Local News

  • State funding to stay in place for road programs

    Shelby County officials say they were glad to hear that Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin will keep two essential road aid programs in place, both housed in the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s Department of Rural and Municipal Aid.

    Shelby County Judge-Executive Rob Rothenburger said he was pleased to learn that the Flex Funds and the 80/20 Bridge Replacement programs will both continue to operate in Fiscal Year 2017.

  • Rebuilding Lacy’s Lizzie

    Gene Dukes is only 76 years old, but he has an 89-year old baby.

    "You could say that," he said, lovingly patting his restored 1927 Model T Ford, as it sat in his workshop in Simpsonville, its bright red finish gleaming.

    Dukes' friend, Bob Drane, who sold him the car 15 years ago, said he was impressed with Dukes’ restoration of the historic vehicle.

  • Hats off to reading

    Children will be coming home from school this week with Wockets in their Pockets, Green Eggs and Ham in their tummies and hopefully a newfound love for reading in their hearts.

    On this day 112 years ago a man by the name of Theodor Seuss Geisel was born and would become one of the best-known children’s authors of our time, writing more than 60 books under the famous pseudonym Dr. Seuss.

    The late author’s unique and wildly tales of imaginary worlds and characters made his stories both interesting and iconic. 

  • Sen. Paul addresses concerns at Shelby town hall meeting

    A packed house showed Saturday to see U.S. Sen. Rand Paul cover a wide variety of topics in a question and answer town hall setting at Harvest Coffee & Caféin Shelbyville.

    Paul (R-Bowling Green), who recently suspended his campaign for the 2016 Republican Presidential nomination, has returned his focus to retaining his seat on the U.S. Senate and has spent the last few weeks traveling to various counties around the state to address firsthand the concerns and issues Kentuckians are facing.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD – Board discusses goal progress

    Chief Academic Officer/Deputy Superintendent Lisa Smith gave an update Thursday at Shelby County Public Schools’ regularly scheduled board meeting on the district’s progress toward meeting their board goals for the 2015-16 school year.

    The goals are tied to the Strategic Leadership Plan, Smith explained.

  • Construction nearly complete on Shelby’s Kosair pediatric center

    The transformation from a construction warehouse to a children’s hospital is nearly complete in Governor’s Square on the east end of Shelbyville.

    The corner of the shopping center will soon be home to a new Kosair Children’s Hospital Medical Associates office.

    Norton Healthcare signed a lease in July 2015 for the space, and is relocating Kosair Children’s Hospital Medical Associates – Shelbyville, 213 Midland Boulevard, to the new site, with a planned opening date of March 14.

  • Annual Rotary auction is Saturday


    If you are seeking a little fun for a cause this weekend, heading to Claudia Sanders should be on your to-do-list. The Shelbyville Rotary Club will host its 16th annual auction and dinner tomorrow evening and it’s expected to be bigger and better than ever.

    “It has grown by leaps and bounds to the point now that we raise about twenty-five thousand dollars each year,” said K.C. Crahan, the newly appointed chairman.

  • Kayaking incident prompts water rescue

    Much like the weather Wednesday, a leisure activity for a group of young men quickly went from pleasant to unpleasant when they flipped a kayak– prompting the aid of emergency responders from two counties.

    Shelby County Fire and Rescue and Shelby County EMS were dispatched after 6 p.m. Wednesday in response to a water rescue at Rivals, off Haley Road on the Shelby/Spencer county line.

  • James Gould vying for Senate seat

    With U.S. Senator Rand Paul focused on two different political offices, Lexington financial analyst James Gould is peering through the opened window of opportunity and eyeing Paul’s seat on the Senate.

    The 47-year-old Lexington native has little political experience, with an unsuccessful run for city council at the age of 21, but says he is eager to bring numerous important issues to the table.

    Gould said some of those issues include campaign finance reform and the military, noting suspected matters of contamination surrounding the Blue Grass Army Depot.

  • Historic opportunity for KY GOP

    Next weekend Kentucky Republicans will have the opportunity to be a part of history as the state hosts the first Republican presidential caucus.