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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.

  • A growing good time

    Master Gardener Art Show

    When:9 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday

    Where:Shelby County Cooperative Extension Office, 1117 Frankfort Road

    What:Plants, art, food

    Admission:Free

    When the calendar flipped to welcome spring last month, many people took advantage of the idyllic weather with a little spring-cleaning. But with the season now in full swing, it is the perfect time to start thinking about sprucing up the exterior of your home, as well.

  • Comp plan open house well attended

    Nearly two hundred people headed out to the Stratton Center Wednesday to check out recommendations for growth management for Shelby County for the next couple of decades.

    Ryan Libke, executive director of the Triple S Planning and Zoning Commission, said he was pleased with the attendance by the public to the open house to present the updated comprehensive plan for the county, an all-day event.

    “We’ve had close to a hundred and fifty people come through,” he said in mid-afternoon. The event continued through the evening Wednesday.

  • Producing freshness

    The Shelby County Farmers’ Market returns tomorrow and organizers say they are eager to kick off a 16th season.

    “We open on Saturday and we’re hoping for good weather and a good turnout,” said Lea Miller, president of the market, adding that she expects to have a good showing from farmers and crafters alike.

    “I hope to have at least thirty [vendors] there – it will be wonderful,” she said.