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  • Spectators, competitors alike enjoy what show offers

    As attendees at The 25th Anniversary Shelbyville Horse Show dined and sipped on drinks, competitors in the arena worked to earn their place among World Championship.

    And spectators like Michelle Moss-Trowbridge and her friend Jamie Bowlds know a thing or two about earning World Championship.

    “I started riding when I was eight,” Trowbridge said. “I was here when the show started,” she said. “I’m excited that it’s become the show that it has.”

  • Hairspray and memories

    Pleasureville resident and Shelby County High School graduate Megan Ducharm was one of 51 young women competing in the Miss Teen USA pageant in the Bahamas this weekend.

    And while Ducharm didn’t bring home the crown, she did return with memories that will last a lifetime.

    “Everyone there was really nice,” she said. “Everyone in the Bahamas was so nice.”

    And while the majority of her pageant time was spent practicing or competing for the crown, Ducharm said the contestants had a few opportunities to bond and have fun.

  • Blaze destroys Mount Eden Fire Department

    An early morning blaze ripped through the Mount Eden Fire Department Tuesday morning, completly destroying the metal structure and all it contained.

    Lt. John Butler with the Mount Eden Fire Department said the fire occurred at 5:13 a.m., and destroyed the building and virtually all the department owned.

    “We lost a forestry truck, an engine, a tanker [truck] and an SUV,” he said, glancing around as firefighters and investigators milled around the still smoldering scene at about 10 a.m. 

  • The show goes on

    Opening night of the Shelbyville Horse Show Wednesday night saw a few extra special touches to mark the show’s 25th year.

    The pavilion was packed with people enjoying great food at tables decorated with the show’s logo and an anniversary emblem.

    While there were some vacant tables in the Horsemen’s Tent, organizers say they were pleased with both the quality of the show as well as the turnout.

  • Shoppers come from miles around for grand opening

    Shoppers came from near and far for Thursday’s grand opening of the Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass.

    Bringing a shop-till-you-drop attitude and nose for bargains, shoppers found it easy going as crowds stayed manageable throughout most of the day. And that left everyone with a fantastic opinion of the new 364,000-square-foot retail center.

    “I love it; it’s just great!” exclaimed Katrenia Ogle, holding up an armful of bags. Her daughter, Jaelyn Ogle, added, “I got some great back to school stuff.”

  • NEWS DIGEST: Aug. 1, 2014

    Addington to appear

    on Food Network show

    Louisville chef and Shelbyville native Kristina Addington will compete Sunday on the Food Network’s top-rated show Cutthroat Kitchen.

    Known as the Vegan Temptress, Kristina attended culinary classes as Sullivan University, assisted in launching a caféin her hometown of Shelbyville in 2013, and has wholesaled baked goods locally. A private chef, she offers cooking classes, dinner parties, and prepared meals. 

  • A showing business

    While perusing the isles of Masterpieces for Your Home on Main Street, you can’t miss a booth overflowing with horse related products and Shelby County décor.

    Eeta Sachon, owner of the Parisian Horse, has formed a living out of marketing the Bluegrass State and Shelby County, featuring everything from horseshoe-adorned spoons to Kentucky embroidered pillows.

    And the Shelbyville Horse Show is what got it all started.

    Attending the horse shows in Kentucky inspired her to move to Shelby County.

  • Please don’t stop the music

    Many students may dream of participating in the school band or orchestra, but sometimes the cost of a new instrument can be the difference in picking up the trombone and finding a different school activity.

    School music programs offer their share of benefits, and one local church is doing what they can to help.

    Gary Steinhilberand The First Presbyterian Church’s Outreach Committee have been addressing this issue for 11 years.

  • School supplies, get them while they’re hot

    With parents emptying shelves as quickly as employees are stocking them, one might confuse the Walmart back-to-school isles for the shelves on black Friday.

    From pencils to backpacks, carts were being filled Wednesday morning with items in preparation for the new school year, which begins Aug. 13 for students.

    And with the new school year comes new students like Damien Rothrock who’s starting kindergarten at Painted Stone Elementary this year.

    His mother, Alisha Rothrock said her son is very excited.

  • VIP Night raises $100,000

    The James Graham Brown Cancer Center raised more than $100,000 from donations, silent auctions and ticket sales for Wednesday VIP preview night for the Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass.

    The amount doubled $50,000 raised for charity at Oklahoma City’s outlet opening and is $40,000 more than the Atlanta outlet raised at its VIP night.