Sheriff’s Detective Mark Moore said.
    One man in particular has been seen standing out in front of Walmart next to Wendy’s restaurant, and most recently, at interstate ramps, Moore said.

  • Easter activities make for busy weekend

    Saturday is going to be a busy day for the Easter Bunny, with several organizations holding Easter egg hunts that afternoon.
    No matter where you live in Shelby, you’ll be able to take your little ones to gather their eggs, with hunts scheduled for just about every corner of the county, from Simpsonville to Finchville to Cropper to downtown Shelbyville.
    That’s not to mention Shelby County Parks and Recreation’s annual Bunny Days at Red Orchard Park.

  • 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.