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Today's News

  • Defenders defenseless against Titans

    The Bryan Station football team rolled into Shelbyville for Thursday night’s game against Collins in style – in three luxury buses.

    But it was the Titans who left tread marks on the Defenders.

    In its final regular-season game Collins ran roughshod over Class 6A Bryan Station, 56-13 at Robert Doyle Stadium.

  • City still reviewing zoning on bypass

    The Shelbyville City Council hasn't put the idea of rezoning 73 acres on the southeast corner of Harrington Mill Road and the Shelbyville Bypass to rest.

    During a workshop Wednesday with the Shelby County Industrial and Development Foundation, council members heard from Executive Director Libby Adams and President Bobby Hudson that availability of industrially zoned land in Shelby County is both misleading and lacking.

  • City attorney Chuppe to step down in December

    After 16 years sitting alongside mayors at Shelbyville City Council meetings, city attorney Frank Chuppe is stepping away from the chamber.

    The city announced last week that Chuppe would be leaving as city attorney at the end of the year.

    "Frank has done an excellent job as city attorney over the last 15 years," Shelbyville Mayor Tom Hardesty said. "I'm going to miss him. He made my job easier with his advice."

    Chuppe, who is a partner in the firm Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs in Louisville, isn't retiring.

  • Shelby County Public Schools: Students’ information now available on the go

    Parents, guardians and students at Shelby County schools now can access more school information on the go.

    Earlier this month, the Kentucky Department of Education announced the addition of the Campus Mobile Portal App to tie in with the Infinite Campus Parent Portal that already was offered statewide.

  • You can find your scare at Governor’s Square

    Where you can find monsters, witches, and an insane asylum, other than the workplace, that is?

    Those who want a real fright night this Halloween still can visit the Haunted House at Governor’s Square, operated by the Shelbyville Fire Department.

    The haunted house will be open Friday and Saturday from 7 p.m. to midnight and will feature a maze, a zombie room, an insane asylum and other assorted frightful scenes, said John Hance, manager of the facility.

  • Shelby rated 1 of 26 in state tourism promotion

    This has been a big week for promoting tourism in Shelby County.

    First, the Shelby County Convention & Visitors Bureau won two awards in the 2011 Kentucky Travel Industry Association’s Traverse Awards for Excellence in Tourism Marketing competition. The winners were announced last week at the annual convention in Lexington.

    Then, even bigger, Shelby County was included in a new state marketing campaign that focuses on the top 26 tourism attractions that make the state unique.

  • Stores getting ready for Halloween

    For Halloween costumes this year, who ya gonna call?

    All the local haunts promise to be a good bet, including at Walgreens, where customers coming in the door are greeted by the sight of a bright orange, grinning jack-o-lantern.

    “We still have a lot of candy left, but it’s going fast,” said Karen Arnold, manager of Walgreens. “We have a lot of decorations left, too, but someone bought our big ghost.”

    She said was referring to a large inflatable decoration the store had on display.

  • New business: THE MALL at Governor’s Square

    Address:  150 Frankfort Road, Shelbyville

     

    Who we are:Owners Ron and Cheryl Poore have extensive retail experience in their background. Cheryl is a fulltime realtor with Century 21, and Ron is a regional director with JaniKing of Louisville.  They have had success with their booths at the old Peddlers Mall on Midland Trail. 

     

  • 3 more Shelby bridges need repair, replacement

    Three bridges in Shelby County require immediate and significant repairs because they fall below the state’s level of tolerance for their stability, and dozens more would be eligible for federal money for repair or replacement.

    That was the evaluation of Department of Transportation engineers who this summer completed their biennial inspections of the county’s 132 bridges and three railroad trestles.

  • Business Briefcase: Oct. 28, 2011

    Peeples named chair of KCTCS regents

    P.G. Peeples is the new chairman of the KCTCS board of regents. A native of Lynch and a graduate of the KCTCS at Southeast Community College, he has spent 42 years at the Lexington Urban League, where he serves as an advocate for the disadvantaged. During his tenure as president/CEO, the organization has developed programs for clerical training, open housing, community development, training in penal institutions and operation of a community radio station.