Local News

  • Police seek arrest in holiday thefts

    Shelbyville Police say a string of recent thefts and break-ins have included a substantial amount of equipment from the Shelby County Road Department as well as some other locations.

    They are seeking the public’s help in locating the person(s) responsible for the thefts – the incident at the road department occurred on Christmas weekend – a vehicle was also stolen in that break-in, said Shelbyville Police Detective Bruce Gentry.

  • House fire displaces family

    A family has been displaced after a house fire Saturday night.

    No one was injured in the blaze that broke out at 10:55 p.m.at 179 Plantation Drive, said Shelbyville Fire Chief Kevin Baker.

    He added that crews from his Station No. 2 were on the scene, assisted by the Shelby County Fire Department.

    The family is being assisted by the Red Cross and is currently staying with neighbors. Crews were on the scene for three hours, Baker said.

    He added that the cause of the blaze is still under investigation.

  • Remembering those we lost in 2016


  • Celebrate safely

    On Saturday, as we bid farewell to 2016 and welcome the New Year, we’ll congregate with friends around bottles of bubbly and sing praises of anticipation for all 2017 may bring.

    But unless you want to sing Auld Lang Syne from your hospital bed or jail cell, it’s important to bear in mind some safe practices for New Year’s Eve celebrations.

    One unique issue first responders deal with each Dec. 31: amateur drinkers

  • Looking back on 2016

    It has been said, ‘Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.’  However, for many of us as we reflect on 2016, those feelings may be reversed.

  • Lawmakers to explore variety of issues in January

    With 2017 just around the corner, when lawmakers gather in Frankfort next week for the new legislative session they will consider a variety of topics from pension issues to education reform to economic development.

    Newly elected 58th District State Representative Rob Rothenburger (R-Shelbyville) said he foresees an emphasis on the latter.

  • Rothenburger looks to Frankfort

    Shelby County’s longtime judge-executive is rolling up his sleeves and preparing to leave his venue of 14 years for his new position of state representative.

    Rob Rothenburger, who triumphed over Cyndi Powell Skellie in November to earn the 58th District House seat vacated by Brad Montell, has a background in emergency management, and is a former Shelbyville Fire Chief and current captain on the Bagdad Fire Department.

    Montell said he believes Rothenburger’s experience in those areas will serve him well in Frankfort.

  • New judge-executive appointed

    Dan Ison plans to have a happy New Year’s Day – that’s the date he will take office as the new Shelby County Judge-Executive.

    Gov. Matt Bevin made the announcement Friday that Dan Ison of Simpsonville has been appointed to replace outgoing Shelby County Judge-Executive Rob Rothenburger who resigned his post following his election to the State House of Representatives 58th District.

  • Beer for Bagdad

    After a successful wet/dry election in September, the county’s first business has applied for a liquor license.

    B&N Food Market in Bagdad is in the process of getting a license to sell beer only, said the store’s owner, Buckshot Warren. The license applied for will now allow for the sale of alcohol or wine or beer.

  • Bevin names Ison new Shelby County Judge-Executive

    Gov. Matt Bevin announced Friday that Danny Ison has been named Shelby County’s new Judge-Executive.

    Ison’s will replace outgoing judge Rob Rothenburger on Jan. 1. Rothenburger is leaving the office after being elected the State Representative for the 58th District, which encompasses Shelby County.