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  • 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.

  • Shelby County Horse Show has new manager

    After more than two decades of managing the Shelby County Fair Horse Show, R.H. Bennett has stepped down, citing other commitments.

    “I'm the manager of the Shelbyville Horse Show, and I have stepped down from managing that,” he said. “I've got a conflict with other stuff going on. I've done it for the past twenty years or so.”

  • Promotional scammers targeting businesses

    Reports are coming in from across the nation concerning a scam in which an Iowa-based organization, CW, or City Wide, Promotions, is contacting local businesses claiming to be working with or on behalf of the area chamber of commerce or school sports programs seeking advertisement for calendar booklets.

    It appears the scammers may now be targeting the Shelby County region.

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  • KCHC focuses on scam protection

    When considering what makes up a healthy community, financial health typically does not top the list.  But the Kentucky Coalition for Healthy Communities urges that personal economic health can weigh heavily on our physical health. 

    So on Tuesday, KCHC hosted a panel of experts who shared with a room of about 20 guests the importance of remaining savvy when faced with the growing possibility of becoming a scam target.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD Calendar bill moves forward

    Due to a calendar conflict, the Shelby County Board of Education rescheduled their regularly planned Thursday meeting and convened instead on Tuesday for a special-called meeting.

  • Filing doesn’t have to be taxing

    With the confusion surrounding the possibility of delayed tax returns, tax-filing season got off to a rocky start.

    Nancy Kasey and Violeta Garner with Liberty Tax on Midland Trail in Shelbyville, confirmed that because the IRS issued a delay in releasing some refunds because of enhanced fraud protection with those claiming the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) or Additional Child Tax Credits (ACTC).

  • County gives easement to Kentucky Wired Project

    At its regular meeting Tuesday night, the Shelby County Fiscal Court granted a deed of for an easement to the Kentucky Wired Project.

    The easement is located at 401 Main St. at the Shelby County Judicial Center.

    The project, the first step toward moving Shelby County’s rural areas forward in terms of high speed Internet access, enables Shelby County to be included in the initiative, whose goal is to connect all 120 Kentucky counties with gigabit internet.

  • Small town with a lot of heart

    If you'd like to settle down with a good book, a soon-to-be published book detailing the history of one of Shelby County's smallest towns might be just what you're looking for.

    Cropper Reflections is a collection of stories and photos that tell the history of Cropper, located in the northeastern portion of the county.

    Author Mike Grimes, a resident of Cropper, said stories date back to the first settlers who came to this part of Kentucky in the 1780s.