• Sales of cool treats heat up

     As the days get hotter and longer, you’ll see more and more people screaming for ice cream, especially in July, which is National Ice Cream Month.

    And in Shelbyville there are several options to serve up scoops this summer including some new comers, like Harvest Coffee and Café, and a few tried and true favorites, like Homemade Pie and Ice Cream Kitchen and Baskin Robbins.

    Harvest Coffee and Caféis the newest ice cream player, but they feature a well-known brand in Comfy Cow.

  • Housing market moving fast

    The trend toward houses spending less time on the market is continuing; say those in the real estate arena, which bodes well for the economy.

    “There’s certainly less days on the market,” said Chuck Kavanaugh, executive vice president of the Building Industry Association of Greater Louisville, which includes the Shelby County chapter.

  • Swifty’s swift closure leaves a hole in service

    Pumping our own gas may seem like a minor inconvenience for us in times of inclement weather, but for individuals like Glen Franklin pumping gas unassisted can be a major hassle.

    That is because Franklin, like several others in Shelby County, is confined to a wheel chair, and despite an Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) that requires “gas stations to provide equal access for their customers with disabilities,” Franklin said the assistance is rarely offered.

  • Trying to beat the early heat


  • TRIPLE S PLANNING COMMISSION – Plans progress for Simpsonville McDonald’s

    With a development plan approval in hand, McDonald’s is one step closer to a Simpsonville location but not everyone is loving it.

    Joe Watson with American Engineers presented the development plans to the Triple S Planning Commission Tuesday evening for the 4,490-square-foot restaurant planned for 1101 Buck Creek Road that included three waivers and three variances, several of which did not sit well with Dan Davilla, manager of The Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass.

  • CUB to renovate Walmart branch

    The Citizens Union Bank branch at the Shelbyville Walmart will soon get a facelift.

    But even better than a new modern look, the transformation will give bank customers more space to do their banking, actually allowing them to walk into the bank instead of standing out in the aisle of the store, said Ben Wathen, CUB’s senior vice president for retail banking.

    “That’s the whole goal of the project,” he said.

  • Cedarmore plans big summer

     As summer rolls in and kids grow bored in the long hot days that lie ahead, many parents look to summer camps to provide entertainment for the restless legs running about.

    Cedarmore Camp provides just that for those looking for a camp that provides Christ-centered worship and Gospel teaching.

    Cedarmore, which has been working with Crossings Ministries since 1997, is located near Bagdad and is open to students in third through 12th grades.

  • TRIPLE S PLANNING COMMISSION – McDonald’s planned for Simpsonville

    While gossip concerning Simpsonville’s future development has stalled recently, it seems there is finally some merit to the McDonald’s rumor.

    On Tuesday, the Triple S Planning Commission will hear development plans for a McDonald’s restaurant planned for 1101 Buck Creek Road on the outskirts of the Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass, the lot formerly occupied by a BP station.

    The restaurant will sit adjacent to two other newly established restaurants: Culvers and Bob Evans.

  • Changes coming in childcare

    Need a four-star childcare or early education center and don't know where to start looking?

    As soon as next year, parents will find such searches easier, thanks to upcoming changes in how the state rates the facilities.

    One change is that while participation in the STARS for KIDS NOW is voluntary, that will change by the end of 2016, when the new standards are implemented. New legislation will require all facilities that receive public funds to be inspected to receive from 1 to 4 stars.

  • Smelling the coffee

    Come fall, the Shelbyville Kroger store will add yet another feature to its growing list of amenities.

    A Starbucks Coffee stand will open in the store, said Jeremy Wheatley, manager of the Shelbyville Kroger store, who added that he does not have an exact date for that event.

    “We don’t know yet, the last word I got late last week was late September or early October,” he said.

    Wheatley said the stand would be located near the dining area for customers at the front of the store.