• Cleaning up after Christmas

    Where do discarded Christmas Trees go once they’ve graced our homes?

    Some people put their trees out in a backyard fire pit, allowing trees to dry until spring before burning with other garden refuse. Others take them to the county landfill in Waddy. There are also opportunities to put old trees to good use through recycling at home or through sites in Shelbyville and Shelby County.

  • Shelby merchants hope for warm end to holiday season

    With just a few days remaining until Santa slides down chimneys, a busy holiday shopping season has taken on increased momentum in Shelby County, as merchants try to entice the spirit of “Shopping Shelby” by offering last-minute deals and sales.

    Some store owners said that the weekend of Dec. 7, when snowy roads and bitter cold struck, caused them problems. The annual Christmas Parade and other activities in downtown Shelbyville curtailed shopping, and some merchants sent their employees home early for safety reasons.

  • NEW BUSINESS: Siwsher Brothers Auction

    Address: 471 Frankfort Road, Shelbyville


  • Real estate deeds: Nov. 5-30, 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.

    Nov. 5-Nov. 30

    Wells Fargo Bank NA and First Franklin Mortgage Loan Trust to Lynn A. and Rebecca L Fox, Lot 141, Cloverbrook Farms, Phase 1, Section 2, $123,000

  • 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.