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Today's News

  • Fairness group hopes to be heard

    Thursday, members of the Shelbyville City Council will once again hear from members of the Shelby County chapter of Kentuckians for the Commonwealth, a democratic fairness group, as well as members of the Fairness Campaign, an organization dedicated to fair treatment of the gay and lesbian community.

    The two groups are planning to attend the council’s meeting at 6:30 p.m. to discuss the Fairness Ordinance the groups have been proposed several times.

  • Hairspray and memories

    Pleasureville resident and Shelby County High School graduate Megan Ducharm was one of 51 young women competing in the Miss Teen USA pageant in the Bahamas this weekend.

    And while Ducharm didn’t bring home the crown, she did return with memories that will last a lifetime.

    “Everyone there was really nice,” she said. “Everyone in the Bahamas was so nice.”

    And while the majority of her pageant time was spent practicing or competing for the crown, Ducharm said the contestants had a few opportunities to bond and have fun.

  • Blaze destroys Mount Eden Fire Department

    An early morning blaze ripped through the Mount Eden Fire Department Tuesday morning, completly destroying the metal structure and all it contained.

    Lt. John Butler with the Mount Eden Fire Department said the fire occurred at 5:13 a.m., and destroyed the building and virtually all the department owned.

    “We lost a forestry truck, an engine, a tanker [truck] and an SUV,” he said, glancing around as firefighters and investigators milled around the still smoldering scene at about 10 a.m. 

  • NEWS DIGEST: Aug. 6, 2014

    Shelby one of 12 Kentucky libraries

    to receive Kentucky 120 books

    Shelby County Public Library has been selected as one of 12 libraries in the state to receive a copy of the recently published book Kentucky 120.

    The book is a gift from donors who have supported the crowd-source funded project initiated by Frankfort photographer Ed Lawrence and his newly formed publishing company Zedz press.

  • Traffic, stores, shoppers all move smoothly

    After nearly three years of speculation, conversation and construction, the Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass officially opened its doors Thursday morning, greeting a swarm of eager shoppers.

    Crowds were expected to come by the tens of thousands, but throughout the opening day traffic, parking and lines moved smoothly. Shoppers had minimal complaints regarding crowds and mostly offered compliments on their opening day experience.

  • 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.