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Today's News

  • Now empty, Blue Gables renovation can begin

    About three years ago, the idea to turn the old Blue Gables Hotel into an artisan center started gaining momentum when it was released that the City of Shelbyville was applying for a Community Block Grant to help fund the project.

    The proposed change was to fix a blight area in Shelbyville and create a tourist friendly commercial and retail center on the west end of the city’s downtown commercial area, and on Monday afternoon that plan finally came together.

  • Shelby woman to get ball rolling on wet/dry vote

    A Shelbyville woman is taking steps to start the process for a wet/dry vote for Shelby County.

    Katie Sjothun, a familiar face at Shelby County Fiscal Court meetings no matter what topics are on the agenda, said Tuesday morning that she intended to get the ball rolling for a “wet” election, to enable county businesses to be able to sell packaged alcoholic beverages and offer samples.

    “The county deserves to be [wet],” she said. “Why should wineries sell wine out in the county and a distillery can’t have a tasting room?”

  • Diageo receives local incentive package

    An incentive package and a request for water and sewer service connections were on tap for the Diageo Distillery project at Tuesday’s meeting of the Shelby County Fiscal Court, and both received approval.

    Magistrates authorized Shelby County Judge-Executive Rob Rothenburger to execute documents relating to the economic incentive package, including a waiver of local building construction fees, which could be up to $40,000.

  • Fair continues with horse show tonight

    Shelby County

    Fair Horse Show

    WHEN:7 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday

    WHERE: Shelby County Fairgrounds

    TICKETS:Gate admission, $5, box seats, $75 for 6 seats

    MORE INFO:502-647-0076

    With room for more horses this year because of the availability of the livestock barn at the fairgrounds, horse show officials say they are really excited about having a bigger show this year.

  • Fair prepares for horse show

    The 2014 Shelby County Horse Show, which begins tomorrow [Wednesday] promises to be bigger and better than ever, organizers say, and it’s partly due to the way the fair schedule was structured this year.

    “It’s [horse show] still part of the fair, but because it’s not part of the fair week, where the livestock animals are here, we can put stalls up in the livestock barn, which means we have more stabling available,” said show secretary, Beth Snider.

    Horse Show Manager R.H. Bennett agreed.

  • 152nd Shelby County Fair: Weather dampens opening

    The weather may not have rained on any parades in Shelby County this week, but the Shelby County Fair was high on Mother Nature’s priority list for showings of wrath.

    Thunderstorms darkened the skies, unleashing downpours Monday and Tuesday, the first two nights the fair opened, and scattered showers threatened on Wednesday night.

  • Hummingbirds in your backyard

    Birdwatchers, gardeners and backyard enthusiasts are busy filling their red plastic feeders with sugar water as summer approaches in hopes of attracting a large selection of the swift, speedy, allusive hummingbird.

    The species include the smallest bird in the world – the bee hummingbird – and they can fly up to 30 miles per hour. When diving, their wings can flap 200 times per second, and they can travel at over 60 miles per hour.

    Hummingbirds hover, fly sideways, backwards and have even been known to go upside-down.

  • Seven Counties to stay open despite bankruptcy

    Seven Counties Services, one of Kentucky’s largest behavioral providers, with an office in Shelbyville, will not be closing its doors or cutting any services because of declaring bankruptcy, officials say.

  • All atwitter for mystery cash man

    Shelbyville could soon join the ranks of cities with citizens scouring the landscape looking for rolls of cash.

    A phenomenon that began just three weeks ago with a Twitter account in San Francisco is very close to starting in Shelbyville, if one man has his way.

    “No one knows my identity or that I plan on doing this. Not even my family. I plan to keep my identity a secret,” he said via E-mail, even refusing to share his name with The Sentinel-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.