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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Datebook - Sept. 26, 2018

    This Week

    Extension stroke seminar

    Stroke is a leading cause of death in the United States.  Join the Shelby County Cooperative Extension at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 26 at your Shelby County Extension Office to learn what a stroke is, symptoms of a stroke, risk factors and ways to prevent strokes from happening.

    Financial Peace University

  • Bakers celebrate 65 years

     Roy and Dorothy Baker will celebrate 65 years of marriage Sept. 28. They were married in 1953 at First Baptist Church with Dr. C.W. Easley officiating. They have five children, six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

  • Four Generations - Cole

     Jennie Bryant Cole has a birthday on Oct. 3. She has been a resident of Shelbyville for over 60 years and has taught in the Shelby County schools for over 35 years. She recently visited her great grandchildren and these are the pictures that were taken of the four generations; of each of her 3 grandchildren. She has two more grandchildren that live in Kentucky.

  • 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.