Local News

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL – Tax rate to be discussed

    The Shelbyville City Council will discuss the tax rate for 2015 when they convene Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at city hall, 315 Washington Street.

    City Clerk Inez Harris said as of Tuesday afternoon they were uncertain if the rate would change.

    “We don’t know what the tax rate is at this time,” she said. “We are working that up right now.”

    Mayor Tom Hardesty agreed that the taxes are still being worked up but hopes the rate will remain unchanged.

  • Men’s Health Fair is Saturday

    Each year men pour in by the hundreds to Jewish Hospital Shelbyville for the Men’s Health Fair and this year organizers anticipate an even greater turnout.

    “We had about two-hundred men last year but we are expecting more this year,” said Noble Roberts, who serves on the planning committee for the event.

    “I went to ninety-five businesses and handed out brochures,” he said, explaining that he hoped his promoting efforts would draw more participants.

  • Epic Crabtree legacy lives on through Hero

    The 2015 Shelbyville Horse Show will go down in the books as one of the most memorable and impressive since its establishment 26 years ago.

    Dedicated to the late Charles “Redd” Crabtree, this year’s show honored the famous trainer with another win.

    Crabtree may be gone, but his legacy lives on, as a former Crabtree-trained horse earned the title of 2015 Five Gaited Stake Grand Champion.

    “He had been in training with Redd Crabtree when he passed away,” horse show manager R.H. Bennett said.

  • Smoke from mixing center causes concern

    After a complaint from concerned citizens generated an investigation into a source of smoke coming from a business, state officials say there is no cause for concern.

    “They didn’t find any violations; they went and checked it out, and they didn’t find anything, and you have the documents to show that,” said Lanny Brannock, communications officer for the Division of Air Quality, a department within the Energy and Environmental Cabinet.

  • Storm wreaks havoc with horse show

    The 26th Annual Shelbyville Horse Show opened with a bang Wednesday night, not from the horses, but from Mother Nature.

    Half an hour before the show was scheduled to begin — with socializing, eating and drinking already well underway — skies darkened rapidly, and wind began to whip tablecloths, skirts and hairpieces.

    The situation had the potential to be a serious situation, said Pam Ray, one of the event’s main organizers.

  • The real traffic issue

    On the surface, human trafficking may not sound like a problem that impacts Shelby County, but dig deep enough and you’ll find the crime can affect anyone, anywhere, anytime.

    On Tuesday, the North Central District Health Department held a meeting in an effort to raise awareness of local human trafficking and debunk the myth that it is an issue that just happens elsewhere.

  • SCCT adds student board reps

    For the first time since its establishment, the Shelby County Community Theatre will include a younger audience in the decision-making process by adding students to its board of directors.

    Incoming sophomores Jake Waford andMason Warren both of Martha Layne Collins High School have been selected to serve as the inaugural board representatives for the SCCT and board members say the two were a clear choice.

  • Outlet celebrates one year

    One year ago the ceremonial blue ribbon was cut and The Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass officially opened.  Excited residents and out-of-town visitors poured into that day and they are still coming in droves one year later.

    “We welcomed approximately 5 million shoppers in our first year,” said Connie Dyer, Senior Vice President of Marketing for Horizon Group Properties.

    Not only has the Simpsonville shopping center been a success, it has financially surprised outlet officials.

  • Fresh family fun

    The Shelby County Farmers Market will host a Customer Appreciation Day Saturday, Aug. 8, at the Shelby County Fairgrounds on U.S. 60 and Ky. 53.

    Farmer’s market president Lea Miller said they are holding the event to show their gratitude to their loyal customers.

    “We decided to have a Customer Appreciation Day for our customers because we have so many that come in regularly on Wednesdays and our Saturdays, so we wanted to show our appreciation to them,” she said.

  • Kids at play

    The sound of children’s laughter in the park is not an unfamiliar sound, but to those who attended a pre-grand opening at the county’s new playground Monday, it was even sweeter than usual.

    Under a sun-drenched sky, excited young voices could be heard exclaiming everything from “Daddy, you’ve just got to see this,” to “I’m going up again!” to “Hey, this is not as easy as it looks!”