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  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD – Board to consider facility plan recommendations

    The Shelby County Board of Education will continue its conversation regarding future facility plans Thursday.

    The board will convene at 6:30 p.m. at Central Office, 1155 West Main Street and consider approval of the recommendation from the Local Planning Committee on 2017 amended District Facility Plan.

  • Tourism tax will restore second burned lot

    An historic lot is ready to blossom once again in Shelbyville.

    Located at 617 Washington Street the Chatham House was the second lot ever purchased in Shelbyville.

    Built in 1845, the historic structure that once stood there was at one time a private home before being turned into apartments and even served as a brothel.

    The most recent owner, Lucy Kerman and her husband, Mark, were working to restore her father, Dr. Charles Chatham’s home when a fire destroyed the structure in April of 2013.

  • Stocking the flock

    Spring is the season for renewal, especially when it comes to stocking up on chicks, whether you’re just adding a few birds or establishing a new flock. 

    Seasoned chicken farmers don’t need much help, but Walt Reichert, horticulture agent for the Shelby County Extension Office, who has been raising hundreds of birds of his own for years, said most people need advice when it comes to raising poultry.

  • Friendship matters

    An international organization with a Kentucky chapter has come to Shelby County, with the goal of helping kids with disabilities make friends easier, say officials.

    Best Buddies International is a nonprofit organization dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

  • Tradition of dedication to industry

    Picture a community completely devoid of industrial parks, only two large companies, and only a small water supply barely adequate to serve its residents.

    That was Shelbyville in the 1950s, before an organization was born that took Shelby from a trickling economic climate to the thriving business community it is today, with seven industrial parks and more than 70 industries.

  • Touched Twice ready to serve

    With an extensive list of goods and services growing by the day, volunteers are excitedly gearing up for the eighth annual Touched Twice clinic, an event that provides the community with spiritual guidance and goods and services that include a food pantry and clothes closet, vision services, a spa area with haircuts and manicures, a family photo area with a professional photographer and chiropractor and dental services.

    The annual clinic will return next weekend at First Baptist Church in Shelbyville, 1516 Midland Trail.

  • TRIPLE S PLANNING COMMISSION – Villas at Cardinal Club takes another swing at development

    The Triple S Planning Commission will consider the approval of the Planned Unit Development for The Villas at the Cardinal Club on Tuesday. The Preliminary PUD proposes 54 Golf Villas with a density of 3.08 units per acre & 4.64 acres of Open Space and is zoned R-4, Multi-family Residential.

    Triple S Executive Director Ryan Libke said the property had originally been approved for nearly 60 condos some time ago.

  • Captain Ds drops anchor in Shelby

    Another new restaurant is hitting the town.  Officials with Captain D’s have confirmed that Shelbyville will be home to one of five new locations planned for Kentucky over the next several years.

    The “fast-casual” seafood restaurant announced last week that it has accelerated its franchise development efforts, signing agreements to expand the brand’s presence in Illinois, Texas, Virginia, North Carolina and Kentucky.

    The restaurant has announced the development of 18 new sites.

  • Annual Women’s Wellness Affair is Monday

    Jewish Hospital Shelbyville’s annual Women’s Health Fair is coming up on March 20 and tickets are yet again in hot demand, organizers say.

    “We are really excited about this year’s event,” said Holly Husband, marketing manager for JHS, KentuckyOne Health. “There are still tickets left, but we anticipate another ‘sell-out’ crowd.”

  • Diageo opens with a flourish

    Tuesday was a red-letter day for Shelby County with the long-awaited grand opening of Diageo’s Bulleit Distilling Company on Benson Pike.

    The event, hosted in a huge tent on the distillery grounds, was attended by distillery officials as well as state and local officials, including Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin, and of course, Tom Bulleit, founder of Bulleit Distilling.