Local News

  • Fighting the chill

    While millions are fighting the crowds of shoppers hoping to stockpile Christmas presents, one Shelby man is preparing to instead give back this season.

    Kenneth Stivers, a member of Indian Fork Baptist Church in Bagdad, has collected more than 200 blankets and 150 jackets to distribute to the homeless tomorrow.

    With the help of members of his congregation, as well as his wife, Carrie and 10-year-old daughter, Dixie, Stivers will distribute those items along with free bowls of chili outside of the Stratton Community Center tomorrow starting at 3 p.m.

  • TRIPLE S PLANNING COMMISSION - Burger King development moves forward

    The first steps are in place for the development of a new fast food selection in Shelby County.

  • Friends from Christmas past

      An adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol is coming to the Shelby County Community Theatre and opening weekend will feature some spectacular guests.

    Writer Ian O’Connell, along with music writers Rosie Novellino-Mearns and her husband, Bill, will join director Jack Wann on Dec. 1 and 2 to watch their work come to life in Ebenezer.

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL - Jeptha Creed receives occupational tax break

    Representatives from locally-owned Jeptha Creed distillery were on hand at Thursday night’s meeting of the Shelbyville City Council to share details of the success since opening the business one year ago.

    Autumn Nethery, who serves as marketing manager and co-owns the distillery with her mother Joyce, said over the past year they have had more than 15,000 visitors.

    She said they’ve also hosted 6,500 tour guests, booked 79 private events including 35 weddings.

  • Living the stream

    When Jessica Neal graduated from Shelby County High School, she had no idea what the future had in store.

    “I had no idea that I would be in California and have this amazing career,” she said. “It never occurred to me.”

    Netflix Inc. recently announced the promotion of Neal to the position of Chief Talent Officer, leading the group responsible for culture, human resources, recruiting and coaching the global team behind the world's leading internet entertainment service.

  • Tis the season of shopping

    Though Thanksgiving is fresh on our minds, many consumers are ready to pack up the leftovers and tackle their Christmas shopping.  So tomorrow, as our kitchenware is just hitting the dishwasher, millions of consumers will hit the stores.

    In fact, 20 percent of consumers considering shopping over the holiday weekend say they plan to shop on Thanksgiving Day, according to the annual survey released today by the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights & Analytics.

  • Economic development leader honored

    Once again, one of Shelby County's most respected leaders in the economic development sector has earned prestigious honors for outstanding achievements.

    Libby Adams, executive director of the Shelby County Industrial and Development Foundation, was one of three in her field to receive the annual Outstanding Service Award from the Kentucky Association of Economic Development (KAED).

  • New professional group hopes to promote political activity

    Two Shelby County men have established a professional organization with an eye on encouraging young people to run for public office.

    Kendall Law and Austin Redmon co-founded the Shelby County Young Professionals Association in September. The group meets monthly, and just hosted its most recent meeting yesterday [Thursday].

  • Whirlwind of compassion

    Jeff Reynolds is one of the busiest people in town, but he’s never too busy to help someone in need.

    His wife, Robin, said she is very happy that people appreciate his compassionate nature, and she applauded harder than anyone Wednesday when Reynolds was named Shelbyville’s Citizen of the Year.

    “This is a real honor because God has put many people in high positions in our community and we have a very loving community that comes together and wants to make a difference,” he said in his acceptance speech.

  • Tiptoeing toward the Bourbon Trail

    Three years after announcing their intent to develop a local distillery, Diageo’s Bulleit Bourbon is ready to put Shelby County on the Bourbon Trail map.

    “We are exploring the possibility of opening a visitor’s center at the Bulleit Distilling Co. and are working with the Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet on potential incentive opportunities,” a spokesperson for Diageo stated.  “This is part of that process.”