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Today's News

  • Local restaurant part of federal investigation

    State and federal law enforcement agencies are conducting an investigation into at least three Asian restaurants throughout the state, including Asian Buffet at 89 Howard Drive in Shelbyville.

    Terry Sebastian, communications director for the Kentucky Attorney General’s office, said “It was a joint investigation at several locations.”

    The other two restaurants are Jumbo Buffet in LaGrange and the Asian Buffet in Frankfort.

  • Where there’s smoke, there are taxes

    Kentucky legislators are looking at hundreds of ways to increase funding for the state as they work on new budget for the coming year.

    One such revenue boost being seriously considered is increasing the state’s cigarette tax by $1, with similar proposals for other tobacco products.

  • Sharing the dream

    “Come and bring your children,” said Rev. Rob Marshall, who will be one of the speakers at the Martin Luther King Day service Monday.

    “Our children need to be a little more involved in our previous history in light of where we are now – we’d like to see some of them attend the service.”

    The service will be at 1 p.m. at Bethel AME church on Henry Clay Street, for the second year in a row. MacArthur W. Pendleton, pastor of Bethel, said he has enjoyed hosting the service for the past two years.

  • TRIPLE S PLANNING COMMISSION Bulleit moving forward on visitor center

    On Tuesday the Triple S Planning Commission will consider the approval of the amended development plan for Diageo Distillery and Warehouses on Benson Pike. The amended plan proposes an 11,570-square-foot visitor center with 165 passenger vehicle parking spaces, three bus parking spaces and a guard shack with three parking spaces at the entrance across from Boat Dock Road.

  • Cold front headed for Shelby

    Forecasters are once again doling out a rather nasty scenario for this weekend, they say.

    “As precipitation continues into Friday, temperatures are going to crash as a strong cold front pushes through,” said Evan Webb, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Louisville.  “It’s going to create a scenario of pretty inclement weather from Friday afternoon through Saturday morning.

  • Family escapes burning home

    A Shelbyville woman and her two daughters spent the night safe and warm in her next-door neighbor’s house Saturday after waking in the predawn hours to the sight of leaping flames.

    “One of the daughters came running over here beating on my door, and it really startled me,” said Terry Nethery, as he stood on his porch Monday, pointing to the two-story white frame house next to his on Beechwood Drive in Shelbyville. “And she hollered and said, ‘Mom’s house is burning down.’”

  • 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.”

  • Election 2018 - City, county, statewide offices open in crowded season

    With the election filing deadline quickly approaching, those looking to represent Shelby County in 2019 need to head to the county clerk’s office soon.

    “All the county offices are up for reelection,”Shelby County Clerk Sue Carol Perry said.  “The filing deadline for that is January 30 at 4 p.m.”

    Perry said with such a large election coming up, the number of filings her office has encountered thus far surprises her.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD Board to vote on 2018-19 calendar

    The Shelby County Board of Education will have the final vote on the 2018-19 school year calendar when it convenes Thursday for its regularly scheduled meeting at 7 p.m. at the district offices, 1155 West Main Street, Shelbyville.

    Last month, Mike Clark, the district’s director of student services, presented two calendar options to the board for their vote.

    While the board will consider just two options, Clark said the process of narrowing down the options was a diligent process that spanned across four calendar committee meetings. 

  • Teen accidently recorded talking to his attorney