Local News

  • Going out with a bang

     One local man certainly had a blast over the weekend.

    Shelbyville’s Andrew "AJ" Stivers enjoyed an extraordinary opportunity on Sunday when he joined Gov. Matt Bevin in pushing the ceremonial plunger that detonated the implosion of Frankfort’s Capital Plaza Tower. 

    “It was a once-in-a lifetime opportunity,” Stivers said, explaining while the plunger was just symbolic, the experience was exciting, nonetheless.

  • TRIPLE S PLANNING COMMISSION - Comprehensive Plan workshop to follow meeting

     The Triple S Planning commission will hear an update on the Comprehensive Plan Tuesday during its regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the Stratton Center, 215 Washington Street.  Following the meeting, the commission will host a workshop on the plan.  The workshop will not be a public hearing, therefore no input from attendees will be gathered at this meeting.

    The commission has hosted several open house events over the past year in order to gather input from the community on where they would like to see growth occur over the next two decades.

  • Dogwood Art Gallery celebrating a year of success

     Dogwood Art Gallery & Gifts is celebrating its one-year anniversary next weekend and members of the committee say things have been going great.

    Sherrie Head, gallery committee member and treasurer of the Shelby Regional Arts Council, which the gallery supports, said over the past year they’ve learned a lot about what works and what doesn’t work for them as they get a good grasp on what the community wants.

  • Mountain Workshop considering Shelby County

    Western Kentucky University’s School of Journalism and Broadcasting is eying Shelby County for its annual Mountain Workshop.

    “It’s such an amazing opportunity,” said Katie Fussenegger, Executive Director of the

    ShelbyKY Tourism & Visitors Bureau.

    WKU and the tourism department came together for an informative session last week to discuss the workshop.

  • Methadone clinic coming to Shelby

    Within a couple of weeks, Shelbyville could be home to a medical facility and drug treatment center for addicts, but not everyone is pleased to see center housed in Shelbyville.

    The drug treatment facility will serve as a center to help those addicted to opioids.

  • Apparent murder/suicide leaves mother mourning

    Samantha Fowler stifled a sob as she described the day her life was shattered as she discovered the lifeless bodies of her mother and her daughter.

    Her mother, Julia Cash-Owens, 63, and her 14-year-old handicapped daughter, Aurelia Castillo, 14, both died by gunshot in an apparent murder-suicide.

  • Lincoln dinner brings Republicans

    More than 200 Republicans turned out at Claudia Sanders Dinner House Saturday for the Shelby County Republican Party’s annual Lincoln Day Dinner.
    The attendance was a varied as the menu, with local Republicans in every sector, from local lawmakers Sen. Paul Hornback and Rep. Rob Rothenburger to elected officials from Judge-Executive Dan Ison to magistrates, city council members and more. Speakers included Leland Conway, State

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD - Tensions high regarding SB-1

     Shelby County Public Schools Superintendent James Neihof kicked off Thursday’s school board meeting with a discussion regarding Senate Bill 1.

  • New school to be named for Marnel Moorman

    On Thursday, the Shelby County Board of Education voted in favor of naming the district’s new Preschool-8th grade school for former Shelby County teacher and Kentucky Education Association President Marnel Moorman.

    Ryan Allan, the district’s public relation coordinator, said the naming committee, made up of students, board members, administrators and members of the community, worked for several weeks to come up with their recommendation. 

  • Collins hosts VEX state tournament

     Collins High School hosted the Kentucky State High School Vex Robotics Championship over the weekend and saw 44 teams vie for a slot in the VRC World Championship, which will be in Louisville next month.  The district sent seven teams into the competition, with six from Collins and one from Shelby County. The competition requires student teams to build a robot to perform different tasks.

    The placements were:



    3217A –10

    3217G – 19

    3217D – 20