Today's News

  • County submits business for incentive package

    After four years of working to meet state requirements for an occupational tax incentive package, Roll Forming Corporation is ready to reap the rewards of that venture.

    “Under the agreement, they were going to bring on thirty new employees – they actually brought on thirty-one, and they committed to a total estimated cost of eight-point nine million [dollars] and they’ve thus far already done over three millions worth,” said Shelby County Judge-Executive Rob Rothenburger at Tuesday’s meeting of the Shelby County Fiscal Court.

  • District ACT scores on the rise

    Shelby County Public Schools administration was pleased with improvements seniors recorded on ACT results posted for the 2015 graduating class.

    The report took into account that students were able to retake the exam on multiple occasions throughout the year, after taking it as juniors, as required by the state.

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL – City advances toward chloramine conversion

    The Shelbyville City Council has a packed agenda for their regularly scheduled meeting at 6:30 at City Hall, 315 Washington Street Thursday.

    The council is expected to consider a resolution concerning an Interlocal Cooperation Agreement between the City of Shelbyville and the Kentucky League of Cities in order to enter into a lease agreement with the Kentucky Bond Corporation.

  • Blue Gables renovations slow down

    When work began on the old Blue Gables motel last summer, officials with the Shelbyville Preservation Group, a non-profit group in charge of renovating the property for the purpose of turning it into multiple store units, said they anticipated at least some rooms would be ready by the fall of 2014.

    However, by the summer of 2015, SPG representatives acknowledged they might have been too ambitious with their timeline and said units may be closer to completion by the late summer or early fall of this year.

  • Event recognizes Sept. 11 attacks

    An event Saturday at First Baptist Church will feature fun for the entire family, but its main purpose is to honor first responders on the 14th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, say organizers.

    “We want to invite the whole community; it's free, and we'll have cotton candy and snow cones and popcorn and helium balloons, ” said Maurice Hollingsworth, pastor of First Baptist.

  • Defining the lines of superheroes and bad guys

    Interested in Spiderman, Captain America or even some of the more diabolical iconic characters, such as Freddie Krueger of Nightmare on Elm Street fame?

    Then you may want to stop by the Sixth and Main Coffee House Sept. 19 to catch an appearance by Matthew Walker, a graphic illustrator who brings those characters and others like them to life in comics.

  • Reliving history

    Squire Boone, younger brother to Daniel Boone, came to Shelby County in the 18th century seeking a safe location from the local Native Americans who were becoming increasingly aggressive.  Many soon followed and settled alongside but in September 1781 families abandoned their settlement along the banks of Clear Creek only to walk into a massacre.  More than two decades later, families will once again walk into a similar battleground to experience firsthand The Long Run Massacre & Floyd’s Defeat.

  • SCCT sets the stage for darker plot

    They may share an issue of rebellious teenagers in a religious town, but that is just about where the similarities end between Footloose, which recently concluded at the Shelby County Community Theatre, and the theatre’s latest undertaking, The Crucible. But play director Dr. Jack Wann is confident that the show will be just as well accepted, despite the profound plot that is fairly uncommon here.

    “There definitely is an audience here and in the region for this type of theatre,” Wann said.

  • TRIPLE S PLANNING COMMISSION – Farrier looks to expand

    The Triple S Planning Commission will review two development plans when they meet Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Stratton Center, 215 Washington Street.

    Up for consideration, an amended development plan for Farrier Product Distribution, located at 361 Haven Hill Road.

    The amended plan calls for a 7,600 square-foot warehouse addition.

    FPD President Dan Burke said the addition is necessary, as they are outgrowing their current space.

  • City OKs brewing establishments

    It didn’t take the Shelbyville City Council very long Thursday night to make the decision to draw up an ordinance to include breweries, brewpubs, micro breweries and micro distilleries in the city’s zoning regulations.