Local News

  • Art among the fun

    Entitled Horsing Around with the Arts, the Shelby Regional Arts Council will host for the first time an art show that will run in conjunction with the Shelbyville Horse Show Jubilee.

    “This is going to be a fun event and a fun space for people to visit,” said Eilene Collins with Shelby Main Street, who is coordinating the Jubilee events.

    On Saturday, July 30, amidst the usual excitement and fun on Main Street, guests will have an opportunity to slow down and take in the artistic talent of our community.

  • Retail heating up

    With temperatures lingering in the 90s, summer is heating up and so are the some summer-related retail items.  Rural King assistant manager Kim Matthews said they have been selling tons of fans and lawn-related items.

    She said sales have remained high.

    Sales may not be so hot across the map, however. CNNMoney reported that retail sales in June fell .3 percent from May. This data, they noted, is surprising because April and May were also both slow retail seasons, despite the expectation that sales would bounce back after a slow winter.

  • Unification event Sunday

    In the wake of the grave tragedies over the past few weeks, one Shelby County resident has taken it upon himself to reunify the community. 

  • Surfing broadband options

    An air of expectancy hung over a crowd of about 25 people who gathered at the Stratton Center Tuesday night as they waited to hear what kind of ideas would come from a workshop on how to improve – and in some cases, provide for the first time – broadband Internet access to their neighborhoods.

  • Laboring to farm

    With all the issues that farmers endure everyday, trying to find enough people to work their farms continues to be a major problem, especially now that a new problem has cropped up recently.

    A federal program that permits farmers to bring in migrant workers from other countries has added more requirements with paperwork that is causing delays for farmers in bringing in laborers, said

  • Putnam resigns from Simpsonville P.D.


  • Kentucky is ahead of CDC opioid recommendations

    New federal guidelines for treating pain are encouraging doctors to prescribe fewer narcotics, especially high-powered pain pills such as OxyContin and Vicodin.

    The Centers for Disease Control recently released an appeal to the medical community in what it termed an “urgent response” to an epidemic of overdose deaths in the United States.

  • Dilapidated to delightful

    With a light at the end of the tunnel, it seems nearly three years of manual and mental labor are about to pay off.  Members of the Shelbyville Preservation Group hope their efforts at the former Blue Gables motel will turn the once eye sore into a vibrant eye catcher. 

    “We would like to lease by the first of August,” said Kerry Magan, who was recently appointed president of the Shelbyville Preservation Group.

  • Board of Ed meets Thursday

    The Shelby County Board of Education will meet with a light agenda Thursday at Central Office, 1155 West Main Street. The board will host a Diploma Recovery Graduation ceremony and consider the approval of an Eagle Scout Project.


    Also at the meeting, the board will:

    ·       Consider approval of revised BG-1 for the Shelby County High Gym Sound System and Technology Upgrade project.

  • Zaxby’s lot considered for city annexation