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Today's News

  • Shelby County on display at State Fair

    The Kentucky State Fair traditionally has been home to a good time, but it also serves as a way to show off Shelby County to the rest of the state — and this year's fair is no exception.

    The fair opened Thursday at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, with rides, concerts, the World's Championship Horse Show, competitions and exhibits.

  • Shelby County realtor gets shot on TV national show

    Local real estate agents try to sell clients on Shelby County every day, but Thursday night one agent got to show Shelby to the nation.

    Erika Williams, an agent at Remax Performance Realty in Shelbyville, and her client Sherrica White were selected earlier this year to be on the show House Hunters on HGTV.   

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  • You can meet with Guthrie on Friday

    Shelby Countians will have a chance Friday to address national issues with their elected congressman.

    U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie (R-Bowling Green) will be in Shelbyville as part of a tour of the district he is completing during Congress’s summer break.

    The day will be highlighted by a session at 3:30 p.m. when he will spend about an hour taking questions from the public during an event at the Kentucky Farm Bureau office on Mount Eden Road.

  • Shelby's last picture show

     You may have known it as a men’s clothing store or an antique store, a nicknack shop or the emporium of sweetness it is today.

    You may have wondered why its awning sticks out just a little farther than its neighbors, and if you’ve been inside, you might have considered that the floor space seemed to be unusual compared to others in Shelbyville.

    But what you may not know is that the building at 610 Main Street was for decades the center of entertainment in Shelby County: The Shelby Theater.

  • Bypass meeting: 'Good progress'

    State Rep. Brad Montell (R-Shelbyville) and Sen. Gary Tapp (R-Shelbyville) said they felt that their meeting Friday morning with Transportation Cabinet officials the contractors of the Shelbyville Bypass went very well.

    "I feel like we made really good progress today," Montell said after the meeting at the Transportation office in Frankfort.

  • My Word: A hungry reflection on the mixing of cultures in Shelby

    Once upon a time in Shelbyville, people went to a little place called Taco Bell for Mexican food.  To placate a “friiiiiieeeed iiiiice cream” temptation, a few daring souls made the 20 mile drive to Chi-Chi’s in Middletown.  Then came Marimba’s. What a relief it was to have Mexican food right at our doorstep.

  • EARLIER: What we think: Bypass contractor has too much power

    Now that we know for sure the Shelbyville Bypass will not be completed in 2009, we are left with a lot of fundamental questions, far more miles of them than there are of concrete poured on this roadway.

    But one question we don’t have is this: Who is in charge?

    State officials made the answer to that one abundantly clear last week when they explained that our bypass is being built under a so-called “working days” contract, which allows contractors to control the time frame, the work schedule and, ultimately, the completion date for the project.

  • 'Basics' help hospital fight superbug

    While some doctors say the C. diff “superbug” is becoming a bigger problem for hospitals across the country, officials at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville say it’s on the decline among their patients because they’ve gone “back to the basics.”

  • Ramp closings on I-64 this week

     If you travel I-64 around Shelbyville during the evening or early morning hours, you might have to find some alternate routes.

    The repaving project that has been under way between the Simpsonville and KY 55 (Taylorsville Road) exit will expand to cause some ramp closings during the next few nights.

    Here’s what the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says you can expect: