Local News

  • Sen. Paul addresses concerns at Shelby town hall meeting

    A packed house showed Saturday to see U.S. Sen. Rand Paul cover a wide variety of topics in a question and answer town hall setting at Harvest Coffee & Caféin Shelbyville.

    Paul (R-Bowling Green), who recently suspended his campaign for the 2016 Republican Presidential nomination, has returned his focus to retaining his seat on the U.S. Senate and has spent the last few weeks traveling to various counties around the state to address firsthand the concerns and issues Kentuckians are facing.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD – Board discusses goal progress

    Chief Academic Officer/Deputy Superintendent Lisa Smith gave an update Thursday at Shelby County Public Schools’ regularly scheduled board meeting on the district’s progress toward meeting their board goals for the 2015-16 school year.

    The goals are tied to the Strategic Leadership Plan, Smith explained.

  • Construction nearly complete on Shelby’s Kosair pediatric center

    The transformation from a construction warehouse to a children’s hospital is nearly complete in Governor’s Square on the east end of Shelbyville.

    The corner of the shopping center will soon be home to a new Kosair Children’s Hospital Medical Associates office.

    Norton Healthcare signed a lease in July 2015 for the space, and is relocating Kosair Children’s Hospital Medical Associates – Shelbyville, 213 Midland Boulevard, to the new site, with a planned opening date of March 14.

  • Annual Rotary auction is Saturday


    If you are seeking a little fun for a cause this weekend, heading to Claudia Sanders should be on your to-do-list. The Shelbyville Rotary Club will host its 16th annual auction and dinner tomorrow evening and it’s expected to be bigger and better than ever.

    “It has grown by leaps and bounds to the point now that we raise about twenty-five thousand dollars each year,” said K.C. Crahan, the newly appointed chairman.

  • Kayaking incident prompts water rescue

    Much like the weather Wednesday, a leisure activity for a group of young men quickly went from pleasant to unpleasant when they flipped a kayak– prompting the aid of emergency responders from two counties.

    Shelby County Fire and Rescue and Shelby County EMS were dispatched after 6 p.m. Wednesday in response to a water rescue at Rivals, off Haley Road on the Shelby/Spencer county line.

  • James Gould vying for Senate seat

    With U.S. Senator Rand Paul focused on two different political offices, Lexington financial analyst James Gould is peering through the opened window of opportunity and eyeing Paul’s seat on the Senate.

    The 47-year-old Lexington native has little political experience, with an unsuccessful run for city council at the age of 21, but says he is eager to bring numerous important issues to the table.

    Gould said some of those issues include campaign finance reform and the military, noting suspected matters of contamination surrounding the Blue Grass Army Depot.

  • Historic opportunity for KY GOP

    Next weekend Kentucky Republicans will have the opportunity to be a part of history as the state hosts the first Republican presidential caucus.

  • Rand Paul to hold town hall Saturday

    U.S. Sen. Rand Paul will include Shelby County in his flurry of town hall meetings he is hosting across the state.

    Paul (R-Bowling Green) is running for re-election to the U.S. Senate, said he will wrap his town hall meetings Saturday at 3 p.m. in Shelbyville at Harvest Café, 524 Main Street.

  • Woven in history

    If you want to reminisce about the glory days of some of Shelby County’s prominent African-American athletes, then this year’s Community Tapestry is just the place to do that.

  • Human rights to have 1st meeting

    The first meeting of the revamped Shelby County Human Rights Commission will be March 7, and officials say they hope to get things off to a great start.

    “Our primary goal at this point is to get everyone together, and provide the commissioners with the necessary information and resources thus allowing for a successful organization,” said Shelby County Judge-Executive Rob Rothenburger.