Local News

  • I-64 ramp closures for paving in Shelby County

    Overnight ramp closures will be utilized this week to pave the interchange at Interstate 64 and KY 55 (Exit 32) in Shelby County.  This work is part of the I-64 widening project between Simpsonville and Shelbyville (mile points 27.9 to 32.8).

  • New school year starts off smoothly

    As the sun rose this morning, so did thousands of students across Shelby County, some eager to start back to school, some not so eager.

    With new “Frozen” or Ninja Turtle shell backpacks in tote, children unloaded from buses and cars, piling into the buildings by the dozens for their first day of the 2014-15 school year.

    At West Middle School, teachers greeted students on their first day with enthusiasm and high spirits.

  • Kentucky State Fair: Right on track

    Shelby County has a long and storied history at the Worlds Championship Horse Show during the Kentucky State Fair.

    Dozens of champion horses, riders and trainers have called Shelby County home, but our county’s reach doesn’t end at the ring. Instead, it reaches past the trainers, past the stalls into the hottest, hardest working portions of the horse show.

    And that’s where you will find John Hill of Shelbyville, for the 34th straight year, not wearing silks or riding attire, but ready to spring if a horse throws a shoe.

  • Serenading Lasorda

    Shelbyville native Ruby Lewis is about to wrap up her latest venture, co-starring in the national tour of the Queen musical We Will Rock You, which opened last fall and will close this month.

    Next on her horizon, she said – or least one of her next projects, as she is very active in securing roles in film, musical theater and other venues – is involvement in a theater group that she has been with in the past.

  • NEWS DIGEST: Aug. 15, 2014

    Community meeting for

    Mount Eden Fire Department


    A community meeting to update the public on the status of the Mount Eden Fire Department is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Mount Eden Christian Church Activity Center, located at 12240 Mount Eden Road.

    The department’s headquarters, several vehicles and all of its equipment were destroyed in a fire on Aug. 5. Officials will discuss how the community can assist with the situation.


  • Youth will be served

    The Kentucky State Fair starts Thursday and a new generation of young people are ready to carry Shelby County’s history of success into a new generation.

    “We have several kids showing [at the state fair] all across the board in different areas,” said Regina Browning, 4-H agent at the Shelby County Cooperative Extension office. “They are entered in most all the livestock shows – beef cattle, dairy cattle, sheep, goats, pigs. We’re pretty steady on the livestock entries.”

  • Special election for county’s wet status in jeopardy

    A Shelbyville woman who is collecting signatures for a wet/dry election said she now has about one-fifth of the number she needs, and plans to step up efforts immediately.

    “I have about one thousand; I need four thousand more by September fifth, that’s three weeks,” said Katie Sjothun.

  • Few candidates file for office on last two days

    Tuesday was the last day to file in a few offices for the 2014 General Election – the seats with filing dates this month were school board districts 1 and 4, Simpsonville City Commission, Simpsonville Mayor and four soil conservation seats.

    The race for Board of Education seats got the most attention, with Alicia “Ali” Parham and R. Rusty Tipton both filing in District 4, Tuesday and Richard Baltzell in District 1 on Monday.

    Kelland L. Garland also filed for Simpsonville Commission.

  • Comer’s first stop, Shelbyville


    Just a little more than a week after announcing his plan to run for governor of Kentucky, Commissioner of Agriculture James Comer started his campaign trail in Shelby County.

    Monday morning, a small crowd of about 30 Shelby County citizens gathered outside of W.J. Andriots Paint, Flooring and Blinds on Main Street in Shelbyville to hear the Republican candidate speak about his vision for Kentucky’s future.

  • Trash RFPs almost ready for advertisement

    The Shelbyville City Council will finally introduce the curbside garbage and recycling request for proposals at its next meeting on Aug. 21.

    Shelbyville City Attorney Stephen Gregory told the council during Thursday’s regular meeting that he expects the RFPs to be ready for advertisement next week.

    Gregory said that the committee has been working on the draft and after it has been reviewed and any necessary revisions made, the RFPs will be advertised to the public.