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Today's News

  • Shoppers come from miles around for grand opening

    Shoppers came from near and far for Thursday’s grand opening of the Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass.

    Bringing a shop-till-you-drop attitude and nose for bargains, shoppers found it easy going as crowds stayed manageable throughout most of the day. And that left everyone with a fantastic opinion of the new 364,000-square-foot retail center.

    “I love it; it’s just great!” exclaimed Katrenia Ogle, holding up an armful of bags. Her daughter, Jaelyn Ogle, added, “I got some great back to school stuff.”

  • VIP Night raises $100,000

    The James Graham Brown Cancer Center raised more than $100,000 from donations, silent auctions and ticket sales for Wednesday VIP preview night for the Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass.

    The amount doubled $50,000 raised for charity at Oklahoma City’s outlet opening and is $40,000 more than the Atlanta outlet raised at its VIP night.

  • The show goes on

    Opening night of the Shelbyville Horse Show Wednesday night saw a few extra special touches to mark the show’s 25th year.

    The pavilion was packed with people enjoying great food at tables decorated with the show’s logo and an anniversary emblem.

    While there were some vacant tables in the Horsemen’s Tent, organizers say they were pleased with both the quality of the show as well as the turnout.

  • State approves tax incentives for Katayama expansion

    Shelbyville’s industrial community received a boon Thursday when a local plant got good news from state economic development officials.

    Katayama American Inc. received preliminary approval from the Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority $200,000 in tax incentives toward a $16.8 million addition to its plant on Midland Industrial Drive.

  • Please don’t stop the music

    Many students may dream of participating in the school band or orchestra, but sometimes the cost of a new instrument can be the difference in picking up the trombone and finding a different school activity.

    School music programs offer their share of benefits, and one local church is doing what they can to help.

    Gary Steinhilberand The First Presbyterian Church’s Outreach Committee have been addressing this issue for 11 years.

  • A showing business

    While perusing the isles of Masterpieces for Your Home on Main Street, you can’t miss a booth overflowing with horse related products and Shelby County décor.

    Eeta Sachon, owner of the Parisian Horse, has formed a living out of marketing the Bluegrass State and Shelby County, featuring everything from horseshoe-adorned spoons to Kentucky embroidered pillows.

    And the Shelbyville Horse Show is what got it all started.

    Attending the horse shows in Kentucky inspired her to move to Shelby County.

  • School supplies, get them while they’re hot

    With parents emptying shelves as quickly as employees are stocking them, one might confuse the Walmart back-to-school isles for the shelves on black Friday.

    From pencils to backpacks, carts were being filled Wednesday morning with items in preparation for the new school year, which begins Aug. 13 for students.

    And with the new school year comes new students like Damien Rothrock who’s starting kindergarten at Painted Stone Elementary this year.

    His mother, Alisha Rothrock said her son is very excited.

  • Traffic plan finally in place for mall opening

    Even though it’s estimated that people will be pouring into the county by the tens of thousands for the opening of the Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass Thursday, officials say they are ready for those crowds. Especially law enforcement, which will have about two dozen officers from several departments set to handle the traffic influx.

  • A lasting logo

    As the Shelbyville Horse Show celebrates its 25th anniversary, the show and its logo have become synonymous with Shelbyville.

    The logo for the show, that of a horse’s head and neck adorned with flowing championship ribbons, has been displayed in several prominent spots around the show ring, and this year the logo will also be included on centerpieces of the tables at the pavilion.

  • A Premier stable

    If Shelby County is the Saddlebred Capital, it might be fair to argue that Rob and Sarah Byers, owners of Premier Stables, are current candidates for presidency. 

    Rob Byers said his desire to work with horses was instilled in him at a young age, as his family always had horses.

    “Just being around horseshows and whatnot got me interested in it,” he said.

    Byers said he worked with many breeds through the years, but Saddlebreds grabbed his interest.