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Today's News

  • NEWS DIGEST: June 4, 2014

    Outlet mall

    job fair today

    The Kentucky Career Center andHorizon Group Properties, Inc. will hold a job fair for The Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass from 4 to 7:30 p.m. today at the Collins High School, 801 Discovery Blvd.

  • Former sheriff dies at 77

    Law enforcement community mourns passing of Harold Tingle

    The flag that was lowered to half-mast at the Shelby County Courthouse Friday was not the only honor accorded to former Sheriff Harold Tingle who died that morning from complications from a recent injury.

    The truest honor was the legacy he left behind, said Shelby County Sheriff Mike Armstrong.

    “I look around me and I see a little bit of him everywhere,” he said. “He has left his stamp on this community, and the stamp will stay.”

  • Providing a voice for children

    Marilyn Cleveland always knew she wanted to help children as an educator, and the path she embarked on 39 years ago in speech pathology culminated with her retirement two weeks ago.

    “Now that I’ve been in this business for thirty plus years, I see these kids that I worked with when they were three or four years old, and now, seeing them as adults, productive in their community, with children, and they are doing well – that’s such a good feeling,” she said.

  • Global distillers to locate in Shelby

    Diageo, the No. 1 spirits producer in the world, announced Thursday its intention to invest an estimated $115 million over three years to build a 1.8 million proof gallon distillery, capable of 750,000 9-liter cases, and six barrel storage warehouses in Shelby County.

    The company sent out a press release that corresponded closely with the release from the Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority announcing the preliminary approval of $4 million in tax incentives.

  • SCPS graduations

    Saturday, May 31 will mark the end of a 12-year journey for 465 high school seniors.  The years of struggling with grades, teachers, homework, friends, boyfriends and girlfriends are coming to an end as they close this chapter in their lives and begin a new one.

  • Shelby County Fair shortens time Midway will be open

     In its 152nd year, The Shelby County Fair will do things a little differently.  For the past four years the fair has operated for ten consecutive days, with the four-day horse shows overlapping other fair festivities.   

    This year, however, there will be a four-day gap between the fair and horse shows. 

    Shelby County A&M Association President Ray Tucker said the change is a result of unrealized profits.  The association runs the fair grounds and hosts the fair.

  • Shelby companies move along in state economic boosts

    In addition to Thursday announcement of Diageo’s intention of locating a distillery in Shelby County, three other Shelby County company’s that have already received at least preliminary state economic approval moved along in that process at the meeting of the Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority in Frankfort.

    Creative Packaging, located in Midland Industrial Park, which had been approved for incentives some time ago, asked for and was granted a one-year extension to put it plans in place; 18 other companies around the state did the same.

  • Artists on Main still looking for a home

    Since last fall, when the building housing Shelby Artists on Main was sold, the gallery still has not relocated.

    Sharla McClain, treasurer, said that the group, which now consists of six artists, has a potential location in mind, but she is not free to disclose details about that since nothing has been completed yet.

    The problem is, she said, that six artists are not enough to form another artist co-op, which is the way a gallery would be supported.

  • Charges in jail fight could come next week

    Assault charges could be forthcoming next week in connection with a physical altercation at the Shelby County Detention Center in March that left one inmate fighting for his life, police say.

    Shelby County Sheriff’s Detective Jason Rice said that at the request of Shelby County Commonwealth Attorney Laura Donnell, he will present the case to a Shelby County Grand Jury on Wednesday.

    “I do have a subpoena to go to the grand jury next week, Wednesday, to see if they will indict him [assailant],” he said.

  • Hometown Manor seeks volunteers

    Cornhole and pizza parties may not be the first thing you associate with an assisted living community, but according to Michael Berg, the executive director at Hometown Manor in Shelbyville, they like to “look beyond bingo.”

    Hometown Manor, a community that serves just 11 residents, cares for “those people that shouldn’t be alone in their homes, but are not ready for a nursing home,” Berg said.

    The small community is currently seeking volunteers of all ages to assist in a variety of activities and services.