• Shelby one of 7 counties designated work force ready

    Shelby County is now one of only seven counties across the state that has been certified as Kentucky Work Ready Communities.

    Gov. Steve Beshear made the announcement Thursday that Shelby and Madison counties have joined Boyle, Daviess, Warren, Woodford and Henderson in achieving the designation since certification began in February 2012.

    Shelby County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Shelley Goodwin said that achieving the designation reflects a deep level of commitment to workforce readiness within the county.

  • Shelby business find there’s some turkey on that bone

    The Thanksgiving holiday is now only days away, and it’s not just the big nationwide stores that are preparing for a busy period of trading – even if the focus typically already has swung to Christmas and the rush of holiday shopping.

    Many stores nationally already have announced plans to be open for holiday sales on Thanksgiving night – Goody’s and Walmart in Shelbyville among them – and the family themes of Thanksgiving sometimes appear lost in the wash of that great retail machinery.

  • NEW BUSINESS: Inspirations Salon

    Address: 99 Jeanie Drive, Shelbyville

  • Longtime banker Nichols moves to CUB

    Belinda Nichols, a 34-year employee of Commonwealth Bank & Trust, starts a new job today in a key role with another Shelby County bank.

    Nichols, formerly market president and chief interim retail officer at CB&T, is now a senior vice president at Citizens Union Bank.

    Nichols, a Shelby County native who lives in Bagdad with her husband, Les, and has been with CB&T since high school, said that even though management “hated to see me go,” she is looking forward to an exciting new challenge at CUB.

  • Shelby filmmakers need investors

    Two award-winning Shelby county women have completed their second feature film, The Hepburn Girls, shot in and around Shelby County and using several familiar faces.

    Ashley Raymer-Brown and Rachael Yeager donate a labor-of-love to their film production projects, from developing  scripts, selecting the actors and filming locations, shooting and editing the film and raising funds for production. Many of the expenses have been borne out of their pockets.

  • Magan named Shelbyville citizen of year

    Kerry Magan, an engineer and volunteer on many civic boards, on Thursday was named Shelbyville Citizen of the Year.

    Mayor Tom Hardesty, who presented the award during the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce’s annual awards luncheon, said Magan was selected because of his dedication to the community through his extensive volunteerism.

    “I couldn’t believe that he hadn’t been chosen before,” Hardesty said. “He’s never been shy about volunteering his time or his expertise for community projects.”

  • Shelby company launches Education-only tablet

    Officials of a Shelby County company say they are very excited about the educational potential of  an instructional tablet intended solely for classroom instruction that was released last week.

    “This is a purpose-built-for-education tablet that will revolutionize the way tablet instruction is done in schools,” said Matt Simons, sales manager for Creative Image Technologies.

    The company, located on Breighton Circle, is a Kentucky-based provider of audio-visual technology for use in the commercial, education and government sectors.

  • Shelby authors signed to sell books at festival

    A handful of authors with Shelby County roots or connections will be among the hundreds gathering in Frankfort on Saturday to sign their books during the 32nd annual Kentucky Book Fair.

    The event, which is by invitation, features the top authors of books written by Kentuckians or about the state. It runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Frankfort Convention Center.

    Headliners include novelist Sue Grafton, University of Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino and Henry County resident Wendell Berry, but there are names you may recognize for other reasons.

  • Shelby Development's planning retreat

    Shelbyville Mayor Tom Hardesty and other community leaders joined board members and committee members of the Shelby Development Corporation for a daylong planning retreat on Nov. 8. 

    Retreat facilitator was Kim Nyberg of Nyberg Creative.

    Participants heard general reports and participated in breakout sessions to brainstorm ideas.

  • Real estate deeds: Oct. 10-31, 2013

    Deeds are compiled from data posted on the Shelby County Clerk’s Web site. Property descriptions are based on the best available information provided in the database and may in fact refer to property and thoroughfares no longer formally identified. Financial terms include any value of the property stated on the deed, even if that amount did not change hands.


    Oct. 10-16

    Dogwood Homes of Kentucky LLC to Kelley M. Goins and Randall E. Johnson, Lot 68, Summersfield Place, Phase I, $157,000