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Today's News

  • News Briefs: Aug. 19, 2009

     Continuing delays

    on I-64, elsewhere

    If you travel I-64 around Shelbyville during the evening or early morning hours, be alert to continuing possible delays.

  • Liberty National now hiring agents

    Liberty National Life Insurance Company, located in Louisville, is now hiring  new agents.

    Branch manager Steve DeBoer said the company plans to hire more than 50 agents. A hiring event was held Wednesday at the Holiday Inn Hurstbourne in Louisville. The company is seeking to appoint 50 plus sales agents and sales management positions initially, with the possibility of additional growth in the future. The company provides complete training and the opportunity for rapid advancement.

  • Nichols wins state BPW Young Careerist award

    A Shelbyville resident was recently named the 2009 Kentucky Business and Professional Women Young Careerist.

    Elizabeth Nichols won the nomination by the Shelby County Business and Professional Women chapter and won the regional and state competitions. She was invited to give her speech at the national conference in St. Louis.

    Mary Jo Newton, past president of Shelby County BPW, said Nichols is the second from the chapter to win the state contest, which is for young, upcoming women in a career. Tina Tipton won in 1972.

  • 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.