Local News

  • No elections in 2017

    Normally by early May we would be neck deep in political signs and advertising, but there is a reprieve across the commonwealth this year.

    This year cyclical no election year for Kentucky, meaning nothing on the ballot for local, statewide or national elections.

    “It’s not abnormal,” said Deputy Clerk Nicole Palmer with the Shelby County Clerk’s office. “We’ll have another off year again in 2021 – every four years, we don’t have an election.”

  • Perfecting Derby Day

    To native residents of the Bluegrass State, the Kentucky Derby is the biggest holiday of the year outside Christmas. And to let a day held in such high regard to pass without recognition is almost sinful.

    So if your plans Saturday don't include descending upon Churchill Downs for some live action, chances are you'll be enjoying all the excitement of the Kentucky Derby through your television, likely surrounded by at least a handful of friends and family members.

  • Diving into their lessons

    If a group of fish is called a school, you might say their class is in session this week at Painted Stone Elementary.

    Rather than dipping their toes into a lesson plan, first grade students at Painted Elementary School this week are diving headfirst into their studies as they learn how to swim at the Family Activity Center.

  • Comp plan open house well attended

    Nearly two hundred people headed out to the Stratton Center Wednesday to check out recommendations for growth management for Shelby County for the next couple of decades.

    Ryan Libke, executive director of the Triple S Planning and Zoning Commission, said he was pleased with the attendance by the public to the open house to present the updated comprehensive plan for the county, an all-day event.

    “We’ve had close to a hundred and fifty people come through,” he said in mid-afternoon. The event continued through the evening Wednesday.

  • Drug drop off is Saturday

    If you have expired medication or one you’re not using anymore, now is the time to dispose of it properly.

    Shelby County EMS will host a collection from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in the parking lot of the Shelby County Judge-Executive’s office, 419 Washington Street in Shelbyville, for residents to drop off medication to be disposed of safely.

  • Producing freshness

    The Shelby County Farmers’ Market returns tomorrow and organizers say they are eager to kick off a 16th season.

    “We open on Saturday and we’re hoping for good weather and a good turnout,” said Lea Miller, president of the market, adding that she expects to have a good showing from farmers and crafters alike.

    “I hope to have at least thirty [vendors] there – it will be wonderful,” she said.

  • Community drug abuse forum draws large crowd

    Organizers of a drug abuse forum hosted Tuesday at the Stratton Community Center expressed satisfaction at the large public showing.

    “This is a united effort in our community, as you can see by the turnout,” Shelby County Judge-Executive Dan Ison, told the nearly 200 people gathered for the event.

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL–Council approves 2nd telecommunications franchise

    On Thursday, the Shelbyville City Council voted in favor of a second ten year, non-exclusive franchise agreement for a telecommunications system, this time with Crown Castle NG Central LLC.

    Fibertech completed a franchise agreement earlier this year.

    Paul Gilbert, Manager of Government Relations for Crown Castle explained to the council that they build wireless infrastructure to help increase the quality of wireless usage.

  • Hats off to Derby

    With less than two weeks left to prepare, this year’s Kentucky Derby contenders are working tirelessly as they are starting to feel the pressure.

    And those planning to spend their day trackside at Churchill Downs May 6 are also working diligently to plan and prepare the perfect fashion statement, which often receives just as much attention and focus as the horses on the track.

    From head to toe, spectators will be dressed to the nines. But, of course, no other fashion accessory can top off your style like that of the Derby hat.

  • Setting the preschool standards

    The rapidly growing Pre-K and kindergarten programs at Corpus Christi Classical Academy in Simpsonville can now add superior director to its list of reasons to enroll.

    Because of her outstanding work in Early Childhood, Tracy Fuller, director of the Pre-K and kindergarten program Corpus Christi, recently joined 117 leaders from across Kentucky in the first session of the KY Super Stars Leadership Academy.