Local News

  • Shelby Parks, Rec win statewide awards

    Shelby County parks received two prestigious statewide awards.

    At the 65th Annual Kentucky Recreation and Park Society Conference in Louisville last month, Shelby County Parks and Recreation won an award for Class III Facility of the Year as well as the Outstanding Parks Department of the Year.

    Shelby County Parks and Recreation Director Shawn Pickens said what he likes best about the second award is that it’s reflective of the entire staff.

  • Milking woes

    Milk producers have been struggling for years to make ends meet, citing low prices as the culprit, and the announcement of a major dairy distributor’s plans to end some farmers’ contracts just highlights the continued issues.

    “Unfortunately, Dean Foods has made the difficult decision to end milk procurement contracts with a number of farmers in about 90 days,” said Reace Smith, corporate spokesperson for Dean Foods Company, in a news release. “We regret this decision had to be made.”

  • Jail budget nearly flat


  • Tractors on the move

    A city slicker may have thought Friday was the beginning of harvest season, with a handful of tractors rolling down U.S. 60 around Collins High School in the morning and afternoon.

    But these tractors weren’t moving crops, instead they were helping plant seeds for the future with the school’s Drive a Tractor to School Day.

    “I drove from Finchville – I got up to 22 miles an hour,” said Colby Eades with a grin, as he patted the 1968 John Deere tractor he had just pulled into the school’s parking lot.

  • SIMPSONVILLE CITY COMMISSION: Tourism report highlights past, future projects

    The Simpsonville City Commission no doubt left Monday’s regular meeting hungry after a presentation from ShelbyKY Tourism Commission & Visitors Bureau explained the state’s Year of Food plan for 2018.

    ShelbyKY Tourism Executive Director Katie Fussenegger gave a brief overview of projects tourism was involved in last year and what they can expect in 2108.

  • Woman and pet bitten in dog attack

    A woman and her small pet dog were attacked by two pit bulls during a Saturday afternoon walk.

    The attack left the woman injured and her pet later had to be put down as a result of injuries.

    Shelbyville Police said that at 2:23 p.m. they received a call of a dog attack at 829 Main Street in front of Citizens Union Bank. When officers arrived, they found that the woman and her small dog had both been attacked.

  • SCHS student selected as Derby poster winner

     Art has always been a hobby for Ashley McHone, but with a recent announcement, her pastime is becoming a passion.

    First Lady Glenna Bevin announced Monday McHone’s work was selected as the winning entry of the 2018 Kentucky Derby Poster Contest.

    An acrylic painting on canvas of a horse surrounded by red roses, McHone’s piece best embodied the theme: “What does the Kentucky Derby look like to you?”

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD - Southside presentation

     Shelby County school board members will dive into culture at Southside Elementary School Thursday as they come together for the regularly scheduled meeting at the school at 7 p.m.

    As host for the meeting, Southside, located at 718 Ginkgo Drive in Shelbyville, will welcome board members with a student presentation on the arts.

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL - Discovery Boulevard still a dead end

     Shelby County Public Schools has worked for quite some time to untangle the Discovery Boulevard mess left by a defunct developer and it seems the battle isn’t quite over.

    Superintendent James Neihof Thursday approached the Shelbyville City Council and explained when they purchased the property for the construction of Collins High School, they were under contractual agreement with WAZE, which had planned to develop property around the school, to build the road.

  • Pewee Valley recognizes firefighters

    For 89 years, fire fighters with the Pewee Valley Fire Department have been protecting the lives and property of citizens and their dedication does not go unrecognized.

    “That’s why we have that awards dinner, because we like to recognize their achievements throughout the course of the year,” said Fire Chief Bob Hamilton.

    Recognitions at the department’s Annual Awards Banquet included the following honors:

    Firefighter of the Year: Sean Angermeier