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  • Working out your resolutions

    One week ago gyms across America faced a mad rush of New Years resolution makers eager to tackle the goal of getting healthy in 2018.

    But as the months pass, gym officials say they expect their numbers to decline, just as they do each year come spring. 

    "Usually around March is when you see people taper off,” said Steve Parker, general manager of Fit for Less in Village Plaza in Shelbyville. “They are really motivated in the beginning and then life kind of gets back in the way again. A lot of people do the same thing every year.”

  • Shelbyville man killed in fatal accident

    One person was killed in a fatal accident on Finchville Road early Monday morning.

    Shelby County Coroner Jeff Ivers said that the single vehicle accident occurred when Bryan Nilson lost control of his vehicle on the 2600 Block due to icy road conditions.

    "The vehicle slid on the ice and overturned," he said.

    Nilson, 64, was alone in the vehicle as he was traveling to work in Simpsonville, said Ivers.

  • County revisits 2017

    Shelby County's new leadership took time to reflect on a successful 2017 during the first fiscal court meeting of 2018 Tuesday.

    Shelby County Judge-Executive Dan Ison and Deputy Judge-Executive Janet Cuthrell related some of the county's major accomplishments during the first year of their administration, all without increasing the county's expenditures from the previous year.

    One area they mentioned was in road improvements.

  • More development coming to Midland

    Development in the Midland Shopping Center is back on trac. 

    Following the lead of Planet Fitness and 4th Quarter, a new sports bar and grill, Feeder’s Supply is ready to open its 21st store, and first in the Shelby County market.

    Gale Gentry, director of human resources for the Louisville-based brand, said they look to open in the first weeks of February.

  • OLB bringing Barrel Room to Shelbyville

    Temperatures may be plummeting across the commonwealth, but development on Main Street in Shelbyville continues to heat.

    Wade Mattingly, who established Old Louisville Brewery with his brother Ken in July 2016, said they are ready to expand to a second location, this time in Shelbyville.

    With an anticipated opening in March, the Barrel Room will bring the craft beer atmosphere to Shelby County.

  • Glancing back and looking forward

    Welcome to 2018. 

    When we look back on all that happened over the past 12 months, it’s exciting to imagine what this new year has in store for us.

    In 2017, Shelby County celebrated its 225th birthday and saw a lot of highs and lows, demolitions and new construction and many long awaited projects finally came to fruition.


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  • Temperatures causing water line trouble

    With temperatures plummeting in the single digits over the past few days, officials with the Shelbyville Municipal Water and Sewer department are urging their customers to take necessary steps to avoid damage to their water lines.

    “We had about six in the last two weeks,” Manager Tom Doyle said of the calls for service regarding broken water lines. “We had one Sunday afternoon on Old Mill Road around lunchtime.”

    And several residents encountered a flooded roadway along Hospital Drive when a water main broke Monday evening.

  • Donald Prather: Jan. 22, 1956 – Dec. 27, 2017

    Shelbyville has lost not only a brilliant attorney with the passing of Donald Prather Wednesday, but also a man who lived his family and his community.

    Prather, 61, was a partner for 32 years at Riggs, Prather, Ratliff, and Bullock Law Office.

    Sherman Riggs said he was heartbroken over the sudden death of his friend.

    I’m shocked and saddened at his untimely death,” he said.

    Riggs’ son, Nathan, who is also an attorney at the firm, echoed his father’s sentiments.

  • Ringing in the New Year

    As New Year’s Eve approaches, most people are busy making party plans, while others are busy trying to make sure those plans don’t turn tragic.

    Law enforcement agencies in Shelby County – and all around the state – are doing their best to make the roadways safer on a night that has claimed 25 lives in Kentucky over the past five years.

  • Brewing up business

    Several new dining options are in the works for Shelby County including at least one new brew pub headed to Main Street.

    Several sources have confirmed the owners of the Old Louisville Brewery are looking to develop and Irish pub and steakhouse at the former bank building at 601 Main Street. Old Louisville Brewery was established by brothers Wade and Ken Mattingly in 2016 with the aim of bringing a small craft beer bar to Old Louisville.  The owners were not available for comment.