Local News

  • News Briefs: Oct. 6, 2010

     Parks meeting changed

    Because of fall break for Shelby County Public Schools, the Shelbyville/Shelby County Parks & Recreation Board’s monthly meeting has been rescheduled for 7 p.m. Oct. 19 in the conference room at the Family Activities Center.

  • SCHS girls finish seventh at state

    The Shelby County girls’ golf team began Wednesday with the program’s first state title within its grasp.

    But the Rockets, who came into the day in a 3-way for third-place in the 2010 Leachman Buick-GMC/KHSAA State Golf Championships, fell to seventh in the team standings.

  • News Briefs: Oct. 8, 2010

     KLC names new

    executive director

    The Kentucky League of Cities has announced that Jonathan "Jon" Steiner will assume the role of executive director vacated in late 2009 year by founding director, Sylvia Lovely following allegations of questionable spending of KLC funds.

  • EARLIER: Top riders, horses in Shelby, too

    International teams from five countries will converge in Shelbyville on Tuesday for the start of the 2010 Saddle Seat Equitation World Cup, in which the United States squad will hope to avenge a silver-medal finish two years ago.

    Three-gaited and 5-gaited teams from the U.S., Canada, England, Germany and South Africa will participate in this 4-day event, which will be contested at the Shelby County Fairgrounds during the annual Kentucky Fall Classic Horse Show.

  • 7th Street brainstorm yields variety of ideas

    Picture driving to Clear Creek Park to watch a game or get some exercise.

    You head north on 7th Street, with a commercial/arts district where the railroad tracks are now, a small commercial area in front of the jail and roundabouts at the intersections with Eminence Pike and in the park's entrance.

    The street is widened with a tree-filled median in the middle, no cars parked on the curbs and no driveways poking out.

  • Fiscal Court approves upgrade of water line for Waddy area


    The Shelby County Fiscal Court recently gave thumbs up to helping to fund a water line upgrade project for Waddy.

    At their regular meeting on Tuesday night, magistrates voted unanimously to pitch in $20,000 to put in a new 6-inch water line on McCormick Road in Waddy that will serve nearly 60 residents.

  • Custody battle has Shelby ties

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  • News Briefs: Oct. 1, 2010

    Hardesty honored by KLC

    Shelbyville Mayor Tom Hardesty was among 40 city officials recognized by the Kentucky League of Cities for their ongoing commitment to continuing education on local governance issues. Hardesty received the gold level award in the Public Officials Essential Skills Institute (POESI) from KLC. The City of Shelbyville is a member of KLC.

  • Equestrian Lakes expansion wins narrow approval

    Equestrian Lakes again dominated the Triple S Planning Commission meeting this month, but on Tuesday the subdivision got a favorable vote, barely.

    After the vote was tabled at the Aug. 17 meeting, this week the developers came back with written notification from County Road Supervisor Carl Henry that about 1 mile of road, from the subdivision to Buck Creek Road, will get shoulders, likely this fall.

  • Shelby Energy answers its members

    Shelby Energy Cooperative's board of directors met Thursday morning with a group of members who are concerned with how the co-op was spending money among other topics.


    Customers are left tightening their belts as the country continues to suffer through a recession, but Shelby Energy is raising rates, renovating buildings and adding new technology.