• Workshops on end of life issues apply to everyone, organizers say

    Thinking about what will happen to your loved ones after you are gone may not be a pleasant scenario, but it’s something everyone should consider because no one lives forever.

    However, an upcoming two-part workshop can help alleviate some of the stress and worry about planning for the end of life, organizers say.

  • County becoming an industrial hotspot

    Shelby County’s industrial growth in 2014 has been well documented, but now the rest of the state can take notice.

    The county ranked third in the state with $140 million in new industrial developments announced in 2014 and $69 million in dollars committed to expanding existing industrial developments.

    Shelby County Industrial and Development Foundation President Bobby Hudson said these major investments are a blessing to the community.

  • TRIPLE S PLANNING COMMISSION – Second Zaxby’s coming to county

    Simpsonville is one step closer to getting a Zaxby’s restaurant.  The Triple S Planning Commission unanimously approved the development plan for fast food chain on Tuesday after little discussion.

    Chairman George Best inquired about the timeline for the development.

    Amy Cooksey speaking on behalf of the engineering firm Mindel, Scott & Associates, Inc. expressed that the construction would begin as soon as all the necessary paperwork was in order.

    “They’re beginning as soon as possible,” Cooksey said.

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL – Breighton apartments lead agenda

    A hot topic returns to city hall Thursday as the Shelbyville City Council will again discuss the rezoning request for property located on the corner of Breighton Circle and Brunerstown Road during its 7 p.m. meeting at 315 Washington Street.

    In November, representatives from Roberts & Smith 2, LLC presented development plans to the Triple S Planning Commission requesting a zone change from six-acres of property from General Interchange (X-2) to Multi-family Residential (R-4) in order to build 216 A-property apartments.

  • Diageo connecting with local farms

    Diageo representatives are hosting a meeting Friday for farmers who are interested in using distillery by-products as a feed source for their beef or dairy cattle.

    Details regarding the handling, transportation and cost of the by-product will be discussed.

  • Housing market continues to improve


  • Longtime CPA firm still open under new ownership

    A longtime company, J. Sutherland CPA on the 1000 block of Washington Street, is under new ownership.

    Roberts CPA Group purchased the company after the death of Joe Sutherland in July.

    Sutherland, a Shelbyville native, had been a certified public account since 1967 when he joined the firm of Andrew Johns as partner. In 1982, the firm became J. Sutherland CPA, and he maintained it until his death at age 74.

    Kevin Roberts, the new owner of the business, said the firm would continue in the same capacity that it always has.

  • TRIPLE S PLANNING COMMISSION – Zaxby’s plans for Simpsonville

    It’s been just five months since the opening of The Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass, and development surrounding the 50-acre site in Simpsonville is already booming.

    Earlier this month Bob Evans held their grand opening and more interested developers are buzzing around the Buck Creek and Veechdale roads intersection, as rumors of incoming hotels and restaurants have been floating in the air for months.

  • Zoning recommendation questioned

    The Shelbyville City Council had an extensive list of questions for the developers of property located on the corner of Breighton Circle and Brunerstown Road when the council convened Thursday at City Hall.

    The council, and members of the public, had many concerns for the development of the property located just off the interstate, and questioned the recommendation they received from the Triple S zoning commission.

  • Shelby continues positive business trend

    The arrival of 2015 brings with it a continuation of an economic expansion that has been ongoing for the past few years in Shelby County.

    The exciting thing, say business leaders, is that situation shows no signs of slowing down.

    “I don’t think there’s going to be any decline in industry,” said Libby Adams, executive director of the Shelby County Industrial and Development Foundation.