Local News

  • Heroin still a nightmare on drug scene


  • A magical moment

    Local magician David Garrard enjoyed the experience of a lifetime in April when he earned his moment in the Vegas spotlight, performing before the famous magician-comedian duo Penn & Teller.

    Garrard’s act will air at 8 p.m. Wednesday on the show Penn & Teller Fool Us on The CW network.

  • A healthy passion

    Local fitness and nutrition fanatic Kami Waits says she is “super excited” to announce the opening of her first fitness studio which will open in Shelbyville later this fall.

    “It's coming along nicely and we hope to be open October first,” she said.

    The small site at 1042 Washington Street will be coined 40:29 Fitness Studio, named for a fitting Biblical verse, Isaiah 40:29,He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.

  • Assaults, thefts down


  • Toddler dies after being struck by car

    The mood is somber this week at an apartment complex in eastern Shelbyville, where a toddler died Saturday after being run over by a car in the parking lot.

    A memorial consisting of stuffed animals, balloons and candles marks a small spot on a grassy median in the 500th block in the parking lot of Lynne Acres where the 2-year-old boy lived.

    Neighbors, who declined to be identified, expressed sadness that such a thing should happen to a child who was just starting his life.

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL - AT&T Seeks fiber ready partnership with city

    Holly Spade with AT&T Kentucky shared with the Shelbyville City Council an opportunity to partner on plans for the city to become a Fiber Ready Designation.

    “We go into the industrial park just to announce formally and acknowledge formally that the park is fiber ready and has state of the art fiber in the ground at the site.”

    The designation was specifically related to the Midland Trail Industrial Park and will provide technology capable of transmitting high-bandwidth communications from both existing and future industrial sites.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD - Tax rate expected to stay flat

    The Shelby County Public School tax rates for the 2016-2017 school-year will be established during the school board’s regularly scheduled meeting Thursday at 7 p.m. at the district’s offices, 1155 Main Street.

    Superintendent James Neihof told the board during the previous meeting that he plans to recommend no change for the tax rate for FY17.

  • An artistic take on Shelbyville

    The City of Shelbyville is seeking proposals from artists interested in creating commissioned public art to be displayed in mural form on buildings in downtown Shelbyville.

    Eilene Collins, director of Shelby Main Street, said she feels the project will enhance our downtown region.

    Collins said the idea has been pondered by various individuals and groups, including the Shelby Main Street Design Committee, for some time but the financial means to back the specific project was not available until recently.

  • Child dies after being hit by car

    A small child has died after being struck by a car this afternoon in Shelbyville.

    Shelby County Chief Deputy Coroner Ittin Russell said the child was pronounced dead at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville.

  • Jefferson County accident ties up I-64

    An accident on I-64 eastbound at mile marker 22 in Jefferson County has traffic backed up for about 4 miles. Anyone coming into Shelby County using that route may want to consider an alternate route until about 5 p.m. Friday afternoon.