Local News

  • Shelbyville kicks off ideal horse show

    A brief downpour passed through town just hours before the 28th Shelbyville Horse Show kicked off Wednesday night, leaving behind ominous cloud coverage and an uncertain forecast for the rest of the evening.

    But despite the foreshadowing, an almost perfect scene set the stage at the Shelby County Fairgrounds and the weather remained ideal through the evening.

    But the fear of what could have been may have kept many at home on opening night, which usually draws a hefty crowd due to the reception with free food.

  • An emotional return

    “I’m a very emotional mom this morning,” said Ginny Sullivan as she dropped off her daughter Karsyn for her first day of elementary school at Painted Stone. 

    As many parents know, the first day of school is always a difficult one, no matter the age.  For children, it’s a day of a new start: new class, new teacher, new friends, new experiences.

  • Retirement rush

    It’s no secret that Kentucky has one of the worst funded pension systems in the nation, but it’s the unknown that has employees of the commonwealth so concerned.  And those concerns have many seeking retirement options a bit sooner than they may have planned.

  • Stump gets 20 years for rape of a child

    A jury trial for Jessie Allen Stump of 110 Ada Ave. in Shelbyville, charged with rape and incest against children, culminated with a 20-year sentence in Shelby Circuit Court Tuesday.

    Stump, 64, was indicted in July 2012 on two counts each of first-degree rape and incest of two female children to whom he is related. He was serving as their sitter.

    It had been slow going for getting the case to trial, as it had been postponed several times over the past five years for various reasons, but once proceedings got underway Monday, things moved swiftly.

  • County could lower taxes

    Shelby County Judge-Executive Dan Ison told magistrates Tuesday during a special called meeting of the Shelby County Fiscal Court that he would like to again lower property taxes.

    “I am presenting to them [the legislative committee] a proposal to reduce the property tax,” he said.

    Last August, magistrates approved a new rate of 10.9 cents per hundred dollars of assessed valuation, compared to the previous rate of 11.

  • Social media fundraiser targets cemetery

    Board members of a local cemetery have come up with an innovative way of raising money for an expensive renovation project.

    Now if you wish to contribute to a project to pave the parking lot and walkways of Calvary Cemetery on 7th Street you can do so at the cemetery’s GoFundMe page set up by board member Leonard Sullivan to take donations.

  • Shelby man arrested for assault of child


  • Teachers return

    Though students didn’t start piling into the buildings until this morning, Shelby County High School’s gym was packed wall-to-wall yesterday morning with teachers, administrators and district employees to kick off the first day of the school year.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD - District ACT average climbs above 20

     District officials gave themselves a well-deserved pat on the back Thursday as they shared the class of 2018’s composite ACT score.

  • Park plans solidified

    A downtown project put in motion last fall is another step closer to fruition after a presentation by tourism officials to the Shelbyville City Council Thursday night.

    Katie Fussenegger, executive director of the ShelbyKY Tourism Commission, along with architect Jeremy Adams with Studio Kremer Architects of Louisville, presented renderings of the park that will be located on the 600th block of Main Street.

    The park will be located at the site of a devastating fire that destroyed three historic downtown buildings that houses businesses in March 2013.