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Today's News

  • Distillery struts into city

    The Shelbyville city council offers a short agenda for Thursday’s regularly scheduled meeting to be held at city hall, 315 Washington Street.

    On the brief line-up, a second reading on an ordinance annexing property owned by Rut ‘N Strut Distillery into the City of Shelbyville.

  • Minister comes full circle

    Mark Williams switched gears from sports to the pulpit years ago and has never looked back, especially now that he is the newly installed pastor at an historic church in Louisville.

    “It’s a great church; I’m thrilled to pastor here at Walnut Street Baptist,” he said of his new post, a church founded in 1848 when two Baptist churches in downtown Louisville joined.

  • Kosair to build $8 million facility in Shelby

    By next summer, Shelby County will be home to a new pediatric Kosair Children’s Hospital facility.

    Josh Honaker, president of Kosair Children's Hospital of Norton Health Care, headed up a presentation at Claudia Sanders Dinner House Tuesday to announce that construction on an $8 million facility will begin in Governor’s Square this fall and that it should be operational by 2015.

    “Our plan is that by next spring or summer, we’ll have the pediatric facility open and functional,” he said.

  • Donnell withdraws from judge’s race

    Shelby County Commonwealth Attorney Laura Donnell has pulled out of the race for District Judge Division I, leaving only one candidate in the race for that seat.

    Donnell withdrew her candidacy on Friday, meaning J.R. RoBards is now running unopposed for the seat vacated by Linda Armstrong in March when she retired, citing health reasons.

    Donnell said that she pulled out because she believes she can do more good for the community as the commonwealth attorney.

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL: Rut ‘N Strut one step closer to opening

    The Shelbyville City Council approved the first reading of an ordinance to annex into the city fifty acres of property on Gordon Lane that will soon be the home of Rut ‘N Strut Distillery, LLC during Thursday evening’s regularly scheduled council meeting.
    The Netherys have asked to have the property annexed so they could operate with less than a 100-acre lot and so they could sell their distilled spirits on site.

  • Firing a Bulleit

    With shovels in hand, Diageo and Kentucky officials stood before a crowd yesterday morning and took part in the ground-breaking ceremony for The Bulleit Distilling Company, and officially tabbed the bourbon and rye distiller’s home as Shelby County.

    “What an exciting day, not only for Shelby County but indeed for the entire commonwealth of Kentucky,” Governor Steve Beshear said. “These folks could have built this distillery anywhere, they chose here in Shelby County and you folks in Shelby County ought to feel proud about that.”

  • Former school board employee indicted for embezzlement

    A former Shelby County Public School payroll clerk has been indicted on embezzlement charges, with a minimum theft of $80,000; the actual amount has not yet been disclosed.

    “A Shelby County Grand Jury returned on indictment today,” said Shelby County Commonwealth Attorney Laura Donnell Wednesday.

    Benita W. Anglin, 54, of Frankfort, is charged with 24 counts in all, including 8 counts of theft by unlawful taking over $10,000 but under $1 million.

  • Simpsonville City Commission: Residents voice criticism of mall traffic

    A group of about 20 residents of neighborhood on the outskirts of Simpsonville turned out Wednesday to voice loud disapproval of the way traffic control was handled during the first two weeks after the opening of the Outlet Mall of the Bluegrass.

    The group has been dissatisfied with the results of recent road construction on Veechdale and Buck Creek roads, and several encountered huge backups trying to get back and forth from their homes during the first two weekends after the mall opened on July 31.

  • Volunteers needed to help circulation petition for wet/dry election

    With only two weeks left to gather thousands of signatures needed to hold a wet/dry election for Shelby County, organizers are in dire need of volunteers.

    Five thousand signatures are needed by Sept. 5, and organizer Katie Sjothun said that at last count she had just over 1,000.

    With that date looming ever near, Sjothun has been stepping up efforts both in trying to circulate the petition and to recruit volunteers to help her do that.

  • Shelbyville City Council: Trash, recycling ordinance to take next step

    After a long anticipated wait, the Shelbyville City Council will finally take the next, and most important, step in exploring the concept of citywide garbage and recycling collection.

    At Thursday’s regular meeting, 6:30 p.m. at city hall, 315 Washington Street in Shelbyville, the council will review the final RFPs.

    During a council meeting earlier this month, City Attorney Steve Gregory said that he expected to have the RFPs ready by last week. However, Gregory explained that there are some things within the RFP specs that still need to be wrapped up.