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  • SIMPSONVILLE CITY COMMISSION: Tourism report highlights past, future projects

    The Simpsonville City Commission no doubt left Monday’s regular meeting hungry after a presentation from ShelbyKY Tourism Commission & Visitors Bureau explained the state’s Year of Food plan for 2018.

    ShelbyKY Tourism Executive Director Katie Fussenegger gave a brief overview of projects tourism was involved in last year and what they can expect in 2108.

  • Woman and pet bitten in dog attack

    A woman and her small pet dog were attacked by two pit bulls during a Saturday afternoon walk.

    The attack left the woman injured and her pet later had to be put down as a result of injuries.

    Shelbyville Police said that at 2:23 p.m. they received a call of a dog attack at 829 Main Street in front of Citizens Union Bank. When officers arrived, they found that the woman and her small dog had both been attacked.

  • SCHS student selected as Derby poster winner

     Art has always been a hobby for Ashley McHone, but with a recent announcement, her pastime is becoming a passion.

    First Lady Glenna Bevin announced Monday McHone’s work was selected as the winning entry of the 2018 Kentucky Derby Poster Contest.

    An acrylic painting on canvas of a horse surrounded by red roses, McHone’s piece best embodied the theme: “What does the Kentucky Derby look like to you?”

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD - Southside presentation

     Shelby County school board members will dive into culture at Southside Elementary School Thursday as they come together for the regularly scheduled meeting at the school at 7 p.m.

    As host for the meeting, Southside, located at 718 Ginkgo Drive in Shelbyville, will welcome board members with a student presentation on the arts.

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL - Discovery Boulevard still a dead end

     Shelby County Public Schools has worked for quite some time to untangle the Discovery Boulevard mess left by a defunct developer and it seems the battle isn’t quite over.

    Superintendent James Neihof Thursday approached the Shelbyville City Council and explained when they purchased the property for the construction of Collins High School, they were under contractual agreement with WAZE, which had planned to develop property around the school, to build the road.

  • Pewee Valley recognizes firefighters

    For 89 years, fire fighters with the Pewee Valley Fire Department have been protecting the lives and property of citizens and their dedication does not go unrecognized.

    “That’s why we have that awards dinner, because we like to recognize their achievements throughout the course of the year,” said Fire Chief Bob Hamilton.

    Recognitions at the department’s Annual Awards Banquet included the following honors:

    Firefighter of the Year: Sean Angermeier

  • Kentucky Lt. Gov. shares entrepreneurial message

    Lt. Gov. Jenean Hampton addressed the Shelbyville Rotary Club Tuesday, and the 57-year-old Tea Party activist from Bowling Green entertained the group at the Stratton Center with anecdotes of her activities with Gov. Matt Bevin and inspiring stories of her life.

    For instance, Hampton, the first African American to win statewide office in Kentucky, had never held public office before leaping into a very high level position in government.

  • Former school board member continues work in education

     The power of art is spreading to Shelby County thanks to the regional nonprofit Fund for the Arts and their support of Imagine Greater Louisville 2020, along with one Shelby resident and his dedication toward supporting education.

    Doug Butler, former Shelby County School Board Chairman and member of the Imagine 2020 Education Subcommittee, said the idea behind the plan is to provide art opportunities to students across the region and he’s excited to the plan take hold in Shelby County.

  • Proposed Waddy distillery moving forward

     Shelby County is paving its own Bourbon Trail with a third distillery in the works after the development of two new distilleries in the past two years.

    Plans are underway for a $27.3 million distillery and rickhouse operation to be established in 184 acres of agriculturally zoned property in the Waddy region and the appear to be moving forward after the state has approved nearly $1 million in tax incentives to help the project. 

    In addition, the plans call for the use of a 200-year-old house on the property as a visitor’s center.

  • Odyssey teams advancing to state

     Odyssey of the Mind Teams from six Shelby County schools competed at the East Central Regional Tournament at Collins High School this past Saturday and ten out of eleven will advance to state.

    Despite a setback, Shelby County High School took second in the Stellar Hangout Division.