Bulleit Distilling Co. announces plans for Visitor Center

by: Velda Imel

Construction will soon begin on a nearly $10 million Visitor Center at the Bulleit Distilling Co. in Shelbyville, Kentucky. Today, Bulleit Distilling Co. and Diageo executives joined Shelby County elected and community leaders to celebrate the start of construction and enjoy a toast with founder Tom Bulleit. The Visitor Center is expected to open to the public in 2019. “It’s a thrill to realize that…

Louisville Water Company begins work to send its drinking water to Shelbyville

by: Velda Imel

SHELBYVILLE, Ky. (Nov. 3, 2017) — Louisville Water is ready to begin installing a large water main along Interstate 64 East that will deliver its drinking water to the city of Shelbyville. Leaders with Louisville Water, Shelbyville Municipal Water & Sewer Commission (Shelbyville Water) and the City of Shelbyville on Friday broke ground on a long-awaited project. When completed in the spring of 2019, Louisville Water can…

2017 Will Be Another Big Year for Bourbon

by: Velda Imel

This year is shaping up to be a hot one for Kentucky’s signature spirit. If you’ve traveled recently between Lexington and Louisville on I-64, you’ve probably noticed the beautiful new Jeptha Creed facility in the works in Shelbyville. The new bourbon and spirits distillery will feature grain recipes made from rare heirloom Bloody Butcher corn. Founded by the Nethery family of Shelby County, Jeptha Creed…

Bulleit Distilling Co. Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

by: Velda Imel

FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 14, 2017) – Gov. Matt Bevin joined Tom Bulleit, founder of Bulleit Distilling Co., and local officials today in opening the company’s Shelbyville distillery, part of a $130-plus million investment creating approximately 30 full-time jobs. “It is an honor to join Bulleit Distilling Co. today to celebrate the opening of its new distillery in Shelbyville,” Gov. Bevin said. “Bourbon, in addition to its status…

City of Shelbyville Signs Pipeline Contract

by: Admin

Mayor Hardesty informed the council that the pipeline is on its way. More Here: http://www.sentinelnews.com/content/shelbyville-city-council-%E2%80%93-city-signs-pipeline-contract

Kentucky Wins Major National Award for Business Creation

by: Velda Imel

Site Selection magazine awards Governor’s Cup for most business projects per capita.  Pictured with the  Governor are members of the Shelby County Industrial and Development Foundation, Libby Adams – Executive Director and Bobby Hudson – President/CEO. FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 3, 2015) – The nation is taking notice of Kentucky’s record-breaking 2014 economic development efforts. Gov. Steve Beshear today announced that Kentucky placed first nationally in…

RFC earns 2nd SHARP certification

by: Velda Imel

Roll Forming Aerospace earns SHARP status for excellence in safety Company joins elite list of only 22 active SHARP facilities in Kentucky SHELBYVILLE, Ky. (Nov. 10, 2014) — Deputy Secretary Rocky Comito of the Kentucky Labor Cabinet today presented Roll Forming Aerospace a plaque and a flag signifying the company’s certification under the Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP). Roll Forming has approximately 90…

Sonoco Job Fair

by: Velda Imel

NOW HIRING.  New Plant Opening in 2014!! Two-day Career Fair for their new plant in Shelbyville.  Tuesday, November 4th and Wednesday, November 5th. Location:  Kentucky Career Center, 88 Brunerstown Road, Shelbyville. Time:  8:00 am – 4:30 pm Hiring:  Quality Technicians (2nd and 3rd shifts)  Packers/Assemblers (all shifts)  Material Handlers

Louisville International Airport unveils Taxiway Alpha

by: Velda Imel

Louisville International Airport officials unveiled Taxiway Alpha on Tuesday, October 21, 2014.  The $46.6 million project, which began construction in 2007, enables the airport to handle much larger cargo loads.  The taxiway is 10,000 feet long and 100 feet wide.  It is capable of handling the Airbus A380 and the Boeing 747-8, which can carry up to 1 million pounds.  The new taxiway provides flexibility…

Shelbyville Receives an ISO Class 2 Rating

by: Velda Imel

In 2014, the City of Shelbyville was examined using a Fire Suppression Rating Schedule (FSRS) by the Insurance Services Office (ISO), a company that reviews and sets ratings for communities and facilities based on risks and in their case, the communities’ ability to protect its citizens from fire.  Shelbyville received a Class 2 rating which puts them in a very small and elite group nationwide.…