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Today's News

  • Horse show nearly a go

    Final preparations are underway for The Shelbyville Horse Show, which kicks off Wednesday night and runs through Saturday.

    Organizers say the 27th annual horse show will draw thousands each night for both the show and the fun, fellowship and food on the sidelines.

    “We expect as good or a better show than ever,” said R.H. Bennett, the Shelbyville Horse Show manager.

    Gates open at 6 p.m. each day, with the show starting at 7 p.m. More than 300 horses are expected to compete in nearly 60 classes over the 4-day period.

  • Booming bee biz

    There’s been a boom in the beekeeping business and Pat Hornback, a veteran in the field, said the peaked interest is a good thing.

    “One-third of our food is dependent on pollination,” she said, noting that pollinators need to be protected.  “We’re happy about the hype.  It brought beekeeping to the forefront and people are trying it.”

  • The bridge less traveled

    Five years ago, the Shelby County Fiscal Court opted to close the Bailey bridge, but one resident hopes to see traffic return to the bridge once again –foot traffic, at least.

    Walter Laughlin said the thought of such a historic bridge falling further into disrepair was disheartening. Laughlin saw the bridge as a tourism promotion opportunity.

    “It’s a natural tourist attraction,” he said, noting that until the early 1900s, the bridge was a covered walking bridge and he wants to see it returned to its former state.

  • Minimum wage increase was topic at forum

    Although attended by only two residents, members of the fairness group Shelby County Kentuckians for the Commonwealth say they are pleased with a forum held Wednesday night to address the issue of raising the minimum wage.

    The event, held at the Stratton Center, featured speaker Dustin Pugle from the Kentucky Center for Economic Policy. 

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL – Council annexes Zaxby’s lot

    In a brief meeting Thursday, the Shelbyvill City Council covered a light agenda, which included the annexation of property into the city limits. The board voted unanimously, with board members Mike Zoeller and Shane Suttor absent, to annex into Shelbyville a .975-acre tract of property on the south side of U.S. 60, west of Shelbyville city limits, where the existing Zaxby’s restaurant is located.

  • March to Recovery is August 13

    On Saturday, Aug. 13, concerned residents and churches of Shelby County will host a March to Recovery to bring awareness to drug addiction and drug-related deaths in Shelby and surrounding counties. The March to Recovery is a kick-off to a large-scale assault on addictions of all kinds in the region.

    The March will begin at 10 a.m.

  • Sen. Rand Paul to hold town hall meeting July 27

    Rand Paul will make a campaign stop in Shelbyville July 27 from 4 to 5 p.m. to hold a town hall event at the Stratton Center at 215 Washington St. Everyone interested in attending is encouraged to visit randpaulforsenate.eventbrite.com or tiny.cc/randshelbyville for more information and to RSVP. Admission is free.

  • Squire Boone statue under construction

    With the statue construction already underway, the group that has worked for several years to get a statue of Squire Boone placed at the east entrance to Shelbyville finally has the full plan in place.

    Although not all of the funding is in place for the project, enough money has been collected – $100,000 – to get the ball rolling, with the completion of design plans, organizers say.

  • The Big Picture coming in focus

    Shelby County Public Schools has taken its first steps toward building the first Big Picture Learning Academy in the state, but nothing will be built… yet.

    Earlier this month the district announced that Jefferson Community and Technical College would house the program in its first year.

  • Cox returns to East as principal

    A familiar face will fill the role of principal at East Middle School, a position recently left vacant following Rebecca Martin’s move to central office.

    The school’s Site Based Decision Making (SBDM) council announced Jennifer Cox as its selection late last week.

    Though she is returning to the district after serving as a Goal Clarity Coach in Jefferson County, she is no stranger to the district.