Local News

  • Horse show starts tonight

    As the hours count down to the opening the 28th annual Shelbyville Horse Show tonight, organizers are just holding out hope for a cooperative Mother Nature.

    The show’s manager, R.H. Bennett, said that everything is going smoothly and the only thing left is hope for good weather despite forecaster’s predictions of thunderstorms Wednesday through Friday.

    “I don’t worry about things I can’t control, I just deal with it as it comes,” he said.

  • Stump gets 20 years for rape of child

    Stump gets 20 years in rape and incest case

    By Lisa King

    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.

    The case is several years old, as 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.

  • Hepatitis rates on the rise

    Health officials are encouraging people to get tested for Hepatitis C, as more people in Kentucky are infected with the virus than any other state in the nation.

    “Kentucky is no stranger to the Hepatitis C virus,” said Holly Husband in a press release.

    Husband, marketing manager for KentuckyOne Health, added that more than 38,000 Kentuckians are currently infected with Hepatitis C, according to estimates from the Kentucky Department for Public Health.   

  • A new role in an old school

     As we edge closer to the final days of summer break, students are preparing to step out of the routine-free summer days and slink back into the nights of homework followed by early bedtime schedules.

    For some the dreaded routine is natural, but for others, the transition will take some time to adjust, and not just for the preschool or new kindergarteners.

  • Breakfast of champions

     As a light morning mist settled on the blades of grass across Undulata Farm early Thursday morning, a line of guests dressed in their best ascended upon the beautiful barn eager to kick-off the Shelbyville Horse Show Jubilee in preparation of next week’s Shelbyville Horse Show.

    As a few Saddlebreds peeked over their stable walls, they were treated to the unusual sight of black tablecloths, vibrant red rose-filled trophy centerpieces and a crowd of mingling guests dining on a catered breakfast.

  • Hibbett Sports closed

    A sporting goods store that has been serving Shelby for more than half a decade has closed its doors Sunday.

    Situated on the west end of Village Plaza, Hibbett Sports moved out of the store this week said James Pilson, the store’s district manager.

    He said the closing does not involve relocating the store, but is permanent.

    “We’re closing the store down completely,” he said. “Actually, our last day was Sunday. We’re packing everything up as we speak.”

  • Heading back to school

    With the first day just around the corner on Aug. 2, kids – and parents – are scurrying to stock up not only on school supplies, but clothing and other essential items.

    In some cases, what some might not consider essential, others do.

    “I want some new earphones,” said Melanie Newton. “And a Trapper Keeper.”

    “But you already have a Trapper Keeper,” her mother, Melissa Newton reminded her.

    “But I want a new one,” she said.

    Of course.

  • TRIPLE S PLANNING COMMISSION Simpsonville’s hotel plans approved

    Development plans are chugging along for a hotel in Simpsonville.

    In an interview last week, Hampton Inn representative Jennifer Hughes confirmed that hotel chain is looking to build a hotel with 80 rooms with an anticipated opening date in 2019.

  • Jubilee ready to roll

    As Shelby County prepares to roll out the 28th Annual Shelbyville Horse Show, Shelby Main Street Executive Director Eilene Collins said they are busy putting the final touches on Jubilee, an event that is sure to put everyone the Saddlebred showing spirit.

  • Adult Ed launches Skills U

    Shelby County Adult Education announced last week a new brand and logo for their free instructional programming.