• Smelling the coffee

    Come fall, the Shelbyville Kroger store will add yet another feature to its growing list of amenities.

    A Starbucks Coffee stand will open in the store, said Jeremy Wheatley, manager of the Shelbyville Kroger store, who added that he does not have an exact date for that event.

    “We don’t know yet, the last word I got late last week was late September or early October,” he said.

    Wheatley said the stand would be located near the dining area for customers at the front of the store.

  • A growing Harvest

    What do coffee, ice cream, and golf have in common?  In Shelbyville the answer is Harvest Coffee & Café.

    Owned by Ben and Melinda Hardin, the local coffee shop and caféat 524 Main Street is known for their natural and healthy food selections and charitable ideas like “Pay What You Can Day” and their Pay it Forward wall.

    But the innovative ideas never seem to stop for flowing the husband and wife team as this month they announced the addition of Comfy Cow ice cream and dining service at the Shelbyville Country Club.

  • Cardwell House is expanding

     A familiar face in Shelbyville recently upgraded and added an extra room.

    The Cardwell House, which sits in the center of downtown Shelbyville across from the police department, was recently expanded to create more space for the offices that it houses which include the Shelby County Industrial Development, Chamber of Commerce and Shelby Development according to Libby Adams, executive director for SCID.

    With the work nearing completion, Adams said they’re just waiting for the Certificate of Occupancy.

  • Shelby Tourism has a new home

     The ShelbyKY Tourism Commission and Visitors Bureau has found a new home for their Welcome Center.

    The offices moved from sharing space with the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce, the Shelby County Industrial Foundation and Shelby Development at the Cardwell House in downtown Shelbyville to its own historic house located at the other end of the city.

    The ShelbyKY Tourism Commission and Visitors Bureau has been around since 1989, but the new location, which opened on May 1st at 1011 Main Street, came with extended hours – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Shelbyville man has plenty of perks with his own brand of coffee

    Brett Hartman covers a lot of ground with a venture he has been involved in for the past two years.

    His product, Berks Perks, encompasses coffee grown all around the world and is shipped around the nation, but the only place you can buy a cup of his Java already brewed is right here in Shelby County.

    “As far as coffee shops, we’re kind of limited to Jumpin’ Java right now,” he said. 

  • Three downtown buildings get new look

    Three downtown storefronts got a facelift this week with a fresh coat of paint to brighten their exteriors.

    The three buildings, located in the 500 Block of Main Street, were painted by a crew from Jeff Waldridge Renovations.

    “Yes, they just need a little love,” said Waldridge on Tuesday, as he watched his crew man two tall ladders and a hydraulic lift to get to the hard to reach areas on top.

  • TRIPLE S PLANNING COMMISSION–Gravel parking lot violates regulations

    Tuesday’s Triple S Zoning Commission agenda included just one action item on the agenda, but the meeting was not exactly short and sweet, as an intriguing and frustrating matter was unveiled to the commission.

    Stuart Ulferts, attorney for the commission, said an issue was brought to his attention regarding a property owner who is in violation of zoning laws and refuses to rectify the situation.

  • Better late than never


  • A fresh start for old Winn-Dixie

    A vacant Shelbyville property is ready for a second chance or, better yet, a fourth chance at becoming a prominent business in Shelbyville.

    Formally a Winn-Dixie, the 42,000 square-foot-building at 120 Midland Boulevard adjacent to Tractor Supply and Hardees, has long sat unoccupied, but developers see it as ripe for development.

  • Bursting the IKEA-to-Simpsonville bubble

    For more than a year, locals have been passing word that IKEA was planning a Simpsonville location, but officials with the Sweden-based retail store say there are no plans in place to build here.

    “At this time, we do not have plans to build in that area,” IKEA public affairs manager Joseph Roth said.

    Roth said the company is always in discussion about potential opportunities, but they are currently not planning a location for the Louisville region.

    “At this time, it’s just speculation,” he said.