Local News

  • Ringing in the New Year

    As New Year’s Eve approaches, most people are busy making party plans, while others are busy trying to make sure those plans don’t turn tragic.

    Law enforcement agencies in Shelby County – and all around the state – are doing their best to make the roadways safer on a night that has claimed 25 lives in Kentucky over the past five years.

  • Brewing up business

    Several new dining options are in the works for Shelby County including at least one new brew pub headed to Main Street.

    Several sources have confirmed the owners of the Old Louisville Brewery are looking to develop and Irish pub and steakhouse at the former bank building at 601 Main Street. Old Louisville Brewery was established by brothers Wade and Ken Mattingly in 2016 with the aim of bringing a small craft beer bar to Old Louisville.  The owners were not available for comment.

  • Sharing the love

      Learning a child has a life altering diagnosis can take an emotional toll on a parent.  But TyiaLynn Mikels knows all too well that raising a child who is critically or chronically ill also has its struggles when it comes to navigating informative resources.

    Her daughter, a Shelby County native and 17-year-old senior at Cornerstone Christian Academy, has suffered her entire life from illnesses that have placed her in and out of a hospital rooms since she was five-years-old.

  • A holiday tradition

     In a few days, sports fans from across the nation will turn their attention to Pasadena, Calif. as the Georgia Bulldogs battle the Oklahoma Sooners in the famous Rose Bowl game.

    But hours earlier, all of American will tune into the Rose Parade, the day’s kick-off attraction that has been attracting eyes and welcoming the New Year for more than a century.

    Jamison’s employee Tony Thompson will likely be one of those viewers.

    Though his family is from Kentucky, Thompson grew up about 30 miles from Pasadena.

  • Retired teacher writes second children’s book

    A retired Shelby County teacher has just published her second children’s book, this time with a Christmas theme.

    The Most Priceless Gift Ever, like Karen Standafer’s first book, Red Moon, has a Christian theme. Her new book focuses on how she related the Christmas story to her children and grandchildren.

    In her new books she settles down with her children in a chair beside the Christmas tree, the children notice her Bible on the table next to the chair and ask about it.

  • Budget, pension will lead lawmakers


  • Historical society releases first magazine

    Sherry Jelsma, a member of the Shelby County Historical Society, expressed pride in the organization’s first annual magazine – her brainstorm –released Dec. 7.

    That is, she hopes it will become an annual tradition, she said with a chuckle.

    “We hope to do another one next year,” she said, leafing through its glossy pages, pointing out the six authors, Bill Ellis, Neal Hammon, John David Myles, Juanita White, Brig. Gen. Ron Van Stockum and Ann DAngelo, all well-known local historians, most of whom are published authors.

  • A family tradition

    The members of any fire department will tell you their co-workers are like a second family. However, for Adam, Christopher and Rodman Brown fighting fires courses through the blood of their natural born family.

    Serving as firefighters for the Shelbyville Fire Department is a Brown family tradition that started more than four decades ago.

    Rodman Brown started his career with the department in 1972 and his son Adam and grandson Christopher have since followed in his footsteps.

  • Sheriff’s budget up slightly


  • Sidewalk work halts, will resume next year