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  • Shelby County Fiscal Court:

     

  • Backyard farming

    From family-owned local businesses to the Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass, Shelby County has something to offer just about anyone, whether they prefer a small-town life or a big city.   But for those itching for a taste of both worlds, the Shelby County Cooperative Extension Office has them covered, too.

    Starting Thursday, the extension office will begin a workshop series designed for the beginning small farmer with 5 to 20 acres.

  • Shelby County Board of Education – Draft budget ready for review

    In December, the Kentucky Board of Education announced that there would be a reduction in state’s SEEK funding. The state has not yet released the decrease amount, but district Superintendent James Neihof said the district is anticipating a one percent drop.

    Thursday the Shelby County Board of Education will review the 2015-16 draft budget when the board convenes at the district offices at 7 p.m., at the district offices. 1155 Main Street, Shelbyville, but Neihof said the draft is just the first step of three in preparing the budget.

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL – Breighton apartments lead agenda

    A hot topic returns to city hall Thursday as the Shelbyville City Council will again discuss the rezoning request for property located on the corner of Breighton Circle and Brunerstown Road during its 7 p.m. meeting at 315 Washington Street.

    In November, representatives from Roberts & Smith 2, LLC presented development plans to the Triple S Planning Commission requesting a zone change from six-acres of property from General Interchange (X-2) to Multi-family Residential (R-4) in order to build 216 A-property apartments.

  • Diageo connecting with local farms

    Diageo representatives are hosting a meeting Friday for farmers who are interested in using distillery by-products as a feed source for their beef or dairy cattle.

    Details regarding the handling, transportation and cost of the by-product will be discussed.

  • Par for the course

    A Shelby golf course has a new managing partner at the helm who is set to take the course in an exciting new direction, freeing up the owner to do what she does best, she said.

    “Craig is the only one I would have confidence in turning over our beloved course to take it to the next level,” said Lawren Just, owner of Persimmon Ridge. “I am thrilled that we were able to bring this to fruition.”

  • Date to charge for trash service extended

    County officials had initially announced in December that there would be no cost to use the Shelby County Recycling facility for a while, and now that timeframe has been extended for the second time, officials say.

    “We’re still working on the program and trying to get it downloaded and get the bugs out,” said Solid Waste Director Rick Solomon.

    “I figure if we can hurry up and get it in, maybe about another week or two, probably two weeks,” he said.

  • Teen out of hospital after interstate crash

    A Shelby County teen is out of the hospital after a horrendous accident on I-64 Wednesday morning.

    The 17-year-old Collins High School student – police are not releasing her name because she is under the age of 18 – rolled her car several times near mile marker 33 on the way to school, police said.

    Shelby County Sheriff’s Detective Jason Rice said the girl was in a rush when she left her home in the Osprey Cove area, and he thinks that haste contributed to the accident.

  • Pretty in Pink Pajama Party pleases participants

    Young ladies from all grade levels came dressed in their PJs and ready for a night of pampering and fun Friday evening at Pretty in Pink Boutique in downtown Shelbyville. 

    Tammy White, who owns and operates the store with her family, held the shop’s first pajama party –which boasted a Disney Frozen theme– on the stage located at the back of their store. 

    Nearly a dozen girls enjoyed karaoke, face painting, manicures, hot chocolate, popcorn, movies and music while their parents had a night out.

  • TRIPLE S PLANNING COMMISSION – Zaxby’s plans for Simpsonville

    It’s been just five months since the opening of The Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass, and development surrounding the 50-acre site in Simpsonville is already booming.

    Earlier this month Bob Evans held their grand opening and more interested developers are buzzing around the Buck Creek and Veechdale roads intersection, as rumors of incoming hotels and restaurants have been floating in the air for months.