Local News

  • Dreams coming true

    Collins High School graduate Tyler Sopland is climbing his way up the Hollywood ladder one role at a time.

    And movie enthusiasts are likely to spot him on the big screen within the next year.

  • Heritage named school of distinction

    Heritage Elementary School paced Shelby County Public Schools scores K-PREP scores, jumping seven points from last year to lead the pack.

    And while Heritage showed a big improvement, the district took a stop back, dropping 2.2 points from last year’s score.

  • Norton settles on name for children’s facility

    Norton Healthcare has announced that the children’s hospital it has owned and operated in downtown Louisville for nearly 50 years will now be named “Norton Children’s Hospital.”

    In a news release from Norton's Maggie Roetker said, "Children are at the heart of what we do, and Norton Children’s Hospital will continue the work of caring for, healing and serving children and their families in this community."

  • Flu season underway in Kentucky

    So far this year, the Kentucky Department for Public Health has confirmed nearly two dozen cases of flu, said health officials.

    "The Department for Public Health is reporting nineteen cases as of today [Wednesday], which is notable because it indicates we are seeing cases earlier than what is considered the typical start of our flu season," said Beth Fisher, spokesperson for the Cabinet for Health and Family Service.

  • Montell appointed to Education and Workforce Cabinet

    A longtime education reform advocate as a state representative, Brad Montell (R-Shelbyville) will now have a new avenue to work with education.

    Montell, this week, was appointed to the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet by Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin to serve as deputy secretary. He will officially resign his legislative post, for which he served for seven years and had already decided not to run for re-election this year, and begin his tenure with the Bevin administration effective Saturday.

  • Federspiel celebrates 25 years at library

    Pamela W. Federspiel, executive director of the Shelby County Public Library, celebrated her 25th anniversary at the library with a reception Friday.

  • Final resting place in bustling location

    When Elizabeth Bull died in 1859, her family probably considered the location of her burial to be peaceful and serene.

    But 157 years later, the location of the small family plot is situated on a tiny patch of land between the Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass and a new McDonald’s restaurant ready to open on Buckcreek Road.

    The 30-square-foot plot is still surrounded by a rock wall, which is in fairly good shape, except for some crumbling stones on one end.

  • Shelby County family honored for adoption work

    Governor Matt Bevin recently honored Tim and Vikki Moulder during the Foster Care and Adoption Appreciation Dinner on Sept. 17 at the Governor’s Mansion in Frankfort.

    The family, there with five of their foster children, and one adopted child, received an award for outstanding service for their work for the Salt River Trail region, which encompasses Shelby County.

  • 95-year old publishes first book

    A new author at age 95, Harriett Abraham Rose shares stories of growing up in an extended Jewish family in Shelbyville and in Lexington, taking the reader through most of the previous century.

    The idea behind her title Not Necessarily Kosher quickly becomes obvious as her tales of her family and their unorthodox approach to both food and the major issues of the times unfold, encompassing horse and buggy days, the Great Depression, two world wars, the changing role of women, the Civil Rights movement and beyond.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD – Board approves balanced Working Budget

    The Shelby County Board of Education Thursday approved the 2016-17 Working Budget and Susan Barkley, director of finance for the district, said there were only a few significant changes from the Tentative Budget the board approved in May to the Working Budget presented Thursday.

    The first two changes she presented came as no surprise, as they had been discussed during an August meeting when the board voted on the tax rates, which they elected to maintain at 71.5 cents per $100, for the fifth consecutive year.