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  • Shelby County Fair kicks off next week

    The parade of carnival rides and food trucks will soon descend upon our quiet town, bringing with it all the excitement and spectacle that embodies the Shelby County Fair.

    The smell of fried foods, the sounds of excited children playing games and the sight of colorful, bright carnival lights illuminating a night sky make the midway one of the most attractive features of the weeklong event.  But with pageants, animal shows, motorsports and numerous exhibits to view, there is so much more to see beyond the gates at the Shelby County Fairgrounds.

  • Business dudes


    Turner Mayton and Eric Hammersmith are blazing a trail for young entrepreneurs in Shelby County as they have watched their business, The Print Dudes, grow exponentially since it was established last August.

    “We matched the sales from quarters three and four (the only quarters they operated in 2015) from last year in one-and-a-half months this year,” Mayton said.  “We grew three-hundred percent from quarter one of the year until now– quarter two.”

  • That’s the spirit

    Those watching the Jeptha Creed Distillery rise from the ground on Gordon Lane fronting Interstate 64 may feel like the construction is nearly complete.

    Well, Tuesday the small-batch distillery took a big step forward, adding the still to the family-owned facility.

    Joyce and Bruce Nethery plan to distill a variety of spirits at the location, primarily bourbon, along with vodka and corn whiskey, more commonly referred to as moonshine.

  • Touring through Shelby County

    Not interested in hitting the road for the summer? Budget too tight for a week at the beach? Or are you maybe just looking for some quiet downtime at home?

    If so, you are in luck.

    Shelby County is full of fun, historic, educational and even some delicious stops. So why not treat you and your family to a classic staycation.

    Stay at home and act like a tourist in your hometown.

    Grab the Hawaiian shirt, the sandals, with socks of course, the big sun hat and slather on the sunscreen for a wild trip all within a few miles of your front door.

  • Promoting good health

    An annual event Saturday offers an invaluable opportunity for men to safeguard their most precious commodity – their health.

    The 16th annual Men’s Health Fair being held at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville offers free health screenings for men, including everything from cholesterol, glucose, blood pressure, oral cancer, skin cancer and the PSA-prostate specific antigen.

  • Louisville man dies after I-64 crash

    Tyler Houghton of Louisville died at the University of Louisville Hospital following a single-vehicle accident that occurred early Saturday morning on I-64 in Shelby County.

    Reconstructionists with the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office say that the accident happened at 3:39 a.m. at mile marker 35 westbound.

    Shelby County Sheriff’s Deputy Rick Meadows said in a release that alcohol is being investigated as a factor in the crash.

  • Recalling D-Day on the 72th anniversary

    “The ships were so thick, you could hardly see the water – overhead, the planes, you could hardly see the sky for them. I had turned twenty-two right before that, and when I looked at that beach, where I was in that water, it went through my mind, ‘I'll never see my twenty-third birthday.’”

    World War II veteran John W. Miles paused in his recollection of his involvement in D-Day, the memory of that day clearly playing before his mind’s eye as he sat in his recliner at his assisted living apartment at Crescent Place in Shelbyville.

  • Shelby teacher selected to Education Professional Standards Board

    Shelby County High School Project Lead the Way Biomedical Science teacher Ashley Fishback has been selected to join six new appointees on the Education Professional Standards Board.

    Last week, Gov. Matt Bevin announced seven new members to the 17-person board that consists of fourteen gubernatorial appointees and Fishback said she was grateful to be included.

    “I am very honored to have been chosen for the position, and I look forward to serving the Commonwealth in this capacity,” she said.

  • Transitional housing plan moves forward

    After a lengthy discussion, the Shelbyville City Council eventually elected to move forward with a request to seek a recommendation from the Triple S Planning Commission for a conditional use permit on property in the Limited Historic District that would allow for transitional housing for women struggling with drug addiction.

  • Fair to offer a full motorsports schedule

    The Shelby County Fair is more than funnel cakes and carnival rides.  For many, it’s an opportunity to experience the sound of roaring engines, the sight of flying mud and the smell of exhaust fumes and all the thrills that come with American motorsports.

    So to kick up the excitement on the track, organizer Jimmy Hance said they wanted to offer an event every night of the fair this year.