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  • Larry Rogers named new MUW campaign chair

    Members of the Shelby County Metro United Way team say it is with great pleasure they announce Larry Rogers as their new campaign chair for 2017.

    Roberta Steutermann, senior regional community giving manager for Metro United Way, said she is so excited to work with Rogers at the helm of the campaign this year.

    “This year we really thought about who we wanted and everybody at the table all agreed that who we wanted was Larry Rogers,” she said, noting his connections and respect in the community run deep.

  • Tanks removed at Swifty Oil Station

    Swifty Oil Station, vacant since June 2015, has undergone still another transformation with the removal of its gas tanks this week.

    Justin Phelps with Hagan Real Estate confirmed that the property, located at 1530 Midland Trail in Shelbyville, will soon be under new ownership, but said he cannot speak to the plans for the facility.

  • Plans afoot for pedestrian, bike pathways

    The crowd that met at the Stratton Center Tuesday night to give input on a proposed plan for bike and pedestrian pathways for the county was small, but eager to contribute.

    “We are from Brassfield subdivision, and we’re interested in getting a clear path to the park,” said Carmen Beste, who studied maps of the area along with her husband Richard.

  • Industrial climate heating up

    As 2017 gets underway temperatures may be cooling down but industry in Shelby County is hotter than ever and Libby Adams, executive director of the Shelby County Industrial & Development Foundation, said the economic forecast for the year looks to stay hot.

    “We had lots of industries that either expanded or finished an expansion last year,” she said.  “It seems like all of the industries are stable and growing.”

    As we reflect upon the past 12 months, there’s no doubt Adams’ observation is on point.

  • Farming for Christmas

    On Thanksgiving Day, Ron Stella will be camped out on the Christmas tree farm he operates with Vivek Sarin, waiting for the first customers of the season.

    Well, not exactly the first, as the very first tree cut from the Shelby Christmas Tree Farm was taken down on Monday and will grace the grounds of the Governor’s Mansion in Frankfort, said Sarin.

  • Woodworking Maniak to open on Main

    The arguably perfect details accompanied by the vibrant colors and intricate designs of Timothy Babb’s handcrafted woodworkings are best appreciated in person. And tomorrow that opportunity to be afforded to the community when Babb officially opens the doors to his first storefront for his business, The Woodworking Maniak, at 545 Main Street.

  • Mulberry peaches on tap

    Louisville based Against the Grain Brewery, along with Ethereal Brewing of Lexington, teamed up with Shelby County’s Mulberry Orchard to introduce the first limited edition brew in their Kentucky Proud Beer Series.

    Using peaches from the local farm, the brewery team brewed a sour peach saison they have named Peach Better Have My Money.

  • Insuring the love

    Kindness is a simple word but those involved with The Kindness Revolution know actions speak louder than words.

  • Hilltop for sale

    After more than a dozen years of operating Hilltop Produce and Garden Center, owners Gerald and Sandra Stucker say they are ready to sell the business to focus on enjoying the fruits of their labor.

    The couple of 33 years said they have owned and operated the local produce store at 305 Frankfort Road for 13 of those years because they “needed something to do.”

  • Planet Fitness coming to Midland Center

    Rumors have been stirring for some time regarding the former Winn-Dixie building at 120 Midland Boulevard.  But officials with STCPF, LLC, the Kentucky-based Planet Fitness franchisee, have confirmed that the 42,000 square-foot-building in the Midland Center will soon be home to a new Planet Fitness location, one of more than 1,100 nationwide.