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  • Big boy toys

    The sound of roaring engines accompanied by the sight of smoke plumes rising and dirt spraying into the air at the tractor pull attracts a large at the Shelby County Fair each year. 

    But unbeknownst to many, behind all the commotion on the motorsport track, a small-scale version of the excitement can be found in the barn.

    More than a hundred R/C vehicles of all types, colors, sizes, styles lined tables in the barn Saturday morning, accompanied by their drivers, eager to take to the track.

  • SHELBY COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION - Innovative programs growing, show promise

    With only one meeting on the schedule for the month of June, the Shelby County Board of Education had a full load on its agenda Thursday.

    Among the several topics of discussion was a presentation regarding the district's innovative programs and their direction for the upcoming school year.

  • Superintendent receives accomplished rating

    Shelby County Board of Education Chairman Andrew Cline read into record Thursday the board's evaluation of Superintendent James Neihof for the 2016-17 school year.

  • Organizers expect good turnout for horse show

    The Shelby County Fair is wrapping up, but more festivities are still to come at the fairgrounds.

    The 2017 Shelby County Horse Show gets underway Wednesday and runs through Saturday, with lots of old favorites and some new events, not to mention a new horse show manager, and preparations are already underway organizers say.

  • Beshear speaks at human trafficking meeting

    Making his second stop in less than a week in Shelbyville, Attorney General Andy Beshear was again a keynote speaker at a local event.

    However, instead of rallying Democrats, Beshear was much more serious on Tuesday as he discussed human trafficking and its far-reaching effects in society at the North Central Health District.

  • Decade of service

    If you or someone you know has taken advantage of the 211 service in a crisis, you might be familiar with how the Metro United Way program can help find food and clothing or pay utilities and rent, but officials MUW want you to know it’s much more than that.

  • Local Father’s Day finds

    Father's Day is just a couple days away and if you still haven't picked out the perfect gift for the special dad in your life, your time to hit the stores is running short. 

    But before you grab the first generic coffee mug or tie at a national retailer, consider looking locally for some unique and special gift options.

    At Tipsy Gypsy Boutique you can pick up a brand new unisex Bourbon tee, a fantastic men's gift set from their Poo Pouri line, Rtic cups and Lazy One boxer shorts.

  • Road rage and rubbernecking

    Lunchtime commuters traveling along I-64 in Shelbyville likely found themselves in a bit of a jam Wednesday, regardless of their direction of travel. 

    Officials working two separate but related scenes say a series of events stemming from road rage and a physical altercation was followed by arrests on the westbound side of the highway near mile marker 33.

    The unusual even spawned slow traffic and rubbernecking, which caused a collision on the east bound side I-64.

  • TRIPLE S PLANNING COMMISSION - New Kingbrook development up for approval

    When the Triple S Planning Commission convenes Tuesday for its regularly scheduled monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the Stratton Center, 215 Washington Street, they will review a development plan for a new warehouse proposed for the Kingbrook Commerce Park in Simpsonville.

    Slated for lot 4 at 15 Kingbrook Parkway, the development plan proposes a 120,375-square-foot warehouse and 60 parking spaces and 9 loading spaces.  The property is zoned I-1 with a BEQ overlay.

  • Grimes celebrates Bourbon Day in Shelby

    From the U.S. Army’s Birthday to Flag Day, June 14 marked a day of numerous celebrations, but in Kentucky, and Shelby County, National Bourbon Day took center stage. 

    In recognition iconic drink’s 238th birthday, Kentucky's Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes stopped into Shelby’s new Jeptha Creed Distillery to tour the facility and talk with mother-daughter owners Joyce and Autumn Nethery.