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Today's News

  • Open house for Diageo well attended

    A crowd of about 100 turned out Tuesday at an open house for Diageo, the international distilling company that plans to build a facility in Shelby County.

    “It’s a great crowd, we’re very pleased with the reception we’re getting in Shelby County,” said Alix Dunn, director of external communications for Diageo, as she glanced around the crowded room at the Shelbyville Country Club at people milling around, sampling spirits and food made with bourbon.

  • Diageo to present development plan

    The Triple S Planning Commission has a brief but highly anticipated agenda for Tuesday’s regular meeting.

    Diageo will present its development plan for the 300-acre Diageo Distillery and & Warehouses facility planned for Benson Pike during the commission’s 6:30 p.m. meeting at the Stratton Center.

    Diageo is the No. 1 spirits producer in the world, with office in 80 countries, and is behind some of the leading alcoholic beverages on the market today like, Johnnie Walker, Crown Royal, Smirnoff, and Captain Morgan, among many others.

  • Men’s health fair rescheduled

    The men’s health fair held by Jewish Hospital Shelbyville has been pushed back a bit this year, but officials say they don’t expect the timing to hurt the event, in fact, just the opposite.

    “That is perfectly fine,” said Tony Carriss, chair of the committee that is organizing the event. “It’s August twenty-third, from eight to twelve, and really, September is prostate cancer awareness month, so we’re getting pretty close to that, so I think it’s going to work out really well.”

  • 152nd Shelby County Fair: The bigger the animal, the more preparation

    While the youth rabbit show kicked of the Shelby County Fair on Monday, the bulk of the 4-H, youth and open animal shows begin today.

    Many of the animal shows will require a good deal of preparation, but Walt Reichert, the horticulture technician at the Shelby County Cooperative Extension Office and avid chicken and rabbit shower, says there isn’t as much preparation required in the small stock shows as there might be with the larger animals.

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL: Distilleries will need a minimum of 25 acres

    The Shelbyville City Council approved on first reading Thursday a text amendment to the zoning ordinance to allow distilleries on property zoned Agriculture but not without a lengthy discussion.

    The second reading of the ordinance will be at the council’s next meeting on June 26. The June 19 meeting has been cancelled due to scheduling conflicts.

    The proposed changes were originally set to allow distilleries in areas zoned Limited Interchange (X-1), Commercial (C-4), and Agricultural (A) as long as the property had a minimum of five acres.

  • Next step for garbage is collecting bids

    After more than a year, the city of Shelbyville is finally getting close to establish garbage collection for residents.

    At the regular meeting Thursday, the city council unanimously voted to approve the resolution to advertise a Request For Proposal (RFP) and accept bids to become the franchise holder for garbage collection and disposal services in the city of Shelbyville.

  • Crusade totals down locally and statewide

    Collection totals for this year’s WHAS Crusade for Children were down from last year, both statewide and at the local level.

    The telethon took in more than $5.6 million statewide down about 13 percent from last year’s more than $6 million.

    Nevertheless, WHAS Crusade for Children President & CEO Dawn Lee expressed satisfaction with the results.

  • Shelbyville boy raises hundreds for charity

    Dale Swigert is only 7-years-old, but he already has the desire to help others.

    Swigert, who will be in second grade next year at Wright Elementary School, has been hard at work for the past six months raising money to feed hungry children in Ethiopia.

    He does it by selling bracelets made of rubber bands that he makes himself, said his father, Mike Swigert.

  • No injuries in Simpsonville crash, but cleanup extends for 2 days

    No one was injured in a single vehicle crash Sunday afternoon on I-64 in Simpsonville, but the crash shut down the interstate until at least midnight, and even when the roadway opened, it was down to one lane, officials said.

    The delay was from the huge clean up effort after a 2011 Freightliner tractor-trailer crashed near mile marker 29 in Simpsonville and overturned, police said.

  • Charges brought in fight at jail

    Charges have been brought against an inmate at the Shelby County Detention Center in connection with a fight at the facility March 18 that left one of the inmates fighting for his life.

    Ciereon Thompson, 19, of Shelbyville, was indicted by a Shelby County Grand Jury with first-degree assault in the beating of Jonathan Monroe, 24, of Anderson County.

    The charges were brought Wednesday after the grand jury heard the case presented by Shelby County Sheriff’s Detective Jason Rice, the investigating officer in the incident.