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  • Fair continues with horse show tonight

    Shelby County

    Fair Horse Show

    WHEN:7 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday

    WHERE: Shelby County Fairgrounds

    TICKETS:Gate admission, $5, box seats, $75 for 6 seats

    MORE INFO:502-647-0076

    With room for more horses this year because of the availability of the livestock barn at the fairgrounds, horse show officials say they are really excited about having a bigger show this year.

  • Jackleen Lane, 1 year later, still no answers

    Tuesday marked one year since the body of 15-year-old Jackleen Lane was spotted by a railroad engineer floating facedown in Clear Creek.

    The case was closed by police – her death ruled accidental – the family is trying to heal and state social services officials will still not talking about the tragedy, which has left many questions still unanswered.

  • Shelby woman to get ball rolling on wet/dry vote

    A Shelbyville woman is taking steps to start the process for a wet/dry vote for Shelby County.

    Katie Sjothun, a familiar face at Shelby County Fiscal Court meetings no matter what topics are on the agenda, said Tuesday morning that she intended to get the ball rolling for a “wet” election, to enable county businesses to be able to sell packaged alcoholic beverages and offer samples.

    “The county deserves to be [wet],” she said. “Why should wineries sell wine out in the county and a distillery can’t have a tasting room?”

  • Diageo receives local incentive package

    An incentive package and a request for water and sewer service connections were on tap for the Diageo Distillery project at Tuesday’s meeting of the Shelby County Fiscal Court, and both received approval.

    Magistrates authorized Shelby County Judge-Executive Rob Rothenburger to execute documents relating to the economic incentive package, including a waiver of local building construction fees, which could be up to $40,000.

  • Now empty, Blue Gables renovation can begin

    About three years ago, the idea to turn the old Blue Gables Hotel into an artisan center started gaining momentum when it was released that the City of Shelbyville was applying for a Community Block Grant to help fund the project.

    The proposed change was to fix a blight area in Shelbyville and create a tourist friendly commercial and retail center on the west end of the city’s downtown commercial area, and on Monday afternoon that plan finally came together.

  • NEWS DIGEST: June 18, 2014

    Shelby drivers license office

    recoginzied for organ donor work

     

    ShelbyCounty's Driver’s License office has recognized for its exceptional participation in the state's organ donor awareness program during National Donate Life Month. 

  • SCPS gets funding for early childhood academies

    Two Shelbyville elementary schools will soon take part in a statewide program aimed at better preparing children for kindergarten.

    Toyota and the United Way announced Monday morning that Shelbyville’s Southside Elementary will be one of 14 new schools chosen to launch a bornlearning Academy, a school-based workshop dedicated to turning everyday moments into learning opportunities.

    The decision was a strategic one, according to Program Coordinator, Helen Carroll.

  • All packed up and nowhere to go

    Mattresses, television sets, refrigerators, and household goods filled the sidewalks and parking spaces of the Blue Gables community Monday morning as residents where being forced to vacate after being notified 45 days ago that their property was being purchased by the City of Shelbyville.

    Shelbyville City Attorney Steve Gregory said the city contracted with previous owner, Mark Stivers, and The Shelbyville Preservation Group, which is purchasing the property from the city, and provisions were set to ensure the tenants were properly relocated.

  • Fair prepares for horse show

    The 2014 Shelby County Horse Show, which begins tomorrow [Wednesday] promises to be bigger and better than ever, organizers say, and it’s partly due to the way the fair schedule was structured this year.

    “It’s [horse show] still part of the fair, but because it’s not part of the fair week, where the livestock animals are here, we can put stalls up in the livestock barn, which means we have more stabling available,” said show secretary, Beth Snider.

    Horse Show Manager R.H. Bennett agreed.

  • Men’s health fair rescheduled

    The men’s health fair held by Jewish Hospital Shelbyville has been pushed back a bit this year, but officials say they don’t expect the timing to hurt the event, in fact, just the opposite.

    “That is perfectly fine,” said Tony Carriss, chair of the committee that is organizing the event. “It’s August twenty-third, from eight to twelve, and really, September is prostate cancer awareness month, so we’re getting pretty close to that, so I think it’s going to work out really well.”