Today's News

  • 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.

  • What goes into a bridge inspection

    If you ever see a guy in a safety harness hanging suspended from a bridge, chances are good he’s not doing it for sport.

    He could be a bridge inspector.

    The state’s 52 certified bridge inspectors examine all of Kentucky’s 14,000 bridges every two years, and they just finished Shelby County’s inspection this summer.

  • Emergency management’s Frazee retires Monday

    Monday is the last day that Charlie Frazee will be at his job of nine years as Shelby County’s emergency management director.

    Frazee, who has a long career in emergency management, both in Shelby County and at the state level, will be retiring at the end of the month because of health reasons, he said.

    Paul Whitman, deputy EMA director, said he has worked along Frazee since he was appointed deputy director in 2004, but their friendship goes back ever further than that.

  • Shelby County Sheriff Reports Oct. 28, 2011



    Fernado Garcia-Gonzalez, 22, of 171 Kentucky St. was arrested Sept. 4 on Taylorsville Road and charged with operating a motor a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, first offense, careless driving, failure to maintain insurance and no operator’s license.

  • Roll Forming awarded prestigious safety status

    “This is just wonderful,” said Bobby Hudson, president of the Shelby County Industrial and Development Foundation, who was among the 200 people who gathered Tuesday at Claudia Sanders Dinner House to witness Roll Forming Corporation receive a prestigious safety award.

    Kentucky Labor Cabinet Secretary Mark Brown presented company officials with the SHARP certification, which stands for Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program, for having taken extraordinary measures to ensure the health and safety of its employees.

  • Ag Report: Oct. 28, 2011

    Shelby County Farmers’ Market

    concludes season Saturday

    This is the last weekend of the season for the Shelby County Farmers’ Market, concluding its summer run this Saturday at the Shelby County Fairgrounds.

    The market is open, rain or shine, in the Coots Barn, and it provides locally produced seasonable vegetables, fruits, herbs, plants, flowers, free range eggs, honey, salsa, baked goods, homemade jams and pickles.

    There are also handcrafted wood items, soaps and jewelry.