Local News

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD - Board approves unmet needs

    On Thursday, the Shelby County Board of Education reviewed the district’s unmet needs for 2018.

    Some of the requested items include:

  • Shelbyville teen in custody following stabbing of family member

     An argument turned violent Friday night, leaving a 37-year-old man dead and a family struggling for answers.

    The incident occurred Friday evening in the Cloverbrook Farms neighborhood. Officers with the Shelbyville Police Department were called to a home on Beamtree Drive around 9 p.m. and discovered David Bryant with a fatal stab wound to the chest.

    A teenage suspect, who is related to Bryant, was later taken into custody, accused of stabbing Bryant to death.

    Because of the teen’s age, no name has been released.

  • Shelbyville rocks

    When it comes to friendly communities, Shelby is a shining example. But if you need tangible proof that Shelby County truly rocks, just look down.

    Scattered across the community, hidden in plain sight, you’ll find a plethora of colored, wildly decorated rocks adorning fun designs aimed solely at bringing a smile to the finder’s face.

    Many of those rocks direct the discoverer to the Facebook page: Shelbyville Ky Rocks!

  • Juvenile in custody after fatal stabbing in Cloverbrook
  • SCPS closed on Feb. 12 due to weather, will not be a SnoGo Day

    Shelby County Public Schools will be closed Feb. 12 after snow and ice blanketed the area over night.

    The cancellation, however, will not be a SnoGo Day but instead just a regular closed day.

  • Shelbyville Police investigating fatal stabbing in Cloverbrook

    The Shelbyville Police Department is investigating a fatal stabbing in the Cloverbook subdivision Friday night.

    A male victim suffered fatal stabbing wounds on Beamtree Drive at approximately 9 p.m.

    The investigation is ongoing, and SPD plans to release more information Monday.

  • Local music educator honored at LEXI awards

     Local guitar instructor Paulie Felice was recognized last week at the fourth annual Lexington Music Awards.

    Program Director and senior teacher with Skinny Devil Music Labs Academy of Guitar, Felice was awarded the Jay Flippin Music Educator of the Year Award.

    This was the second time Felice received the honor, which is named for a well-known Morehead State University instructor who passed away in 2014.  Felice was previously recognized in 2015.

  • Disc golf coming to Red Orchard

     A new attraction is coming to the Shelby County Parks system this year that will offer excitement and outdoor fun for all ages.

    The Shelby County Parks Foundation announced this week the development of a new, 18-hole championship regulation disc golf course coming to Red Orchard Park. The development of such has been in the works for some time and was included in the park’s master plan that was created in 2007.

  • Sweets for your sweetheart

     With the most romantic holiday rapidly approaching, shoppers will tackle store shelves this weekend seeking their last minute gifts of cards, stuffed animals, red roses and, of course, confectionary affection in the form of conversation hearts and boxes of chocolates.

    In fact, according to CandyStore.com, conversation hearts and heart-shaped boxes of chocolate are the two top selling candy selections this season, making up 10.2 percent and 9.6 percent, respectively, of all Valentines candy sold in 2017.

  • Historical biography challenges author

    If you’re a history buff, you should find a biography released last year by a Shelby County woman about Charles S. Todd an easy read.

    Author Sherry Jelsma said researching Political Quickstep, The Life of Kentucky’s Colonel Charles S. Todd was quite daunting

     “I enjoyed it very much, but I’ll never write another,” said Jelsma, a member of the Shelby County Historical Society.