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  • Open house for Diageo well attended

    A crowd of about 100 turned out Tuesday at an open house for Diageo, the international distilling company that plans to build a facility in Shelby County.

    “It’s a great crowd, we’re very pleased with the reception we’re getting in Shelby County,” said Alix Dunn, director of external communications for Diageo, as she glanced around the crowded room at the Shelbyville Country Club at people milling around, sampling spirits and food made with bourbon.

  • Seven Counties to stay open despite bankruptcy

    Seven Counties Services, one of Kentucky’s largest behavioral providers, with an office in Shelbyville, will not be closing its doors or cutting any services because of declaring bankruptcy, officials say.

  • NEWS DIGEST: June 13, 2014

    Art and Author Fest

    The Shelbyville Horse Show Jubilee is looking for participants for the Art and Author Fest from 4 to 8:30 p.m. on July 26. The event will give artists and authors a chance to sell arts, crafts and books and interact with the public during the Jubilee. For more information or to register for the event, contact Cheryl Van Stockum at cheryljaye@mac.com.

     

    Bardstown distillery raises a stink

  • All atwitter for mystery cash man

    Shelbyville could soon join the ranks of cities with citizens scouring the landscape looking for rolls of cash.

    A phenomenon that began just three weeks ago with a Twitter account in San Francisco is very close to starting in Shelbyville, if one man has his way.

    “No one knows my identity or that I plan on doing this. Not even my family. I plan to keep my identity a secret,” he said via E-mail, even refusing to share his name with The Sentinel-News.

  • Hummingbirds in your backyard

    Birdwatchers, gardeners and backyard enthusiasts are busy filling their red plastic feeders with sugar water as summer approaches in hopes of attracting a large selection of the swift, speedy, allusive hummingbird.

    The species include the smallest bird in the world – the bee hummingbird – and they can fly up to 30 miles per hour. When diving, their wings can flap 200 times per second, and they can travel at over 60 miles per hour.

    Hummingbirds hover, fly sideways, backwards and have even been known to go upside-down.

  • Diageo to present development plan

    The Triple S Planning Commission has a brief but highly anticipated agenda for Tuesday’s regular meeting.

    Diageo will present its development plan for the 300-acre Diageo Distillery and & Warehouses facility planned for Benson Pike during the commission’s 6:30 p.m. meeting at the Stratton Center.

    Diageo is the No. 1 spirits producer in the world, with office in 80 countries, and is behind some of the leading alcoholic beverages on the market today like, Johnnie Walker, Crown Royal, Smirnoff, and Captain Morgan, among many others.

  • 152nd Shelby County Fair: Weather dampens opening

    The weather may not have rained on any parades in Shelby County this week, but the Shelby County Fair was high on Mother Nature’s priority list for showings of wrath.

    Thunderstorms darkened the skies, unleashing downpours Monday and Tuesday, the first two nights the fair opened, and scattered showers threatened on Wednesday night.

  • Crusade totals down locally and statewide

    Collection totals for this year’s WHAS Crusade for Children were down from last year, both statewide and at the local level.

    The telethon took in more than $5.6 million statewide down about 13 percent from last year’s more than $6 million.

    Nevertheless, WHAS Crusade for Children President & CEO Dawn Lee expressed satisfaction with the results.

  • Shelbyville boy raises hundreds for charity

    Dale Swigert is only 7-years-old, but he already has the desire to help others.

    Swigert, who will be in second grade next year at Wright Elementary School, has been hard at work for the past six months raising money to feed hungry children in Ethiopia.

    He does it by selling bracelets made of rubber bands that he makes himself, said his father, Mike Swigert.

  • 152nd Shelby County Fair: The bigger the animal, the more preparation

    While the youth rabbit show kicked of the Shelby County Fair on Monday, the bulk of the 4-H, youth and open animal shows begin today.

    Many of the animal shows will require a good deal of preparation, but Walt Reichert, the horticulture technician at the Shelby County Cooperative Extension Office and avid chicken and rabbit shower, says there isn’t as much preparation required in the small stock shows as there might be with the larger animals.