Local News

  • Massie to hold town hall meeting Tuesday

    Harvest Coffee and Caféwill host yet another political event Tuesday when U.S. Rep. Thomas Massie will hold a town hall meeting there.

    The event, which will take place at 3:30 p.m., follows on the heels of town hall meetings Massie held Wednesday and Thursday in Flatwoods and Maysville, respectively.

    Massie said he plans to hold a meeting in every county in his district.

  • Naloxone training draws small crowd

    As you might expect, a public gathering Tuesday night to teach the ordinary citizen how to administer a life-saving drug that reverses opioid overdose symptoms was filled with information, instructions and advice.

    Personnel from the Kentucky Harm Reduction Coalition and the Mosaic Circle, the two entities holding the free overdose reversal training session at First Christian Church, mingled with the small crowd of 36 people that attended, answering a question here and giving reassurance there.

  • Feeding the multitudes


  • Hucks employee arrested for theft

    When employees arrived at work for their 6 a.m. shift at Hucks gas station in Simpsonville Thursday, they got a big surprise, police said.

    There was no one there – at least not any employees, said Shelby County Sheriff’s Detective Maj. Jason Rice.

  • A Sweet 16

    It may be a bit unusual to throw a birthday party for a building, but in the case of the Family Activity Center, that event was more than appropriate.

    That’s because the facility is such a big part of people’s lives in Shelby County, said Shelby County Judge-Executive Rob Rothenburger.

    “It’s the centerpiece of our community,” he said.

  • Water commission issues notice

    The Shelbyville Municipal Water and Sewer Commission is issuing notices to residents today to inform them of a violation by the Kentucky Division of water for exceeding the contaminant level HAA5 (Haloacetic Acid).

    Shelbyville Municipal Water and Sewer Manager Tom Doyle said the incident is not an emergency but they want to inform the community.

  • ‘It’s an Odyssey thing’

    As the lights grew dim at West Middle School Wednesday afternoon, zoo animals, medieval characters, robots and superheroes were unleashed on the cafeteria.  It was a mixture of chaotic fun, as four Odyssey of the Mind teams performed a practice run of their skits for their peers, prepping for the state competition this weekend.

  • Career fair connects students to local industries

    There was no basketball game Wednesday morning at Collins High School but the gymnasium was rumbling with students aiming for success, nonetheless.

  • Fuel costs rising with the temps

    As we welcome spring, many of us emerge from a long winter spent in the comfort of our warm homes to celebrate the new season with picnics and trips to the lake.

    The aroma of barbeque chicken roasting on the grill and grass clippings fill in the air, our spirits rise with the temperature, as does the price of fuel, just when we need it most. 

    Last Wednesday fuel prices in Shelby County surpassed that fateful $2 mark, costing drivers about 50 cents more per gallon than last month, according to Gasbuddy.com.

  • Shelbyville man carries wooden cross through Shelbyville

    Not everyone would recognize the name Kenny Tipton right away, but he has gained such a reputation in Shelbyville for his particular Easter tradition that most people have seen him in action.

    For the past three years, Tipton, 62, has carried a huge wooden cross from one end of Shelbyville to the other, his shoulders bent under its weight, but his spirit focused on the message he strives to send, he says.