Local News

  • #GivingTuesday

    Local officials want to give a global movement in its 4th year, #GivingTuesday, a more personal touch by encouraging people to give to a local organization that funds Shelby County charities.

    “We have a group of people that are going to be going out door to door to ask for dollars,” said Belinda Nichols, Shelby County Chair for Metro United Way.

  • Restaurant tax to be back on city agenda


  • Christmas bows and traffic woes

    Just to get into the stores on Black Friday to fight the crows and lines, customers must first battle the lines and crowds outside stores and navigating a mall parking lot on Black Friday is a lot like a mouse in a maze.

    Officials with the Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass say they are expecting and preparing for a decent crowd this year.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD – Middle school students to receive Chromebooks

    Football season may be nearing its conclusion, but the Shelby County Board of Education pulled off a quarterback sneak Thursday night that essentially resulted in a big victory for middle school students, principals and educators.

    East Middle School principal Rebecca Martin and West Middle principal Lorri Stivers joined in a celebratory line of high fives and handshakes following the meeting to thank the board for its unexpected decision to amend the budget to allow the purchase of Chromebooks for students in grades six through eight for the current school year.

  • Water changeover next week

    Next week Shelbyville residents and those living in surrounding areas may experience some reduction in their water pressure as the Shelbyville Municipal Water and Sewer Commission will be changing its disinfection treatment from chlorine to chloramines.

    “We will not be shutting off water or anything like that,” Shelbyville Municipal Water and Sewer Manager Tom Doyle said.  “We’re flushing out the system.  People might experience lower pressure momentarily if we are working near their homes.”

  • Body found in Shelby identified as missing Oldham County woman

    A farm on Cropper Road was the scene of a murder investigation Tuesday morning, as police recovered the body a missing Oldham County woman.

    “We were led to that location by the suspects who were charged with her murder, but we cannot say whether it’s her remains until they are positively identified at the medical examiner’s office in Louisville,” said Kentucky State Police Trooper Joshua Lawson of Post 5, Tuesday morning.

  • Rockets hammer John Hardin, take Region 2 title

    The doubters just add incentive to the Shelby County High School football team.

    The Rockets found motivation in the fact that Bulldogs were favored despite Shelby’s better record and schedule, and rolled to a 44-14 win at John Hardin Friday to coast to the Region 2 title.

    The Rockets (12-1) pushed the lead far enough to force a running clock on the Bulldogs, despite the fact that perennial power John Hardin had reached the regional finals for the seventh straight year.

  • Matthews named Citizen of Year


  • KSP working Simpsonville investigation

    No arrests have been made in connection with a break-in at the Simpsonville Police Department, but the investigation is still ongoing, officials say.

    Kentucky State Police are continuing with the polygraph procedure this week, said spokesperson Kendra Wilson.

    Simpsonville Police Chief Chip Minnis said he does not know if they plan to run polygraphs on just his personnel or whether they will include everyone that works at city hall.

  • Community Thanksgiving services are Tuesday, Thursday

    Ministers involved in an annual community wide Thanksgiving service coming up Tuesday say they are working to make sure the event will be more memorable than ever this year.

    “We will be replicating what we did last year and using the same template,” said Joey Pusateri, pastor of Simpsonville Christian Church, where the service will be held at 7 p.m. again this year.

    But there is a change on the horizon that Pusateri said he is looking forward to.