August 31, 2023 - The 1885 Historic Courthouse will be closed starting September 2nd for maintenance to the building. The closure will possibly last the whole month of September.
The Shelby County Commissioners' Court and the Shelby County Historical Commission have been working together to facilitate needed repairs to ensure the longevity of the Irish Castle. Maintenance includes treating for termites along with fresh paint inside and the installation of period appropriate lighting.
Shelby County Judge Allison Harbison expressed the courthouse is priceless and anything that we can do to preserve the 138-year-old historic building is good.
Plans are to have the repairs completed in time for the Poultry Festival in October.