Local News

  • Operation Care gets $10K donation

    Operation Care began the New Year off on a positive note with a large – and unexpected – donation from an international company with local ties.

    Officials at Bemis Company Inc., headquartered in Neehah, Wis., announced last week that the company will donate $10,000 to Operation Care as part of its charitable giving practices. The long-standing company, established in 1858, is a major supplier of flexible packaging used in food, healthcare, and other industries, and employees 17,000 worldwide, including seven people at its plant in Shelbyville, Ky.

  • Bitter cold could bring dangers

    With temperatures plunging into the frigid zone today and tonight, officials from emergency medical workers to utility companies are urging people to take extra measures to stay safe.

    “All people exposed to the cold for extended periods of time, utility workers and firefighters, emergency services workers, law enforcement, and also indigent people, they could suffer from frostbite on earlobes, fingers, toes,” said Emergency Medical Services Director Jeff Ivers.

  • New pediatric facility on track for Governor’s Square

    Plans are on track for a new facility offering pediatric care in Shelby County, Norton Healthcare officials said.

    “We should be able to make some moves in the first quarter of this year,” said Lynnie Meyer, chief development officer at Norton Healthcare.

    Norton Healthcare officials had announced in August plans to invest in a 6,000- to 7,000-square-foot facility in Governor’s Square that would house a Kosair Children’s Hospital Medical Associates office with extended hours, a laboratory and diagnostic services.

  • Shelby filmed movie receives honors

    A short film shot in Shelbyville two years ago has received its fifth accolade and Cody Joel, writer and director of the film says he is grateful to the community.

    The 15-minute documentary, Justice Denied, has received the honor of Official Selection at five film festivals across the country: The Carolina Film and Video Festival; the Savannah Film Festival; the Daytona Beach Film Festival; the Louisville International Festival of Film; and the Student Filmmaker Awards.

  • Fairness groups express disdain with Human Rights

    Members of the Fairness Campaign and the Shelby County chapter of the Kentuckians for the Commonwealth were in attendance Monday evening when the Shelby County Human Rights Commission met at Stratton Hall.

    As the brief meeting began to wrap up in prayer, frustrated attendees began vocalizing their disdain towards the commission for not addressing the matter of a Fairness Ordinance – an ordinance that would prevent the discrimination of members of the gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community.

  • Board to appeal utility rate increases

    Shelby County Public Schools could soon appeal to the Public Service Commission regarding a proposed utility rate increase.

    On Thursday evening, at their regularly scheduled meeting located at the district’s central offices at 1155 West Main Street in Shelbyville, the board of education will vote to consider authorizing the Kentucky School Boards Association to represent the Board of Education in their appeal.

  • New venue, same goals

    This year’s ambassador family for Kosair’s main fundraiser in Shelby County just emphasizes how much the event means to people in Shelby; and how hopeful they are that this year’s changes will bring even more support for Tres Chic.

    Four-year-old Logan Collins will be on hand with his family, parents Laura and Josh Collins, and his brothers, twin Caleb and Marcus, who will be 14 Friday.

    “He was just diagnosed June 6 with ALL [Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia]; it’s really hard for a four-year-old,” said his mother, Laura Collins.

  • Key issues coming up in session

    As the 2015 legislation session gets under way in Frankfort on Tuesday, there will be a number of issues on the table, lawmakers say, citing heroin use, smoking ban, telecommunications and pension fund topics.

    “From the House’s perspective, I look for the statewide smoking ban, or smoke free bill to be very high profile this year,” said Rep. Brad Montell (R-Shelbyville). “There seems to be a lot of momentum this year, but I don’t know if the senate will pass it – we’ll see.”

  • In loving remembrance

    Shelby lost many prominent residents this year, from a former sheriff to a beloved veterinarian to a Simpsonville city commissioner, and several others, people who bequeathed a legacy of courage and admiration to a community they loved.

  • Shopping the sales for 2015


    If you made a New Year’s resolution yesterday to save money, it’s time to go shopping.

    It might sound contradictory, but hitting the stores today could save you some big dough for the rest of the year.

    Christmas trees, wrapping paper, and stocking stuffers are marked to go, as stores are already unpacking boxes of Valentine’s Day goodies.