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Today's News

  • TRIPLE S PLANNING COMMISSION - Burger King development moves forward

    The first steps are in place for the development of a new fast food selection in Shelby County.

  • Longtime farmer honored

    In 1974 when he was a senior in high school, Ronnie Poole planted not only his first crop of tobacco, but also the seeds of what would become a lifetime labor of love – farming.

    Forty-three years later, he has reaped his greatest harvest – recognition of nearly a half century of devotion to agriculture.

    Taking the podium amid thunderous applause after being named 2017Shelby County Farmer of the Year, he took a deep breath in what was clearly an emotional moment.

  • Businesses gearing up for Small Business Saturday

    With the coming of the holiday season the national Small Business Saturday movement is back for its 7th season, an event local retailers are embracing more and more each year.

    Eilene Collins, executive director of Shelby Main Street, said that merchant participation has been increasingly steadily for the event since its inception in 2010.

    “We had a kickoff for that last month,” she said. “We invited business owners to breakfast and to pick up their supplies. All of the downtown businesses who wanted supplies have them.”

  • Living the stream

    When Jessica Neal graduated from Shelby County High School, she had no idea what the future had in store.

    “I had no idea that I would be in California and have this amazing career,” she said. “It never occurred to me.”

    Netflix Inc. recently announced the promotion of Neal to the position of Chief Talent Officer, leading the group responsible for culture, human resources, recruiting and coaching the global team behind the world's leading internet entertainment service.

  • Tis the season of shopping

    Though Thanksgiving is fresh on our minds, many consumers are ready to pack up the leftovers and tackle their Christmas shopping.  So tomorrow, as our kitchenware is just hitting the dishwasher, millions of consumers will hit the stores.

    In fact, 20 percent of consumers considering shopping over the holiday weekend say they plan to shop on Thanksgiving Day, according to the annual survey released today by the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights & Analytics.

  • New professional group hopes to promote political activity

    Two Shelby County men have established a professional organization with an eye on encouraging young people to run for public office.

    Kendall Law and Austin Redmon co-founded the Shelby County Young Professionals Association in September. The group meets monthly, and just hosted its most recent meeting yesterday [Thursday].

  • Economic development leader honored

    Once again, one of Shelby County's most respected leaders in the economic development sector has earned prestigious honors for outstanding achievements.

    Libby Adams, executive director of the Shelby County Industrial and Development Foundation, was one of three in her field to receive the annual Outstanding Service Award from the Kentucky Association of Economic Development (KAED).

  • Resurrecting the Red Lion

    After long anticipation, the restaurant at Science Hill has returned and another dining option is ready to follow.

    The Red Lion is making its resurgence after at least four decades in the dark, Wakefield-Scearce Galleries CFO Matt Burnett said.

    “It was open in the sixties and seventies,” Burnett said, noting they are ready to resurrect the small pub.

  • Tiptoeing toward the Bourbon Trail

    Three years after announcing their intent to develop a local distillery, Diageo’s Bulleit Bourbon is ready to put Shelby County on the Bourbon Trail map.

    “We are exploring the possibility of opening a visitor’s center at the Bulleit Distilling Co. and are working with the Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet on potential incentive opportunities,” a spokesperson for Diageo stated.  “This is part of that process.”

  • Thanks-giving back

      For most of us, Thanksgiving means over indulging, it means a plethora of leftovers spilling out of our refrigerators, it means napping on the couch and resting up for a day of overspending on Black Friday.

    But volunteers hope the community considers the day to also means sharing our blessings with those facing hardships.

    Brenda Jackson, who each year helps host a community Thanksgiving Day meal, said her community meal is still in need of more volunteers.