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  • Young musician earns seat at prestigious camp

     Though she’s not ready to head off college just yet, Shelbyville’s Kimberlee Hebdon will take one major step toward her future as this school year wraps up. A junior at Collins, Hebdon will join 2,500 young artists from around the globe this summer at one of the most renowned art camps in the world.

    “I’m really excited. I think it will give me a lot of chances to grow in the pathway I want to go on,” Hebdon said, noting she looks to major in horn performance in college.

  • TRIPLE S PLANNING COMMISSION - Zone changes proposed for bypass property

    When the Triple S Planning Commission convenes for its regular monthly meeting Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Stratton Center, commissioners will consider a zone change for property located at the intersection of Freedom’s Way and LaGrange Road.  Developers are looking to change the zoning from Agricultural to R-3 (multi-family residential) on 94.89 acres and to C-2 (commercial) on 3.76 acres.

  • Diageo to host groundbreaking Monday

    Just four years after Diageo officials broke ground on the Bulleit Distilling Company off Benson Pike, those officials will again take up shovels on Monday to officially kick-off the ground breaking of their new visitor’s center.

  • Awards season starts next week

    Senior awards nights

  • Town hall to feature local lawmakers

    With the 2018 general assembly over, some Shelby County residents may be wondering how some of the laws passed this year will affect them.

    And soon, they will have the chance to find out.

    Kentuckians for the Commonwealth will host a town hall meeting May 17 with Rep. Rob Rothenburger and Sen. Paul Hornback.

  • Master Gardeners to host sale Saturday

    After a harsh winter, Shelby County residents will soon have a chance to put some color in their lives.

    The Shelby County Master Gardener Association will host its yearly plant sale this weekend, giving residents access to plants out of its members’ very own meticulously curated gardens.

    “What we do is we take plants from our own yards and then we pot them, label them and sell them to the public,” Master Gardener and sale organizer Marie Ridgway said.

  • Fore! a good cause

    It started with just one family facing a hard time.

    Michael Long had been diagnosed with a brain tumor, and 23 years ago, a group of golfers hosted a charity golf tournament to help his family raise money.

    Though Long himself passed away, the tournament took on his name and continued. Since then, it has become one of the county’s biggest annual charity events.

    And this weekend, The Michael Long Memorial Golf Scramble will return to the Shelbyville Country Club for the 23rd time.

  • Simpsonville City Commission: Renter sewer security deposits approved

    Simpsonville’s City Commission approved an ordinance during Monday’s regular meeting that would allow the city to charge security deposits to renters. 

  • Conditions improving at Marian

    A large pile of trash used to be visible when entering the Marian Village Apartment Complex. Now, however, only the largest items remain.

    Shelbyville City Administrator Fred Rogers confirmed that the complex had a new contract with trash collectors that would allow for regular collection of the trash that had been building up for more than a month in both the dumpster and outside of vacant apartments after evictions.

  • KSP investigating fire, 2 deaths

    Two people died Sunday morning in a fire on Gloria Drive in Shelbyille, and Kentucky State Police and the Shelby County Fire Department are investigating for arson.

    The fire reportedly started around 8:30 a.m. in the 100 block of Gloria Drive, which is just east of Shelby County High School off of Frankfort Road. When firefighters arrived on the scene they found the house, garage and a vehicle on fire.