Local News

  • Paul speaks at Rotary

    After a tasty meal at the Shelbyville Rotary Club Tuesday, Sen. Rand Paul treated the crowd of more than 100 to a dessert discussion of topics close to his heart, such as immigration reform, criminal justice, minimized government influence in the private sector, and his ideas on how to bring more money into the U.S. economy.

  • Temporary lane closure Wednesday on westbound I-64 in Shelby County

     The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 5 Office announced Tuesday that westbound Interstate 64 will be reduced to one lane near Simpsonville at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 2.  Contract crews will be moving barrier wall in the work zone where interstate widening is underway.

  • A family of leaders is remembered

    Rabb family


    WHAT: A ceremony to honor the Rabb family, which lived in Shelbyville in the 1950s. Dr. Maurice Rabb Sr. and his wife, Jewell, were active in the civil rights movement in Shelbyville and Louisville, and their son Dr. Maurice Rabb Jr. was on one of the leading ophthalmologists in the country.

    WHEN: 1:30 p.m. Tuesday

    WHRE: 413 Henry Clay Street, at the former home and office of Dr. Rabb Sr.

  • Three nominated for district judge vacancy

    Three attorneys, all of them with county attorney experience, have been nominated to fill a seat left vacant by a Shelby County District Judge who retired in March.

    The Administrative Office of the Courts has announced that Robert Coots and Ruth Ann Hollan, both of Spencer County, and Betty Springate of Lawrenceburg, have been chosen as potential candidates to fill the spot left vacant when District Judge Linda Armstrong retired March 16.

  • Louisville attorney has deep Shelby roots

    Franklin Jelsma, who was recently named managing partner in his Jefferson County law firm, may not be a Shelbyville native, but between his wife and her family, and his parents who have lived in Shelby County for 31 years, he feels like a native son, he said.

    “Between visiting [mother-in-law Jean Logan] and visiting my parents, we spend a lot of time in Shelbyville,” he said.

  • Outlet mall opening is one month away

    By the time the Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass opens July 30-31, it will have been more than three years in the making.

    But now, just 33 days from the VIP opening much of the exterior work is finished and the construction crews have turned their attention to more detailed work.

  • Development around mall has stalled

    While the Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass has continued to grow at the corner of Buck Creek and Veechdale roads in Simpsonville, much of the development around the monster 364,000-square-foot retail center seems to have stalled.

    While rumors of McDonalds, hotels, shops, more restaurants and even another retail giant Ikea constantly swirl around Simpsonville’s interstate 64 interchange, nothing is progressing, at least not too quickly.

  • NEWS DIGEST: June 27, 2014

    Squire Boone Day

    will be Oct. 4


    Squire Boone Day will be from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Oct 4 2014 at Clear Creek Park.

    The Squire Boone Foundation is still searching for sponsors for this year’s event, which will feature rising country music star and Taylorsville native J.D. Shelbourne. Booth space will be available for $25, and tickets will be $10. The foundation will also sponsor a Little Miss and Mr. Squire Boone contest and a Miss Squire Boone. Winners will be VIPs at all future events.

  • Focus on sidewalks pushed to backburner

    Throughout downtown Shelbyville flowers are blooming in the yards of historic homes that have been restored to their original beauty, birds are chirping and children are laughing. It’s easy to get lost in the beauty of the city.

    But it’s also easy to snap out of that captivation when you get tripped up on the damaged sidewalks. 

  • 4th sparks an interest in fireworks

    With tents popping up throughout the city, a newcomer might think the circus is in town, but locals know what those tents bring and it’s not clowns and acrobats…it’s better.

    Under those big tops you’ll find gunpowder, chemicals, fuel and other scientific and testosterone-fueled ingredients needed to create the ideal pyrotechnic display – perfect for celebrating your independence with friends and family.

    In other words, fireworks have arrived in Shelby County.