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Today's News

  • New Business: Sixth Street Print House

    Address: 414 6th St. Shelbyville

  • Hundreds expected for 3rd annual Shelby Touched Twice Clinic

    Medical and dental screening. Financial advice. Vision screening. A hot meal. A manicure or haircut. Prayers and spiritual support. Nutritional guidance. A food pantry. A clothing closet. Family photos.

    These are just some of the services that will be offered this weekend as Shelby County welcomes the return of the Touched Twice Clinic.

  • Fiesta Mexicana serves up expansion

    Fiesta Mexicana, one of Shelbyville’s most popular and enduring downtown restaurants, is in expansion mode.

    The sounds of drills, hammers are constant and obvious to passersby as workers gut the space at 616 Main Street, just west of the restaurant, to expand the dining room and broaden the restaurant’s front.

    That could be good news for downtown, because that particular front, which previously had been a bar, is considered an ugly metal façade that has been an eyesore for years.

  • Big parcels are big sales in Shelby County

    The availability of land acreage is rising along with land prices across Shelby County.

    Fewer and fewer people are applying to have their large farming parcels subdivided, instead opting to sell the large-acre farms instead.

    "Crop prices have been really good, especially with grain and soybeans, so farmers are looking to get more ground," said Shawn Willard of H. Barry Smith Realtors and Auctioneers. "It just makes more sense to buy now with prices high, and it's becoming harder and harder to lease land.

  • Green beer may be fading as a St. Patrick's Day specialty

    Green beer, a long-time staple on St. Patrick’s Day, seems to be headed out with the snakes that St. Patrick infamously drove away.
    The concoction is nothing more than a few drops of green food coloring in a pint of yellow fizzy mass-produced American lager, and it seems people just aren’t dancing an Irish jig for it anymore.
    In fact, some Irish traditions say green is bad luck, especially if a bride wears it on her wedding day.

  • Business Briefcase: March 16, 2012

    KentuckianaWorks office

    helped with GE process

    The KentuckianaWorks One-Stop Career Center on Mount Rushmore Court in Shelbyville opened early Wednesday morning to help applicants for the new jobs at GE Appliances and Lighting in Louisville.

    The company began accepting up to 10,000 first-come, first-served applications for the positions at 6:30 a.m., so KentuckianaWorks opened at 6 a.m. in Shelbyville, Louisville and Shepherdsville to assist with computers or high-speed Internet access.

  • Developers dropping plans for Catalpagreen

    Although the economy appears to be turning around as unemployment drops and jobs begin to reappear, the new home and development market continues to struggle.

    And it's no more evident than with the Catalpagreen subdivision on Discovery Boulevard. At Tuesday's meeting at the Stratton Center, the developers of the much-discussed and long-planned neighborhood will ask the Triple S Planning Commission for a revocation of its subdivision plat for Section 13, Phase 1, which was the only final plat that was submitted. The rest of the planning was preliminary.

  • Church news: March 16, 2012

    Allen Chapel
    The church is located on 55 South in Finchville.

    Annunciation
    The annual Lenten Fish Fry is 4:30-7:30 p.m. today. There will be Stations of the Cross in the Chapel at 7 tonight. Interested in learning more about the Catholic faith? You are invited to come to RCIA on Wednesday nights. Contact Diana at 647-3499 for more information. Homebound or hospitalized? If you know of someone who wants to see a priest or needs communion, call the parish office at 633-1547.

  • WICHE: Spring weed control starts this week

    I think I have finally figured out the perfect machine for controlling those pesky spring weeds…sheep.

    Well, I know it is not for everyone (and I know it cannot last much longer for me), but our pregnant herd of Katahdin ewes are let loose from their pasture in the afternoon to graze freely within the secure fencing of the entire property for a few hours.

  • Datebook: March 16, 2012

    Public meetings
    Shelbyville Water and Sewer Commission meets at 6:30 p.m. today at 1059 Washington St.
    Shelby County Fiscal Court  meets at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Stratton Center, 215 Washington St. Tuesday.
    Triple S. Planning and Zoning meets at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Stratton Center.
    The Simpsonville City Commission meets 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at City Hall.
    Shelby County Board of Education meets at 7 p.m. Thursday at the central office on Main Street in Shelbyville.