Local News

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL – Tegrant tax break up for approval


    The Shelbyville City Council will consider a resolution Thursday during their regularly scheduled meeting at 6:30 at city hall, 315 Washington Street, that would grant a tax incentive to Tegrant Diversified Brands, Incorporated pursuant to the Kentucky Business Investment Act (KRS. Chapter 154.320).

    Mayor Tom Hardesty said per the resolution the city agrees to reduce the 1.5 percent local occupational tax to .5 percent for ten years.

  • Enjoy spring this break

    Spring break is officially upon us and if you’re like many other parents or grandparents, you may be wondering how your kids can enjoy this classroom-free week without breaking the bank. 

    How about a trip to Red Orchard Park?

    Located at 704 Kentucky Street in Shelbyville, Red Orchard is open every day from 8 a.m. until dark and is free to the public.

  • Five Odyssey teams advance to World Finals

    After a successful weekend at the state competition at Western Kentucky University, Shelby County will send an impressive five Odyssey of the Mind teams to World Finals.

    Last month, 11 out of 12 teams in Shelby County – including four from WMS, one from East, three from Collins, one from Painted Stone, one from Heritage and one from Shelby County High School – qualified for state through the regional competition.

  • Building destroyed on Cropper Road

    No one was injured in a structure fire in the 8000 block of Cropper shortly before 1 a.m. Monday morning.

    The building, the site of a former store, which was being used for storage, could not be saved, said Bagdad Fire Chief Rusty Newton.

    The cause of the fire is unknown at this time.

  • Massie to hold town hall meeting Tuesday

    Harvest Coffee and Caféwill host yet another political event Tuesday when U.S. Rep. Thomas Massie will hold a town hall meeting there.

    The event, which will take place at 3:30 p.m., follows on the heels of town hall meetings Massie held Wednesday and Thursday in Flatwoods and Maysville, respectively.

    Massie said he plans to hold a meeting in every county in his district.

  • Naloxone training draws small crowd

    As you might expect, a public gathering Tuesday night to teach the ordinary citizen how to administer a life-saving drug that reverses opioid overdose symptoms was filled with information, instructions and advice.

    Personnel from the Kentucky Harm Reduction Coalition and the Mosaic Circle, the two entities holding the free overdose reversal training session at First Christian Church, mingled with the small crowd of 36 people that attended, answering a question here and giving reassurance there.

  • Feeding the multitudes


  • Hucks employee arrested for theft

    When employees arrived at work for their 6 a.m. shift at Hucks gas station in Simpsonville Thursday, they got a big surprise, police said.

    There was no one there – at least not any employees, said Shelby County Sheriff’s Detective Maj. Jason Rice.

  • A Sweet 16

    It may be a bit unusual to throw a birthday party for a building, but in the case of the Family Activity Center, that event was more than appropriate.

    That’s because the facility is such a big part of people’s lives in Shelby County, said Shelby County Judge-Executive Rob Rothenburger.

    “It’s the centerpiece of our community,” he said.

  • Water commission issues notice

    The Shelbyville Municipal Water and Sewer Commission is issuing notices to residents today to inform them of a violation by the Kentucky Division of water for exceeding the contaminant level HAA5 (Haloacetic Acid).

    Shelbyville Municipal Water and Sewer Manager Tom Doyle said the incident is not an emergency but they want to inform the community.