• 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.

  • Cardwell House is expanding

     A familiar face in Shelbyville recently upgraded and added an extra room.

    The Cardwell House, which sits in the center of downtown Shelbyville across from the police department, was recently expanded to create more space for the offices that it houses which include the Shelby County Industrial Development, Chamber of Commerce and Shelby Development according to Libby Adams, executive director for SCID.

    With the work nearing completion, Adams said they’re just waiting for the Certificate of Occupancy.

  • Shelby Tourism has a new home

     The ShelbyKY Tourism Commission and Visitors Bureau has found a new home for their Welcome Center.

    The offices moved from sharing space with the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce, the Shelby County Industrial Foundation and Shelby Development at the Cardwell House in downtown Shelbyville to its own historic house located at the other end of the city.

    The ShelbyKY Tourism Commission and Visitors Bureau has been around since 1989, but the new location, which opened on May 1st at 1011 Main Street, came with extended hours – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.