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Today's News

  • New distillery eyeing property in Waddy

     The Triple S Planning Commission will hold a public meeting on Tuesday as commissioners consider the development plan of another new distillery proposed for the county.

    The plan calls for a 30,000-square-foot distillery on 184 acres of agriculturally zoned property near Waddy. 

  • TRIPLE S PLANNING COMMISSION - Bike, Pedestrian plan gets hearing

     After spending much time perfecting the matter, the Triple S Planning Commission will host a public hearing regarding the Shelby County Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan when the commission convenes Tuesday for its regularly scheduled meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the Stratton Center, 215 Washington Street in Shelbyville.

  • Planting a new seed

     At 21 and 23 years old, Heather and Alli Veech may be young entrepreneurs, but they are eager to tackle their dream of opening a new restaurant on Main Street in Shelbyville.

    Located in the former Harvest Coffee and Cafébuilding, Bourbon Kitchen 524 is currently under the knife, getting a makeover that will change the dining experience in terms of both aesthetics and menu options.

    “We’re going to have breakfast, lunch and dinner,” Heather Veech said. “We’ll have a full caféwith the specialty coffee drinks.”

  • Unified Champions

    Collins and Shelby County high schools joined forces last week in an effort to unify their rivalry with another cross county matchup on the court.

    While the game was intense, it was all in good fun, said Kristen Kapp with Shelby County High School.

    “Us and Collins have become part of what’s called a Unified Schools Program,” she said, noting the program pairs up with the Special Olympics and helps bring athletic opportunities to high schools for special needs students.

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL - City projects moving forward

    Shelbyville City Engineer/Public Works Director Jennifer Herrell updated the Shelbyville City Council on Thursday about some enhancements coming to the city.

    Herrell said demolition has begun for the three small buildings on the 7th Street property, just north of Washington Street. “Our contractor is extremely busy so he is kind of in and out but we are slowly getting those down. We should have those down in the next week or two.”

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD - District to discuss Shelby JCTCS property

     The Shelby County Board of Education will meet Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Shelby County Area Technology Center for their final meeting of the calendar year and will discuss the district’s consideration of the purchase of KCTCS Shelby campus building and property.

  • ACA deadline for healthcare is Friday

    The deadline to sign up for marketplace health care coverage is fast approaching, and those needing insurance are being urged to enroll quickly if they have not already done so.

    Officials say they are concerned because thousands of people have not yet enrolled – in fact, a recent study found that one-third of Americans haven’t even heard about open enrollment through the Affordable Care Act’s subsidized health plans.

  • Geoffrey Eugene McGillen: Aug. 13, 1952 – Dec. 8, 2017

    The world got a bit quieter Friday with the passing of renowned musician Geoffrey McGillen.

    Geoffrey Eugene McGillen, 65, who passed away after a brief bout with pneumonia, was minister for senior adults at First Baptist Church on Midland Trail, as well as a gifted musician who loved playing music as much as people loved hearing him play, his friends said.

  • Beauty beyond the bell

    As vice principal of Painted Stone Elementary, Emily Campanell influences the young lives she touches each day.

    But her newest title as Modern Miss Kentucky is helping her expand that influential reach beyond the walls of her school and across the state.

  • Letters to Santa

    Santa has a lot more than just cookies on his plate this time of year.  Between overseeing the workshop, visiting with hundreds of thousands of children and attending parades he barely has time to make his naughty and nice list, which, of course, requires a lookover not once, but twice.  

    So to help ease the added pressure of guessing what hot new item each child is eying, the Shelbyville Post Office is encouraging kids to send letters to Santa.