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  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL - Council relinquishes alley

    On Thursday the Shelbyville City Council during its regularly scheduled meeting, approved an order declaring real property unsuitable for public use concerning an old alleyway behind homes on Alton Road.  The family that owns the adjoining lot approached the city several weeks ago to discuss the alley, which they were already maintaining. The alley is no longer in use.

    “It can no longer be used for that [purpose],” City Attorney Steve Gregory said. “There’s no ingress or egress to it.”

  • Rothenburger and Hornback to serve another term in Frankfort

    Legislators Rob Rothenburger and Paul Hornback will both serve another term in Frankfort.

    The two took the election, both sailing by with comfortable leads to another term in congress.

    Hornback, a Republican, who faced a challenge from Democrat Dave Suetholz, won Shelby County with an almost 20 percent lead over his opponent, ending the night with more than 10,000 votes in Shelby County.

  • Eaton named Shelbyville Mayor

    A multitude of residents across the county poured into their polling locations yesterday eager to exercise their democratic right.

    With one of the bulkiest local ballots in recent history, it’s no wonder turnout was so strong with nearly 54 percent of voters coming out in the county.

    David Eaton will return to Shelbyville as Mayor, where he previously served for eight years before later becoming Simpsonville City Administrator.

  • Two incumbents to return to seats in fiscal court

     With three of its longtime magistrates retiring, Shelby County Fiscal Court was bound to see some changes this election.

    But voters have chosen to retain what magistrates they can, re-electing both incumbent candidates back to their seats.

    In the first district, Democrat Ross Webb will serve as the new magistrate after defeating Gary Walls by a razor thin margin of just 16 votes. He will replace retiree Hubert Pollett.

  • Mark Moore wins sheriff

    Looking to fill the shoes of longtime Shelby County Sheriff Mike Armstrong, Democrat candidate Gene Witt faced off against Republican opponent Mark Moore in this year’s election.

    Moore took the top vote Tuesday, edging out Witt with 56.7 percent of the votes.

    The pair both brought similar ideas and a wealth of experience to the table but it was in the specific areas of experience the two differed most.

  • First lady of Morgan horses recognized

    A Simpsonville woman received a Lifetime Achievement Award earlier this month at the Grand National and World Championship Morgan Horse Show in Oklahoma City.

    Judy Whitney-Harris, known affectionately as the first lady of Morgan horses, received her award on Oct. 12 among at the State Fair Park Arena in Oklahoma City. A permanent banner was raised in her honor, memorializing the event and her achievements in the Morgan horse industry.

  • Mulberry peaches get intoxicating new home

    Ask the brewers at Against the Grain brewery in Louisville how they’re doing, and maybe they’ll tell you they’re just peachy.

    The brewhouse has a new product on its way to market, and it uses peaches from a familiar place: Mulberry Orchards.

    The brewery is using local peaches in a new beer that debuts today as par to the Kentucky Proud program.

    According to Amanda Gajdzik, co-owner of Mulberry Orchard, the two have partnered before.

  • Collins graduate earns LG&E KU scholarship

    LG&E and KU Energy announced last week the awarding of scholarships to ten students across the state. Among the selected winners was Shelbyville’s Grant Early.

    The award grants Early with $1,200 in financial assistance for up to four years, and is intended to be used toward tuition, books, fees, supplies and classroom equipment.

    Early, who is currently attending his first semester at Temple University where he is majoring in actuarial science and math, said he is honored to be selected for the scholarship.

  • New library building opening delayed

    The Shelby County Public Library had plans in motion for some time to host a ribbon cutting and grand opening celebration Satuday for its new building.  However, unexpected delays have postponed the celebration, library officials say.

    “Everything just didn’t come together at the same time,” library director Pam Federspiel said.

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL - Council to honor WWI veterans

    The Shelbyville City Council will kick off its meeting Thursday with a proclamation to honor those of Shelbyville who perished in WWI.