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  • The newly created living history theatrical production, “Voices From the Past,” sponsored by Wakefield-Scearce Galleries in partnership with the Shelby County Community Theatre, is scheduled for one special evening, Saturday, Sept. 8, at Historic Science Hill....

  • A restaurant opened in 1968 by Col. Harland Sanders – the famous founder of Kentucky Fried Chicken – and his wife, Claudia, has been acknowledged by readers of Kentucky Living magazine as having some of the most delicious fried chicken in Kentucky. The Claudia Sanders Dinner House, owned by Thomas and Cherry Settles, was among readers’ top three picks....

  • New bourbon-centric restaurant opens in Shelbyville, KY. Bourbon Kitchen at 524 creates inclusive community gathering space...

  • Planning has begun for the next step toward building a Visitor Center at the new Bulleit Distilling Co. in Shelbyville, KY....

  • Jeptha Creed Distillery is happy to announce it will be filling its 500th barrel on the date of the distillery’s first anniversary—which also happens to be Veteran’s Day. ...

  • Jeptha Creed and Kentucky Derby Festival officials announce Jeptha Creed as the Official Vodka of the Kentucky Derby Festival and the launch of their cocktail passport book....

  • Historical researchers and authors are one of the main reasons we are able to know so much about the early settlement days of the Kentucky frontier. Relying on these sources, the Painted Stone Settlers, Inc. are able to accurately re-enact the evacuation of Squire Boone’s Painted Stone Station each Sept. Several prominent authors will take part in this year’s event on Saturday, Sept. 8 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Red Orchard Park in Shelbyville, Ky....

  • Thank you for your interest in ShelbyKY If you are interested in writing a story about the American Saddlebred Capital of the World, we’re here to help. We have Press Kits, Photos, and Video footage available for editorial use....

  • Shelbyville, Simpsonville and Shelby County continue to draw visitors to its many attractions, restaurants, shops and lodgings. Last year, these visitors spent over $180,000 on any given day and generated $30,063 in combined state and local tax revenues. This is great news for Shelby County, where tourist spending in our community for 2016 increased 4.7 percent over 2015....

  • When looking for a permanent spot for a settlement along the Kentucky frontier in the 18th century, Squire Boone selected a site in present-day Shelby County. He built a fort along the banks of Clear Creek in 1779/1780, amidst the ongoing turmoil of the Revolutionary War. Many...

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