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Today's News

  • Engagement: Hembree-Martin

    Wade and Debbie Hembree of Shelbyvilleannounce the engagement of their daughter, Allie Hembree of Lexington, to Brandon Martin of Louisville. He is the son of Larry and Megan Martin of Louisville.

    The wedding will take place in December.

  • Laughing Gull and its funny call

    Anyone who has spent time on eastern coastal beaches and heard what sounded like a good old belly laugh, which was obviously not being emitted by a human, has heard the call of the Laughing Gull.

  • Former bank building is on the block

    A building that has played a major role in Shelbyville’s downtown streetscape for nearly a century and a half is still going strong, although it is up for sale.

    The 144-year old building located on the corner of 6th and Main streets, currently houses an engineering firm, Biagi, Chance, Cummins, London, Titzer, Inc. Consulting Engineers.

    Realtor Steve Osowicz with Larry Rogers Coldwell Banker said the asking price for the building is $625,000 to $725,000 and that so far, there has been no buyer.

  • A target audience

    If you’re into bow hunting and want a more realistic target practice experience than just aiming for the traditional bull’s eye, you’re in luck.

    Tree Shadow Outfitters, located in Midland Shopping Center next to the former Tractor Supply location, may have just what you’re looking for. Established last year in Village Plaza, the business relocated its indoor shooting range to the former Winn Dixie building in order to get more space, said David Hinds, who owns the business along with his daughter, Jeanette.

  • WE CONGRATULATE: Epic ending to Shelbyville Horse Show

    Saturday night’s Five Gaited Stake Grand Championship could not have summed up the 26th Shelbyville Horse Show any better.

    Famed trainer Redd Crabtree cast his final stamp on the show he helped create with former horse Epic Hero taking the coveted title.

    Our Shelbyville Horse Show could not have had a more epic finish.

    It’s almost as if Redd was saying his final goodbye, and in a way only he could have.

    But more than just honoring a legend, the 2015 version of the Shelbyville Horse Show was yet again one to remember.

  • WHAT WE THINK: Parents need to be ready for the start of school

    One week from today, Rocket Lane, Discovery Boulevard, Warriors Way and other streets will be backed up with teary-eyed parents and sleepy-eyed students returning to school for the 2015-16 school year.

    As we celebrated on our special back-to-school edition front page today, we, too, are ready for school to start.

    With each school year, students have in front of them the opportunity to learn and grow. But while every education can only be what you put into it, it’s also important to remember that parents can have a major impact on student learning, as well.

  • WE CONGRATULATE: Biagi and his promotion in the GOP

    We were excited to have a Shelby Countian returning to Kentucky from Washington to help with Sen. Mitch McConnell’s work in the commonwealth.

    Michael Biagi grew up in Shelby County, and even though he left to pursue his degree and calling in life, he’s found his way back to Kentucky, within a furlong or two of his hometown.

    Biagi is replacing former Chairman and Executive Director Steve Robertson, who is leaving for a public affairs firm in Lexington. Biagi will take over the position Saturday.

  • WHAT WE THINK: The more things change...

    At this time last year our county was aflutter with talk of outlet malls, business expansion and a milestone year for one of our favorite community events.

    Here we are one year later and the conversation is still going.

    Our new outlet mall, which will be one-year old later this week, is already undergoing its first expansion.

    It made it through its first slow summer period with several days of packed parking lots and crowded walkways.

  • WHAT WE THINK: Cheers to the Shelbyville City Council

    Folks in and around Shelbyville have often lamented the choices we have for dinner dining.

    It’s not that we don’t like what is available, it’s that we don’t have that many choices, that much variety.

    That’s why the Shelbyville City Council’s move on Thursday was so important. The council got the process started to refine the requirements and regulations for a small craft brewery or distillery and restaurant to locate in the commercial and historic district downtown.

  • WE CONGRATULATE: Summers focused on learning

    It should come as no surprise that Nolan Hughes and Emma Saarinen would be using their time wisely.

    The two Shelby County students have no doubt somewhat mastered the art of time management as they head into their second years at the Gatton Academy of Math and Science at Western Kentucky University.

    But the way the two are using their summers not solely for fun and a recharge, but to learn and take advantage of opportunity is not just admirable but also a bit envious.