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  • Where there’s smoke, there are taxes

    Kentucky legislators are looking at hundreds of ways to increase funding for the state as they work on new budget for the coming year.

    One such revenue boost being seriously considered is increasing the state’s cigarette tax by $1, with similar proposals for other tobacco products.

  • Local restaurant part of federal investigation

    State and federal law enforcement agencies are conducting an investigation into at least three Asian restaurants throughout the state, including Asian Buffet at 89 Howard Drive in Shelbyville.

    Terry Sebastian, communications director for the Kentucky Attorney General’s office, said “It was a joint investigation at several locations.”

    The other two restaurants are Jumbo Buffet in LaGrange and the Asian Buffet in Frankfort.

  • TRIPLE S PLANNING COMMISSION Bulleit moving forward on visitor center

    On Tuesday the Triple S Planning Commission will consider the approval of the amended development plan for Diageo Distillery and Warehouses on Benson Pike. The amended plan proposes an 11,570-square-foot visitor center with 165 passenger vehicle parking spaces, three bus parking spaces and a guard shack with three parking spaces at the entrance across from Boat Dock Road.

  • Shelby County Public Schools will operate on SnoGo for Jan. 16

    Shelby County Public Schools announced Monday night that it will operate on a SnoGo day for Tuesday, Jan. 16, due to inclement weather that continued to blanket the region Monday and into Tuesday morning.

    Snow continued to fall Monday night and forecasts called for an additional 1-3 inches of snow before school was scheduled to begin Tuesday. This is the district's second straight SnoGo day and third of 2018. 

  • Family escapes burning home

    A Shelbyville woman and her two daughters spent the night safe and warm in her next-door neighbor’s house Saturday after waking in the predawn hours to the sight of leaping flames.

    “One of the daughters came running over here beating on my door, and it really startled me,” said Terry Nethery, as he stood on his porch Monday, pointing to the two-story white frame house next to his on Beechwood Drive in Shelbyville. “And she hollered and said, ‘Mom’s house is burning down.’”

  • One killed in fatal accident

    A Shelbyville man was killed early Monday morning in a fatal one-car crash on Finchville Road as he was traveling to work.

    Shelby County Coroner Jeff Ivers said that the incident occurred when Bryan Nilson, 64, lost control of his vehicle due to icy road conditions at about 6 a.m.

    "The vehicle slid on the ice and overturned," he said.

    Shelby County Sheriff’s detective Eric Hettinger said that the accident happened as Nilson was traveling westbound in his 2003 Ford pickup in the 2600 Block of Finchville Road.

  • Teen accidently recorded talking to his attorney

     

  • Election 2018 - City, county, statewide offices open in crowded season

    With the election filing deadline quickly approaching, those looking to represent Shelby County in 2019 need to head to the county clerk’s office soon.

    “All the county offices are up for reelection,”Shelby County Clerk Sue Carol Perry said.  “The filing deadline for that is January 30 at 4 p.m.”

    Perry said with such a large election coming up, the number of filings her office has encountered thus far surprises her.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD Board to vote on 2018-19 calendar

    The Shelby County Board of Education will have the final vote on the 2018-19 school year calendar when it convenes Thursday for its regularly scheduled meeting at 7 p.m. at the district offices, 1155 West Main Street, Shelbyville.

    Last month, Mike Clark, the district’s director of student services, presented two calendar options to the board for their vote.

    While the board will consider just two options, Clark said the process of narrowing down the options was a diligent process that spanned across four calendar committee meetings. 

  • Working out your resolutions

    One week ago gyms across America faced a mad rush of New Years resolution makers eager to tackle the goal of getting healthy in 2018.

    But as the months pass, gym officials say they expect their numbers to decline, just as they do each year come spring. 

    "Usually around March is when you see people taper off,” said Steve Parker, general manager of Fit for Less in Village Plaza in Shelbyville. “They are really motivated in the beginning and then life kind of gets back in the way again. A lot of people do the same thing every year.”