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Today's News

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL – Katayama gets tax incentive

    On Thursday the Shelbyville City Council convened for its first meeting of the month after canceling its previous March meeting due to a lack of agenda items. 

    The council approved a resolution granting an incentive to Katayama American Company.

    Bobby Hudson, president of the Shelby County Industrial and Development Foundation explained to the council that the Kentucky Business Assistance Program, created by the Kentucky General Assembly, would reduce the local 1.5 percent occupational tax to .75 percent for qualifying jobs.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD – Board to consider facility plan recommendations

    The Shelby County Board of Education will continue its conversation regarding future facility plans Thursday.

    The board will convene at 6:30 p.m. at Central Office, 1155 West Main Street and consider approval of the recommendation from the Local Planning Committee on 2017 amended District Facility Plan.

  • Tradition of dedication to industry

    Picture a community completely devoid of industrial parks, only two large companies, and only a small water supply barely adequate to serve its residents.

    That was Shelbyville in the 1950s, before an organization was born that took Shelby from a trickling economic climate to the thriving business community it is today, with seven industrial parks and more than 70 industries.

  • Friendship matters

    An international organization with a Kentucky chapter has come to Shelby County, with the goal of helping kids with disabilities make friends easier, say officials.

    Best Buddies International is a nonprofit organization dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

  • KCHC focuses on scam protection

    When considering what makes up a healthy community, financial health typically does not top the list.  But the Kentucky Coalition for Healthy Communities urges that personal economic health can weigh heavily on our physical health. 

    So on Tuesday, KCHC hosted a panel of experts who shared with a room of about 20 guests the importance of remaining savvy when faced with the growing possibility of becoming a scam target.

  • Former Simpsonville police officer gets 12 years for P.D. robbery

    Terry Putnam was sentenced Monday to 12 years in prison for a 2015 robbery at the Simpsonville Police Department.

    Putnam, the Simpsonville Police officer arrested Jan. 7, 2016, in connection with the November 2015 robbery of thousands of dollars as well as guns and drugs from the Simpsonville Police Department, had pleaded guilty before Shelby Circuit Judge Charles Hickman in January.

    Putnam made an open plea, which left the sentence up to the judge’s discretion.

  • Prom can be a pretty penny

    Between purchasing tickets, dinner, hair, makeup, nails, flowers, photography and a limousine rental, the cost of attending prom can get pricey even before the cost of a dress and the accessories are taken into account.

    According to Promgirl, you can expect to spend between a few hundred and up to a few thousand for the special night.

    In fact, a survey from Visa noted in 2015 that parents spend an average of $989 on their daughters and $893 on their sons to attend prom.

  • Community input needed for new comp plan

    Do you have ideas about how Shelby County’s anticipated population growth should move over the next two decades?

    If so, you should take a moment out of your day Wednesday to stop by the Stratton Center.

    Ryan Libke, Triple S Planning Commission executive director, is seeking input from the community regarding ideas about road improvements and new roads along with other thoughts and ideas about developing the county.

  • Sheriff’s office gets two new deputies

    Two new deputies joined the ranks of the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office last month.

    Kyle Washburn and Justin Harr both started the last week in March.

    Washburn is newly graduated, having recently completed the Department of Criminal Justice’s 22-week academy.

    “Kyle will be a great asset for our office and community,” said Shelby County Sheriff Mike Armstrong.

    Also just coming onboard is Justin Harr. A seasoned officer, Harr has three years of law enforcement experience.

  • Shelby auctioneer earns marketing management designation

    With more and more consumers turning to auctions to buy and sell items, a local auctioneer has taken his experience to the next level in helping his customers in their quest to buy and sell at auction.

    “Auctioneers are expanding their services both live and online,” said Shawn Willard, an auctioneer and co-owner at H. Barry Smith Realtors and Auctioneers, LLC.