• Some Shelby stuff for your stocking

    The ShelbyKY Tourism Bureau and Shelby Development Corporation’s joint “Go Local” campaign to promote shopping in the county has added benefit: If you want to put a little bit of Shelby County under your tree, you won’t have to look far.

    Shoppers can choose from a wealth of Shelby-centric gifts available from around the county.

    For instance, tucked away in the ground floor office of the Shelby History Center, historical district coordinator Fred Rogers created a display of such items.

  • Courtneys named state’s top young farm family

    This winter Mary and Shane Courtney will have a new way to get around their 570-acre farm.

    This past Friday the Courtneys were named the Kentucky Farm Bureau Young Farm Family, and along with being entered in the national Young Farm Family competition, they also came away with quite a bit of swag.

    “The sponsorship for the award was incredible,” Mary Courtney said. “Everything we won can be put back into the farm, and we’re pretty excited about the ATV.”

  • NEW BUSINESS: Pretty In Pink Boutique

    Address: 620 Main St., Shelbyville


    Who we are: Pretty In Pink Boutique is a family-owned business. Brother and sister Tim Grasch and Tammy Grasch White co-own the store. Their mother, Kathy Grasch Hulse, and their children help run the store, which features clothing items for girls and women.


  • Real estate deeds: May 3, 2013

    April 6-12

    Travis J. and Traci J. Dickerson to Mark K. and Stephen J. Martin, Lot 127, Section 1, Bridlewood Estates, $144,500

    Howard and Rosalie Costello to Howard and Rosalie Costello, Unit 825, Building 8, Lot 35, Gardens of Station Pointe, considerations

    Kyle E. and Charlsie A. Rader to Ronald E. Keen III, Lot 73, Midland Estates, Section III, $120,000

    Sue and Darrell Buechele to Linda A. Doll, Tract 5, Davis Property, $120,000

  • Woman targest Shelby for fashion-on-wheels shop

    A food truck might fill you up, but a visit from Sandi West’s fashion truck could make you fabulous.

    West recently premiered Sandi’s Styles: Fashion Boutique on Wheels. The mobile boutique features clothing and accessories for all ages and sizes, and nothing is priced more than $50.

    “Everybody wants to look nice, no matter what size they are or how much money they have to spend,” West said. “I wanted to have something for everybody.”

  • Shelby tourism, SDC launch ‘Go Local’ campaign

    The tourism and downtown development entities in Shelby County have joined to form a new campaign to push local commerce this holiday shopping season.

  • Martinrea donates $100,000 to hospital

    Martinrea Heavy Stamping, on old Brunerstown Road is Shelbyville, has donated $100,000 to Kosair Children’s Hospital – a contribution that a company official said could lead to an expansion of services in Shelby County by Norton Healthcare.

    Lynnie Meyer, chief development officer at KCH, said that donation would be used to expand a new Kosair facility on Midland Boulevard in Shelbyville.

  • Electronics continue to dominate shopping lists

    Millions of people nationwide are expected to venture out before the sun rises for the holiday ritual of bargain prices on everything from toys to TVs and tablets, but this year experts aren't quite so bullish on the unofficial kickoff to the holiday season.

    According to the National Retail Federation, 140 million shoppers were expected to hit the stores between Thursday and Sunday, but that’s a decrease from 147 million who planned to shop last year. The actual number of shoppers will be released on Sunday.

  • Black Friday shoppers after all kinds of items

    The excited crescendo of voices in stores throughout Shelby County Friday morning heralded the beginning of the holiday shopping season, or rather, the continuation of the kickoff that began on Thanksgiving Day.

    “Most of our sales were at six o’clock last night [Thursday], but we’re already building up traffic again today,” said Walmart manager David Woodcock. “I’d say we’ve done as well or better than last year.”

  • Farmer of the Year: Inscos named best among Shelby’s ‘many good farmers’

    When Jim Insco started farming his 53 acres in 1985, he had a 2-cylinder John Deere tractor and no yard.

    “If it was dirt, I plowed it,” he told the crowd at the Farm-City Banquet on Tuesday after being named Farmer of the Year in Shelby County. “We had a house and no yard. It was all farm.”

    Ferenc Vegh, who emceed the banquet, which since 1954 has been put on by the Kiwanis Club, said the judging committee settled on Insco very quickly.