Local News

  • KY 55 crash claims 2

    A woman and a child are dead after a two-vehicle crash at KY 55 and Old Brunerstown Road at 6:51 p.m. Friday night which injured three others, said police.

    Kayla Weiver, 18, of Taylorsville was pronounced dead at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville, and Dennis Chapman, 19 months, was pronounced dead at Norton's Children's Hospital by the Jefferson County Coroner's Office.

  • Shooting suspect identified in break-in at Simpsonville Baptist


  • Parks program earns award

    Shelbyville/Shelby County Parks and Recreation has been recognized for having an outstanding program of children’s camps.

    The park received the Outstanding Program of the Year Award at the annual Kentucky Recreational and Park Society conference Nov. 16.

    Park Program Director Jeff Ware said that he and other park staff were very appreciative of the award.

    “We are pretty proud of it, it’s always a good thing when a program is recognized on a state level,” he said.

  • Angel tree to serve 300 children

    The good news is that the Angel Tree program, which provides toys for children in need at Christmas time, is up and running after an uncertain beginning this holiday season.

    But unfortunately, less than 300 children are being served, compared to three times that many last year, said officials from the Salvation Army, the entity that puts on the event each year.

  • SnoGo a go

    Much to the dismay of young children around the district, school cancellations due to inclement weather may soon become a thing of the past in Shelby County. 

    The district announced this week that they are now ready to implement non-traditional instructional days, called SnoGo.

    “When the first significant snowfall happens that would normally cancel school, on that day we will do a SnoGo day,” SCPS public relations Coordinator Ryan Allan said.

  • Top toys of the year

    Ask any adult what they want for Christmas this year and they’ll likely tell you something along the lines of, “Oh, it doesn’t matter” or “I don’t care.”  Ask a child that same question, however, and chances are you’ll get a contrasting response. 

    With wish lists as lengthy and detailed as an Ikea bunk bed instruction manual, kids know exactly what they want each Christmas and have little reservations about sharing their lists.

  • Shelbyville City Council to discuss Sunday alcohol sales

    The Shelbyville City council added several items to their agenda following press time Tuesday afternoon.  One addition to their agenda will be a discussion on expanded packaged alcohol sales to Sunday.

    Shelbyville Mayor Tom Hardesty said the discussion is in response to the county considering Sunday sales for alcohol.

    “We want to make sure that we keep our local merchants in mind, too,” he said.   “And be sure we are not putting them in an economic disadvantage.”

  • Preparing for winter

    With the official start of winter looming on Dec. 21, Shelby’s road crews say preparations are nearly complete for inclement weather.

    Whether that weather comes in the form of ice, snow or sleet, Shelby County Road Supervisor Craig Myatt said his crews have readied their equipment and supplies are in.

  • Magic moments on ice

    The Nutcracker, already breathtaking as a classic ballet, will hit the ice on Dec. 17 and four Shelby County youths are among the cast.

    Sophie Mackens, Sarah Dutton, Evan Whitlow and Bethany Perkins, all members of Louisville Skating Academy, will perform a variety of roles in LSA's annual production of the Nutcracker on Ice. 

    The four, along with the rest of the cast, have been preparing since October at Louisville's Iceland Sports Complex, practicing gravity defying jumps and dazzling spins.

  • Community Christmas will be Dec. 13

    The Shelby County community will once again rally around families struggling to make it through the Christmas holiday with an event that has long-standing roots.

    Community Christmas, which started in 2004 as Christmas at Claudia’s, is a joint effort between Operation Care and Shelby Industries and this year’s event will be Dec. 13.

    And while fewer children will be served than last year’s 1,100, this year’s event will see about 400 children receive an extra toy and a food basket to fill a need for the holidays.