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  • Do or do not. There is no try

    By Jerry Cappel

    There is an old story of a tightrope walker who could perform many difficult and amazing stunts on a high wire. He would often perform in unusual places such as between buildings or over a canyon, without a net, to boost the dramatic effect.

  • 1924: Moonshine bust finds 20 gallons of whiskey

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  • Church News - June 14, 2019

    Abundant Life Ministries

    Located at 1100 Equity Street in Shelbyville. The pastor is Justin Barnes.


    All Saints Roman Catholic Church

    Mass is at 8:30 a.m. on Thursdays, 5 p.m. on Saturday, 8 a.m. on Sunday, and Noon on Sunday. All are welcome to attend. Located at 410 Main St., Taylorsville.


    Allen Chapel United Methodist

  • Five zone changes proposed by fiscal court

    The Triple S Planning and Zoning Commission will consider a group of zone changes proposed by the Shelby County Fiscal Court at its June 18 meeting.

    Fiscal court requested five zone changes around the intersection of Frankfort and Peytona Beach roads.

    If approved, these requested zone changes would strip several areas of commercial zoning, changing them either to agricultural or residential.

    According to Shelby County Judge-Executive Dan Ison, the requests for zone changes were made at the request of residents in the area.

  • Recycling rate will increase $1 per month on July 1

    The Shelbyville City Council Thursday approved an increase in recycling rates that will take effect in July.

    A representative for Republic Services, the city’s recycling and waste vendor, asked for and received a $1 increase per home at the June 6 council meeting.

    The rate will now cost $8.87, up from $7.87. Senior discount will still apply.

    Homeowners cannot opt out of recycling. Spreading the cost across a broader base keeps prices low.

  • Shelby County man participates in D-Day commemorations

    In 1944, more than 160,000 Allied soldiers landed on the heavily fortified beaches of Normandy to launch a massive offensive against the Axis powers.

    And now, 75 years later, one Shelby County resident is part of the group honoring those soldiers. 

    Jamie White Jr., a pilot with the Kentucky Air National Guard, was one of the American Troops to fly to France for the commemoration of D-Day’s 75th anniversary. 

  • Fiscal Court holds 911 workshop to gather information

    Shelby County’s Fiscal Court met for another 911 workshop to discuss methods to rescue the ailing service. 

    According to Judge-Executive Dan Ison, the meeting involved multiple speakers and was primarily informational. 

    Some speakers sought to inform the county about what the roles of some parts of the county’s 911 system are and why they are important to the dispatch center. 

  • Jewish Hospital Shelbyville earns three star rating

    The U.S. government has released its annual hospital rankings, and Jewish Hospital Shelbyville has a ranking that has made its staff proud.

    JHS earned three out of five stars in its Medicare.gov ranking, placing it near the top end of ratings in the area.

    According to JHS Site Manager Annessa Baker, this ranking is a solid win for the facility.

  • Datebook - June 12, 2019

    This Week

    Kiwanis Club meeting

    Shelbyville Kiwanis Club meets at 11:45 a.m. Thursday, June 13 at Stratton Community Center, 215 Washington Street.  Lunch is served at noon. Club meetings are open to the general public interested in learning more about Kiwanis International.

    Lions Club

  • Walmart to raise e-cig, tobacco purchase age

    Walmart isn’t satisfied with its tobacco policy, prompting a nationwide change.

    A corporate press statement from the big box retailer dated May 8 outlined a response to a letter from then-U.S. Commissioner of Federal Drug Administration regarding the company’s additional efforts to discourage tobacco and vaping product sales to minors.

    The release identified the company’s goal of 100 percent compliance with U.S. Food and Drug Administration policies regarding tobacco sales to minors.