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    Years of dreaming, planning and hard work for the Nethery family came to fruition yesterday as they ceremoniously filled their first barrel of bourbon for their family-owned distillery, Jeptha Creed.  While it was deeply special to them, the memorable occasion marked an achievement much bigger.

    “It’s not only our first barrel, it’s the first barrel of bourbon [in Shelby County] in 100 years,” said Autumn Nethery, daughter of owners Joyce and Bruce Nethery and marketing manager for Jeptha Creed.

  • TRIPLE S PLANNING COMMISSION – Mixed recommendations for Simp zone change requests

    As businesses are spawning left and right in the region, Simpsonville is quickly evolving and throughout these changes the Triple S Planning Commission has not taken its eye off the county’s Comprehensive Plan.  

    On Tuesday, several zone change recommendation requests came before the commission for potential commercial developments in the Simpsonville region.

  • A blue ribbon week

    Kentucky State Fair

    WHEN: Through Aug. 28

    TIMES:Gates open at 7 a.m., exhibits open at 9 a.m.

    WHERE: 937 Phillips Lane, Louisville, KY

    COST: $10 per person

    PARKING: $8 per car, $20 per bus

    HORSE SHOW: World’s Championship show isAug. 20-27

    MORE INFO: Kystatefair.org

  • ‘It’s time for this community to rise up and say, from this day forward, enough.’

    Wendy Palmer’s hand trembled as she held a letter from her son that he had written to her shortly before passing away from a heroin overdose last year.

    As she read his words from the steps of the courthouse about how much he wanted to clean up his life and make her proud of him, there wasn’t a sound from the crowd of nearly 2,000 that had gathered for the drug addiction awareness march Saturday.

    “I just need you to have faith in me and know that I am trying,” she read.

  • SHELBY COUNTY FISCAL COURT: County to lower property taxes


  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL: Property tax drops for first time in 10 years


  • Shelby man dies in Virginia plane crash

    A Shelbyville resident was among the six victims killed in a plane crash in Virginia Friday.

    Robert “Bob” Ross, 73, was the owner of the 1969 twin-engine fixed-wing private plane and was providing free transportation for Lisa Borinstein, 52, her two kids Luke Borinstein, 19, and Emma Borinstein, 15 and a German exchange student, Maren Timmermann.  Ross’ friend William Hamerstadt, 64, piloted the flight from Shelbyville, Ind., to northern Virginia.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD – Publishing unaudited report provides concern

    The Shelby County Board of education approved the unaudited financial report during their regular board meeting Thursday, but not before voicing concern. 

    Board member Andrew Cline shared his displeasure for a change in legislation requiring school boards to publish their unaudited report in local newspapers. 

    Cline said publishing the unaudited report shortly before the audited report is available could cause confusion. “There will be updated audited financial statements that go out in November,” he said. 

  • Step in the right direction

    March to Recovery

    WHAT:Drug addiction awareness event

    WHEN:Saturday, 10 a.m.

    WHERE:Starts at the Shelby County Fairgrounds on Midland Trail, participants will walk down Main Street to the former Shelby County Courthouse

    PARKING:Parking will be at the fairgrounds and First Baptist Church across the street




    By Lisa King


  • A place to call home

    A broad expanse of green grass, gently ruffled by a warm summer breeze, and a lone sunflower, still in its infancy, are the only features visible on a small vacant tract of land on 7th Street in Shelbyville.

    But a cozy little home also exists, although as yet, it lives only in the imagination of members of the Powell family, who will live there once the house is built by Habitat for Humanity in 2017.