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Today's News

  • Outlet officially open

    The Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass held their ribbon cutting ceremony prior to officially opening their doors to the public this morning.  Crowds were expected to come by the tens of thousands. Surprisingly opening morning went smoothly, however, as lines remained short and traffic jams were practically non-existent.  Shoppers had minimal complaints regarding crowds and mostly offered compliments on their opening day experience.

  • Traffic plan finally in place for mall opening

    Even though it’s estimated that people will be pouring into the county by the tens of thousands for the opening of the Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass Thursday, officials say they are ready for those crowds. Especially law enforcement, which will have about two dozen officers from several departments set to handle the traffic influx.

  • A lasting logo

    As the Shelbyville Horse Show celebrates its 25th anniversary, the show and its logo have become synonymous with Shelbyville.

    The logo for the show, that of a horse’s head and neck adorned with flowing championship ribbons, has been displayed in several prominent spots around the show ring, and this year the logo will also be included on centerpieces of the tables at the pavilion.

  • Katayama gets preliminary approval from state for new facility

    Katayama American Inc., received preliminary approval Thursday from state economic development officials for a $16.7 addition to its plant on Midland Industrial Drive.

    The plant, a manufacturer of door sash assemblies and trim moldings for automotive companies, is proposing to build a 90,000 square-foot addition to its plant, and to add 12 new jobs within the next three or four years.

  • A Premier stable

    If Shelby County is the Saddlebred Capital, it might be fair to argue that Rob and Sarah Byers, owners of Premier Stables, are current candidates for presidency. 

    Rob Byers said his desire to work with horses was instilled in him at a young age, as his family always had horses.

    “Just being around horseshows and whatnot got me interested in it,” he said.

    Byers said he worked with many breeds through the years, but Saddlebreds grabbed his interest.

  • SCHS grad to compete for Miss Teen USA

    Megan Ducharm, a Shelby County High School graduate, is headed to the Bahamas this week with the anticipation of being crowned Miss Teen USA.

    “I’ve never been a crazy pageant girl,” Ducharm joked, explaining that she has only participated in a handful of pageants for fun over the last few years.

    Last year, Ducharm was the first runner-up for Miss Kentucky Teen.

  • School district recognized for military support

    This month, Shelby County Public Schools was selected as one of ten finalists for The Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award, and although it didn’t win the national award the district was recognized with the Pro Patrai Award during Thursday’s board of education meeting.

    Robert S. Silverthorn, Jr., Employer Support of The Guard and Reserve [ESGR] Field Committee Chairman of the Kentucky Committee, presented the award to the board.

    The award is presented to nominees that have shown a great deal of support to Guard and Reserve employees.

  • Scammers target student families

    If you have recently purchased books from a student knocking on your door and claiming they attend school with your child, you may have been deceived. 

    Shelby County Public Schools Public Relations Coordinator Ryan Allan said the district has received several calls over the past two weeks from parents inquiring about a suspected scam occurring in the area.

    “We’ve gotten some phone calls from all over the county where this person is claiming they have some affiliation with the school system and wants to sell books,” Allan said.

  • Preparing students for the 21st century

    Shelby County Public Schools Staff Developer, Lora Shields presented board members with updates on the next strand of the new Strategic Leadership Plan Thursday afternoon during the SCPS board meeting.

    As part of the district’s “Think Big” motto, The Strategic Leadership Plan contains five components: Globally Effective Students, 21st Century Professionals, Healthy and Responsible Students, Leadership Innovation, and 21st Century Support Systems.

    During each bi-monthly board meeting, a new strand is to be presented.

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