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Today's News

  • 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.

  • SCHS grad to compete for Miss Teen USA

    Megan Ducharm, a Shelby County High School graduate, is headed to the Bahamas this week with the anticipation of being crowned Miss Teen USA.

    “I’ve never been a crazy pageant girl,” Ducharm joked, explaining that she has only participated in a handful of pageants for fun over the last few years.

    Last year, Ducharm was the first runner-up for Miss Kentucky Teen.

  • School district recognized for military support

    This month, Shelby County Public Schools was selected as one of ten finalists for The Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award, and although it didn’t win the national award the district was recognized with the Pro Patrai Award during Thursday’s board of education meeting.

    Robert S. Silverthorn, Jr., Employer Support of The Guard and Reserve [ESGR] Field Committee Chairman of the Kentucky Committee, presented the award to the board.

    The award is presented to nominees that have shown a great deal of support to Guard and Reserve employees.

  • Scammers target student families

    If you have recently purchased books from a student knocking on your door and claiming they attend school with your child, you may have been deceived. 

    Shelby County Public Schools Public Relations Coordinator Ryan Allan said the district has received several calls over the past two weeks from parents inquiring about a suspected scam occurring in the area.

    “We’ve gotten some phone calls from all over the county where this person is claiming they have some affiliation with the school system and wants to sell books,” Allan said.