Local News

  • Retired teacher writes children’s book

    A retired Shelby County teacher has written a children’s book about the significance of the phenomenon known as a red moon – there was one this morning – but focuses on its spiritual symbolism rather than its scientific significance.

    The red moon, or blood moon, as it’s sometimes called, is believed by some theologians to be a sign of the End Times, and Karen Standafer said she uses it in her book to illustrate how children can embrace Christianity, using her grandson, Brennen Standafer, as the main character in the book.

  • Three honored for humanitarian service

    Three highly respected Shelby countians were honored Monday night for their humanitarian work by induction into the Shelby County Human Rights Commission’s Hall of Fame.

    Jeff Johnson, executive director of Operation Care, was honored for his work with that organization, and Harold Tingle and Dorothy Marshall were both honored posthumously.

  • Sentencing postponed for prison guard

    A sentencing hearing for a former prison guard has been rescheduled – along with many others – after a lightning strike disabled the Shelby County Circuit Court room Monday.

    Most of those whose cases were not heard before incident at 9:11 a.m. where moved to Friday’s dockets; others were given other dates.

  • Trash facility construction on schedule

    Now that the county’s new solid waste facility is finally under roof and its identity is solidifying, so much so that it has now been officially christened.

    The Shelby County Recycling facility smells of fresh paint and newness throughout its 30,000 square feet. With workers scurrying around Tuesday, painting the administrative offices, break and conference rooms a pale yellow and truck bays off white, installing overhead roll-up doors and other tasks, Solid Waste Director Rick Solomon glanced around in approval.

  • Disposal event leaves no one down in the dumps

    Despite the cool temperatures and blistering winds, a record number of cars showed up this year for the Hazardous Waste Disposal Event, hosted by the city of Shelbyville and Shelby County.

    For the third year in a row, the city and county organized the event, which offers residents the opportunity to dispose of environmentally dangerous and hazardous products like paint thinners, anti-freeze, fungicides, and kerosene.

  • Student reps to be inducted

    This week’s Shelby County Board of Education meeting will open up with the installation of two student school board representatives.

    Seniors Michael “Steven” Cheppo of Martha Layne Collins High School and Hunter Moore of Shelby County High School will take their seat on the board after being sworn in by Judge Michael Harrod on Thursday at the district’s central office located at 1155 Main St. in Shelbyville.

  • Shelbyville City Council – Curbside waste pickup finally has prices


    The long awaited trash Request For Proposals (RFP) have arrived and are currently under review by the trash committee after Mayor Tom Hardesty said they were opened Monday afternoon.

    “We had four and they were opened by the city clerk and myself and we briefly looked over the RFPs and we are going to refer them to the trash and recycling committee for further evaluation to make a recommendation to the city council,” Hardesty said.

  • Despite weather, Squire Boone Day turned profit


    Two centuries after Squire Boone’s fought for a settlement in Shelby County, attendees and organizers at the Squire Boone Day Festival on Saturday battled blustery and chilly weather to raise money to carry Boone’s legacy.

    For more than three years, members of the Squire Boone Society have been working to raise funds to erect a statue in Boone’s honor.

    On Saturday, the society hosted the Squire Boone Day Festival at the amphitheater at Clear Creek Park.

  • Louisville man still critical after accident

    A three-car accident on the 5600 block of Mount Eden Road Monday afternoon, about four miles south of Interstate 64 sent three people to the hospital, one with life-threatening injuries.

  • Spencer County accident injures 3

    Three people were hospitalized with unknown injuries after a crash last night in the Figg Store area in Spencer County.

    All were taken to the University of Louisville Hospital, one by air and two by ambulance, after the crash that happened at around 7 p.m.