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Today's News

  • Chamber Showcase has nice turnout

    Any of the more than 800 visitors to the Chamber of Commerce’s Community Showcase, entitled, “Grow with Shelby County,” would agree that event was even bigger and better than last year.

    The exhibits and booths spilled out of the Shelby County High School gym into the school’s foyer and even into the parking lot, where a Farm Safety demonstration was put on by Judy White, who has a dairy farm in Southville, and Jessica Woods, a 4-H horse leader who brought one of her horses to the event.

  • EARLIER: County may help church refinance community center

    Shelby County may embrace an unusual new financial partner: a church.

    At its meeting on March 16, Shelby County Fiscal Court will consider issuing bonds to help Shelby Christian Church refinance $4.5 million in debt the church has on the multipurpose auditorium and fellowship hall it built in 2004.

  • What we think: Superintendent reviews should remain open

    The General Assembly is very close to taking away one of your rights to access, and it’s a remarkable reaction to a law that most members didn’t even know existed.

    The House of Representatives voted last week to approve a bill that would allow evaluations of school superintendents to be done in private session. The Senate had approved a similar measure earlier this month.

    All that keeps this from putting you behind a screen of secrecy is a language approval by the Senate and Gov. Steve Beshear’s signature.

  • Bank robber still at large

    Police said Tuesday they are still searching for a man who robbed a branch of Commonwealth Bank just after it opened Thursday morning.

    "Our investigation is continuing, but he is still at large at this time," said Maj. D. Goodwin of the Shelbyville Police Department.

    The still unidentified man approached a teller in the lobby of the bank on Mount Eden Road, implied he had a weapon, and demanded cash, police said.

  • Made in Shelby County

    Christmas shoppers across the country and the world have probably laid eyes on material made in Shelby County without ever realizing it.

    If you’ve shopped at Victoria’s Secret, you have probably seen the plastic display shelves containing makeup. Maybe you can recall the plastic open/close sign you see when entering a Big O Tires. Europeans may have seen the giant plastic European-style Santa Claus Lego figure resting atop display shelves of the popular toy.

  • New Business: Amanda Wills Snider, Attorney At Law

    Located at: 618 Washington Street, Suite 2, Shelbyville

    Phone: 502-437-5660 Fax: 502-437-5661 En Español: 502-257-4694

    Web site: www.shelbylawoffices.com.

  • McDonald's coming to Waddy

    McDonald's has plans to open a store in Waddy this spring, company officials said.

    Jim Frans, director of operations for McDonald's in Shelbyville, said that a new location is expected to open at a new truck stop coming to Waddy.

    Love's Truck Stop will be located just off the Interstate 64 and is expected to open sometime between March and June, Frans said.

    "The weather will be the determining factor," he said.

    Frans said the McDonald's will employ from 40 to 50 people, and that hiring for managers will begin in March.

  • County-wide middle school team hopes to one day be school-sanctioned

  • Alcan gets new owners

    Triple S Planning Commission approved an amended plat with waivers Tuesday so that both sides of Alcan Packaging are prepared for new ownership.

    “Alcan is wanting to divide property in half and basically run a line between the two different divisions out there,” Triple S Executive Director Ryan Libke said. “They have the pharmaceutical side and the food side. They want to cut that property in half.”

  • EARLIER: Clark steps down as SCHS boys basketball coach

    After eight years at the helm of Shelby County boys’ basketball team, coach Mike Clark is stepping down.

    Clark has accepted an assistant principal position at Martha Layne Collins High School, saying

    the opportunity to become an administrator in this school district was too good to pass up. He will be one of three assistant principals.

    “Clark proved he has the background and knowledge and capabilities as a great instructional leader for Collins High School,” Collins Principal Anthony Hatchell said.