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Today's News

  • Bell House Restaurant takes on new partner

     A new face can be seen at the Bell House restaurant in downtown Shelbyville these days.

    In May, Anderly Paller joined the team of Sue and Bob Androit, who opened the restaurant with nearly six years ago.

    Paller, who is originally from Brazil and has lived several places in the U.S., took her time before deciding to get into business with the Andriots.

  • Horse Show Jubilee set to kick off next week

     Flowers are blooming around town and shops are cleaning up their store fronts all in preparation for this year’s annual Shelbyville Horse Show Jubilee, which will bring people from miles around.

    Jubilee festivities kick off next week with the annual breakfast at Undulata Farm Thursday morning at 7:30 a.m.

    According to Eilene Collins, executive director of Shelby Development Corporation, all 29 tables for the event have been sold and they currently have a waiting list for the event.

  • Food bank to expand

    Shelby County’s major food bank – already growing by leaps and bounds in its own right – will soon be feeding even more people.

    That’s because the Serenity Center – which also offers a counseling program – will be taking over the food bank operated by the Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency in September.

    Already providing food to 1,135 people per week, the Serenity Center will now be picking up an additional 8,540 people per year – about 165 per week – served by community action in Shelby County.

  • Norfolk Southern to erect train control towers

    Norfolk Southern has plans to erect 11 63-foot tall towers along its rail lines in Shelby County.

    The positive train control towers, which are part of a federal mandate and must be installed by the end of the year, are designed to increase rail safety by helping prevent train-to-train collisions and derailments caused by excessive speeds, unauthorized train movements in work zones and the movement of trains through switches left in the wrong position, officials say.

  • Non-district schedule is loaded

    The non-district schedules of both local high school football teams will see them face off against some of the top players in the state.

    With Collins and Shelby County in the same district this year, both will have to contend with one of the state’s toughest 4A districts and both have plenty of competition on hand in their seven non-district opponents.

    Based on information in the 2015 Cats’ Pause Football Yearbook, which came out this week, local fans will have a chance to watch several players who will battle for all-state honors.

  • Shelby 10-year-olds advance to state

    With solid play from the top to the bottom of their lineup the Shelby County Little League 10-year-old All-Stars took second in the District II title game Wednesday with a 17-8 win over North Oldham.

    It was a one through nine effort for Shelby, which has been the case for the team, with several players making key contributions throughout the game.

    “To be honest with this team it has been a team effort,”

    All-Stars coach Terry Strong said. “The defense has been really good and we have hit the ball pretty well, too.

  • shelbyville police reports July 17, 2015

    DUI

     

    Lucinda M. Patterson, 40, of 1434 McMakin-McMilin Road was arrested July 10 at 3500 Mount Eden Road and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, second offense, no registration plates, failure to maintain insurance, first offense, operating a suspended or revoked operator’s license and no registration plates.

  • TRIPLE S PLANNING COMMISSION – Farm store looks to locate on U.S. 60

    A retail spot may soon replace some overgrown landscaping along Shelbyville Road west of Shelbyville.

    On Tuesday, the Triple S Planning Commission will consider a zone change request for a 16-acre property just east of Claudia Sanders on the north side of Shelbyville Road when they meet for their regularly scheduled meeting at the Stratton Center, 215 Washington Street at 6:30 p.m.

  • Acklin selected new PSE principal

    Former Simpsonville Elementary School Assistant Principal Artavia Acklin has been selected as the new principal for Painted Stone Elementary.

    While the change will be an adjustment for her, Acklin should be comfortable in her environment.

    As a lifelong resident, Acklin has been with the Shelby County school system for the majority of her life.  She’s a Shelby County High School graduate and has been with SCPS since she graduated from Kentucky State University with a degree in early elementary education.

  • Wakefield-Scearce’s Burnett earns national retail recognition

    Each year The National Retail Federation honors outstanding small business retail owners across the nation for their leadership in the retail industry and their outstanding grassroots support and this year Matt Burnett of Wakefield-Scearce Galleries will fly to Washington, D.C. to stand alongside those recognized.

    Up to 50 Main Street retailers across the nation will be honored as America’s Retail Champions at a reception program during the 2015 Retail Advocates Summit.

    In addition, five finalists and one Champion of the year will also be recognized.