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Today's News

  • Willowbank earns Breeder of the Year

    Next week Willowbank Farm will be honored with theAmerican Saddlebred Horse Association Breeder Of The Year Award during this year’s Super Convention in Boston.

    “Of course we are very honored to have received this,” Joan Lurie of Willowbank Farm said.  “It’s nice to have your peers recognize your efforts.”

    Recipients of the award are nominated by their peers and selected by the Board of Directors based upon their successful show performance during their competition year.

  • Hornback, Montell to talk to constituents at library

    Shelby County’s state legislators will set up shop at the Shelby County Public Library on Saturday, giving their constituents a chance to stop by and voice their concerns for the upcoming 2016 legislative session.

    State Sen. Paul Hornback (R-Shelbyville) and state Rep. Brad Montell (R-Shelbyville) will be in the Reading Room at the library, 309 8th Street in Shelbyville, from 9:30 a.m. to noon Saturday.

    Montell said he’s looking forward to the event.

  • Hot home market

    The temperatures in Kentucky right now might be unpredictable, but the mortgage forecast in Shelby County certainly hot.

    SmartAsset, a New York financial technology company, recently released its second annual study on the Best Places to Get a Mortgage and determined that Shelby County was ranked among one of the top 10 best counties in the state for securing a loan.

    To determine the top markets in the state, SmartAssest compared the likelihood of mortgage approval by county, mortgage rates, average five-year borrowing costs, and property taxes.

  • Special election will allow sales at winery

    A special election held yesterday in Cropper will allow the sale of packaged wine at a winery on Christiansburg Road. Out of a total of 1,002 registered voters in the Cropper precinct, 77 showed up at the polls, casting 66 votes in favor and 11 votes against.

  • Teen’s death investigation yields more information

    Investigators reviewing the death of a teenage girl at a juvenile detention facility say they cannot speculate on whether the use of force on girl upon her arrival there had anything to do with her death.

  • History in the making

    If you’re looking to envelop yourself in the deep roots of Shelbyville you don’t need a time machine, just a computer.

    Since December, local photographer Jim Cleveland has spent countless hours uploading thousands of local, historical images to a Facebook account, giving visitors to the page a rich history lesson.

    “We’ve had about 55,000 glances at these [photos] from what it’s showing on the reports,” Cleveland said.

  • ‘Booger’s Bench’ installed on Main Street

    An iconic figure in Shelbyville who passed away two years ago is surely smiling down from heaven, his friends say, after a touching memorial to him was finally installed Tuesday on Main Street.

    A brand new metal bench situated in front of the 2nd Street parking lot will soon bear a plaque sporting the name William “Booger Bill” Pearson.

  • Owning their environment

    With a couch, colorful string lights, palm trees on the wall and even a ball pit, Erika Darin’s class seems more like a lounge than a classroom.  But her students don’t treat the class like a play place. 

    The students in Darin’s second grade class at Simpsonville Elementary are on task and concentrating on their work. 

    As you look around the room, you see focused students learning in a way that works best for each of them.

  • Employee put on leave after teen’s death at Lincoln Village

    A Lincoln Village Juvenile Detention Center employee was placed on special investigative leave with pay earlier this week after a teen died within 24 hours of her arrival at the Elizabethtown facility earlier this month, according to the Kentucky Department of Juvenile Justice.

    Gynnya McMillen, 16, died Jan. 11 at Lincoln Village following a reported domestic violence incident at her mother’s residence in Shelbyville in the early morning hours of Jan. 10.

  • Diageo distillery should be complete by year’s end

    While the site is active and bourbon is already aging on Benson Road, it will be nearly another year before Diageo’s Bulliet Bourbon Co. is fully up and running with production.

    “There may be some things happening, but for it to be fully operational, and really going like it’s expected, that will be the end of the year,” said Ashley Bauer, spokesperson for Diageo.

    She added that a timeframe mentioned at a media event at the distillery in mid-October about production beginning this summer had not been made precisely clear.