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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Shelby County Fiscal Court: Budget sees 2 percent increase for 2018-19

    Shelby County Fiscal Court heard the first reading of the 2018-2019 budget at its regular meeting on May 15. The county’s proposed budget allocates a total of $22,158,877.34 for use. This represents a two percent increase from last year’s budget.

    “Some of the issues we had to deal with in this budget was our pension costs,” Ison said. “It was very difficult to get exact figures on trying to put this together and to try to get it set up so that we would be in a five-year cycle.”

  • Bagdad Days returns for 26th year

    A yearly favorite in Bagdad is gearing up for its 26th year.

    Bagdad Days, scheduled for this weekend, is a celebration of the community hosted by Bagdad Baptist Church.

    The event features activities such as a 5K, a car giveaway, a parade and a pancake breakfast.

    “It’s a good community event,” event co-chair Carol Hance said.

    Though most of the events are free, Hance said most of the money guests do spend would go back into the community.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Awards season starts next week

    Senior awards nights

  • Shelbyville travel agency under suit

     A Shelbyville-based travel company is facing legal action following a multitude of complaints from several customers who say they are owed thousands for cancelled trips.

    According to a press release, Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear’s office, with assistance from the Shelby County Sherriff’s Office and the Louisville Better Business Bureau, is taking legal action against a Shelbyville-based Travel Crazy for allegedly canceling booked trips and failing to refund more than $91,000 to 40 customers.