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  • Mount Eden Road accident claims one

    A Lawrenceburg woman was Killed Monday afternoon in a two vehicle crash on Mount Eden Road.

    Kentucky State Police Spokesperson Bernice Napier said that Connie Kinder, 65, was killed in the accident and that three others, Betty Brown, 70, and Anna Edgar, and 89 and Deborah Bobbs, 56, were all taken to the University of Louisville; Bobbs with serious injuries and Brown and Edgar with minor injuries.

  • LAND forum draws crowd at Jeptha Creed

    Shelbyville was home to the second of three forums across the state on Linking Agriculture for Networking and Development (LAND) Wednesday at Jeptha Creed Distillery.

    Although Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles said the partnerships between the commonwealth’s $6 billion agriculture industry and the $30 billion manufacturing industry are officially forming at the state level, ongoing partnerships between local agriculture producers and local manufacturers have existed for decades.

  • A change of taste

    The building at 1534 Midland Trail has seen its share of food fares from around the world.  Over the past few years it has been home to a Mexican, Japanese and most recently an Italian restaurant. 

    But over the weekend, owner John Rothenburger decided it was time to revisit his roots.

    “We have moved into becoming a country buffet,” he said.  “This is the style of food I grew up cooking and eating.”

  • Twice the treatment

    For more than two decades Shelbyville Physical Therapy has operated solely with Sheri LeCompte at the helm.  But she’s eager for a change.

    “I opened the clinic in 1994 and this is the first time that I’ve taken on a partner and, of course, the most exciting thing is that it’s my daughter.”

    LeCompte’s daughter, Mallori LeCompte Lancaster, said joining her mother’s clinic was not always on her radar, but it is the perfect fit.

  • Beautiful inside and out

    Crowned last October as Miss Heart of Louisville’s Outstanding Teen, Collins High School senior Noelle Thompson recently competed in the Miss Kentucky's Outstanding Teen Scholarship pageant.

    Miss America's Outstanding Teen competition is the little sister to the Miss America Scholarship pageant and is one of the largest scholarship organizations for girls and women in the United States

  • Shelby County Fair Horse Show: The show goes on

    No figures are available yet for just how many people turned out for this 2017 Shelby County Fair Horse Show, but organizers say crowds were tremendous.

    “We had very, very good crowds on Wednesday and Saturday; Friday, we postponed and Thursday, it rained pretty hard, but Wednesday and Saturday had wonderful crowds, a lot of spectators and exhibitors,” said Horse Show Manager Peter Fenton.

  • A priceless trip

    For many, it probably felt like just another Monday in Washington, D.C.  But for Lily Hobbs, June 19th was likely a day she will never forget.

    In the midst of her summer break before starting her fourth grade year at Cornerstone Christian Academy, Hobbs went on what you could call a field trip of a lifetime.

  • Shelby vet hangs an important wreath

    Shelbyville’s William Markert has seen his share of the world.  His brief time in the military seventy years ago took him to England, Paris and Germany.

    And last month, at 94-years-old, he notched another trip in his belt.

    On May 20, Markert and his daughter joined nearly 70 other veterans and their guardians on a flight from Lexington to Washington, D.C.

    The trip, sponsored by the University of Kentucky, presented the group with an opportunity to tour numerous memorials, accompanied by university president, Eli Capilouto.

  • Light up the night sky

    Shelby County’s two fireworks displays and Fourth of July celebrations return for this year, but now residents won’t have to pick just one event.

    Shelbyville/Shelby County Parks and Recreation’s Shake the Lake! celebration is July 1 at Clear Creek Park, and the date change had a lot to do with the Fourth of July falling during the workweek.

  • TRIPLE S PLANNING COMMISSION - Hotel eyes Simpsonville property behind Pilot

    Plans are moving forward for the potential development of a hotel in Simpsonville. 

    When the Triple S Planning Commission convened Tuesday, commissioners approved a request to divide a tract of land that could get the ball rolling.

    Amy Cooksey with Mindel, Scott & Associates explained that the property owner has a client who looking for a two-acre site for a future hotel.