Local News

  • TRIPLE S PLANNING COMMISSION – Humane Society to add six buildings

    The Shelby County Humane Society presented development plans to the Triple S Planning Commission Tuesday to add six additional buildings to their existing spay/neuter clinic.

    Dennis Verkamp, a civil engineer land surveyor with Biagi, Chance, Cummins, London, Titzer, Inc. explained that the development proposes six additional building on 60 acres.  Those buildings include a cat building, a dog building, an education center, a small storage building, a dog show building and potentially a barn for rescuing horses.

  • County submits business for incentive package

    After four years of working to meet state requirements for an occupational tax incentive package, Roll Forming Corporation is ready to reap the rewards of that venture.

    “Under the agreement, they were going to bring on thirty new employees – they actually brought on thirty-one, and they committed to a total estimated cost of eight-point nine million [dollars] and they’ve thus far already done over three millions worth,” said Shelby County Judge-Executive Rob Rothenburger at Tuesday’s meeting of the Shelby County Fiscal Court.

  • Homeless experience

    Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be homeless, with only a cardboard box for a home?

    Next weekend you can experience that situation, at least for one night.

    The Open Door of Hope Men’s Shelter’s annual Sleep in a Box fundraiser will be held Sept. 25 beginning at 7 p.m.

    All you need to do to is to bring along either a cardboard box big enough to sleep in, or a small tent, some blankets and a $30 participation fee to the parking lot next to the shelter, located at 211 8th St. behind the Shelby County Public Library.

  • District ACT scores on the rise

    Shelby County Public Schools administration was pleased with improvements seniors recorded on ACT results posted for the 2015 graduating class.

    The report took into account that students were able to retake the exam on multiple occasions throughout the year, after taking it as juniors, as required by the state.

  • Board clears up graduation requirements

    As the district requires students to be college or career ready to graduate, some parents have recently expressed concern about those tracks and how their children can achieve CCR status.

  • Not all in favor of drug testing students

    While there was no public opposition voiced in the meetings leading up to the school board’s decision concerning a drug testing pilot program, parent Rick Markle said he strongly disagrees with the board’s decision to approve the program last month.  Thursday, during their board meeting, Markle claimed the program steps on his toes as a parent and violates his daughter’s right to privacy.

  • ‘The gates are open, come on in’

    This Saturday, families will have the rare opportunity to peer behind the gates of our local farms and meet with those who work hard every day to provide the community with fresh fruits, dairy products, meat, vegetables and much more.

    The Shelby County Cooperative Extension Office is hosting the third annual Good Neighbors Farm Tour and Corinne Belton, county extension agent for agriculture and natural resources Corinne Belton, county extension agent for agriculture and natural resources, said they expect a huge turnout.

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL – City advances toward chloramine conversion

    The Shelbyville City Council has a packed agenda for their regularly scheduled meeting at 6:30 at City Hall, 315 Washington Street Thursday.

    The council is expected to consider a resolution concerning an Interlocal Cooperation Agreement between the City of Shelbyville and the Kentucky League of Cities in order to enter into a lease agreement with the Kentucky Bond Corporation.

  • Defining the lines of superheroes and bad guys

    Interested in Spiderman, Captain America or even some of the more diabolical iconic characters, such as Freddie Krueger of Nightmare on Elm Street fame?

    Then you may want to stop by the Sixth and Main Coffee House Sept. 19 to catch an appearance by Matthew Walker, a graphic illustrator who brings those characters and others like them to life in comics.

  • Event recognizes Sept. 11 attacks

    An event Saturday at First Baptist Church will feature fun for the entire family, but its main purpose is to honor first responders on the 14th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, say organizers.

    “We want to invite the whole community; it's free, and we'll have cotton candy and snow cones and popcorn and helium balloons, ” said Maurice Hollingsworth, pastor of First Baptist.