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Today's News

  • Dishing out dining dollars

    With the first year of the Shelbyville Restaurant Tax in the books, many residents have asked council members where the money is going.

    Shelbyville City Administrator Fred Rogers said in the first year, the city has received about $350,000 from the tax, which was split 50/50 with tourism– meaning the tax generated around $700,000 in Shelbyville in the first year.

    Some funds have already been put to good use, Shelbyville City Council member Bobby Andriot said, but they are being cautious about moving forward too quick.

  • Vacant house burns on Bradshaw

     

  • Bald eagle sightings increasing in Shelby

    The bald eagle with its snowy-feathered head and tail – the proud symbol of the United States – is a sight most people don’t expect to see in Shelbyville.

    Lately, however, the elusive bird has been putting in appearances around the county.

    “Somebody called me the last day or two about seeing one out in the cornfield out where Vigo Road meets Cropper Road,” said Horace Brown, a local bird expert. “People are seeing them all the time, out at the golf course, at Guist Creek, at Lake Shelby and different places.”

  • Flu labeled as widespread in Kentucky

    With the Centers for Disease Control reporting an elevated level of flu activity throughout the United States and noting the virus as widespread in Kentucky, those in the medical profession are reminding people that it’s not to late to be vaccinated.

    “It only takes a week or so to really build up that immune response, getting a flu shot now will help people get through the rest of the season,” said Jason Underwood, owner of Shelbyville Pharmacy.

  • Collins, Shelby honor seniors with top finishes

    Both Collins and Shelby County’s swim teams honored their outgoing seniors with a pair of top-two finishes in a meet Wednesday night at the Shelbyville Family Activity Center.

    The senior night event recognized the four girls’ swimmers from both teams, in Shelby County’s Megan Banks and Shelby Moore, and Collins’ Abbey Lanter and Samantha Harris.

    In the girls’ standings, Collins earned a first-place finish as a team with 279 points, with SCHS slotting behind the winning squad with a runner-up effort of 172.

  • Rockets top Flyers, hit 2-game win streak

    Although the Shelby County boys’ basketball team got off to a slow start in its 53-49 win over Franklin County on Wednesday, the team surged ahead in the final three quarters to defeat the Flyers.

    SCHS erased a nine-point first quarter with an 8-0 run to start the second quarter, to take a slim lead, 17-16. By halftime the Flyers (8-12) had regained the lead, 24-22, but the Rockets (5-12) were slowly taking the momentum.

  • Shelby routed by Anderson County

    The Shelby County girls’ basketball team found itself in a 17-7 hole after one quarter of play on Tuesday night and no way to dig itself out.

    The divide between the two squads grew wider and wider as the game went on, with the Rockets failing to keep up with the high-powered Bearcats at both ends of the court, and SCHS (7-11, 0-5 district) fell 70-44 to Anderson (13-5, 5-0 district).

  • Former Shelby coach named to Hall of Fame

    Shelbyville-native Donnie Williams has long roamed the dugouts and baselines in the 8th Region, first as a player and later as a coach at Henry County and later at Shelby County.

    And last week Williams was recognized for a long successful career – which saw him win four regional titles in eight years as the skipper of the Rockets – by being named to the Kentucky High School Baseball Coaches Hall of Fame on Jan. 14.

  • Building permits continue to increase

     

    After a long economic downturn that started more than a decade ago, it seems the housing market in Shelby County is regaining momentum.

    Triple S executive director Ryan Libke presented to the planning and zoning commission during its regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday a year-end recap that confirmed the housing market has gained some steam over the past five years.

    Libke said, concerning the number of dwelling units permitted, the county had its greatest year in 2004 with 659 but that number rapidly declined to 84 by 2011.

  • TRIPLE S PLANNING COMMISSION Bojangles coming to Shelby

    The Triple S Planning Commission unanimously approved development plans Tuesday for a new Bojangles’ restaurant.

    Kevin Young of Land Design and Development presented to the commission development plans for the restaurant planned for a vacant lot near the intersection of Mortown Way and Old Brunerstown Road, near the recently developed Taco Bell off Taylorsville Road near I-64.

    In the summer, Young also presented plans to the commission for a six-lot commercial center off Old Brunerstown Road that will run front KY 55, Taylorsville Road.