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  • Leadership Shelby under new leadership

    For the first time in 15 years, Leadership Shelby has a new person at the helm that has been a board member of the organization since graduating from the program herself in 2012.

    MaryAnn Gramig took over as executive director in July, replacing longtime director Rosemary Riggs who retired the previous month.

    “It’s been going great so far,” she said, adding that Riggs has since provided some invaluable advice.

  • 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.

  • New McDonald’s opens in Simpsonville

    Shelby County’s newest McDonald’s restaurant – the county’s 4th – opened with a bang Thursday in Simpsonville, with lots of promotions and a lot of enthusiasm from employees.

    “We’re very excited; we’re getting everything ready to open first thing in the morning,” said Chef Manager Kenny King Wednesday afternoon.

    The new restaurant, owned by Frank Ward, is located at 1101 Buck Creek Road at the I-64 interchange.

  • Wieland is Chamber’s new director

    The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce has a new face at the helm for the first time in more than a decade.

    John Wieland began as the new executive director on Monday, replacing longtime director Shelley Goodwin, who stepped down in mid-August after 14 years to take a new role as workforce development coordinator.

  • Shelby Energy to host Lineman’s Rodeo

    When the power goes out after a storm or accident, linemen from Shelby Energy are out in force working to restore electricity. But what does it take to get up on the poles?

    It takes practice, and next weekend linemen from electric co-ops across the state will be in Shelbyville to showcase their best.

    Hosted by Shelby Energy, the 12th annual Lineman’s Rodeo will take place Sept. 29-30 at the Shelby County Fairgrounds, including two three-man teams from Shelby Energy, and the public is invited to attend.

  • 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.

  • Music to the ear

    Farmers in Shelby are pleased with how corn is coming along, but say that other crops that aren’t as water-loving have been suffering from too much wet weather.

    “Today, we’ve been out in the fields looking at the corn, most all the corn crop that we have is looking really good,” Shelby County farmer Kevin Smith said, referring to yellow field corn.