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  • State project will repave 4 county roads

     

     

  • Simpsonville Baptist progresses with new plans

     

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL – Katayama gets tax incentive

    On Thursday the Shelbyville City Council convened for its first meeting of the month after canceling its previous March meeting due to a lack of agenda items. 

    The council approved a resolution granting an incentive to Katayama American Company.

    Bobby Hudson, president of the Shelby County Industrial and Development Foundation explained to the council that the Kentucky Business Assistance Program, created by the Kentucky General Assembly, would reduce the local 1.5 percent occupational tax to .75 percent for qualifying jobs.

  • Give Shelbyville some credit

    We put a lot of value on certain numbers. Some of us lie or express shame when sharing our weight, height or age.  But in all actuality, those numbers have little merit in comparison to your credit score. 

    A numerical representation of your financial habits, your credit score speaks volumes about you and a low number can have dire consequences on your daily life. 

    A poor credit score can prevent you from opening a credit card, purchasing a home, buying a car or obtaining a loan. 

  • 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.